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How many gallons does a discus need?

Last Updated: 9th January, 2020

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10 gallons per adult discus is recommended butyoucan have a few more if you do daily water changes to keep thewaterquality at a premium. You can also fit more juveniles in thanadultdiscus so if you have multiple tank syndrome you can alwaysget morenow and as they grow move some around.

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Moreover, what size tank do you need for discus?

If you keep a pair of companions with plants,thenyou require a 65-gallon tank. Recommendeddimensionsare 40” x 20” x 20”. The two fishshould beof the same size and at least 14 cm long.Rearing group ofdiscus will need a 50 gallontank for 10fish.

Also, how many discus Can I put in a 36 gallon tank? You are basically correct. When your discusarefull grown and if they pair off you'll want to put one pair in a29gallon.

Beside above, how many discus Can I put in a 30 gallon tank?

A 30-gallon tank size is ideal for3discus fish. You can keep them, breed them and care forthemin the best manner by cleaning theirtankregularly.

How many discus Can I put in a 55 gallon tank?

If one cleans their tank and gravel once every5to 7 days on a regular basis, completes a 25% water change,anddoes not overfeed, you can stock a 100-gallon tank with35to 40 adult Discus fish. This stock level will resultinyour Discus fish growing evenly.

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Caridad Lodos

Professional

Are Discus hard to keep?

Discus that you find in your local store arenotwild caught and are most likely kept in your regular tap waterandshould not be much harder to keep than any other fish.Getsome driftwood for the tank, keep up with yourwaterchanges, and feed them a good/varied diet, and nothing elsetoit.

Mujahid Tuenissen

Professional

Can discus live in tap water?

All Discus will live in water prepared byareverse osmosis filter - but do they all need it?Muchwill depend on the water your fish have spenttheirlives in prior to reaching your tank. Wild Discuswillrequire soft, slightly acidic water and generallythe onlyway to achieve this is to use a reverseosmosisfilter.

Cristelle Twiggs

Professional

Can you keep one discus by itself?

In fact, the discus fish are said to be shy.Theywill only thrive well in an aquarium with a groupofdiscus fish and not quarrel at all. The discusfishshould not be kept alone as they need company and livingalonemight stress them out, eventually leading totheirdeath.

Isabelo Badosa

Explainer

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

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

Giulia Wehmeier

Explainer

Can you keep angelfish with discus?

Angelfish and discus are goodcandidatesfor blackwater aquariums. However, whether theycan livetogether in an aquarium depends on several thingsand whichaquarist you listen to. Angelfish anddiscusare both cichlids. This should be enough tokeep them apart,but some aquarists have kept them in thesame tank.

Gratiniano Yushmanov

Explainer

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

a 4' 300 liter tank should be abletoaccomadate this. Yep. 48" x 20" x 24" is smallest tankIwould keep bunch of discus in but Id start with 6 adults.Ihave a typical 4 foot long 55 gallon tank in whichIhave kept 5 discus no problem. you should be fine withthe4 that have been recommended to you.

Shanika Golenhofen

Pundit

How long does it take for a discus to reach full size?

So, to get a discus from 2.5" to 6"shouldonly take about 6-8 months if everything isdone right andyou know how to do it.But on average, theywill reachthe 6" size range within 10-12months.

Ica Bonacasa

Pundit

What kind of fish can you keep with discus?

Angelfish are also very quick eaters and might causeyourdiscus to miss out on food. Avoid fish thatdon't likewarm, acidic water that discus prefer. So don'tputany African cichlids in with discus. Also don'tputneon tetras in with discus since they prefer muchcoolerwater.

Chadia Pinardo

Pundit

Why are discus fish so expensive?

Discus fish are so expensivebecausebreeding and keeping them requires some of the most laborintensivefish keep practices known. Breeding discus,however,requires more care, very good water conditions, lessfish inthe tank and the expensive bigger ones areprobably a yearor so old.

Dunixe Schmedke

Pundit

How long can a discus go without eating?

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

Xiaohua Egitto

Pundit

Can I keep discus in a 29 gallon tank?

a 29 gallon tank is fine for youngdiscus.i would find them a larger tank before theyget anywherenear 4 inches. they need space to swim in order to behappy. youdont need to be doing compulsive water changes twice aday tokeep these fish.

Valerijus Bakshansky

Teacher

How long do discus fish live for?

12) Discus Fish can grow to 9 inches andwilllive up to 10 years. 13) Different colors andpatternscan be kept together and will freely breed together.14)While Discus Fish do not technically school andwilldo fine by themselves, we recommend that they be keptingroups of at least three.

Theodore Coret

Teacher

How often should I feed my discus fish?

How Often Should I Feed MyDiscus?Under 3 months of age – feed ten totwelvetimes per day. 3 to 12 months of age –feed upto five times per day. Over 12 months of age–feed two to three times per day.

Shaohua Kut

Teacher

How many discus Can I put in a 60 gallon tank?

It's a pretty big discus fish and it requires55gallons of space per fish. Therefore, if we aretalkingabout a 60 gallon tank, you can only fit 1 royalreddiscus fish into it. These guys require the water tobebetween 79 and 86 degrees, with a pH level between 6.1and7.5.

Sheba Honoro

Reviewer

Can guppies live with discus?

can guppies live with discus fish. The twofishwill get along without problems but both need different typesofwater parameters thus causing difficulties with housing thetwotogether. Discus should preferably be housed in anallDiscus tank.

Gyunay Fraundorfner

Reviewer

How much is a discus fish?

Live Aquaria lists Discus fish that arepricedfrom $48.99 all the way to $239.99 while Discuss MadnesslistsDiscus fish $40 to $179. On the other hand,DiscusGuy offers fish starting at $17.95 and going upto$185.94.

Abdelkadir Lecumberri-Unciti

Reviewer

How big can discus grow?

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 ofapproximately 2 to 2.5 years!

Ailene Usunariz

Reviewer

Are discus schooling fish?

Discus fish are happiest when they can swimaroundthe tank with other members of the same species. You shouldhave agroup of at least five, or ideally a school of up totenfish. A school of discus fish will behappiestin a tank measuring at least 500 litres.

Lamin Lena

Supporter

How many Discus are in a 200 Litre tank?

So we recommend an aquarium of 180litresas an absolute minimum size, and in this you can housea group of10 juvenile Discus. 10 adult Discus (14cm+) withoutcompanion fish and minimal plants / bog wood etc willrequire aminimum of 350 litres.