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salman
07-15-2007, 09:07 PM
On Wednsday, when new discus arrive in the fish store. I'm going to get a few. About 6-8, but i dont know exactly, depending on what i find there. I want to put them in a quarintine tank before i put them with my discus because my discus are healthier then ever now. And, i dont want that to change because i was about to give up having discus'. So i am wondering, how many 1-2 inch discus can i put in my 7 gallon for about 5-7 days to see if any of them are sick?

Fishguy2727
07-15-2007, 09:35 PM
I wouldn't put one in that size tank. What size tank are all these discus going to go in? How many do you have now? How big are they?

salman
07-15-2007, 11:11 PM
Right now i think they are in a 40 gallon, im not sure about the size. Its a corner aquarium and its hard to tell what size it is. I can't use the calculator on this website because it doesnt calculate corner aquariums. But it says its a size 700, 700 what i have no idea. I have 5 discus inside and they are between 2-3 inches.

salman
07-16-2007, 12:48 AM
I went to a few volume conversion website and i figured out how many gallons it was, 700 cup, which equals to 44 gallons.

salman
07-16-2007, 12:49 AM
Sorry the small tank i have is 14 gallon, i just measured it again. lol. Can i still put any fish in it?

Fishguy2727
07-16-2007, 02:10 AM
How many discus are in the 44?
How big are they?
What size tank are they going to be in?

The smallest I would put discus in is 20, and that's only if I have mature filter media and it's not too many discus (2-3).

dev
07-16-2007, 02:20 AM
How many discus are in the 44?
How big are they?


If you scroll up only a little you will find that salman answered these questions the first time you asked them.



I have 5 discus inside and they are between 2-3 inches.

Fishguy2727
07-16-2007, 12:59 PM
So what size tank are they going to end up in?

salman
07-16-2007, 04:18 PM
44 gallon. and i only have 5 2 inch discus in there.

Cal Discus
07-16-2007, 08:31 PM
The excepted rule for discus is 1 per 10g. You already have enough for the 44g. You will be overstocking if you get more unless you are doing daily large w/c's. your QT should be larger than that and you should seperate for 2-4 weeks to ensure healthy new stock. As adults, the 44g will become too small for them. you need at least a 55g and even larger if you planned on having 6-8 more. They would need their own 55g tank with frequent w/c's.

Fishguy2727
07-16-2007, 09:31 PM
What is your plan here?

44 may be enough for them while they are all still 2", but what about when they are 6+"? Are you wanting just discus, or do you also want other fish like tetras, plecos, cories, etc. in there?

salman
07-16-2007, 11:14 PM
I do daily water changes when possible of 10-20%. I have 5 really small ones right now. It takes them ages to get to their full size. Right now the tank looks empty!! + Not all young discus survive to be adults. So i want to have 15 to ensure that 10 survive. Maybe by the time they become adults i will get a new tank for them or i can move my discus into a bigger tank (but this 44 gallon is in my room right now, and i want the discus to be in my room so i can monitor it more.) The only time i look at my other fish is when i feed them and then watch them eat for like 20 minutes or when i pass by them. The discus i can see them while im on the computer lol.

Fishguy2727
07-16-2007, 11:22 PM
Sounds good, that you are not expecting to have all and that you have them in your room to keep an eye on them, I am the same way. My largest is about 6" diameter and I have had them for maybe a year (the two I have had the longest). They grow well on NLS, and now that you have them on it it should start to show in a month or two.

salman
07-16-2007, 11:44 PM
NLS is the best, anyone who is reading this, ORDER IT! New Life Spectrum. I ordered more kinds yesterday too with proper pH of 6.5.

Fishguy2727
07-17-2007, 12:03 AM
New Life Spectrum (New Life Span?). It is what triggers mine to chase eachother, otherwise they usually hang out together.

salman
07-17-2007, 12:19 AM
Sorry haha i just edited it. I dont know why i wrote span. lol

Fishguy2727
07-17-2007, 12:23 AM
Because you are so excited at how amazing this food is.

salman
07-17-2007, 12:41 AM
hehe maybe. It's amazing, i love watching it sink. But my discus can only fit 1mm pellets in their mouths lol. i baught 1mm and 3mm, but they cant fit the 3mm in their mouths, maybe when they grow up. and i baught another kind of 1mm NLF.

salman
07-17-2007, 12:42 AM
I think i might use your method of feeding them and put a plate small plate in the tank because my gravel is almost the same color of the pellet, so i dont know if they are eating it all or no. When they see it, they finish most of it when its coming down, but some land on the gravel which is almost the same color. I know they can find it, but i dont know if they will.

Fishguy2727
07-17-2007, 01:12 AM
It can pollute the gravel that way too, causing nitrate problems in the long run if you don't keep your gravel very clean. That is why I use sand. The undergravel filter tube is also a big help. They come running as soon as it hits the water. I still feed mine 1mm.

NLS.

salman
07-17-2007, 06:24 PM
I was about to put a plate in for my discus, but then i forgot about my pleco, they will finish it before the discus get there. I thought they were bristlenoses when i baught them, but then i was looking up the bristenoses and saw their pictures and they were different. But whatever pleco i have its not a sucker.

Fishguy2727
07-18-2007, 12:58 AM
Mine don't. The bristlenose will hop in the bowl with the discus, but the discus know what the tube going into the bowl means and will be other real quick. All plecos are suckers. They may not have their bristles yet if they are still pretty small.

salman
07-18-2007, 01:29 AM
what is an undergravel filter tube? I've never heard of it before.

Fishguy2727
07-18-2007, 01:54 AM
Under gravel filters come with riser tubes. These are what stick up from under the gravel and go up to the powerhead. You can buy these tubes separate for a few bucks and they are perfect for putting sinking foods right into the feeding bowl.

salman
07-18-2007, 02:04 AM
I'm just going to leave my filter how it is. I hate changing things with filters. I put the plecos in another tank so i can buy bristlnoses.. but if i cant find them, what other pleco should i get that goes with discus?

Fishguy2727
07-18-2007, 02:10 AM
I have been told on a discus forum that gold nuggets won't bother them. They are a very nice looking fish, but are more expensive than bristlenose. I love mine, he is in the 75, not the 55 discus.

salman
07-18-2007, 02:18 AM
i used to have the normal one, not the gold nugget, and they were sucking on my discus. It took me over an hour to catch them. Do you have any pictures of ur bristlenoses? i cant seem to find a picture of it on google. It shows me different kinds of plecos when i type in bristlenose.

Fishguy2727
07-18-2007, 02:20 AM
Look on planetcatfish.com. They are Ancistrus spp. If I had any good pics they went up on my Photobucket page.

salman
07-18-2007, 02:20 AM
I found their profile, but i've never seen them before. I dont think i am going to find them. Is there anything else?

Fishguy2727
07-18-2007, 02:22 AM
Ottocinclus usually don't. I don't know of any others that definitely won't cause problems.

salman
07-18-2007, 02:27 AM
Thank you, ill try to find bristle noses.