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Pango 07-08-2007 03:42 AM

Discus
 
How many discus can i put in a 55 gallon?

Lupin 07-08-2007 03:55 AM

Re: Discus
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pango
How many discus can i put in a 55 gallon?

4-5 in my opinion.

Pango 07-08-2007 03:58 AM

i was thinkin 7, is that ok?

Lupin 07-08-2007 04:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pango
i was thinkin 7, is that ok?

That would be pushing a lot of space. Stick with 4-5 only. Discus are quite big.

Pango 07-08-2007 04:03 AM

ok, thanks
What food would you recommend?
I already have freezedried bloodworms, and shrimp
and some tetra crumbles

Pango 07-08-2007 04:03 AM

ok, thanks
What food would you recommend?
I already have freezedried bloodworms, and shrimp
and some tetra crumbles

Lupin 07-08-2007 04:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pango
ok, thanks
What food would you recommend?
I already have freezedried bloodworms, and shrimp
and some tetra crumbles

Beefhearts are a nice addition to their diet. Discus can be very picky with their foods and most starved themselves for weeks. Do you have them already?

Pango 07-08-2007 04:17 AM

No, im getting them in a lil under a month.
Would I be able to by that at petsmart or petco, or have to order it?

Lupin 07-08-2007 04:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pango
No, im getting them in a lil under a month.
Would I be able to by that at petsmart or petco, or have to order it?

The markets. I don't think your pet stores would hold those foods and neither do mine hold them. I would suggest you buy from a reputable dealer or breeder, not your pet chain stores unless you are sure they are in excellent health conditions. Use Metronidazole to deworm your discus every month. Beefhearts have the potential of carrying intestinal flagellates which can harm your discus.

Pango 07-08-2007 04:25 AM

Ok, thanks
Man, you sure do know alot
Could i feed them live feeder fish? Or could those potentially harm the discus too?


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