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Discus keeping for beginners
Discus keeping for beginners
Discus keeping for beginners
Discus keeping for beginners
Discus keeping for beginners
Discus keeping for beginners
Discus keeping for beginners
Discus keeping for beginners
Discus keeping for beginners
Discus keeping for beginners
Discus keeping for beginners
Discus keeping for beginners
Discus keeping for beginners
Discus keeping for beginners
Discus keeping for beginners
Discus keeping for beginners
Discus keeping for beginners
Discus keeping for beginners
Discus keeping for beginners
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Discus keeping for beginners

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Kolkata Aquarium Club presentation on discus keeping

Kolkata Aquarium Club presentation on discus keeping

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  • 1. Discus Keeping for BeginnersKolkata Aquarium Club
  • 2. Origin of Discus : is South American Discus cichlid fish and this fish belongs to the Amazon River of Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. It is found primarily in still or slow- moving bodies of water, lowland of Amazonia where water turns blackish or brownish due to leaf litter and wood debris.Kolkata Aquarium Club
  • 3. General Myth : 1. Daily huge amount of water change 2. Disease prone fish 3. Slow grower , slow mover 4. Always have to keep hospital tank besideKolkata Aquarium Club
  • 4. Solutions : We have solutions for each problems. Making a discus tank is not too tough that many hobbyists think. Just learn about basic things, some tips and tricks about discus fish keeping.Kolkata Aquarium Club
  • 5. Aquarium we choose : Due to body shape discus moves more vertically than horizontally. Also discus is mid-level moving fish. Our goal is to provide them a high depth aquarium for them. In general 48-18-18 is an ideal size for discus tank.Kolkata Aquarium Club
  • 6. Stocking level & Compatibility : General rules says 10 gallon per adult discus & 7 gallon per juvenile discus with good filtration. Discus is compatible with very few fishes like corydoras sp. , tetra sp. (Neon , cardinal , Rummy nose etc.) . It’s always advisable to introduce other small fishes before introducing discus into your tank.Kolkata Aquarium Club
  • 7. Filter We Choose : Sump Canister filter Top filter Sponge filterKolkata Aquarium Club
  • 8. Water Chemistry : Stable PH level 0 ppm Ammo, nitrite level Dechlorinated water Water temperature at 30 degree Precaution during winter for WC schedule for water temp fluctuation.Kolkata Aquarium Club
  • 9. Types of Aquarium we choose : Graveled / Sandy tank Bare Bottom tank Planted tankKolkata Aquarium Club
  • 10. Graveled / Sandy Tank : Discus we choose Size of discus we choose Gravel we choose Water change schedule Food we chooseKolkata Aquarium Club
  • 11. Bare Bottom Tank : Discus we choose Size of discus we choose Water change schedule Food we chooseKolkata Aquarium Club
  • 12. Planted Tank : Different types of planted tank Plants we choose Size of discus we choose Food we chooseKolkata Aquarium Club
  • 13. Diet of Discus : Discus needs a better and various protein diet than other fishes. There are some good foods i.e. hikari discus bio gold, NLS discus food, sera discus granules, tetra bits, tetra crisps. Also you can feed them frozen dried bloodworms (occasionally). You can also feed them ant’s egg! This is one of the best live food for discus, as this contains no external or internal parasites.Kolkata Aquarium Club
  • 14. BHM / GHM Recipe : Goat heart / Beef heart (fat removed) – 200 gm. Fresh Prawns – 200 gm. Spinach (boiled) – 100 gm. Green Peas (boiled) - 50 gm. Garlic - 2 clove Multivitamins - ½ capsule Calcium - ½ capsule Spirulina – 1 tsp. GelatinKolkata Aquarium Club
  • 15. Disease susceptibility & How to cure: Quarantine process Deworming process Disease from External parasites Ich / White spot diseaseKolkata Aquarium Club
  • 16. Types of Discus : Blue strain White strain Red / Orange / Yellow strain Striated strain Spotted strain Albino strain High fin High body strain Wild caught strainKolkata Aquarium Club
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