Yay! 55 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Discus Fish' started by Atavar, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. Atavar

    AtavarValued MemberMember

    I must be doing something right.. I finally got a perfect score on water chemistry..

    Temp - 80F
    PH - 6.0
    Am - 0.0
    No2 - 0.0
    N03 - 0.0
    Chl - 0.0
    dGh - 1

    So now I suppose yur gonna tell me I need more tests.. lol
  2. BennyB

    BennyBValued MemberMember

    Congrats! You should always do more tests. I test my water every day when my mollies or platies are pregnant.
  3. ifixoldhouses

    ifixoldhousesValued MemberMember

    Temp is too low, 85 is optimal for Discus
  4. OP

    AtavarValued MemberMember

    Everywhere I have read so far says 80-82F for Discus.. says to raise to 85 to treat ich..
  5. ifixoldhouses

    ifixoldhousesValued MemberMember

    For discus fish, the ideal temperature value is between 82 - 88oF (28 - 31oC). They can survive at a temperature of 77oF (25oC) but their resistance to pathogens may start to drop.