As a fish enthusiast i think all fish are great and have their own distinct qualities and characteristics, As far as anyone's opinion is concerned i think that they should be able to keep what fish they want with out being insulted, with that said i feel that this site is a great place for ALL fish lovers to come and post questions and comments that are appropriate. If arguments start then it becomes a turn off for those people who are coming here to get and give information on the thousands and thousands of diff types of fish there are in the world. I think oscars are GREAT i would not keep them as they are not my style of fish or have the type of characteristics that i am looking for in a display fish however I love watching them in other peoples homes and seeing the different displays they are in. I keep cichlids and community tropicals, and am thinking actually about switching my big tank over to a planted discus tank with mixed tetra and drift wood. I love my cichlids and think they are wonderful however, age is starting to come into play in my tank and i am losing fish periodically due to them just living out their life expectancy. It's very sad to watch a fish that you have had for many years pass into the great big lake in the sky, as the numbers in my tank dwindle i am starting to think i want to do something diff and set my tank up with something a bit more docile and colorful. If any of you have any advice on discus as this is a fish i have never considered keeping until recently, i know they love planted habitat and need plenty of places to hide, with a 125 gallon tank i am not sure how many i can keep and how many diff types of tetra i can safely add with out having conflict with the discus, i was also thinking that i may want to add a ram or two. as i have cichlids i have ample filtration, i need to know what types of lighting i will need to have as well as if i should keep the two power heads in the tank along with the filter acting as a power cycler in the tank, is it too much turbulence in the tank for discus? my thinking is that with the tank being six feet long i need to have enough motion in the water, and my cichlids have thrived in this scenario very well for many years.
any info that you could provide would be GREAT, i have not made my decision as of yet however it's something that i am keeping in the back of my head and the more info i get the closer i will come to making up my mind.
thank you in advance
My thoughts, and a few questions about discus
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