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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-07-2011, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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How many gallons would I need to raise 5 juvi discus? sub-2.5 inches

There is a really tempting deal that offers five discus for $125. Great quality too. How much space would I need ?
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I'd go for a 55gal personally, if all you're looking for is a grow-out tank. Especially since they're easy and cheap to come by 2nd hand.





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You can grow them out in a 20ish tank. However, they say atleast 10 gallons per discus when full grown.

They take a lot of care, water changes, etc.

SimplyDiscus.com is a great forum for advice.

Good luck.

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You can start with a 29g bare bottom then as they grow you will need a min. Of 55 gal. The way i would go is with the 55 so that you don't have to change tank later down the road.
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10 gal per discus sounds awfully cramped to me.
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I would do at least a 75 for them,they will look good when grown.
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