would this work??

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by melovefish, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. melovefishValued MemberMember

    i have 30 gallon tank 19in tall 30in long 12 in deep. i want to do live plants 2-3 discus and some tetras.diy wet dry and a bio wheel. is my tank not big enough for 2-3 discus. i guess what im asking is would tht setup work? if you need more info just ask , ill reply or update this. thanks to anyone who replys!! thanks:D
  2. FashoogaFishlore VIPMember

    In theory it would work...but if it's your first time fish keeping, you might want hold off until your confident enough or have the $$$ to fork over for those guys.
  3. melovefishValued MemberMember

    fork them over??? do you mean kill them
  4. LucyModeratorModerator Member

    No. :)
    Fork over means to hand over.
  5. Mer-maxWell Known MemberMember

    Yeah they are high. I'm scared to get them without life insurance lol
  6. luke355027355027Well Known MemberMember

    Really no. For two reasons.
    1. Discus are extremely needy fish and need pristine water conditions therefore they arent good beginner fish. If you do decide to get discus i would do a lot of research on them beforehand.
    2. I believe a 30 gallon is too small for discus.
    3. Is also about the tank discus need pristine water the bigger tank the easier it is to keep the water clean. A minimum tank size for discus is about 55 gallons.
  7. jetajockeyFishlore VIPMember

    This should be in a different section since it's in regard to stocking, that may be why you haven't gotten any responses yet (besides that it's only been a few hours).
    To answer your question, no, discus do not belong in a 30g, it could be doable as a breeders type isolation setup, but as a long term display tank I wouldn't try it. Discus are social and really should be in groups of 4-6 or more, and with water quality being the key issue for them, bigger is better. So I wouldn't even begin to consider them unless you had a 55g or larger to work with.

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