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  1. NatCardiff88

    Help! Discus not eating,hiding and ball hanging out of anus - unsure if prolapse or disease

    Hi There Please can someone help and advise to treatment with my one discus. She’s been hiding and not eating tried using entice but no joy. She hasn’t showed any symptoms but now has a ball hanging out of anus. I want to treat straightway but unsure if this is a prolapse, hexamita or worms...
  2. S

    Discus is sick

    Hey everyone my Discus seems to be sick or something. He has actually been like this for a while, but it has just now seemed to get worse. Does anyone know what to do?
  3. V

    Discus substrate colours

    Hello, I have a tank with some discus fish. Initially I had black gravel and no backing and my blue diamond turned very dark almost black himself. I have removed the black and and ordered a light blue background. I was wondering if I use the dark blue gravel I already have should he lighten up...
  4. C

    Discus with indented/sunken belly but he is eating

    hello everyone, as the title explains I keep Diskus and one of them is behaving weirdly. I’ve been reading posts on here about inflated belly’s and discus, but the causes never fit to mine. Has has a really sunken in belly and the head itself is pretty thin aswell. He is not bullied. Only the...
  5. quinnARIUM

    Worried Discus might have worms

    Hi everyone, I purchased 6 Discus about 5 weeks ago in my 75 gallon aquarium. Everything in the tanks is going well; the chemistry is good (pH: 6.5, hardness: 25, Nitrate: 5, carbonate: 20) and all fish are growing fast and healthy. But one discus, pictured below, seems to be a little skinnier...
  6. Chimchim

    Discus : Red Nostrils 🛑

    Hello, My discus has redness in the nostril area for the past few days. What should I do? Should I quarantine it? Here is my aquarium water test results : Tds : around 150 Nitrate : 10~25 Nitrite : 0.5 Gh : 4~8 Kh: 0 Ph: lower than 6.4 CL : 0 Water system: Reverse osmosis (RO)
  7. L

    How many Discus?

    Hi! I am thinking of keeping discus in my 180L tank. I just want to know how many discus would be suitable and if there are any suitable tank mates or not? I have bristlenose Plecs in there at the minute but that is all. Thanks, Luke 🙂
  8. Barry Tetra

    Skinny discus

    I have this discus for about 6 or 7 months now and this guy seems to be skinnier and skinnier. I’ve tried feeding him bloodworm 3 times a day and treat him with Metronidazole, do a daily water changes and he’s still skinny and probably have finrot. My question is; can Metronidazole kill any...
  9. Andy1966uk

    Can you ever have too much filtration

    Hi I have a 330ltr tank I am repurposing for a bare bottom discus tank. I currently have two Ehiem Pro 4+ 600s running on the tank. Probably already over filtered but also some redundancy. I loved a review on the OASE Biomaster, so I just bought a thermo 600, a real beast. I plan to swap out one...
  10. Barry Tetra

    Discus breeding tank; Blackwater vs bare

    So right now I have 6 discus in 53 gal blackwater tank, I wanted to breed discus as I have a pair that lays eggs every months (and eat em), should I change to bare bottom? (Note that bare bottom tank have sticker on the bottom to prevent discus stressing) @Lajos_Detari @Colin_T
  11. Captain holt

    Identifying discus varieties

    Hey guys, just wondering if I could please get some help identifying what varieties these discus are? I’m new to discus keeping and recently purchased these two to go alongside two other juvies. Additionally, when I bought the red one the black spots were covering almost it’s whole body but I...
  12. C

    Killifish in higher temperatures

    I recently decided to make use of the space in my Discus tank by introducing a killifish. I maintain my Discus at around 82- 83°F. Do you think its a good idea. There are lots of good hiding places for the killifish.
  13. Barry Tetra

    How to decrease aggression in discus tank

    Hi TFF I used to have 4 discus and yesterday I moved him to QT tank (other discus peck him and he wasn't able to eat) and he died due to stupid heater overheating like what @PheonixKingZ had experienced. Now my question is; How many discus is okay for 55 gal tank and should I buy more to...
  14. Barry Tetra

    Urgent! Discus not eating and pale

    As the title says The red discus live in 55 gal tank with other 4 Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 15-18 @Colin_T @Lajos_Detari
  15. Barry Tetra

    How many discus in a 48 Gal tank?

    Hello TFF :fish::fish::fish: I currently have 3 discuses in my 48 gal tank right now and they’re already paired up and layed eggs lots of time and not succesful with it, I wanna add more females to the tank so one of my male can pair with her. Back to the questions. How many discuses in 48...
  16. A

    How many discus in 250 litre tank?

    Hi, I want to put some discus into a 68cm tall 250L tank (66 US gallon tank or 55 Imperial gallon, no clue what people actually use) with an Aqua one 1400 UV ocellaris which is rated up to 400L tanks so I will have very good filtration and I will also have quite a lot of plants. I will also be...
  17. A

    Adding Rams with Discus

    I have a discus about 4" wide and I purchased a bunch of Ram cichlids to go into the aquarium. They are still in the quarantine tank but are almost ready to add to the bigger aquarium. My only worry is the size of the rams. They are maybe an inch long including tail. Are they too small at...
  18. H

    Discus fish

    Hello. I’m new to these forums so bare with. I’m quarantining 6 discus fish and they keep on twitching and rubbing against things so I thought it was something irritating them. They are eating just fine but peppering is getting more intense. They aren’t old enough to breed so it’s not breeding...
  19. Barry Tetra

    Discus lay eggs every weeks

    My discus lay egg every weeks but never got fries because they always eat after they laid their eggs, any Ideas? My discus already paired (Red discus-female, Heckel discus-male)
  20. T

    55 Gallon Stocking Ideas

    Hi, I have a freshwater 55 gallon tank that im re-doing and am uncertain what to stock it with. Here are some of the ideas I'm playing around with so far: - Discus with some sort of tetras - Angels with some sort of tetras Maybe add loaches too. Are these good combinations? What would be your...