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Old 08-01-2011, 03:04 PM   #1
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How fast do discus grow?

Hey guys I hve a 55 gal tank with 2 green discus 2, 2 bala sharks, 2 black mollies, 1 african knife fish 1 Cory and 1 pleco. I've had all these fish for about 5 months. When I bought my discus they were a little bit smaller than what thy are now but their still small. I would like to know how fast discus grow. Oh I feed them tetra granulars. Thanks
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Old 08-01-2011, 03:07 PM   #2
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Hey guys I hve a 55 gal tank with 2 green discus 2, 2 bala sharks, 2 black mollies, 1 african knife fish 1 Cory and 1 pleco. I've had all these fish for about 5 months. When I bought my discus they were a little bit smaller than what thy are now but their still small. I would like to know how fast discus grow. Oh I feed them tetra granulars. Thanks
I am not sure on the growth rate but your stocking plan needs some serious looking in to. I would get rid of all those fish except the 2 discus and add 4-6 more cories.
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Discus require high protein constant feedings while juveniles in order to grow out, and require a minimum of 10 gallons of space per adult, with a 55 being the smallest tank with no mates. Typically everyone does this in a bare bottom tank for easy cleanup.
Your stock list definitely needs some reworking,
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:44 PM   #4
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you got a couple of fish that are gonna get huge i agree with mogurako and maybe add one more discus and add 4 cories
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:23 PM   #5
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Watch the Pleco he will suck holes in the discus
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:05 AM   #6
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Ok but I've had my pleco for long cause it originally belonged to my brother so about 1.5 years and he hasn't grown since we bought it so I dont think it's ganna get big.
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Just keep him well fed. I had a Pleco kill two oscars so image the damage it will do to discus
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:29 AM   #8
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Stocking issues aside, feed them beef heart. Discus need lots of protein to grow well.
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:31 AM   #9
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Beef heart ?? And what must I
Do take out my bala's??
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:02 AM   #10
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See if there's a local fish store that can take all the fish except the discus. Discus are shy fish that need to be kept with their own kind so they don't become stressed. They aren't fond of a lot of swift movement that a bala shark can do. Not to mention the water conditions of all those fish are different. For a discus to stay healthy and grow properly they require extremely clean water and a very good diet with high proteins. Mollies prefer brackish water so keeping them in fresh water can shorten their life span. The African Knife will grow pretty large and in order to keep the discus, a 55g will not be large enough to keep all the fish in and be happy. Hope this helps
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