What is the best filter media for discus?
Best Filters For Discus Fish Tanks
- OASE Indoor Aquatics Biomaster Thermo. Buy on Amazon »
- Fluval 407 Performance Canister Filter. Buy on Amazon »
- Penn Plax Aquarium Cascade Canister Filter. Buy on Amazon »
- Hydor Professional External Canister Filter. Buy on Amazon »
- AquaClear 110 Fish Tank Filter.
How do you keep stendker discus?
Stendker Discus are kept in TAP WATER, “yes”! TAP WATER this makes their care so much easier and means that almost without exception where ever you live in the UK you can keep these fish with a little understanding of their species specific care.
How do you prepare water for discus fish?
Discus prefer warm, soft, acidic water. pH should be between 6.0 and 7.0, with hardness between 1° and 4° dKH (18 to 70 ppm). Temperature should be kept between 82° and 86° F, although wild Heckel discus prefer water near 90° F. Use an Aqueon Aquarium Heater to maintain proper water temperature.
What size tank do I need for 2 discus?
What Size Tank Does Discus Need? As these fish need to be in schools of at least 5, a 50-gallon tank is the smallest tank they will thrive in. They prefer larger tanks, and upwards of 100 gallons means there will be less drastic changes in water conditions and they will have the space they desire.
Is RO water good for discus fish?
While Reverse Osmosis (RO) water is not required to successfully keep discus, for many it is an absolute necessity to breed them. To read our article on how to breed discus, Click Here.
Are sponge filters good for discus?
Our Discus Pro Sponge Filters are a must for any Discus tank whether it’s for breeding, a holding system, sales tanks or display tanks.
How long does it take for discus to settle?
Adult discus fish need time to adjust to a new environment and often wait for three to four weeks before eating.
How often should you worm discus fish?
Thus keeping your treasured discus free of parasites and intestinal worms, if treating once a month. Wormer plus is also much friendlier on your filter systems. Carry out a 35% water change wiping down all the sides of the aquarium.
Can I use tap water for discus fish?
The fish are bred in soft-water, but raised in German tap water and have been so since 1966. You can of course if you live in a soft water area or want to use RO water also keep them in soft water. Stendker Discus will acclimatise to any ph between 5 and 8, 7 to 7.
Can you put shrimp with discus?
Partly dwarf shrimp can be socialized with discus fish, provided there are enough hiding places for the shrimp. In addition, their number should be large enough, because certainly every now and then one can and will be eaten by the discus.
Can you keep discus in a 55 gallon tank?
Most discus in the common aquarium max out at 4.5-6 inches. Based on this size range, the minimum tank size would be a 55 gallon tank, but the bigger the better for these guys. 3-5 discus should be doable in a 55gal aquarium as long as water changes are kept up with.
How fast does discus grow?
They are fully grown at the age of approximately 2 to 2.5 years! To ensure the steady and stable growth of our discus fish, we recommend continuing to feed 3 daily meals of our STENDKER Discus Feed.