I have just gotten into owning discus. And, I feel I am ready for them. I have done brakish tanks, angel tanks, oscar tanks, and reagular tropical tanks and haven't found exactly what I wanted out of my tank. I feel discus is the best move to make.
Here are some basic question I would like to know.
1. I have 2 cobalt's that are abour 2" and they are shy but, when they come out they seem rather comfortable. My question is when should they start eating? I have hakari frozen bloodworm, live brine shrimp, treta color flakes, and formula one. How can I get them to eat. Also, should I make a weekly diet plan? like, monday brine, tuesday worms, wed....etc, or should I stick to one main source of food and give the other sparsly?
2. I know that discus need good filtration. I runa 304 which I redisgned into a better working filter. I have the input attached to a skimmer to lower the co2
and nitrates during the night.
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do you think this will be enough filtration? Also when I prune and clean my tank it leave alot of crap floating around even after the water is changed. Should I worry about this
Do you think this will be enough
3. I am only 21 and money is tight so I only have a 10 gallon QT
tank. If I use this small tank to make my fish better, which i hope never happens (knock on wood), will my poor little discus be doom for death? the QT
tank has a 50 gallon sponge filter.
Here are my tank stats
55 gallon 5 in gravel and flora grow iron
- 6.5-6.9 daytime and 6.8-7.0 night time
whiper 60 ( only for emergency's such as filter failer or PH
the tank is mainly cabambas, amazon swords, anubus, lava moss, lava fern, roseta sord, and some crypts.
tank inhabitants are 3 SAE
, 1 cory cat, and a clownch laoch, O, and of course the two 2inch discus.
I do 40-50% water changes every week and sometime like 20% during the week if my hand get alittle too buzy in the tank.
I don't plan on breeding them since that would take up all of my time. That in mind is there anything eles I could be doing?
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