Angry Discus!!!!!!!! - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 10-20-2010, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
VTonic's Avatar
 
Angry Discus!!!!!!!!

Hi, I have a 125 gallon freshwater aquarium that is fully established. In it i have 1 discuss who seems to have become super aggressive to the smaller fish. I watched him rip a bunch on neon tetras apart before i could remove them all and give them to a freind to save them from being eaten. Has any one else ever seen discuss act so aggressive before? This is new to me since when i bought him he was in a tank with other discus and guppies and they were all doing fine.
VTonic is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 10-20-2010, 02:52 AM
Member
 
1077's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by VTonic View Post
Hi, I have a 125 gallon freshwater aquarium that is fully established. In it i have 1 discuss who seems to have become super aggressive to the smaller fish. I watched him rip a bunch on neon tetras apart before i could remove them all and give them to a freind to save them from being eaten. Has any one else ever seen discuss act so aggressive before? This is new to me since when i bought him he was in a tank with other discus and guppies and they were all doing fine.


Would click on the Discus shaded in blue and review the needs of this fish were it me.
Discus are social fish that nearly anyone who is ,or has kept will tell you need to be in groups. You could house seven or eight of these fish easily in your tank.
They are cichlids and as such ,,many will snack on smaller fishes.
The Discus need temp between 82 and 84 degrees F due to their high metabolisim. When kept at cooler temps,growth slows,digestive problems can occur,and fishes immune system is weakened often leading to sick fish.
The neons would not last long in temperatures that Discus require for they very much prefer cooler temps.
Much of this info would have been revealed to you with a little research before you purchased the fish but I understand impulse purchases having done so myself on occasion.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
1077 is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 10-20-2010, 04:36 AM
New Member
 
Kwtblack's Avatar
 
your discus mast be big ? once i've talked to some one who told me big discus with small fish is not safe
and his discus ate all his neon tetra and they were like 30 vanished in 2 weeks by his discus

Notice : that discus if they eat alive food like neon tetra or else they will grow up very fast and became huge
but i never liked idea about to feed my fish alive food its just ugly to see
Kwtblack is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 10-20-2010, 08:27 AM
you din't check before getting the discus.the eat live food too

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
kitten_penang is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 10-20-2010, 09:43 AM
Gold Member
 
aunt kymmie's Avatar
 
Just to add my 2 cents- I've kept Discus for a year now and I agree with everything that 1077 has said. Heck, we ALL have made impulse buys in regards to fish, lol. Nearly all of my Discus were impulse purchases
I also want to add some additional experience of mine. I've had a school of large school of Cardinal tetras with my eight Discus for a very long time. These Cardinals were added to the display tank when they were smaller than my pinky fingernail and my Discus were sub-adult size. It's my opinion that Discus who are properly kept as far as tank parameters, and fed the proper diet in the number of feedings they should have each day, won't waste their time hunting down smaller fish to eat. JMHO and experience, for what it's worth.

Welcome to TFK, Vtonic, and when you can, post pics of your tank. We love seeing pics!!
What other fish are in your 125??

If you don't stand up for something you'll fall for anything...
aunt kymmie is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 10-20-2010, 01:37 PM
New Member
 
Kwtblack's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by aunt kymmie View Post
Just to add my 2 cents- I've kept Discus for a year now and I agree with everything that 1077 has said. Heck, we ALL have made impulse buys in regards to fish, lol. Nearly all of my Discus were impulse purchases
I also want to add some additional experience of mine. I've had a school of large school of Cardinal tetras with my eight Discus for a very long time. These Cardinals were added to the display tank when they were smaller than my pinky fingernail and my Discus were sub-adult size. It's my opinion that Discus who are properly kept as far as tank parameters, and fed the proper diet in the number of feedings they should have each day, won't waste their time hunting down smaller fish to eat. JMHO and experience, for what it's worth.

Welcome to TFK, Vtonic, and when you can, post pics of your tank. We love seeing pics!!
What other fish are in your 125??
one thing , depends on how large is your discus mouth and neon tetra size
like this video
Kwtblack is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 10-20-2010, 02:09 PM
without plants.the poor neons were fish food to them

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
kitten_penang is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 10-20-2010, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
VTonic's Avatar
 
Post

Hi All, I guess I should have given a little background before I went on here whining about the Discs acting up. Iíve been in the hobby for about 4 years now and have kept a variety of different fish (all freshwater). My current set up is a 125 gallon running at 80 F.
Several Live plants-4
Discus-1
Clown Loaches-3
Dojo loach-1
Blue paradise gourami-1
Flame gourami-1
Cherry barb-2
Pineapple swordtail-1
Long fin Red Minor Serpae Tetra-2
Glass cat-4
Pleco-1
And some Yellow monstrosity that is slightly smaller than the discus that my wife bought and forgot the name . She thinks its called a Gold solstice but I cant find it online. I know that the water is a little warm for a few of these fish, and the PH requirements vary pretty significantly, but they all seem to be thriving in it. I was just in awe when I saw the discus go and start eating them as they have been together for over a month (I HAD 15 neons in there). Also I know that almost all of these fish are schooling fish but as I said, they seem to be happy and the aquarium has been established this way for quite some time. AND YES the discus was most definitely an impulse buy . When I saw it in my LFS I couldnít resist lol! I suppose I'll go back and get a few more if that what is required for it to thrive. Perhaps one of you have seen my Yellow friend and help me to identify it. Cant find it online anywear

Thanks!
Tonic
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Cleaning out the SD card 044.jpg (102.7 KB, 22 views)
VTonic 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
Angry At Petsmart. Sucidemonkey Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 7 01-15-2009 01:39 PM
angry lampeye maisylou Cyprinids and Atherinids 1 03-08-2008 07:20 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