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Old 07-17-2011, 09:51 PM   #1
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Discus question

I have a 35 and a 45 gallon tank. They are both... jump cycled. I used gravel/ filters and water that had been running in a 10/20 gallon tank for the 35/45. My question is, would Discus be happy in either and how many would be safe? I haven't kept discus but have kept and bred angels and marbled hatchets. Would it be 4 discus for the 35 and 6 discus for the 45. Would love to get some advice.
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Some people have discus the size of dinner plats, and considering they need groups, I would say neither of those would work. Roydooms should be able to give you better info on a setup that would be better for discus.
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HalfMoon B is right. It is best to save your money for a bigger tank, like say sixty gallons or so for them. Maybe if it was a breeding pair or a temporary home for one.
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So, I have read that a 55 gallon is good for them as well, read about 6-8 in a 55. Not seeing much difference in a 45 as far as size. Okay, more reading seems to be 10 gallons per discus smallest group should be a group of 4.
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Even so, if you have a 36" tank and they get a standard 7-8" than 4 of them will still be cramped...
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But a 55 would be fine?
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A 55 would house 4 comfortably.
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IMO shouldn't they be in groups of 5-6? In 4 IMO one will be at the bottom of the hierarchy and waste away...
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IMO shouldn't they be in groups of 5-6? In 4 IMO one will be at the bottom of the hierarchy and waste away...
Agreed, but he asked...
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Ah ok I understand.
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