Let's Discuss Discus
Perhaps you’ve seen them at your Local Fish Store (LFS). Maybe you’ve seen pictures of their beauty online. Or possibly this blog is your first time seeing them and you’re hooked! There is no denying that Discus are a beauty among the aquarium world. However, a quick Google search will lead you to believe that keeping these fish are difficult if not impossible. Such notions have lead Discus to be crowned by some as “King of the Aquarium”; an alluring fish reserved only for expert aquarists.
Well this is the first myth we are here to dispel. More difficult than your average freshwater aquarium? Sure. Impossible for the novice? Nope! The two key elements of any successful Discus aquarium are system stability and clean water. In fact, the first aquarium Mr. Krill & I established on our own was a 150 gallon Discus focused tank. Let me take a moment to introduce the gang.
Our Discus Campanions
This set-up has been up and running for a little over a year now. Everyone is growing and lively. We even currently have three mated pairs within the group who spawn frequently. It has been a fascinating past year of observing our aquatic friends and learning their distinct personalities. Nothing beats watching them swim up to greet you, or beg for food depending on your viewpoint.
In upcoming posts we will be discussing our aquarium and its maintenance in greater detail for those interested in beginning their own discus tank. We will address our set-up equipment, water change schedule, and feeding regimen.
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