View Full Version : Sad Discus

05-24-2006, 12:12 PM
At the pet shop there is a single discus about 3 inches long and it looks real unhappy in a bare tank it has been in the same corner for the last couple of weeks would i be able to buy it and keep it with my fish

05-24-2006, 08:49 PM
It might work in your Gourami tank but would need a larger tank eventually but I wouldn't recommend buying it. Discus is sensetive fish and if it is sad in the store it's likely even more sensetive.

I thinks it's best to only buy healhty happy discus. The petstore will likely just get a new one so you woun't really save a discus, just condem another to the same fate.

05-25-2006, 08:26 AM
point taken, also my angels died for some reason they didnt look to happy when i bought them but now i have 2 blue gouramis about 4", 1 white gourami about 3", 5 widdow tetras, one silver dollar about 2" and a black ghost knife fish of 4"

05-25-2006, 06:21 PM
Sorry to hear that.

07-25-2006, 04:45 PM
It is amasing how even fish is so dependant n being sosial whit one another and get sad when alone. And pepole say animals do not feel things. It is obious that they do.

07-25-2006, 06:38 PM
Yes they do. Some large cichlids actually need toys such as ping pong balls not to get boored if they are kept alone.