What fish are good tank mates for a discus fish?

Recommended Discus Tank Mates

  • German Ram (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi)
  • Kuhli Loach (Pangio kuhlii)
  • Bolivian Ram (Mikrogeophagus altispinosus)
  • Sterbai Cory (Corydoras Sterbai)
  • Tetras (Characidae)
  • Apistogramma (genus)
  • Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus oblongus)
  • Malaysian Trumpet Snail / MTS (Melanoides tuberculata)

Can Rasboras live with discus?

Harlequin Rasbora – There are several varieties that you can choose from,all of them will do well with Discus. The Harlequin Rasbora (our favorite) is one of the most popular aquarium fish. These fish have a black triangle-shaped patch starting near the dorsal fin.

Can discus live with tetras?

Although slightly lower temperatures are usually recommended for Rummynoses than Discus, hobbyists have found that the tetras usually do just fine in their warm Discus tanks. Interestingly, some aquarists like to keep Rummynose tetras with their Discus because they are an easy indicator of water quality issues.

Can you keep just 2 discus?

Keeping just 2 or 3 often results in 1 or 2 of them being badly mistreated, by 1 or 2 others, which produces a lot of stress and may well result in a fatality. If your tank is not large enough (min. around 55 gals), don’t attempt to keep less than 5 discus, or you’re asking for trouble.

Can Siamese algae eater live with discus?

I’ve rarely seen them cause any trouble with discus. Sometimes these fish are a bit skittish and that can frighten a discus. The only fault with keeping this fish with discus is that they would rather eat the food instead of ‘working’ for algae and will eat the buds of soft plants.

Can you keep discus with other fish?

Tankmates. Discus tank mates must also prefer soft acidic, very warm water, but at the same time must not be boisterous or aggressive. Cardinal tetras are popular, as are Ram dwarf cichlids. Catfish can be included as long as they are warm water tolerant and don’t grow larger than the discus.

Can platys go with discus?

NO. They require warmer tanks. 3. Can Discus be kept with livebearers, in particular, platies?

Can Serpae tetras live with discus?

These are very healthy and active Serpae Tetras. Added in groups of 7 or more, they make a wonderful addition to a Discus Community Tank.