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Old 04-28-2015, 08:15 PM   #31
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That's a really good question to which I wish we knew the answer.
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Why no plants or drift wood?
Discus are nervous /skittish fish.
Help them help you....
Give them something to anchor them.
I don't understand the tube,or gravel.
A potted plant would give them more cover.
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Why no plants or drift wood?
Discus are nervous /skittish fish.
Help them help you....
Give them something to anchor them.
I don't understand the tube,or gravel.
A potted plant would give them more cover.
Just My opinion.
The gravel came with the tank. I want it out but I don't want to stress the fish by taking it out.

We don't have enough lighting for any plants but I can see what we can do. The tube is in there as structure and a place to hide in.
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They will never go IN a tube IMO unless it is well over 6" ID.
Even fake plants would ground them and then they would feel more secure.
The gravel is here or there ,but if you get fry you won't want it IMO.
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They will never go IN a tube IMO unless it is well over 6" ID.
Even fake plants would ground them and then they would feel more secure.
The gravel is here or there ,but if you get fry you won't want it IMO.
Well we've got separate bare-bottom tanks for spawning pairs. I'll try to at least get more structure in the tank.
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Ok bare with me cuz I'm still trying to use Google speak. how big is the tank that you have them in now looks like a 125 maybe. I know you told me but I can't remember. Coral banded is correct they need driftwood plants structure. the PVC pipes are good for nothing with discus. Possibly they could lay eggs on them. but the driftwood plants and a fine grain substrate are key at this point. The reason these are key is because in the wild the stripes they have are there to camouflage them among driftwood plant roots that grow down in from Bob plants and low jungle plans. Also I believe if its a hundred plus gallon tank with only four small discus, the discus will have a hard time finding and locating food. if they are only 2 inches I would put them in a 55 until they grow out. all this is obviously just my opinion.. What's your temperature at and what is your feeding regimen?

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