Are Discus Hardy Fish
Can discus be kept in a community tank?
Yes, discus fish thrive in a community tank with other freshwater species. The best partners for discus fish in an aquarium are calm, schooling fish, including species from the characin fish family. This makes it easier to set up a habitat and environment that is compatible and healthy for both species.
How long do discus fish live in a tank?
Discus fish, kept in good conditions, can live for up to 15 years and reach sizes of up to 20 centimetres / 8” in diameter! They are fully grown at the age of approximately 2 to 2.5 years!
Can I keep angelfish with discus?
Angelfish are usually peaceful, but they can be aggressive when feeding and breeding. Discus fish are docile and may be deprived of food by angelfish. You can put them together but make sure the discus fish is eating.
Can bettas live with discus?
Unlike other tetras, they don’t even nip fins. It’s as though nature created the perfect community fish. They’ll do well with your discus and your betta fish. The only drawback will be that your discus might grow big enough to eat your neons.
Can you keep discus in a 55 gallon tank?
Most discus in the common aquarium max out at 4.5-6 inches. Based on this size range, the minimum tank size would be a 55 gallon tank, but the bigger the better for these guys. 3-5 discus should be doable in a 55gal aquarium as long as water changes are kept up with.
Is discus peaceful?
Discus are generally calm, peaceful fish, but as cichlids, they can be aggressive toward one another, especially when attempting to pair off and spawn. Shy or submissive fish should be removed if they are unable to compete. Most serious hobbyists do not mix their discus with too many other species.
How fast does discus grow?
They are fully grown at the age of approximately 2 to 2.5 years! To ensure the steady and stable growth of our discus fish, we recommend continuing to feed 3 daily meals of our STENDKER Discus Feed.
Can you put cichlids with discus?
Since Discus are the more sensitive fish, potential tank mates should adapt to their preferred water conditions. It’s possible to keep Discus with Dwarf Cichlids such as Kribensis and Blue Rams. You can also keep Discus with Angelfish but only in a bigger tank.
Can guppies live with discus?
Yes, the guppies should be quite compatible with the discus – i’ve done it myself – no problems. However, yes, the temp is generally too high for them & it will shorten their life span. It’s that’s a combination of fish that suits you, go for it !
Can you keep Gouramis with discus?
An interesting feature of Gouramis is their lung-like organ that helps them breathe well in oxygen poor water. Because the higher temperature water favored by discus fish, Gouramis are a type of fish that will do well in this same discus environment. Dwarf Cichlids are also a good choice for discus fish tank mates.
Can discus live with tetras?
Tetras (Characidae) Tetras are an excellent and popular choice to pair with discus. The benefit of these fish is their passive schooling behavior. These “dither fish” bring a sense of calm to a tank simply by swimming in the open water.
How many babies do discus have?
The females will position their breeding tube against the surface and lay up to 400 tiny eggs. Larger females will lay more eggs, and smaller females will lay less.
What temperature should discus be?
Temperature ~84°F The optimum aquarium temperature for Discus is around 82°F – 88°F (28°C-31°C). Note that higher temperatures such as these lower dissolved oxygen and limit the number of fish housed in the aquarium. When choosing other fish to go in the aquarium try and fit them in this temperature bound.
Can you put betta with angelfish?
While bettas and angelfish can live together peacefully and it’s been done together, it’s always safe to make sure you have a spare tank ready to remove your betta if something happens. When moving your betta to another tank you should make sure it’s a minimum of 5 gallons, however, as always bigger is always better!
How much does a 100 gallon aquarium cost?
A basic 100 gallon acrylic tank can cost anywhere from $800-$1000. Glass tanks can be found for around $500 but they are less durable and harder to keep clean. If you want a package then you should expect to pay anywhere from $1200 to $1500 for an acrylic tank with a stand and a hood.