Discus, a wonderful tropical fish! Hope to own some day.

The Discus Book Tropical Fish Keeping Special Edition - Celebrating 25 Years!
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Discus fish are some of the most beautiful tropical fish, but keeping them can be challenging. Their environment is extremely important for these reactive fish. There are several key tips you can follow to keep Discus happy and healthy.
The discus fish is native to the Amazon River basin in tropical South America.
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Covering Fish Care for Discus, Cichlids and other Tropical Fish species. Natural Aquariums, Successful Breeding of Cichlids, Community Fish Aquariums, Filtration, Lighting, Suitable Plants, Special Recipes in the book for Preparing High Protein Fish Food to ensure your tropical fish are always healthy and thriving......... Freshwater Gallery - Poseidon Aquatics - Tropical Fish Wholesale Distribution - Gardena, California
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What other types of tropical fish can be successfully kept with discus? Cardinal tetras are probably the best companion fish for your discus aquarium. First of all, a group of cardinal tetras are simply beautiful tropical fish. They are fun to watch. Cardinal tetras are also very suitable with the warm, acidic water that discus like. Finally, cardinal tetras are dither fish. Dither fish can have a strong calming effect on more timid, larger fish like discus. The small dither fish swim back and forth in the aquarium, out in the open. The discus notice that these small fish seem secure in their environment. That gives them a signal that everything is safe in their enclosed environment and allows them to come out into the open without any fear. If you ever have shy, skittish discus that always seem to hide, you might want to add a school of cardinal tetras to your aquarium.3. Tip number three is to regulate the temperature of the water. Discus are a tropical fish. They thrive in water temperatures at around 84 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a heater in your tank will keep the water in the perfect temperature range for your fish.You should avoid keeping large tropical fish that can intimidate discus or will compete aggressively with them for their food. Fish like oscars, piranhas, severums and flowerhorns fall into this category.There are many color varieties of Discus to choose from with many more being introduced all the time. If you are interested in this fish, be prepared to spend some jack on this one of a kind tropical fish. If you're on the market to buy Discus, there are many online websites that specifically sell Discus. Shop around and get recommendations from others for good places to buy them.The Discus fish is known as the King of the Aquarium. Perhaps the most beautiful of all tropical fish, the Discus fish is also one of the more difficult tropical fish to keep and is not recommended for beginners. Discus require excellent water conditions, frequent water changes and higher water temperatures than most other tropical fish. Most successful keepers house their Discus in a species only tank because of the high water temperature requirement.This Book is for all Tropical Fish Hobbyists and enthusiasts. Where you will find inside the book proven methods for the successful keeping of any tropical fish, always healthy and disease free......