Have you ever wondered what the fish was thinking on the other side of the glass, as he or she swims about. Fish use their body to talk to one another. With this said, there is so many different fish suggestions going on right in front of you. This makes the whole experience much more exiting, when watching fish in an aquarium.
I breed Discus fish as a hobby. Hard work results in a lot of rewarding time spent, watching these fish swim about. Their colors are just awesome in design. How the Discus mingles with the other Discus is just so interesting. Discus are a school fish, so they should be kept in pairs. When in large groups you will notice the family like characteristics of the Discus.
When Discus fish spawn, their babies attach to them, and feed off their slime coats for about a two week period. This is such a fascinating time in Discus breeding. I can watch these little fish for hours. My whole family enjoys the breeding time also.
Discus are said to be difficult to maintain. I found that if you keep the Discus in with only Discus, they do very well together. Ammonia plays a huge part on whether a fish lives or dies. Keeping the ammonia out of the tank is very important. I use sponge filters to maintain and control the ammonia levels in my Discus tanks. Sponge filters are one of the oldest filtering technologies that are cheap and efficient for Discus keeping. I change ten percent of the water weekly, or fifty percent monthly, either or. I keep my adult Discus tanks at eighty two to eighty four degrees Fahrenheit. One adult Discus needs at least ten gallons of water to swim and feel comfortable. If you over crowd these fish, stress will set in, and the Discus fish will die of a disease or two.
You can buy a simple test kit, to check ammonia weekly, to make sure your water quality is idea. I feed all my adult Discus with flake food. Buying flake food online in bulk rates is cheaper.
With this said, you too could enjoy hours of relaxing time gazing into the eyes of Discus fish.