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Thread: discus + BGK

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    would Discus be alright with a Black ghost knife because mine doesn't seem to like my angels.

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    I don't think that its a good idea to do that

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    Agreed. Angels and discus are similar in size, temper and behavior. If the knife fish has an issue with angels, it will likely have an issue with discus.b

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    generally speaking you want to limit Discus companion fish to small tetras and cory cats. Discus are very skittish and easily stressed. rummy nose tetra, neons ... small and non aggressive types of tetras. I've even read that you should stay away from any kind of pleco in a discus tank as plecos will sometimes suck the slime coat of the discus.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Ah yes, the slime coat myth.

    Discus companions should be small and non-offensive but also able to take the high temps. With cories for example the sterbai are one of your best bet, quite a few others don't take heat that well. Same goes for tetras although with them you need to take care not to select fish that are too small.

    A ghost knife is a predator that doesn't mix well with other fish

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    Ah yes, the slime coat myth.
    And you site this as a myth because? Just curious because I've read it from several sources who state this does happen on rare occasions - especially if the pleco is undernourished.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Exactly! Undernourished is the keyword there. I've seen this pop up here and there. 97% is hearsay. The few cases where I could chat with the tank owner it turned out that they were expecting a growing Pterygoplichthys to fend for itself in a sparsely decorated tank with just some algae and the occasional piece of flake. If such a fish is literally starving then yes it can sometimes attack other fish. Now it may still be true for some loricariidae but personally I can't think of any who would do this when they can also suck on a tasty piece of zucchini or clam, something nice to eat that doesn't try to evade.

    The only species for which I think there might be some truth to it is for Gyrinocheilus species but those are not really referred to as plec, or are they?

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    Ha, if someone thought a gyrinocheilus was a loricariid they likely
    Would not have the skills to even keep discus alive...

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    Good point. However one thing I have learned is that identification of bottom dwelling fish can be a challenge to some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    Exactly! Undernourished is the keyword there. I've seen this pop up here and there. 97% is hearsay. The few cases where I could chat with the tank owner it turned out that they were expecting a growing Pterygoplichthys to fend for itself in a sparsely decorated tank with just some algae and the occasional piece of flake. If such a fish is literally starving then yes it can sometimes attack other fish. Now it may still be true for some loricariidae but personally I can't think of any who would do this when they can also suck on a tasty piece of zucchini or clam, something nice to eat that doesn't try to evade.

    The only species for which I think there might be some truth to it is for Gyrinocheilus species but those are not really referred to as plec, or are they?
    Good to know. Always helps that you actually know someone who has had this happen.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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