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This is a discussion on discus vs tetras within the Cichlids forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> ok heres the fish: 1xPigeon Blood Discus 1xYellow Marlboro Discus 1xRed Turquoise Discus 1xbristlie's 8xcory cats 10xDiamond Tetras 3xgold veil anglefish...

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Old 09-13-2006, 06:29 PM   #11
 
ok heres the fish: 1xPigeon Blood Discus 1xYellow Marlboro Discus 1xRed Turquoise Discus 1xbristlie's 8xcory cats 10xDiamond Tetras 3xgold veil anglefish
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Old 09-13-2006, 06:33 PM   #12
 
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Sounds great I want to c the tank!!!!!!!
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Old 09-13-2006, 06:33 PM   #13
 
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No Cobalt Blue Discus?
Nice plan though.:)
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Old 09-13-2006, 06:40 PM   #14
 
i dont realy like blue discus :( lol ill post a pic of the tank when i get my cam fixed
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:12 PM   #15
 
can i have the names of the food for discus that you guys use?
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:55 PM   #16
 
i read that i shouldnt have less then 4 discus for there pecking order is this true do i have room?
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Old 09-13-2006, 09:39 PM   #17
 
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I don't know the answer to your last question, but have to say I am surprised to read about Discus being kept with tetras. Although I know very little about discus fish, are they not cichlids? I suppose if it is alright to keep them with tetras then they must be non-aggressive. Also, I know they are very gorgeous fish (the Discus); are they not picky as well, re: heat, ph and such? Just wondering :) Would love to have some but have not been willing to sacrafice the $$ for them, as they are quite an 'elite' fish and I know they do not come cheaply.
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Old 09-13-2006, 09:53 PM   #18
 
they are binlids and some sites that i found have 2in" one for 14.00 so not all discus $$ dut than again you dont no how good they are.
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Old 09-13-2006, 11:03 PM   #19
 
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Originally Posted by blue_gourami45
I don't know the answer to your last question, but have to say I am surprised to read about Discus being kept with tetras. Although I know very little about discus fish, are they not cichlids? I suppose if it is alright to keep them with tetras then they must be non-aggressive. Also, I know they are very gorgeous fish (the Discus); are they not picky as well, re: heat, ph and such? Just wondering :) Would love to have some but have not been willing to sacrafice the $$ for them, as they are quite an 'elite' fish and I know they do not come cheaply.
Hi blue_gourami.
You'll need a 55 gallons minimum for 6 discus. Discus are cichlids, yes but they are far less aggressive than some other cichlids.
They are not as delicate as you think. I have always thought about that but when I decided to keep them, it was actually the other way around. As long as you maintain the tank well, you won't have problems keeping discus.:)
They'll need a temp of 28-30 to thrive well. I must admit I don't use heater anymore because I live in the tropics and the heater, instead of help, killed several of my tetras.
Discus will adapt to your water stats so pH is nothing to worry about.
You'll need to vary the food menu as they receive different nutrients at that. The same applies to other fish.:)
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