General questions about types of fish

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by TaDah, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. TaDahValued MemberMember

    I have a lot of questions about fish most of the time. I would feel bad posting fish questions on someone else's thread xD so this is a thread I will have for myself (and others if they would like) about fishies :)

    My first question would be.. can you put Discus in an 55 gal tank with 4 tiger barbs and a red tail shark? If i have 2 other tiger barbs in a different tank can I introduce them to my big tank?

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  2. BornThisWayBettasFishlore VIPMember

    I personally wouldn't put tigers in with discus, or put a red tail shark in with discus, imo. Especially not in such low numbers of tiger barbs, which need a school of at least six but the more the merrier.

  3. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Discus do better in a species only tank as they are very sensitive to their environment.

  4. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    I would not do tiger barbs and RTS with a discus, they would be too aggressive for the passive nature of the discus.

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  5. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    Welcome to Fishlore! :)
    I agree with the others. If you want discus, you can have up to 6 discus in the 55 Gallon, the discus only and no other fish. Tiger barbs are aggressive and will probably Nip at the discus.
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  6. BornThisWayBettasFishlore VIPMember

    Oh yes, welcome to Fish Lore too haha!!! Lol, I'm so forgetful.......
  7. slayer5590Well Known MemberMember

    55 is too small for discus.
  8. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    No it's not, it's the minimum for up to 6 discus

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  9. slayer5590Well Known MemberMember

    I would like to see a 55 with 6 grown discus in it.
  10. TaDahValued MemberMember

    My tigers get harassed by my RTS.

    Would I be able to bring my 2 barbs from my other tank to the tank with my 4 barbs?

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  11. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    In your 55 gal? Yes
  12. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

  13. TaDahValued MemberMember

    Yes. I have 2 barbs in a smaller tank. Since I have 4 barbs in my big tank I just wanted to make sure I could bring them together. What would be the best way to move them from one tank to the next?
  14. TaDahValued MemberMember

    And are pictus catfish generally known as being an escape artist? I just found mine dried up on the floor :( this has never happened before :( I added a pleco last night and I guess he didn't like him :(

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  15. MtnTigerWell Known MemberMember

    Welcome to Fishlore! Got to say that I've never had a tank without a hood or lid.

    Sorry to hear of your loss. I've not know young plecos to be aggressive but my experience is with BN's. Sometimes activity outside a tank can startle a fish and cause them to take a "leap of death".
  16. TaDahValued MemberMember

    My tank has a hood haha just not by the pump. It's weird. First time he's done that :( I have never had a BN.
  17. hampalongWell Known MemberMember

    ... in your opinion. In mine a 12" wide tank is tiny for a 6"+ fish. You can do it in one, but not well...

  18. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember


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