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Old 05-05-2011, 10:51 AM   #1
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Dedicated discus tank

Hi all;

I've decided to move my discus from the community tank to a tank exclusively for him. My question is what temp does he want.

He is not a wild discus, and the LFS says he isn't a normal discus, which I assume means they buy from the cheapest discus factory on earth. They say 80-82F is too hot for him, and he should stay @78-80F.

In the community tank he was at a consistent 78.8F. He lived in there for 2 months, and ate every day. He would brighten up often, but would always go dark several times throughout the day. I assume that's primarily from being in such a busy tank.

My LFS is really a joke; but they are the only thing I have. What do you think? How hot does he want it?

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Wait what? 80-82 too hot? Most dedicated discus tanks run at 80-84. They like warmer water than normal fish, not cooler. Yes, discus will go dark under stress. You want very subdued lighting in a discus tank. Is your discus an adult? They also need rather large tanks, at least 50 gallons.

How big is he now? If he's juvenile, you have a lot of work cut out for yourself.
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I agree with Crepe.
Discus like warmer water. I keep my Discus at 84.

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