The Discus.com Learning Center

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Freshwater Stingrays as Discus Tankmates
Freshwater stingrays originated from the Amazon River system just like most of the other aquarium fish. Even though they are considered to be a docile species, they are known to be the cause of injuries to people more than any other animal in the system.     Appearance
Wooden Aquariums
In the past, one wouldn’t imagine an aquarium made of wood. This is basically because of the common knowledge that water destroys wood, but then again, so is steel yet it has been in use for making aquariums. But now things are changing as people have explored and found out that wood is indeed a... Read More
Transporting Live Fish
Introduction   When it comes to keeping fish in an aquarium, movement from one point to another will eventually turn out to be inevitable. Whether it is moving the fish for a short or long distance, great care must be taken. This is because fish are very delicate and if they are handled... Read More
How to Reseal an Aquarium
How to Purchase an Aquarium that Fits Your Needs
General Aquarium Maintenance
Good aquarium maintenance practices will lead to a healthy aquatic environment and thriving fish. Expensive and time-consuming problems can be prevented by spending thirty minutes on maintenance every other week. The biggest factor for maintenance is tank stability. As long as everything is... Read More
Fish Fungus
Fungus consists of fine white threads known as hyphae that pass through organic material. These hyphae form distinctive patches on fish that resemble cotton wool.   Pathology   The fungi involved include species of Achyla and Saprolegia, often referred to collectively as water molds.... Read More
Cloudy Aquarium Water
Cloudy Aquarium Water   The issue of cloudy water can be a baffling phenomenon for many aquarium owners. Unfortunately, there is no single answer as to why your aquarium water is cloudy because there is no single cause. However, based on the color and circumstances under which cloudy water... Read More
How to Clean Aquarium Substrates
Aquarium substrates form a critical part of your fish tank. It serves not only as a decoration, but also as a filter. Because of this, it tends to harbor a lot of debris and waste. Cleaning gravel involves the process of removing some aquarium water. Because of this, most aquarium hobbyists will... Read More
Discus Tankmates Compatibility Chart
Catching and Harvesting Wild Discus
Introduction Discus fish are found in Southeast Asia and South America around the Amazon. Discus can’t survive in most of the Amazon, where the water often flows too quickly or is not clean enough. However, they are found swimming in very clean water and in small, Blackwater rivers and lakes,... Read More
The Natural Habitat of the Discus Fish
Introduction   Discus fish are widely recognized as some of the most colorful freshwater aquarium fish, which makes them incredibly popular among hobbyists. If you hope to keep discus fish successfully in a captive environment, it’s important you understand their basic needs and tank... Read More
Frequency of Discus Water Changes
Introduction   Clean water is a key to discus fish health. A clean tank with a constant exchange of new, fresh water will work wonders for your discus’ health. In this article, we will explain how to keep your water clean without requiring fancy equipment like reverse osmosis filters.  
The Number of Discus to Safely House in an Aquarium
How many discus can I safely keep together is a very common question I receive from many discus keepers.   If you search online you will see many conflicting responses.   How many discus you can keep together is not a one number answer. There are many factors to consider before being able... Read More
Discus Food Recipes
Discus fish thrive greatly on a number of food types. These include beef, veal, turkey heart, fish fillets, shrimp and liver of beef/ turkey. Below are some of the common recipes for making these food types for the discus fish.   Discus Food Recipes 1: Beef Heart and Shrimp   Ingredients... Read More
How to Move or Transport an Aquarium
You may need to move your fish tank/aquarium in some situations, say when relocating. Moving your aquarium can be a tedious task, but with a little planning, the correct handling, and the proper supplies, your fish should make it to their new home with minimal upset. The following guidelines... Read More

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