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Discus Fish Secrets- Top 5 Tips on Discus Fish

Discus Fish

What Secrets are These 2 Discus Hiding?

5. 50% Water Change Weekly
Discus have weak immune systems which makes raising them, at times, quite trying. Discus need cleaner water than many common fish can handle, so you generally need to do more water changes than a normal tank for discus to thrive. There are breeders that change 50% of the water daily! 50% weekly will suffice.

4. Discus Need Lots of Oxygen
Keep an outside filter and an inside sponge filter for extra aeration.The underwater gravel filter alone will not be enough.

3. Keep Nitrate Reading below 10
Not the 20-30 that most freshwater fish are fine with. Again, Discus are very sensitive to nitrate readings so keep them low. Read more…

Nitrogen Cycle Fish Tank | Fish Tank Nitrogen Cycle 101

AquariumNitrogen Cycle Fish Tank

Like all living creatures, fish give off waste products. These waste products break down into ammonia (NH3), which is highly toxic to most fishes. In nature, the volume of water per fish is extremely high, and waste products become diluted to low concentrations. In aquariums, however, it can take as little as a few hours for ammonia concentrations to reach toxic levels. Read more…

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Cold Water Fish Diseases | Complete List of Fish Tank Diseases

Cold Water Fish Diseases - Bacterial Gill DiseaseCold Water Fish Diseases

Fish tank fish are susceptible to a host of diseases. Here is list of cold water fish diseases:

Ammonia Poisoning Symptoms: Red or bleeding gills. Fish may appear darker in color and may gasp for air at the surface.

Bacterial Gill Disease Symptoms: This disease is difficult to accurately diagnose visually. Fish may breath heavily and show bright red gills. Fish may sit on the bottom of the aquarium or near filter returns at the water surface. Read more…

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