11-17-2008, 05:06 AM
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I agree with batman. If these are juvenile fish they need a varied diet such as batman suggested. Frozen brine shrimp or freezedried spirulina based brine shrimp, Ocean nutritions cichlid flake food, could also help your fishes growth. It is also true that those who keep young discus feed them up to four times per day ,some feed more. due to the number of feedings it becomes critical to siphon the excess food from the bottom on a daily basis to keep the small discus healthy. Two to three water changes per week will also help keep the water in pristine condition which discus , especially young ones must have. Temp. in the tank should be a steady 84 degrees 0ammonia, 0 nitrites, and nitrates below 20 ten would be ideal. Due to the feedings necessary for growth of small discus most who raise them use bare bottom tanks to make cleaning the waste produced by the fish and from excess food easier. Once the fish are grown to adults then twice a day feedings are ok. Hope some of this helps.
PS even adult discus will do better with a variety of foods .
Last edited by 1077; 11-17-2008 at 05:10 AM..