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Old 02-24-2011, 01:26 AM   #1
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Discus not eating

Hey guys I currently have a 210l nano. And I currently have 3 discus. 2 being red and blue and the other being just blue. I've checked my ph and it's at 7.2. I feed my fish tetra granular in the morning and blood worms at night. The two red and blue discus eat the food like crazy. But recently the blue hasn't been eating any of the food. He used to also eat like crazy but not anymore. I don't know what's happening or if he's sick how I shud treat him. Please help guys. Thanks
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your ph should be between 6 to 6.4 for them to be happy
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:33 AM   #3
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i agree that ph is too high. i have mine @ 6 and my discus eat great. whats your temp?
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Have you tried using Xtreme Garlic or soaking some pellets with that solution, I have read that it will help and actually, it worked in my situation where my flowerhorn was not eating and later began eating when I added the solution to the aquarium water and the pellets...Use the recommended dosage.
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Hey guys I currently have a 210l nano. And I currently have 3 discus. 2 being red and blue and the other being just blue. I've checked my ph and it's at 7.2. I feed my fish tetra granular in the morning and blood worms at night. The two red and blue discus eat the food like crazy. But recently the blue hasn't been eating any of the food. He used to also eat like crazy but not anymore. I don't know what's happening or if he's sick how I shud treat him. Please help guys. Thanks
Is the blue discus getting bullied? Try feeding on both ends of the tank to lessen the fight over the food. Does the blue discus has any interest on eating at all? If I were you, I'll do some research on discus parasites. Usually "not eating" is one of the symptoms. Do some research on "metrodinazole" as well. It's one of the meds that can be used to rid of some discus parasites. Best of luck!
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:17 AM   #6
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Hi Mattefect,
How are your fish?
I have my Discus at PH 7.0 so I think PH 7.2 would be fine.
What do your nitrates look like? Discus do best with nitrates below 20.

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