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  • #301941

    JazzBora150
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    hi guys
    could i keep Symphysodon aequifasciatus with my Heros severus
    my tank is large and i only have 6 Heros severus 4 of which are juvenile its not a planted
    tank but has large stones in it with bog wood

    id appreciate your thoughts

    martin

    #346644

    JazzBora150
    Participant

    after trawling the internet in search of answers i think that i wont go
    down this route
    some reading has said its ok if tank is big enough
    and water is ok

    which they are

    but severums may bully discus purely because theyre close
    to them my severums are very placid but i cant predict what they may
    turn into

    pity the colours you can get are gorgeous

    but if its not good for the fish

    its not good for me

    #346649

    Bluedave
    Participant

    How bigs the tank mate?

    Discus need at least 10gal (45litres) each and need to be kept in large groups to spread aggression between them. I would suggest no less than 5 Discus in a tank which means you need a 50 gal tank at least. They do well with a few dither fish as well (a shoal of cardinal tetras etc). They also don’t like bright light and like a place to hide occasionally – very skittish – so an open tank isn’t the best.

    The severums would probably (definitely maybe, lol) be ok with the Discus EXCEPT when spawning as they are fairly placid until then.

    The severums get pretty big themselves don’t they? so you probably need a couple of hundred litres for them on their own.

    I wouldn’t risk it mate. Discus are fairly sensitive and easy to kill (which is a bummer because they are bloomin’ expensive!). If it was me I’d buy a new 500 litre tank, plant it out, get 8 Discus , a giant shoal of 50 cardinals, a few corys and a decent shoal of oto’s. pmsl

    #346661

    JazzBora150
    Participant

    72x24x18 lots of water c/w few rock and a few bits of bog wood

    quite an open tank plant is a no go coz the severums just rip them up for the laugh of it

    happy new year guys

    #346662

    Bluedave
    Participant

    Great size tank! You might get away with it…….but don’t blame me if you don’t, lol

    #346683

    JazzBora150
    Participant

    thanks bluedave

    i think ill pass on them

    i dont want to put fish in just to end up dead

    thx for the advice

    #346685

    Bluedave
    Participant

    probably for the best mate

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