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Default the only chichlids i realy like

so my 90 gallon community is a bit empty sometimes in it i have some african butterfly's some belonsox (sp) gar fry corys my eel a red eyed puffer my black ghost knife and my spotted Raphael but i want something that will actually come out in the day so im thinking of gitting a large pair of discus but im not sure if that will work in my tank it would be cool though so im asking opinions of if it will work
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Default Re: the only chichlids i realy like

maybe
maybe some one else here will have more experience with the other tankmates in your tank

first your temp has to be at least 82,and thats if you get some adults
which can cost at least an arm
if you got the money to burn on some adults get six
if they are not adult then your temp will be up to 86
not alot of fish can handle that
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You probably shouldn't mix slow moving expencive fish like Discus with your red eyed puffer. You don't want to take any chances

You chould try a Severum, they are like a more hardy and slighty agressive version of a discus. I have two gold sevs and they are full of personality.

Btw: I also have an African butterfly fish I was thinking about getting another so she has company.
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You probably shouldn't mix slow moving expencive fish like Discus with your red eyed puffer. You don't want to take any chances

You chould try a Severum, they are like a more hardy and slighty agressive version of a discus. I have two gold sevs and they are full of personality.

Btw: I also have an African butterfly fish I was thinking about getting another so she has company.
I had an a. butterfly
he jumped out of the hole made for a heater to sit at
my 55 had the standard top back then
then one day i found the little guy mumufied behind my tank
o ya severums or almost like discus
or you could try angel fish
you put 6 or 8 angelfish in your tank and youll have plenty of action

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yeah i know but my puffer has never ever bitten a fish hes very anti puffer and always has been he doesnt even get tempted by the black ghost knifes long fin as far as angles go i find them plan and dont realy want to stock the tank that full ( im a fan of understocking) atthe moment im realy realy leaning on a pair of discus and maybe a polypterus or a rope fish i realy have to space for it and if the puffer wont behave i can stick him in his own tank when my new pair of gobys are done with quarantine
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do you have any ideas where you are gonna purchase the discus from
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Default Re: the only chichlids i realy like

I agree with Alan. Discus need high water temps, and pristine water quality. I'd also worry about some of those fish with the Discus, and they would do better in a larger group. I'd agree with Cole...the Severum sounds like a better plan...
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Discus do not need temps above 80*f to thrive. They need very high water quality preferably soft and near 6.5 to 7.2 ph. They need lots of plants and vertical cover to feel secure. They do not do well in stressful conditions such as other fast or aggressive fish in the tank and a lot of movement near the tank. Discus will tolerate other fish that they would normally encounter in nature such as angelfish and many of the tetras.
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Discus do not need temps above 80*f to thrive. They need very high water quality preferably soft and near 6.5 to 7.2 ph. They need lots of plants and vertical cover to feel secure. They do not do well in stressful conditions such as other fast or aggressive fish in the tank and a lot of movement near the tank. Discus will tolerate other fish that they would normally encounter in nature such as angelfish and many of the tetras.
hey dano
saying they dont need higher temps is very debatable
i would like to know if you ever kept discus in high 70's
im afraid if i tried that idea my fish would be subsectable to stress and secondary infection
jimi
in my opinion if your gonna get discus,get them

but then your tank will have to revolve around discus

you can chance it and hope everything plays out well
but risking it with pricey fish is a gamble i would not to throw down on

do your homework on discus
if you feel confident on keeping discus and have the discipline
on keeping water in pristine condition like nitrates under 15
3 big water changes a week
and get the right tankmates so as lessen stress on them
less stress means less of a chance of getting sick fish
and a variety of a diet
go for it
some people dont even follow protocol
and still have thriving discus

i compare discus to a very high maintainence girl
you dont meet there needs/standards then shes not your type(i know wierd metaphore)
they say discus is the king of the aquarium
i think they are the prissy ist fish in the aquarium

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Default Re: the only chichlids i realy like

I suggest you keep your discus at the temp you see best. I have kept and bred discus successfully at temps from 78* to 82*F. Perhaps I should not suggest things from my view and keep to the popular opinions of the well established facts.
 


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