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How long does it take for discus to grow?

Last Updated: 5th January, 2020

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3 months

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Similarly one may ask, what size do discus grow to?

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

Additionally, how much should I feed my discus? Under 3 monthsof age – feed ten to twelve times per day. 3 to 12months of age – feed up to five times per day. Over 12months of age – feed two to three times perday.

Simply so, can stunted discus grow?

The fish remains the same size while others in the tankare growing. Can stunted discus fish grow totheir full potential? Once the discus is stunted, itcannot be grown to the fullest potential; however, somestunted discus can still grow to an average shape andsize.

What is the best food for discus fish?

Worms. Just like regular fish, your discusfish can also be fed bloodworms, black worms and also whiteworms. All these happen to be one of the best foods for discusfish in terms of nutrient content.

Related Question Answers

Pavel Basyrov

Professional

Can discus live in tap water?

All Discus will live in water prepared bya reverse osmosis filter - but do they all need it? Muchwill depend on the water your fish have spent theirlives in prior to reaching your tank. Wild Discus willrequire soft, slightly acidic water and generally the onlyway to achieve this is to use a reverse osmosisfilter.

Umaru Rolim

Professional

Why are discus expensive?

Discus fish are so expensive becausebreeding and keeping them requires some of the most labor intensivefish keep practices known. Breeding discus, however,requires more care, very good water conditions, less fish in thetank and the expensive bigger ones are probably a year or soold.

Ithaisa Krusen

Professional

How many discus Can I put in a 10 gallon tank?

To keep the discus fish in ideal conditions, alarge-sized tank is preferable. One fish per 10gallons of water would work fine for discus. Since thesefish like to live in a group of 5-6 discus, you would haveto provide them at least 50 gallons of water.

Blaise Runnebohm

Explainer

Can you keep a single discus?

As far as the size of the tank is concerned, a generalrule of thumb is to have a minimum of 50 gallons of water for asingle discus fish. For starters, we recommend thatyou keep a group 6 discus fish together. For that,you need to maintain a tank of at least 80 gallons ifyou wish to decorate it as well.

Diouma Oses

Explainer

How many discus Can I put in a 35 gallon tank?

Lets do the math 35 gallon tank, 3 discus,10 gallon per fish.

Rider Pradanos

Pundit

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

You are basically correct. When your discus arefull grown and if they pair off you'll want to put one pair in a 29gallon. Thanks for the reply Carol. Would it be okay to keep6 adult discus in the 40 gallon, or would this be toomuch?

Olha Carafi

Pundit

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

a 4' 300 liter tank should be able toaccomadate this. Yep. 48" x 20" x 24" is smallest tank Iwould keep bunch of discus in but Id start with 6 adults. Ihave a typical 4 foot long 55 gallon tank in which Ihave kept 5 discus no problem. you should be fine with the4 that have been recommended to you.

Brehima Niederschmidt

Pundit

How long can a discus go without eating?

We recommend not feeding the fish while you are away.Discus fish larger than 10 cm and other semi-grown fishcan survive quite well without food for 2-3 weeks.Larger and older fish can survive even longer, from 1 to 2months.

Agostinho Vickars

Pundit

Do discus fins grow back?

If those fins haven't regrown in three months,they're not likely to. If it really bothers you, you cantake some drastic action and trim them back to the damagedpart, and then the whole fin should regrow evenly.This is often done with wild caught discus, which oftenarrive with lots of fin damage.

Krish Unmesh

Pundit

How can you tell if a discus fish is male or female?

Males have thicker foreheads and lips. As yourdiscus grow, you'll be able to separate the men from theladies by the shape of their dorsal fins. A male's dorsalfin becomes pointed, while a female's maintains its roundshape and is usually shorter than a male's.

Lizandra Paschmanns

Teacher

How do you keep discus fish healthy?

To keep discus, keep them in a tank thatholds at least 10 gallons of water per fish. Install aheater and thermometer in the tank so you can keep thetemperature between 84 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, set up ahigh-quality filter in the tank to keep the waterclean.

Tula Bierstedt

Teacher

Grimanesa Anorin

Teacher

Can discus eat flakes?

Usually fish are ready to eat first thing in themorning and are more receptive to new food. discusneeds various protein diet,you have to feed BHM/GHM,antsegg,liveworms/earthworms,hikari discus bio gold(goodflake food),frozen dried bloodworms etc

Liudmyla Onestini

Teacher

What temperature should discus be kept at?

Temperature ~84°F
The optimum aquarium temperature forDiscus is around 82°F - 88°F (28°C-31°C).Note that higher temperatures such as these lower dissolvedoxygen and limit the number of fish housed in theaquarium.

Mamasa Volzgen

Reviewer

Is bloodworm good for discus?

The aquatic worms usually also have a very high fatcontent. But if you have a safe contagiousfree source I can't denythat they could be a good treat for the discus.Bloodworms, also known as red mosquito larvae. Theexoskeleton of the bloodworms can also get stuck in theintestines of small discus.

Constancia Enyagin

Reviewer

How many times a day do you feed discus fish?

Discus like a varied diet that contains highquality nutrients, but they like their goodies as well. Wefeed adults at least twice a day, and juveniles at least3 times a day.

Edi Chahid

Reviewer

Do discus have teeth?

The reason for this is their teeth, or lack ofteeth. Discus fish do not have teeth,but rather grinders in the jaw. During this process, many foodparticles fall to the bottom of the discus fish aquarium.Discus fish will expel water at foods resting on theaquarium bottom, then pick them up as they float.

Elitsa Silje

Supporter

Do discus fish eat algae?

Add an Algae Eating Fish:
Unfortunately, unlike most other popular aquariumfish, discus fish do not eat algae as a rule.The only really compatible algae eating fish that you coulduse are those that can survive in the same type of waterchemistry as a discus.

Zhenya Rionegro

Supporter

How do you feed discus in a community tank?

Feeding in a Discus Community Tank
Discus fish should be offered a staple diet ofhigh-quality cichlid flakes or pellets supplemented with live foodslike brine shrimp as well as frozen and freeze-dried foods.Discus fish will also enjoy fresh vegetables on occasion andmay even nibble at algae wafers.