Want to Buy How to Start a Discus tank?

Not a F1sh

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Nov 16, 2020
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Hello guys, I'm new to the site. I want to start keeping discus fish but i dont want to jump to the "speciality strains" right away. How much can i expect to pay for a 1 or 5 "ordinary" discus? I am located in Visayas. Salamat po!
 
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Hello! I'm also new and am wanting to buy discus too! I have kept 4 before so I can give you a tiny bit of info on discus. For a price, it really depends on how much YOU want to pay. I can go to one place and buy a 2-3 inch for $18 or I can go to another place and buy 5-6inch for $399. I recommend that you buy 4-5 inch discus for about $69 each. How big is your tank and how many discus do you want to buy?
 
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Goliath Tigerfish
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i had an empty 45g tall... went to aquarium co op - had baby discus and that was pretty much it -

raised temp to 85

tank is over filtered, heavily planted with pothos on top - watching nitrates closely and careful not to over feed -

they may not be in here for life as i’d expect to have to transfer them eventually...

GL!

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Not a F1sh

Feeder Fish
Nov 16, 2020
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Hello! I'm also new and am wanting to buy discus too! I have kept 4 before so I can give you a tiny bit of info on discus. For a price, it really depends on how much YOU want to pay. I can go to one place and buy a 2-3 inch for $18 or I can go to another place and buy 5-6inch for $399. I recommend that you buy 4-5 inch discus for about $69 each. How big is your tank and how many discus do you want to buy?
Thanks for the reply! The tank i have prepared for them is 48x18x18 and a 15G sump. So far from what i've read online they recommend getting 5-8 together so that is the plan. I want to get the cheapest discus for now since i am afraid i might mess up, they are not really cheap fish.
 

Not a F1sh

Feeder Fish
Nov 16, 2020
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3
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i had an empty 45g tall... went to aquarium co op - had baby discus and that was pretty much it -

raised temp to 85

tank is over filtered, heavily planted with pothos on top - watching nitrates closely and careful not to over feed -

they may not be in here for life as i’d expect to have to transfer them eventually...

GL!

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They look so cute and the colors are starting to pop! How many did you keep in your 45G tank?
 
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Goliath Tigerfish
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They look so cute and the colors are starting to pop! How many did you keep in your 45G tank?
just 3 - id presume i’ll get 3 more eventually and put them in a 75g or add this group to my misc tank -
 
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