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Alright, so this is an issue with my 60gal tank. I have a set of 6 juvenile discus at 1.5in each. Everyone is doing fine for the past 2 weeks, but until recently on of the fish got really skinny, like you can see his bone outline. I always feed my discus frozen bloodworms, but mainly frozen beef heart and I change water every 2 days. As of recently I noticed that this discus is skinny because he hasn’t been able to eat any of the food whenever I observe them during feeding time.
My question is: Is it fine to use the marine hang in the back breeder box (extra large) to nurse this fish back to health? There is a little pump that connects to the base and flows water into it. I can not set up a tank hospital tank for him because my 20gal hospital tank shattered after my friends went to play baseball indoors
 
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Skavatar said:
should be fine.
Alright, thank you so much! Should I color the bottom black and fill the box with Java moss or is that just going to take up space? Thanks again!
 

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could you feed the other 5 then make a small mixture in a container and spot feed him/her with a syringe with a piece of airline on it? just putting an idea out there.. never owned discus.
 

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Grumpyfish32 said:
Alright, thank you so much! Should I color the bottom black and fill the box with Java moss or is that just going to take up space? Thanks again!
not necessary.
 
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kallililly1973 said:
could you feed the other 5 then make a small mixture in a container and spot feed him/her with a syringe with a piece of airline on it? just putting an idea out there.. never owned discus.
Oops I forgot to put that in the post, I’ve tried doing that before, but man the group of 5 discus are such aggressive feeders that when I try to do that they will quickly gobble the food lol. I even tried to get my friend to syringe the one discus while I feed the group of 5, but as soon as they see the other syringe appear in the water at least 2 of the rush for it lol.

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not necessary.
Alright thank you!
 

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ok sorry I can't be much help I hope #6 works out eventually for u... maybe do a slight overfeed and clean shortly after to be sure #6 gets some
 
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kallililly1973 said:
ok sorry I can't be much help I hope #6 works out eventually for u... maybe do a slight overfeed and clean shortly after to be sure #6 gets some
Thank you so much! Yeah I’ll probably stick to overfeeding then doing a quick gravel vac on the bottom of the tank. Thanks again for the suggestion
 

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