View Full Version : Is livebearers tankmate of discus?

04-28-2009, 10:44 PM
Can I keep swordtail and guppy with Discus??

04-29-2009, 02:27 AM
if they can fit in the mouth of the discus, the discus will most likely eat them.

Little Embers
04-29-2009, 08:37 AM
Discus and Livebearers prefer different water conditions/parameters as well so aren't really suited. Discus like softer water with PH on the acidic side, while Livebearers are the opposite...more alkaline and moderate to hard water.

04-29-2009, 10:31 AM
As Little Embers says they like different water parameters - on top of that Discus don't enjoy tankmates that are fast active swimmers ...

04-29-2009, 11:44 AM
I think tetras and loaches are your way to go.

04-29-2009, 12:10 PM
I'd agree, not a good idea, especially Swordtails. You are best off finding tankmates that are totally non-aggressive. I keep a school of Rummynose Tetras and a small school of Lemon Tetras with my Discus.

04-29-2009, 11:34 PM
I'm also going to say that you're better off with tetras. A school of Rummynoses would look good in there...