Keeping Discus

Keeping Discus


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Discus in a company aquarium.

Not everything fits in a Discus aquarium. We should strive after a natural biotope.

  • The Aquarium:
    • The dimensions of a discus fish aquarium are 120x50x50 at the minimum. The larger the better his Royal Highness shows. And the better biological balance that is obtained.
  • Occupation:
    • In a fully equipped aquarium for discus fish you can keep as many fish in proportion to the number of liters of water it contains. As a rule we keep 50 liters of water for 1 fully grown fish. Pay attention to the fact that a discus fish is a shole fish.
  • Ground Cover:
    • In nature the discus has a dark bottom and back wall with lots of wood. But then the fish don't color too well. Better is a light bottom with a natural back wall. You can think of white sand or fine quartz pebbles.
  • Back wall:
    • There are enough opportunities you can think of. For example wood or a back wall of lava stone. Keep in mind that there should be enough hiding places for the discus (see back walls on the main page).

     

  • Stones:
    • Note that you only use lime-poor stones in your aquarium.

  • Wood:
    • The wood should be placed in such way that it looks like there are roots hanging in the water. (they are an excellent hiding place)

     

  • Plants:
    • In the natural biotope of the discus there are hardly found any plants. Plants that you can use in a discus aquarium are: floating oak leaf, watersla and the different sorts of Amazon sword plants.


These are only guidelines and you can and may deviate from them.

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