11-10-2009, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by aunt kymmie
Yes, they do need to be in a group. Five minimum, IME. There will always be one who's going to be the "whipping boy" but it'll be much less when it's spread out amongst five. I had a real problem with a trio until I added two more. Also, the the smaller the discus, the higher the metabolism. Juveniles need to be fed very frequently, up to five times a day. If you've got the time to do this (I don't) then *babies* would be fine. I know 1077 raised six juveniles to adulthood and he's a great source of info.
NCFrank: I LOVE your fish :)
I would stay away from the babies also unless you have time to meet their needs. Also with juveniles the maintenance is MUCH greater. I would do daily 30% water changes in a tank full of juvies. Their immune system just ins't there yet.
Kymmie... you need to send me pics of yours :)