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steelerfan 07-10-2008 02:51 PM

Platys & Discus
 
Anyone keep them together? Specifically, how do Platys handle the high temps required for discus?

1077 07-11-2008 12:15 AM

I don't have platys with discus but I do have six lyretailed black molly's in 55 gal. along with two discus,a clown pleco, neon tetras, and some cory's. I keep the discus tank at 84 degrees and the molly's have been in the tank since they were babys. The adults that spawned them had to be removed after I observed them pecking at the discus and generally harrassing them. The juveniles have not exhibited any similar instances. I am not sure how platy's would do.

steelerfan 07-11-2008 08:51 AM

I've rasied the temp to 83 just to see how they react and so far no gasping at the top or lethargy near the bottom, so hopefully they'll do OK.....


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