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Good comments by Judi.
Just give them some time - they'll eventually settle in to a mild back & forth moderate pecking, to continually re-affirm what they've already established in the pecking...
Yes, that is pecking order being established, and it will probably worsen to the point of possibly being serious with just 4 discus - that's not a good number to keep.
It's generally recommended to...
01-17-2015, 05:48 PM
That's good advice from Cliff.
To add to that, don't neglect doing regular, large water changes, and get reasonably good-sized (i.e. more mature) discus from an experienced source well-known for...
You might consider Discus. 5 or 6 of them would do well in your sized tank, and would look great.
They're not particularly hard to keep, so long as you get larger, good quality, healthy fish from a...
Happy Birthday, Sandz - Have a great day !
You no doubt noted I said "most" LFS's. There are a few (a minority unfortunately) that know their discus, know how to care for them, & succeed at doing so.
Perhaps this is one of them - if so,...
If they're like most LFS's, they likely have very little idea how to maintain discus properly, and probably don't much care to know either.
That's why I always strongly advocate avoiding LFS's for...
BTW, please forgive me if you feel I've been pushing discus at you more strongly than I should do - it's just my enthusiastic passion for these fish coming out. I don't mean to be overdoing it.
It is easy.
If you really love discus, would like to have them - and have a 60 gal tank or larger to house them, I'd be more than happy to walk you through (via PM) a step by step approach for...
Thanks butterfly & slap !
Many thanks, Compass
Thanks to you too, fishmommie.
Those pics date back a ways - I've taken a recent temporary break from discus for a bit - the Reds were sold, along with some of the...
1. Royal Ruby Reds
2. Red Snake Skins
Hope you like them.
Happy Birthday, Matt - Hope you had a great day!
6 fish would be better than 5.
You can keep 6 discus in a 55 gal tank, if there are no other, or very few, other tank-mates.
As examples, if you want some takmates, you could have 6 discus, and 3...
Keep in mind that keeping just 2, 3, or 4 discus is not usually a good idea. It's often an invitation for bullying behavior.
This often results in pecking order aggression of a serious nature.
# 3 above by Rocksor is your best bet.
I believe it's really quite simple- you have a turquoise and a cobalt that really just don't get along - and pecking order takes precedence with just 2 fish...
11-06-2014, 11:09 PM
Welcome to AC
Nice tank & stand. Looking forward to seeing how you finish it off & stock it.
11-05-2014, 08:39 PM
Looking forward to seeing the pics.
Here's hoping the addition of Cory Cats and BNP's without QT won't result in any cross-contamination to the discus.
Leave the lights off today, and don't feed...
11-05-2014, 06:10 PM
Your reasoning for getting 4 is good, but perhaps you should have considered a larger tank in the first place.
Hopefully your 4 will get along just fine until you can move them to a larger tank, and...
11-05-2014, 05:28 PM
Romien, you said you did lots of discus homework, but you either missed or overlooked some things, or you didn't do enough homework in the right places, from experienced discus keepers.
11-01-2014, 07:33 PM
We must live in an area of Vancouver where trick or treating from house to house is still a popular thing to do.
My wife bought 80 treats, because we had had 62 door-bell ringers last year, and we...
I believe fishmommie's comments are right on the money - I too feel it's a water quality problem. Keeping 2" discus in a planted tank with substrate, and doing only 20% wcs twice-weekly is usually an...
10-05-2014, 04:46 PM
If you want to keep 5 or 6 discus, you'll need at least a 60 gal tank - larger if you want to keep tank-mates with them.
As for strains & colors, that's strictly up to you - whatever catches your...
Too bad it didn't pan out. Lacy was almost invisible in the game.
I didn't even notice he was playing.
Yeah, I think Eli has quite a bit to learn yet - and he doesn't really have the talent his brother has.