Neon Tetras With Discus?

Discussion in 'Discus Fish' started by Dave125g, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Dave125g

    Dave125gFishlore LegendMember

    I love the show tanked, but MAN THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO STOCK A TANK! Anyone see that episode? My 13 year old son was even shaking his head.
  2. Bettanewb

    BettanewbWell Known MemberMember

    My husband likes watching the show. I have yet to see that episode. Thats just craziness.
  3. Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    I have not seen that show but this episode sounds spectacular:bored:

  4. OP

    Dave125gFishlore LegendMember

    These guys really need to hire a stocking specialist. The tanks are great looking but there's a reason they never show the tanks 6 months after set up.

  5. Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    Hire us! We might not always agree but pretty sure there'd be consensus on this one ;)
  6. OP

    Dave125gFishlore LegendMember

    Tank temperature is never mentioned.
  7. fishfanmanValued MemberMember

    I think if you keep your tank at 82 max and keep the water very clean and aerated, neon tetras would survive.
  8. bigdreams

    bigdreamsWell Known MemberMember

    Not for long... They should have cardinals with discus, not neons, since cardinals can handle higher water temps.
  9. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    disagree , neons thrive in cooler water.
  10. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Those guys are the worst "actors" I know.
    A shame they'll never show a tank after a year ot so.
  11. OP

    Dave125gFishlore LegendMember

    Not only temperature , wouldn't discus eat neons and cardinals?
  12. NavigatorBlack

    NavigatorBlackFishlore VIPMember

    Shows like tanked, or a lot of the lovely coffee table books on aquascaping don't show what happens when real life kicks in.
    I worked with an aquarium for a movie once - a scene was shot through the glass into a room. They had a pretty pretty set up for the shot, but when I returned a few hours later to pick up the fish and plants, it was grey soup. They left the film lights on and cooked the tank. Their response was the living creatures were "just fish", and could have been part of the afternoon buffet with the shrimp and sushi they served. Expendable is the way of good TV.
    The money is made, and the fate of the fish is not their concern.
  13. vin

    vinWell Known MemberMember

    I could be wrong, but I believe those were Cardinals, not Neons. Certain Tetra species would do fine with the Discus. Although they'd prefer cooler water temps they'd be OK at the higher range and the school would need to be fairly large.
  14. NavigatorBlack

    NavigatorBlackFishlore VIPMember

    Discus and angels will eat juvenile neons and cardinals, but not fully grown adult ones.

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