Can you keep DISCUS with ANGELFISH?

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E.V. Emmons
E.V. Emmons - 2 years ago
I watched your discus video where you acquired them and honestly, I'm not shocked that one of the discus died. It's a miracle the second one survived this long and judging from the look of it, it won't live long. It looks sickly and terrified. You were talking about massive water changes on the weekend, and putting angels with them. Angels are aggressive and would spend most of their time terrorizing the poor discus. Discus are shy and would be easily bullied by the Angels. Discus and Angelfish are both schooling fish. You need several for them to be happy and you most certainly NEVER keep them together. Watching your discus videos is nothing short of horrifying (especially how you introduced them to the tank; you never dump fish out of the bag like that). Discus require acidic water around 6.3-6.8ph range and their temp requirements are higher than average fish, preferring it in the 80's and even into the 90's if they're unwell.
Anders Thanos
Anders Thanos - 2 years ago
Hi !! Discus do best in schools, you should get 6 as a minimum to do well, and water change should be done 2-3 times a week on around 50% every time, he will die alone .... get 5 more and he will recover
Arlet Hernandez
Arlet Hernandez - 2 years ago
And if you do want discus with angelfish I would recommend you put the discus in the tank first then put the angelfish because angelfish are more aggressive and won't be territorial to the discus
Arlet Hernandez
Arlet Hernandez - 2 years ago
Discus don't like to have a variety of different types of fish I have three discus with Cory catfish and cardinal tetras and they are doing so good
Uganav Bsbdnd
Uganav Bsbdnd - 2 years ago
The discus could possibly have internal parasites regarding the white poop, but anyway I really love your channel dude and I hope that you have better luck in getting this discus healthy
OM OM
OM OM - 2 years ago
When you said that they will not outgrow the tank you forgot to say that theyr organs will continue to grow
Garry Mcgrath
Garry Mcgrath - 2 years ago
The simply answer is yes cause I've been doing it for 25 yrs
The One
The One - 2 years ago
Angel fish, severum, festivum, discus, and chocolates all cohabitate nicely in the wild. You just need to add 2-4 more discus the same size in your tank. Also, white string poo, means they have internal parasites. Nls heck shield along with epsom salt will remove it after 3 days, followed by a big water change on the 4th or 5th day. Stress coat helps with stress a lot on big water changes.
The One
The One - 2 years ago
It's called growth hormones that fish put out that causes them not to grow. It has to be removed with a 10-30% water change when growing fish out. Other than that, I dint worry about it too much if I miss a water change because I get perfect readings all the time and it's because I use nice filters that move a lot of water and I strickly use marine pure and biohome as my biological media. I can go 6 weeks with out a water change if I wanted to because I only have a very small trace of nitrate at that point. Since I have fish that I need to grow out, I do a 50%water change weekly or biweekly. BTW, in the wild, discus don't have pure crystal clear water. They prefer black water and subdued lighting and stable water conditions the most.

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Garry Mcgrath
Garry Mcgrath - 2 years ago
Worm the all you fish. You will probably find the discus will start eating again
becky
becky - 2 years ago
How big is this tank? I want to make a angelfish tank what is the minimum size? Is sponge filter OK?
Occam's Razor
Occam's Razor - 2 years ago
AND the answer is: NO! ….Angles can be carriers of Hair Worms. Although no effect on the Angels. But Hair Worms are deadly to Discus! I have first hand knowledge on this and an expensive one !!
heather kerns
heather kerns - 3 years ago
Oh and yes, 75 % water change is too much in a once a week, shocks them, try doing 25 % 50% weekly or 10 % two or three times a week.
heather kerns
heather kerns - 3 years ago
I commented before and watched the video again, its not that he is with angel fish that he is sick or not happy, they are not seeming to pick on him but he needs a school of discus with him, you need at least 4 all together, he is lonely for his own kind, I would sell him or get a new tank with three more of his kind and add him to that, or try to add at least another to that tank to see if it helps.
Lolita Cooksley
Lolita Cooksley - 3 years ago
You have some lovely fish but you are making some obvious mistakes! You should not keep angelfish and discus ever the angelfish are too aggressive, you should never keep les than 3 discus together, 5 is better and you should never do 75% water changes unless something catastrophic has happened! Such big water changes stress out fish and are likely to cause major swings in water parameters. Smaller frequent changes are the best.
ardmovies
ardmovies - 2 years ago
thi is not a bash, but I do 75% WC weekly. It should be ok if you monitor the different between water out water in temperature, pH, and used a good water conditioner. Mine is heavy load community tank with oranda, lion heads, ranchu, tetras, gouramis, rainbow fish, pleco, corries, angel fishes, rainbow sharks, cherry barbs. There was no different before and after WC on their behavior and even they enjoy fresh conditioned water. But not to forget having a good filtration and using a good super dinitrifying bacteria. I do 75% to lowered nitrate. Fluctuation is a killer in fully established tank.
The One
The One - 2 years ago
Lolita Cooksley I disagree. I do a 50% water change every week.
heather kerns
heather kerns - 3 years ago
I would remove the discus and put him with a few more discus in a new tank but if you can't do that, I would sell him to someone who needs a bigger discus school, he feels out of place, you could try getting one extra but then again two is an odd number for them.
theklrdude oo
theklrdude oo - 3 years ago
that discus is sick as a dog !
Connor Tierney
Connor Tierney - 3 years ago
I'm thinking of adding 2 discus with my angelfish I would get more angelfish but I don't want her to lose her personality
Missy Merkin
Missy Merkin - 3 years ago
Sorry about your discus. I know the heart wrenching feeling when you know a fish you love is so far gone it's just a matter of time. I'm surprised the breeder would let customers only buy two. If the breeder was close by I would have just given it back so it had a chance.

This why I don't keep gouramis anymore. They are fine for few months and then start wasting away. I know about dwarf gourami disease but if they all get it I don't see the point. I had a couple like yours so I hope yours stay healthy.

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Isaac  Lim
Isaac Lim - 3 years ago
I have a discus that is way more aggressive than my angelfish when it comes to feeding time. it would even chase the angelfish
Will marine
Will marine - 3 years ago
the Baltimore aquarium does it and they are one of the largest aquariums in the U.S.
Matthew Xia
Matthew Xia - 3 years ago
discus is depressed it is al brownish and look sad and unwell
E.V. Emmons
E.V. Emmons - 2 years ago
That fish is sickly and not doing well at all. It needs better conditions, the angel needs to be removed and the discus needs more of its kind with i.
THE HOLY BUTTFUNGUS
THE HOLY BUTTFUNGUS - 3 years ago
Matthew Xia you can tell if a fish looks sad as they have no facial expressions maybe through behavior and body language but that would mean the fish is unwell not "sad" and also there are many discus color variants you clearly have not seen a wide variety of discus
,They all aren't yellow with bold white or electric blue they can be browns and grays.
MELODY MUNRO
MELODY MUNRO - 3 years ago
Iv'e been looking into discus and angels together as well...am yet to find a single forum or website that recommends it...all say it's not a good idea because angels are more aggressive...around food and behaviour....which seems to support what you are encountering in your tank...looks like I might have to just get another tank....what a shame...lol.
Wizardkarp Gaming
Wizardkarp Gaming - 3 years ago
my discus had the same problem aswell and didnt eat for 3 weeks but i was able to get him back yo normal by using epson salt everytime i did a water change and using medication containing praziquantel. i also only have one discus and keep him with angelfish and dont think it has something to do with tje angelfish being aggressive eaters. hope this helps
Felix247
Felix247 - 3 years ago
Discus do not live with angelfish discus come from the Rio nenae and angel fish come from Colombia
aa aa
aa aa - 3 years ago
Just because fish don't from from the same region doesn't mean they cant be kept together....just like you wouldn't put a south American leaf fish with cardinal tetras in the same tank even though they come from the same bodys of water.
Young Money
Young Money - 3 years ago
The colors and shapes of the discus are why I've always wanted two. I've saw yellow and coral colored discuss. I have always wanted two of these fish but I read about how they are hard to care for. They have to be kept at a warm temperature or they'll die with a sudden drop in temp..
Fizzy Jesus
Fizzy Jesus - 3 years ago
Hey, I've been watching for a while and the question just came to me; do you sell your angelfish fry online? And if so, where?
MasterAquatics
MasterAquatics - 3 years ago
Hey! Thanks for your support. Means a lot! I have sold on ebay in the past. When the ones I have get a little bigger, I will sell a few online.
Debbie Clayton
Debbie Clayton - 3 years ago
Sounds like the deceased discus had internal worms. Maybe consider treating with prazipro or praziquantinal.
MasterAquatics
MasterAquatics - 3 years ago
check out this video of me responding to your comments!

https://youtu.be/sZkrc7zXJ9Q

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Napoleon Dynamite
Napoleon Dynamite - 3 years ago
Amazing Fish
Pup314
Pup314 - 3 years ago
Try the new Bug bites to feed the discus. Also get some cheap discus from a chain store just to give the one you have some company. I'd say 3-4 more. Also feed the angels and then pllace some sinking wafers of algae on the other side for the discus to discover later.
Mike Hamada
Mike Hamada - 3 years ago
Hay master Aquatics: have you ever bred discus before ? If not then, do you have plans to do so ?
J Dolo
J Dolo - 3 years ago
how much for 6 Angels
Barron Tropicals
Barron Tropicals - 3 years ago
love the set-up just subbed you.
Undead
Undead - 3 years ago
I love that discus, the brown and blue is just so pretty!
Deon 0026
Deon 0026 - 3 years ago
I'm so interested in getting me some discuss. They might be like most fish and are finicky eaters when new to a aquarium.
Deon 0026
Deon 0026 - 3 years ago
Yeah I see some $250 for 5 inch
Mike Hamada
Mike Hamada - 3 years ago
Deon 0026 they're very expensive, even the common breeds.
MasterAquatics
MasterAquatics - 3 years ago
Deon 0026 they require a lot and are expensive lol
twentyonebeeboswearingfedorastotheblackparade :
twentyonebeeboswearingfedorastotheblackparade : - 3 years ago
im getting a 64 litre or 17 gallon tank would i be able to keep a clown pleco in there with some mollies or guppies
twentyonebeeboswearingfedorastotheblackparade :
twentyonebeeboswearingfedorastotheblackparade : - 3 years ago
Mir Sadek ok thanks
Mir Sadek
Mir Sadek - 3 years ago
Taylor Odriscoll you should just dont over stock
twentyonebeeboswearingfedorastotheblackparade :
twentyonebeeboswearingfedorastotheblackparade : - 3 years ago
Funny Fish thanks
Funny Fish
Funny Fish - 3 years ago
Taylor Odriscoll I think so but don’t take my word on it
Lizards'n Spiders
Lizards'n Spiders - 3 years ago
My angelfish is pretty shy tho, he is in a community tank so he does pretty well
twentyonebeeboswearingfedorastotheblackparade :
twentyonebeeboswearingfedorastotheblackparade : - 3 years ago
second
Gaybo
Gaybo - 3 years ago
Your discus has internal parasites,
The long white poop your other discus had where parasites.
It's hard to get rid of because most anti parasitic medications are in food form and they wont eat it because they have parasites!
Lizards'n Spiders
Lizards'n Spiders - 3 years ago
First?

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