I'm new to Discus care. I have been in the hobby for many, many years, always with an interest in cichlids, however too intimidated to try something as complex as Discus. Late last year I decided it was time for a new challenge and I believe this is it. So after patiently waiting through Christmas, I headed over to collect my 6 guys from Rick today and saw the setup. His fish are amazing! Many different types and sizes but not a single sick fish in sight, and every tank is spotless. A great collection and real motivation to grow these little guys out.
My plan for the competition starts out as follows:
- 10 gallon tank to start - it makes water changes much easier.
- Temperature 30
- Daily water changes using water from my 70G reservoir tank (I keep this tank running continuously to support water changes in my 210G)
- Food - initially FD blackworms as they are accustomed to, then over time transitioning to a mix of FD BW, frozen foods and flakes.
Discus day 1.jpg
Long term plan - I plan to rehouse these to my 210 in several months time once they when they are a healthy size.
(Apologies for the phone pic quality)
Thanks for checking in!