Discus And Angelfish In Same Tank?

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Hi, I have a discus and angelfish tank and I know that they are 'generally' peaceful. I don't really have problems with any of them except that occasionally one of my bigger discus' will terrorize the smallest one I have, which I bought a few weeks ago. It's not constant, but it's enough to concern me. And, of course, it's worse at feeding times, which makes me think it's just a hierarchial problem. Will the big discus lay off once his dominance is established? Or should I separate them? I have a 58 gallon tank by the way....
 

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Discus are usually peaceful toward each other from what I've read. I would've thought the angels would be the problem in that tank! How many discus and how many angels are in that tank?
 
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I know! I was more worried about my angels too. I have two angels and five discus. I know (from my experience at least) that if you get two discus of the same type (snakeskin with snakeskin or red turqoise with red turqoise) that they'll either become a mating pair or not get along, but all of mine are of generally the same size and all different types. Any thoughts?
 
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Yeah, they run high for such a risky and finicky fish to have. But you can't beat their beautiful colors and interesting behavior. If you have a tank that's been balanced for a long time and you take good care of it (assuming it's a community tank) then you should give one a try.
 

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Try feeding at several different places in the tank to make sure they all get food and cut down on bullying.
 

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