Discus FAQs

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How to Increase Discus Fish Growth

How to Increase the Speed of Your Discus Growth If this is your first time raising discus fish, you may be wondering how to increase discus fish growth. When I brought my first group of discus home, I was anxious to see your discus grow as quickly as possible. I tried several methods, and finally, […]

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Breeding Discus fish – 5 Ways to Encourage Spawning

How to Breed Discus Fish Are you having trouble getting your discus fish spawn? If that’s the case, then you’re not alone! I used to have the same problem, and it took me a few tries and errors before I was ultimately successful in getting my discus to spawn. In this article, I’m going to […]

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Why Do Discus Fish Change Color?

Why Do Discus Fish Change Color? It is pretty shocking when you see your beloved discus change color, isn’t it? Once, I was feeding my discus fish and one of them turned from green to brown right in front of me. I almost dropped the fish food! Anyway, discus fish usually change color as a […]

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Why Do Discus Fish Turn Black

Why Do Discus Fish Turn Black? Did you walk by your aquarium and notice that your discus fish have turned black? Or, did you just buy a new discus fish only to have it turn black shortly after? Believe me, I know how confusing and frustrating this can be. After all, you thought you were […]

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Why My Discus Fish Darting & Dashing

Why My Discus Fish Darting & Dashing? I know the feeling. You’ve just set up your brand new discus fish tank and filled it with beautiful, healthy discus fry. You sit back and watch them swim around, admiring their gracefulness… when suddenly, one of them starts darting and dashing around the tank wildly! Now you’re […]

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How to Quarantine Discus Fish

How to Quarantine Discus Fish The quarantine your new discus procedure is the most crucial step in maintaining your healthy discus, as it reduces the risk of introducing disease into your main aquarium. I remember when I was very young, my first time getting discus fry, I was very excited to see them playing in […]

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Discus Fish 53 Different Colors [Full List]

Discus Fish 53 Different Colors [Full List] These discus fish are beautiful, elegant creatures that come in a wide variety of colors. My first discus fish was a blue one, and I was absolutely mesmerized by its beauty. I said to myself, “I need to get more of these fish!” So, I started doing some […]

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What Is the Ideal Temperature for Discus?

What Is the Ideal Temperature for Discus? In fact, there is a wide debate in the aquarium world about what is the best temperature for keeping discus aquarium. And you may be asking yourself, “Why is there so much debate on such a seemingly small topic?” The explanation for this is that discus is a […]

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How Can I Improve My Discus Fish Color?

How Can I Improve My Discus Fish Color? Do you have a drab discus fish? Believe me, I know how you feel. When I first got my discus fish, he was a dull brown color. I was so disappointed! I had seen such beautiful, brightly colored discus fish in magazines and online, and mine just […]

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Why Do My Discus Keep Eating Their Eggs?

Why Do My Discus Keep Eating Their Eggs? When you breed discus fish, you expect to see baby discus fish swimming around in your aquarium soon. But sometimes, you may find that your discus fish keep eating their eggs! In my few years of breeding discus fish, I have been through this a few times […]

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What Size Tank for Discus Fish?

What Is the Ideal Tank Size for Discus Fish? Do you just get your first discus aquarium? Or are you thinking about getting one (or a few)? If so, then you might be wondering what is the ideal tank size for your new scaly friend. The good news is that aquarium discus fish are relatively […]

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Discus Fish History

Discus Fish History Did you ever look at your discus fish and wonder about its history? In fact, this fish tale is full of twists and turns, going back to the very beginning. When I first started keeping discus fish, I was really interested in their history and origins. I wanted to know everything about […]

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How To Tell If A Discus Fish Is A Male or A Female?

How to Tell If a Discus Fish Is a Male or a Female? Do you want to breed discus fish? Or are you just curious about the gender of your discus fish? Either way, it’s important to be able to tell male and female discus fish apart. Although it can be difficult to tell the […]

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How Large Do Discus Fish Get?

How Large Do Discus Fish Get? Are you wondering how large discus fish can get? Well, this aquarium fish can grow to be pretty big! The average size for a discus fish is around 7 inches, but discus fry can grow up to 9 inches. So, if you’re looking for a big discus fish, then […]

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Can Discus Fish Live in a Community Tank?

Can Discus Fish Live in a Community Tank? Discus fish are social creatures that enjoy living in a community of freshwater tanks. However, keeping them with other fish can be quite challenging. When I housed my saltwater aquarium in a community of freshwater tanks for the first time, I fell in love with the way […]

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Are Discus Fish Aggressive?

Are Discus Fish Aggressive? Discus fish are cute buddies that can make a great addition to your home aquarium. But are discus fish little buddies aggressive? Generally speaking, discus fish are not an aggressive species. In fact, they are relatively peaceful fish that get along well with other fish. However, there are always exceptions to […]

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Are Discus Fish Hard to Keep? 

Are Discus Fish Hard to Keep?  If you are new to discus fish keeping, you might be hearing a lot of conflicting information about how difficult discus fish are to care for. In fact, discus fish are not difficult to keep – as long as you know what you’re doing! Still, keeping discus fish is not […]

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Why Discus Fish Are Expensive

Why Discus Fish Are Expensive Discus are kings of the freshwater aquarium with their bright colors and beautiful patterns, don’t you agree? But have you ever wondered why these fish are so expensive? In fact, these guys’ prices can go all the way from $17.95 to $540.00, and sometimes even more! If you’re thinking about […]

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Discus Fish Lifespan: How Long Do They Live For?

Discus Fish Lifespan: How Long Do They Live for? Are you afraid your discus fish won’t live very long? Relax! With the proper care, your discus fish can live for a decade or more. So, how long do discus fish live? In fact, the average lifespan of a well-cared-for discus fish is 10 years. But […]

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10 Reasons Why is my Discus not Eating?

10 Reasons Why is my Discus not Eating? Did you just purchase a discus fishes and are concerned because it is not eating? Or has your discus fry stopped eating and you don’t know why? Believe me, I know the feeling! Sometimes you might do everything right, and your fish still might not eat. As […]