Friday, July 15, 2005

discus

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I have a 4" Discus in beautiful health; it lives in a 55 Gal. tank with a variety of other fish.I introduced a smaller discus, but he is scared of everyone. The bigger Discus keeps him in check and he hides in the back corner behind a plant. I can see he is stressed out, what can I do to make him feel more comfortable and less shy? how can I keep the two discus with no problems? Thank You
Frankie

Thursday, 13 October, 2005  
Blogger Charlie said...

Hi, Frankie~

What is happening is simply a fight for domination in your tank. discus do well as a matred pair, ore in groups of 4-6 as juveniles. However, what you have here is a larger discus attempting to assert his/her territorial rights to the tank. You didn't state what other fish or how many you might have in your tank, and that would be helpful.
The easiest solution is to add several more discus juvies to the tank and see if this lessens the situation. Because discus can be expensive, this might not be an option for you. The other alternative is to move the smaller discus to a new tank where it will feel less threatened.
For the interim, keep a close eye on the pair, and watch for any signs of major agression. If you notice that the smaller discus is being attacked by the larger, and there is damage to fins, etc, then it is best to separate them.

Hope this helps!

Peace,

Charlie~

Friday, 14 October, 2005  
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Wednesday, 14 December, 2005  

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