Discus fish have a very bad reputation for being difficult to keep alive. Discus are probably on the higher end of the price range so careful consideration of what is required to keep Discus is needed.
In this article we will tell you the truth and answer the question of whether Discus fish are truly hard to keep alive.
Let’s go to extreme’s for a moment and venture into the dog world. Most everyone is familiar with the giant Great Dane and the smaller Chihuahua. Deciding between both these dogs requires several obvious decisions before bringing one of them home. Some of them would be:
And so on… The same can be said about Discus fish. Deciding to keep Discus over Tetras or Oscars require you to understand the difference in care each species requires for a long healthy life.
Discus are no harder to keep alive than any other tropical fish when the proper knowledge and commitment is in place.
It is true, Discus require a bit more time and preparation. It is not as simple as sprinkling in some flake food and adding water only when half the tank has evaporated.
Here are some important points to consider about Discus:
These are just a few points to consider, if you have questions please ask them below in the comments.
Discus really are easy to keep alive, when those who choose to keep Discus as a hobby take the time to learn a bit before starting.
Keeping Discus as a hobby can be a very rewarding experience. Discus live for a very long time, they learn to recognize owners, can be hand fed and uniquely raise and feed their own fry.
Like anything you choose to take on in your life, take the time to learn as much about it as possible before taking on the commitment. I am certain thousands upon thousands of Discus have met their demise to inexperienced hobbyist who didn’t bother to read a book or search the internet for more information. And call it a guess, but I am pretty sure that these people are the first to complain about how delicate Discus are and how hard they are to keep.
Do your homework, Discus are great and easy to keep.
What questions do you have about Discus?
Have you kept Discus before?
What myths or rumors have you heard about Discus?