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Why is protein important for my discus?
How much protein should I feed my discus?
What protein sources should I feed my discus?
Why are fats important for my discus?
How much fat should I feed my discus?
What fat sources should I feed my discus?
Why are vitamins important for my discus?
|A||Improves eyesight and healthy growth. Skin protector and fertility vitamin.||Eye defects and bleeding sores.|
|B1||Retrieves energy from carbohydrates and provides the brain and nerves with sugar.||Movement troubles and cramps.|
|B2||Aids with digestion of proteins for muscle buildup and protection for the mucous membrane.||Bleeding sores. Disturbances of the nervous system.|
|B5||Builup of various enzymes.||Gill problems.|
|B6||Important for the nervous system.||Movement troubles.|
|B12||Aids the digestive organs and the buildup of red blood cells, which are necessary for oxygen transport.||Anemia, apathy, and growth disturbances.|
|C||Helps with skeletal buildup and improves resistance to disease.||Gill deformity and susceptibility to disease.|
|D3||Regulates the intake of calcium and phosphorus. It is important for bone and skeletal growth.||Bone deformity (rachitis).|
|E||Stimulates the production of fertility hormones and stabilizes other vitamins and unsaturated fatty acids.||Infertility and liver fattening.|
|H (biotin)||Growth factor.||Growth disturbances, cramps, and lack of appetite.|
|K||Improves blood coagulation after injuries.||Bleeding, skin problems, and liver damage.|
|Choline||Digestion of fat.||Fattening of the liver.|
What quantity of vitamins should I feed my discus?
You’ll want to make sure that your discus receives a vast variety and sufficient dosage of vitamins. You can add a fresh multiple vitamin supplement to your discus’ meals and help ensure that your discus is supplied with vitamins. If you’re going to be freezing the food, add the supplement as the last step.
Be careful not to feed your discus an excess of vitamins A, D, E, and K. These vitamins are fat-soluble, while B-complex vitamins and vitamin C are water-soluble. Fat-soluble vitamins are stored in body fat and cannot be rapidly released, so there is risk of excess, which can become toxic to your discus. In fact, heavy doses of pure fish oils can produce hyper vitaminosis of vitamins A and D in discus. On the other hand, water-soluble vitamins can be rapidly released from the body, so there is no risk if they are given in excess.
What vitamin sources should I feed my discus?
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- Why should protein be a major part of your discus’ diet?
- Why does protein metabolization pollute aquariums while fat metabolization does not?
- What will you feed your discus to make sure they receive ample nutrients?
- What other articles under the Feeding section of the Learning Center do you want to read to learn more about what to feed your discus?