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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-28-2009, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Question Discus questions!

We have a 46g (I think that's the size, not completely sure) bow front aquarium that has:
1 Discus (full grown, around 7", I'd estimate)
8 - 10 neon tetras
5 glofish
1 small pleco
4 cory cats
1 gourami
3 glass catfish


My roommate really wants another Discus to add. We'd probably have to get a good sized one because we don't want the one we have to pick on a smaller one. The discus has left the other fish alone.


I'm mostly wondering whether he'd be better off as the only discus in the tank or if we should get another 1, maybe 2? I know the general 1" per gallon rule but I'm more worried about whether discus get along with each other.


Any info would be appreciated, thanks!

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-29-2009, 12:52 AM
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If it was my personal tank, I wouldn't get another discus because it seems about fully stocked already. Discus need very good water quality (as I'm sure you know) so you can't add too many fish. As for them not getting along, it's hard to say because it depends on the individual fish but you're right, there's a good chance that the original one will bully the new one. I wouldn't risk it but if you do, move the decorations around so that the old one doesn't get as territorial.




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