Updated: Jun 28, 2022
This phenomenal Fish requires extra care in Writing itself...The dream of every serious aquarist to atleast keep one day a Dis
cus Tank for its sheer beauty and majestic looks...Its one of the finest creation of God. And also the most challenging to keep for a Novice and also for an experience Aquarist...
I thought of putting in some few points as to how to care for this beautiful Gods Creature. Truly the King of the Aquarium.
The checkpoints for Discus fish care are
Clean tank placed in a quiet place,
Isolation of new fish to protect the older ones from infection,
Maintaining water temperature between 84 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit,
Fish tank must have foliage to give them a feeling of their natural habitat,
Feeding right food in the right quantity,
Maintaining pH level between 4.0 to 7.0 using a filter
Changing water weekly.
Discus Fish Keeping And Care
These are not an easy pet, since they require certain water conditions that may not be provided in fish tanks by an inexperienced caretaker. The Discus fish as a pet must be handled by those who are passionate enough to learn how to properly breed and care them.
These fishes, are usually kept in a planted tank with CO2 injection, to maintain slightly lower pH that is around 6.8. Other options for housing these type of fish are bare bottomed tank, although this may not appeal to many as it is not as aesthetically pleasing as the previous tank.
The bare bottomed tank is considered by many, as an easier tank to keep them, since the feces of the fish and other debris can be cleaned easily. If you are planning to breed them, you should get a bare bottomed tank for your fish, so that the fry do not get trapped in
For breeding you need a young and
the gravel and die subsequently.
Bio Load And Bio Mass
Discus fish are a very sensitive breed, which can be highly affected by an unclean aquarium. Proper care must be taken to avoid bio-debris being collected in the aquarium. This debris can be due to the remains of the food offered to the fish, like live worms, beef heart, feed flakes and vegetable shreds. In addition to these, excreta of the fish can also accumulate to create this unwanted biomass.
For proper breeding, you must ensure that if some food is not consumed by the fish, it must be immediately removed from the tank with the help of a net, before it deposits at the bottom of the tank and dissolve and disappear in the gravel. If you fail to do this, bacteria, viruses, and other parasites may multiply on the organic matter and make them sick
For a Perfect environment for the Discus use discus Buffer from Seachem
Breeding Behavior And Pairing