03-06-2014, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Ivanrad
Dont ever listen to what people have to say about easy fish and hard difficult fish. as long as you change your water and have correct filtration and your not overfeeding you will be fine with a discus fish.
This is not true in the slightest. Discus require a large tank in the region of 75-90g as they get large when fully grown. The advantage of also keeping them in a larger tank is more stable water parameters. Having correct water parameters is more important than filtration. Many people over filter with discus, however this sometimes makes the flow too much for them.
I do have to agree though that this tank is too small to keep them to adulthood. Minimum shoals should be 5 fish with smaller species as tankmates, this makes it overstocked in a smaller tank.
Now some species to look at instead of Discus are Peacock Gudgeon, Red Honey Gourami, Dwarf fire Gourami, Harlequin Rasbora, Sterbai Cory (as bottom feeders) and Electic Blue rams.
I must ask though as no mention is made of it. What are your water parameters direct from your faucet / tap? This will play a big part in what can be stocked in your tank. Changing water parameters is not an easy task and depending on the parameters from the faucet / tap require a large investment to keep them in check. The Original poster came here to ask for advice, NOT have users shoot them down, please kindly stay on the thread with no snarky or rude comments.