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ghosty 01-13-2009 11:53 PM

discus
 
i have a 29 gal that i am going to adventually set up. i have been think about what i want to put in their.... i was thinking about discus. what are the basics that i should know to see if this is a fish that i can keep

Lupin 01-13-2009 11:56 PM

I wouldn't recommend keeping a discus or even a group in it unless you can find a bonafide pair which is the only thing suitable for that tank size.

steelerfan 01-14-2009 08:49 AM

Agreed, first thing I'd suggest if you want discus is a bigger tank, 55G minimum. For a 29 schooling tetra like rummynose, cardinals, etc are good, maybe even some livebearers like swords & platys, just be aware that you probably can get about 20-25 fish, tops, in there depending on size & disposition. HTH!!


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