Originally Posted by 5hall
i was down local lfs about a week ago and said to the helper that i would like the cichlid for my tank but she knew i had a community tank and told me they are to be kept with their own species as the they are territorial and sometimes aggressive but i have heard you can have certain types of cichlid in community tank so if anyone knows the name of these could they please send them to me as i love the colours of them and they look like they would be very active in my tank.
and any info on discus in community tank would be great
thanks 5hall (Greig)
Discus in a community tank can prove difficult if you don't chose tankmates very
carefully. Discus are very slow, picky eaters and aren't going to do well with fast moving tankmates that swoop in and take the lion's share of the food. Candidates for tankmates would be fish that don't stray from the lower third of the water column and prefer the same water parameters that discus do. Stellar water parameters are required by discus, along with religious water changes, in order for them to do their best. Most people won't recommend keeping these fish in a community tank for these reasons.