Discus - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 Old 07-08-2007, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Discus

How many discus can i put in a 55 gallon?

Discuss Discus
Pango is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 07-08-2007, 02:55 AM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Re: Discus

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pango
How many discus can i put in a 55 gallon?
4-5 in my opinion.

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=48&dateline=125741997  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 07-08-2007, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
i was thinkin 7, is that ok?

Discuss Discus
Pango is offline  
post #4 of 13 Old 07-08-2007, 03:00 AM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pango
i was thinkin 7, is that ok?
That would be pushing a lot of space. Stick with 4-5 only. Discus are quite big.

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=48&dateline=125741997  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 07-08-2007, 03:03 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
ok, thanks
What food would you recommend?
I already have freezedried bloodworms, and shrimp
and some tetra crumbles

Discuss Discus
Pango is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 07-08-2007, 03:03 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
ok, thanks
What food would you recommend?
I already have freezedried bloodworms, and shrimp
and some tetra crumbles

Discuss Discus
Pango is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 07-08-2007, 03:15 AM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pango
ok, thanks
What food would you recommend?
I already have freezedried bloodworms, and shrimp
and some tetra crumbles
Beefhearts are a nice addition to their diet. Discus can be very picky with their foods and most starved themselves for weeks. Do you have them already?

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=48&dateline=125741997  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 07-08-2007, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
No, im getting them in a lil under a month.
Would I be able to by that at petsmart or petco, or have to order it?

Discuss Discus
Pango is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 07-08-2007, 03:21 AM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pango
No, im getting them in a lil under a month.
Would I be able to by that at petsmart or petco, or have to order it?
The markets. I don't think your pet stores would hold those foods and neither do mine hold them. I would suggest you buy from a reputable dealer or breeder, not your pet chain stores unless you are sure they are in excellent health conditions. Use Metronidazole to deworm your discus every month. Beefhearts have the potential of carrying intestinal flagellates which can harm your discus.

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=48&dateline=125741997  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 07-08-2007, 03:25 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Ok, thanks
Man, you sure do know alot
Could i feed them live feeder fish? Or could those potentially harm the discus too?

Discuss Discus
Pango is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discus lowco1 Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 3 02-27-2009 04:39 AM
discus ghosty Cichlids 2 01-14-2009 08:49 AM
Discus & Betta? Discus & Tetras? dereks Cichlids 4 06-22-2007 10:30 AM
Discus help sean117Ply Cichlids 3 05-22-2007 04:11 AM
discus silent world Cichlids 14 03-13-2007 12:51 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome