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Steeler, that's an absolutely breath-taking discus tank, with superb specimens of discus !
Looks to me like the bio-load overall is quite high, given the size of those discus, but whoever's tank...
It was several years ago and I can't honestly recall the 'numbered' names of the Plecos. I had obtained them when they were rather small - under 2" - but when they grew to over 3" that's when the...
To further elaborate, for those of you who care to know, discus' slime coats are an excellent source of protein, and some fish seem to instinctively know that, and take advantage.
As you discus...
I've fed Bettas NLS pellets or flakes for years - they love it.
I've kept discus with a good number of different kinds of dither fish - this over many years, and I can tell you with certainty that some Plecos, as well as SAE's, and Otocinclus, may well attempt to...
02-19-2014, 10:59 PM
Try Seachem Purigen instead of carbon. It does a far superior job of maintaining crystal water clarity and removing/neutralizing unwanted impurities. Keep 2 sets of bags of Purigen. One in your...
No need to worry if it's true pool filter sand for use in swimming pools. I've used PFS (#20 grade - quartz-based silica sand) in all my tanks for years, and NEVER had any compacting whatsoever....
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, 02:44 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, 09:39 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, 09:19 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, 08:44 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, 01:53 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, 04:08 PM
Hans' fish are beauties, and your tank looks just great !
Excellent, sound advice. That's what I'd do.
06-26-2013, 03:40 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, 04:19 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, 03:59 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, 08:58 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, 08:11 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...