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Discus will thrive in any pH ranging from under 6.0 to over 8.0, so long as it's maintained fairly stable, with no large and rapid swings.
So go with whatever comes out of the...
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and I'm entitled to mine.
My view is that the OP, being a newcomer to discus, started this thread with a serious concern regarding his newly acquired discus...
It's time to slow down here and take things easy for a moment.
It seems you're getting lots of advice here, most of it good (but some not so good), but regrettably a lot of it is either appealing in...
08-21-2013, 03:44 AM
Thank you both.
I just hope it proves helpful to anyone wanting to get into discus-keeping, but might be a little afraid to give it a try.
To those of you who may be prepared to give it a go -...
08-19-2013, 10:39 PM
I'm from Vancouver, B.C., and have been fishkeeping, on & off, both fresh and salt water, for over 50 years.
I've kept discus for quite a few of those years, and experienced many of the...
Your stock list seems fine for a 40 gal.
I've kept Mollies & Swordtails together several times with no problems, although their water condition preferences are somewhat different. Both of these...
Why don't you do it, fishmommie - it would be a snap to set up & care for ! Be glad to help you do it.
I want what Sandz wants, except I would also need a couple of experienced, fish-keeping...
First things first - for comparison/test gauge, have you tested the pH of the water right out of the tap ? (Presumably what you're using in your tank). Do so & let us know.
07-24-2013, 10:19 PM
While there are many other different words used to describe the same thing, Taurus is right on - polyester quilt batting (which is what they call it at a fabric store) is the same thing as is being...
07-06-2013, 09:44 PM
First, price your home realistically, within market conditions for the area if you wish a prompt sale. Have your realtor give you some recent sale price comparables for your immediate area to ensure...
07-06-2013, 02:53 AM
Absolutely wonderful descriptive write-up on the Boraras, Sandz - even though you give credit where it's due.
Love it - & them - Great job ! Thanks for posting it.
06-27-2013, 05:08 PM
Hans' fish are beauties, and your tank looks just great !
Excellent, sound advice. That's what I'd do.
06-26-2013, 04:40 PM
I suggest you do the tap, overnite bucket, and tank pH tests again, once or twice more, to compare results & be sure that the readings you're getting are fairly consistent, and you know exactly where...
06-26-2013, 05:19 AM
Well, I`ve not kept those 3 species together specifically, so I can`t say for certain, but I do know, and have experienced, that increasing the numbers of many types of fish kept together gives each...
06-26-2013, 04:59 AM
Tiger barbs are real nice-looking fish, but they can be little buggers depending on what their tank mates are. I don't believe you will want to keep a divided tank, so don't even think about that.
06-25-2013, 09:58 PM
Joe Gargas is one of the few (of the 'larger', more known) discus suppliers in the U.S. that I know very little about, reputation-wise. And like you, I too have read/heard mixed reviews about him, so...
06-25-2013, 09:11 PM
Triple F -
I've used a black background too, several times in the past, and have had problems with peppering, not to mention that I also found it tended to cause many discus' coloration to darken...
06-25-2013, 08:15 PM
It would be quite helpful for us to see pics of those wilds - do post them when you can.
And 'triple F', (I like that), I have also noted your recent, very similar post on simplydiscus.com forum -...
06-25-2013, 06:23 PM
When you get your discus, I'd recommend you stick to that minimum of 2 X 50% wcs per week, or more often if you can.
Yes, do the pH test after some conditioned tap water has sat in a container...
06-25-2013, 04:46 PM
First, are you completely satisfied with the health and quality of those LFS wild discus ? No doubts at all ? Has the store owner told you the source of these fish, it's reliability, whether they...
How about Rummy-Nose Tetras ? Or Lemon Tetras ?
Best of luck to you, Luke.
I have PM'd you - please check your messages.
Welcome to AC - Lots of Canadians here, but besides that it's a good community, and you may learn a lot here. Very friendly, accommodating and helpful membership.
Got my first tank when I was about 11 or 12 years old, in the late 1950's.
By the time I was in my mid to late teens, I had about 12-15 tanks from 10 gals on up, and was breeding Tetras, Angels,...