Why is my discus so aggressive?

Changing Environment To Reduce Discus Bullying

Aggression can also happen during breeding times and when you’re tank is underpopulated. An example of an underpopulated tank is a 30-gallon tank with only two discus in it. Naturally, one discus is going to bully the other one.

Is discus fish hard to keep?

Discus fish are one of the most beautiful freshwater fish in the hobby, known for their spectacular colors and large, circular shape. However, they’re notorious for being extremely difficult to keep, with Internet forums often recommending strict practices like 100% water changes every day.

What fish can live with discus?

Recommended Discus Tank Mates

  • German Ram (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi)
  • Kuhli Loach (Pangio kuhlii)
  • Bolivian Ram (Mikrogeophagus altispinosus)
  • Sterbai Cory (Corydoras Sterbai)
  • Tetras (Characidae)
  • Apistogramma (genus)
  • Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus oblongus)
  • Malaysian Trumpet Snail / MTS (Melanoides tuberculata)

How do you keep discus from fighting?

Dealing with discus aggression

Why is my discus attacking other fish?

A tropical fish low on the pecking order will receive attacks not only from the dominant fish but also from other fish in the aquarium if the group is small. This individual fish may be so harassed that it will perish.

How many discus should be kept together?

Discus should be kept together, and those of different varieties will also school together meaning you can have great color variations. A minimum of 5 is recommended, but more will look better and create a sturdier group.

Can you keep just 2 discus?

Keeping just 2 or 3 often results in 1 or 2 of them being badly mistreated, by 1 or 2 others, which produces a lot of stress and may well result in a fatality. If your tank is not large enough (min. around 55 gals), don’t attempt to keep less than 5 discus, or you’re asking for trouble.

What is the lifespan of a discus fish?

In home aquariums, discus live for an average of 10 years, but can live up to 15 years, and can grow up to 8 inches.

Can I keep a single discus?

Discus cichlids don’t like to be alone, but each fish needs at least ten gallons of water to survive; therefore, a pair of adult discus fish need, at minimum, a 20-gallon tank. A pair of young discus fish can thrive in a 15-gallon tank, but they will outgrow it as they mature.

Can you put betta with discus?

At first, the thought of keeping betta fish with discus might not seem like the best idea. However, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad pairing. Successfully mixing betta fish with discus is definitely possible.

What size tank do discus need?

Discus grow to be quite large and require an aquarium of 75 gallons or larger when full grown. Tall aquariums are best to accommodate their body shape.

How do you keep discus fish happy?

Discus Fish Care Guide FOR BEGINNERS

Can angelfish live with discus?

Angelfish are usually peaceful, but they can be aggressive when feeding and breeding. Discus fish are docile and may be deprived of food by angelfish. You can put them together but make sure the discus fish is eating.

How can you tell the difference between male and female discus fish?

Although male discus fish have prominent physical characteristics, the female usually has the most striking coloration in solid-colored fish, while the male’s colors appear more faded. In patterned species, the male has more intricate patterns than the female. Fin shape is another clue.

Is discus a community fish?

Although they are community fish and safe with small fish, a community tank containing Discus only works if the conditions the Discus need are met first and foremost.

Can you keep discus with guppies?

Yes, the guppies should be quite compatible with the discus – i’ve done it myself – no problems. However, yes, the temp is generally too high for them & it will shorten their life span. It’s that’s a combination of fish that suits you, go for it !

Why are my discus at the top of the tank?

A fish may linger near the surface because he’s trying to breathe more easily. Remember, fish breathe dissolved oxygen—not oxygen that is already combined in the H2O molecule. Naturally, these dissolved oxygen levels tend to be higher near the surface, where interaction between air and water takes place.

Are discus schooling fish?

The first thing you need to know is that the discus fish needs plenty of space – not just because of its size but also because it is a schooling fish. Discus fish are happiest when they can swim around the tank with other members of the same species.

How old is a 3 discus?

Choose Your Preferred Size of Fish

Age of Fish Size in Inches
2 Months 2”
4 Months 3”
6 Months 4”
9 Months 4.5”

How long does it take for discus to reach full size?

Discus fish, kept in good conditions, can live for up to 15 years and reach sizes of up to 20 centimetres / 8” in diameter! They are fully grown at the age of approximately 2 to 2.5 years!

Why do my discus hide?

If you see that they are hiding even at night, it could be a sign that they are unhappy with their environment. A small change in the placement of the tank could be all it takes to make your Discus more at ease. Another of the important Discus fish secrets is that Discus can be susceptible to disease.

What is the price of discus fish?

Violet Discus Fish, Size: Normal, Rs 400/piece Hiran Fish Aquarium | ID: 3289523812.

Can you put discus in a 30 gallon tank?

Registered. a 29 gallon tank is fine for young discus. i would find them a larger tank before they get anywhere near 4 inches. they need space to swim in order to be happy.

How many discus Can I put in a 4 foot tank?

Registered. I have a typical 4 foot long 55 gallon tank in which I have kept 5 discus no problem. you should be fine with the 4 that have been recommended to you.

Can discus live in tap water?

Tap Water. To keep Stendker Discus most of us in the UK will have the water we need straight out the tap, no need to soften it, no need to adjust the pH, just clean it up and use it. The fish are bred in soft-water, but raised in German tap water and have been so since 1966.

How old is a 2 inch discus?

A 2 ½ inch discus fish is only three months old when they are shipped to customers. The growth rate from 2 ½ inch to 4 inch keeping the fish in a small aquarium will only take four more months.

How often should I feed my discus fish?

The question we are asked most often is, “What do you feed your discus, and how often do you feed them.” Discus enjoy a varied diet consisting of high-quality nutrients, but they also like their goodies. Adult discus are fed twice daily, and younger fish are fed three times a day or more.

How do I know if my discus is happy?

A healthy Discus should always be lively, should have their fins open, and curious about what’s going on inside the tank and… outside. It’s attention towards the exterior is a good sign. Of course, we’re talking about a “shy” fish so its curiosity will not ever be comparable with that of a carp, as an example.

How do you change discus water?

Discus Tank Maintenance – Water Changes

How many discus Can I put in a 40 gallon tank?

4 fish would do ok in that. I personally wouldn’t keep any less than 4 in anything less than a 55G. If the tank was totally bare, I would keep 6 in a 55G. A 75G planted with 6 discus in it would be a good start…