Acquired: Online breeder / seller
Posted Feb 18, 2014
The discus fish has such as stigma attached to it as being a difficult fish to keep.
They do have a lot of requirements, but if they are given what they need, they thrive and are a stunning and peaceful fish to have.
Discus like a featureless, bare bottomed tank, therefore if you like colourful tanks full of plant life, rocks and other substrate, the Discus may not be right for you.
A lot of people who keep these joyful fish, tend to have an aquarium just for Discus, keeping their other community and well planted tanks separate.
They are grazers and eat constantly throughout the day and night. They actively seek their food and if you see a Discus not actively seeking food, they may be sick so you should get them checked out.
They eat a lot of food too so you should feed them 3 times a day and they prefer frozen, dried and freeze dried foods.
They should be kept in groups of several Discus as they are a shoaling species.
Weekly water changes are also necessary as they need to have clean water to swim in.