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Old 07-08-2007, 02:42 AM   #1
 
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How many discus can i put in a 55 gallon?
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Old 07-08-2007, 02:55 AM   #2
 
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How many discus can i put in a 55 gallon?
4-5 in my opinion.
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Old 07-08-2007, 02:58 AM   #3
 
i was thinkin 7, is that ok?
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Old 07-08-2007, 03:00 AM   #4
 
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i was thinkin 7, is that ok?
That would be pushing a lot of space. Stick with 4-5 only. Discus are quite big.
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Old 07-08-2007, 03:03 AM   #5
 
ok, thanks
What food would you recommend?
I already have freezedried bloodworms, and shrimp
and some tetra crumbles
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Old 07-08-2007, 03:03 AM   #6
 
ok, thanks
What food would you recommend?
I already have freezedried bloodworms, and shrimp
and some tetra crumbles
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Old 07-08-2007, 03:15 AM   #7
 
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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?
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Old 07-08-2007, 03:17 AM   #8
 
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?
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Old 07-08-2007, 03:21 AM   #9
 
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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.
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Old 07-08-2007, 03:25 AM   #10
 
Ok, thanks
Man, you sure do know alot
Could i feed them live feeder fish? Or could those potentially harm the discus too?
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