Thread: Need helP on discus behavior.
12-31-2012, 01:52 PM #1
Need helP on discus behavior.
Ever since I planted my aquarium and added co my dominant discus has been stretching his fins like sails infront of the other discus. Also the others have started pecking eachother. What is wrong with my discus? My ph is around 6.2-6.4. Nitrites close to zero. Ammonia is zero. Temp is 29 celcius. Could it be the beginning of a breeding couple!??
12-31-2012, 02:03 PM #2
Even though they cannot compare with green terrors or jack dempseys, your discus still are cichlids. Fin flaring is a way to look bigger and intimidate or impress other discus. Pecking at one another is a way fish establish a hierarchy.
Nothing is wrong with your fish. A breeding pair will hang out together and direct their aggression at other fish.
12-31-2012, 02:14 PM #3
+1 to madagascariensis, they're just reestablishing the pecking order, this is fairly common after changing the aquascape. Keep an eye on the pecking to ensure it doesn't get out of control, your parameters are perfect.
12-31-2012, 02:17 PM #4
Thank you for the quick replies! I will keep an extra eye on them.
12-31-2012, 03:02 PM #5
Yeah +1 - its just pecking order behaviorFW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's
12-31-2012, 04:11 PM #6
And you meant the nitrAtes are near zero ... right?
By changing the tank, the fish are recreating their territories so some aggression is normal.Knowledge is fun(damental)
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