06-27-2009, 08:58 AM
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New Discus scared and won't eat.
So I took a trip to my LFS yesterday to pick up some frozen brine shrimp and some other supplies, and lo and behold, they have a tank full of blue discus. $5.99. The minimum I've ever seen discus going for is $59.99 so I had to get one. I get him home, get him acclimated as carefully as I can, let him go...and he hides. No big deal, pretty typical for a new fish. Left the lights off all day yesterday, he barely ventured out.
So this morning I go to feed my fish and I notice he has come out, but still skittish and hanging out by the heater, but swimming out from time to time. The problem is my angels/other fish go absolutely nuts at feeding time and scared the poor little guy half to death and he didn't eat at all. The guy at my LFS reassured me twice that it would eat regular flake food, and any of the frozen foods I feed my fish normally...but I've never had discus before so I'm afraid I don't know all that I should know when it comes to feeding them. My water is set up for my angels, but from what I understand the parameters should be good enough for a discus to survive too.
Any insight or advice to help out my new fish would be appreciated.