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    After a long time researching, and lurking on this forum, I finally got my discus. One of the few things I have learned, lead me to wait until I could afford discus that had been grown out. I currently have 5 5in in a 55 gal. Bare bottom tank. I know that 6 would be a better number but I got all 5 of them from the same person/tank and I was able to avoid quarantine. My question is do I need to add anything to the tank such as wood since the discus are grown. I was not sold on a bare bottom tank, or an "empty" tank but WOW, these fish are beautiful. People always would comment on my old planted angel tank, what a beautiful aquarium. Now, people are seeing my discus and saying, Wow, What beautiful fish! They don't seem too scidish or shy but I was still wondering if I need something in the tank to make them more secure.....thoughts?

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    Congrats on your new discus! You dont "need" wood but a nice hardscape is appealing to the eyes as well. Soooo, do you have pics? Lets see those new babies!

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    Wow from the pics they look huge. Very pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnoliamaybe View Post
    After a long time researching, and lurking on this forum, I finally got my discus. One of the few things I have learned, lead me to wait until I could afford discus that had been grown out. I currently have 5 5in in a 55 gal. Bare bottom tank. I know that 6 would be a better number but I got all 5 of them from the same person/tank and I was able to avoid quarantine. My question is do I need to add anything to the tank such as wood since the discus are grown. I was not sold on a bare bottom tank, or an "empty" tank but WOW, these fish are beautiful. People always would comment on my old planted angel tank, what a beautiful aquarium. Now, people are seeing my discus and saying, Wow, What beautiful fish! They don't seem too scidish or shy but I was still wondering if I need something in the tank to make them more secure.....thoughts?
    Congrats on your first discus and I would suggest not adding anything to the tank. A 55 (IMO) is rather tight orders for discus and the wood simply takes away swimming room The discus look great. After they settle hopefully the strong bars will be less pronounced.
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    I am fine with the empty tank, as I said these fish don't need decorations! The picture was taken about 5 minutes after they were put in the tank, so they were stressed. They seem to be adjusting nicely. Thank you so much for the feedback. I will continue as is and let the fish themselves be the centerpiece in the tank.

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    Keep us updated with pics. I'd love to see how they settle in. Thanks in advance for the pics! P.S. can we get some full tank shots?

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    Congrats on taking the plunge and for the lovely looking fish. I am all for BB tanks (at least untill the fish are fully grown). Been growing mine out in a BB 100 gal and they always seemed perfectly comfortable and never seemed to be missing somwhere to hide.

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    Very nice looking fish. Can’t wait to see more pics and names of those big lugs.
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    Beautiful fish.

    If you have the space & the finances you should definitely try and upgrade to a bigger tank. The Discus would look spectacular with an aquascape and some dither fish in say a 120 gal.

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