What You Need To Know About Discus Fish Tanks
There are tons of choices out there in the market, so how can you know which tank is the perfect choice for your discus?
- There are a few factors that you must keep in mind when buying discus fish tanks.
- The first question you need to ask will be how many discus fish are you going to keep? Obviously, the more you breed, the bigger the thank you are going to need.
- You do not have to buy a big tank for your discus if you are just going to keep a few of them. And remember that discus fish is a schooling fish. They tend to stay together in group. Therefore, do not just keep one or two of them in your tank.
- Next, consider on your budget. How much can you afford? If you can afford more, try to get a bigger size discus fish tank and breed a few of discus in them. With the extra budget, you can decorate and make your tank even more attractive.
- Discus fish is active, and it will tend to interact with its owner. Thus, it is always a better choice to get a bigger discus fish tank if possible.
- Budget is one of the important factors that will determine the way you are going to breed your discus. This is because keeping a discus fish can be an expensive hobby for most people.
Setting Your Discus Fish Tanks
- Before you set up your discus fish tank, make sure you already know what you are going to need to use for the process.
- After setting up your tank and adding tap water into the tank (I believe most of us will use tap water instead of RO water), you may want to add some water conditioner into the water as well.
- You can use RO filtration unit for your discus fish tank if you want to. It is a good choice, but not a necessity. It will cost you a lot if you are using it.
- What water conditioner will do is to take out the chlorine and other chemicals present in the water. You can use any water conditioner of your choice.
- Putting your discus fish tank in the proper position is another important factor in breeding healthy discus. You do not want to put your tank somewhere it will expose to sunlight.
- And if possible, choose a location where it has lesser traffic. Discus fish is active, but it is also a shy fish. If there is too much outside movement, your discus fish will tend to hide and may get scared.
- Finally, for the decoration of your discus fish tank, make sure you choose the right material for it.
- Putting a layer of rocks under the fish tank is fine, but you will have to make sure that the rocks contain no heavy metals that will increase the chemicals contained in your fish tank.
- If you plan to put some decoration into your discus fish tank, make sure you use those real and natural decorations. Do not use plastic material as decoration for your discus fish.
- You want to make your discus at ease by mimicking their environment. Use real live plants if you want to.