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Need help with new discus

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I set up a 150 gallon planted tank this summer with the interest of making it a discus aquarium. Last week I bought a discus (2") and he has been doing fine. Today, I bought two more, one that's the same size and one that's 1.5". Unfortunately, the one that I had first has been nipping and attacking the other two. Since it's such a large tank, I would normally think that the discus would be able to hide, but it's been brutal. There are about 20 other fish in the tank, including roseline barbs, clown loach, and rams. I have a 10 gallon quarantine. Not sure what to do... I want to be able to keep all 3 together successfully and add to the group by getting more discus, but I dont want any more discus to be attacked by the current aggressor.
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You said bare-bottom... do you mean completely without substrate?
And this is a plausible method considering the one harasses the other two?
Thanks so much, I appreciate the help.
 

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Good News- after waiting it out 24 hours, the discus now get along completely well. I have been doing water changes every other day, and the discus have an established territory. I figured the 150 gallon tank is large enough for the Discus to have their own space and thrive, which I believe they are doing. They are in their own area of the tank in which the rainbowfish nor roseline barbs come by. Do you still recommend moving the discus to the ten gallon, or at this point should I leave them in the 150 (where I believe them to be doing well in)?
 
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