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Old 10-24-2014, 02:33 AM   #11
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That's cool im still putting them in it..

Its only 3 of them.. they will live just fine and they are only 2-3 inches big.. If they don't like the tank when they get adult sized in a year I can always put them in my 55g.
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Old 10-24-2014, 02:35 AM   #12
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Well, have fun then.
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Old 10-24-2014, 02:40 AM   #13
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I will.. lol They are just babies anyway.. Im sure a 2 inch fish doesn't need 55-75 gallon rectangle tank... Heck breeders keep 5-7 adult sized discus in 20 gallon tanks...

Discus hans have you seen his shop ? All his discus he sells Do you think he puts them in 55-75g tanks when he grows them out ? He packs then in crammed 20-30g tanks.. and it takes a year for them to grow to adult size.. So im sure 3 will be fine in a 44g pentagon.
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That's cool im still putting them in it..

Its only 3 of them.. they will live just fine...

Nope, they probably won't. You should talk to people who have experience keeping discus before you dive in, to save yourself an expensive lesson. The problem you're not seeing is keeping so few of them. And yes they do need all that extra space to grow properly, because more volume means better water quality, which is paramount when growing them out. Discus hans also does at least one 100% water change a day.
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Well few of them is because of money issues... I started with 1 5 weeks ago, and then got a 2nd and a third Cant afford buying 5-6 69$ fish in one whack.

Also people screemed they are SOO hard to take care of.. require crazy insaine water changes.. they will die in high PH and yada yada... I've had the first one in my 27g hex for 6 weeks with nitrates in the 10-20 range.. and PH that's 7.8 and he eats like a big and I have noticed him getting bigger.. I don't think these fish are the fragile pieces of glass some people make them out to be.

The aggression split with numbers yes I noticed that which is why I put them in my 55g once I did that it went away
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6 weeks isn't nearly long enough for you to be flying any victory flags...

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That light is pretty specialized, thing probably inhales electric too. Think you'd be better off with a monster ray or cheap led if it's only a show tank.

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I think he will be ablto keep the discus just fine. He just needs clean water.
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Mebbid's right. Could work for now, but they will be growing. Happy fish stay healthy easier.
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