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    Default Re: Discus tank mates personal experience / rating

    Update:

    Last couple weeks I added about 30 ghost shrimp (Palaemonetes sp.) to the tank.
    Most of them are still alive! and boy, my tank is so clean ! (especially drift wood).

    16. Ghost shrimp (Palaemonetes sp.)

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    Recommendation: 10/10 !
    For: Finally, some cleaning crews those won't get eaten lol. Also, they are dirt cheap in my area. All of those 30s for 1$!
    Not for: ... ... ... can't think of any... oh, of course unless it's obvious enough already, ANYthing you put into the tank might be a contagion, disease/parasite carrier. <-- I qt these guys for a month before adding to my tank.
    Note: I'm buying 30 more this weekend lol.
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    I think another point to consider is the fact that ghost shrimp will not tolerate any medication e.g the use of praziquantel in case of deworming operation or PP procedure. my 2 cents worth.

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    Default Re: Discus tank mates personal experience / rating

    ghost shrimp will not breed in your freshwater tank as the larvae need a brackish environment.. If you have a sump on that tank Cherry Shrimp will breed like crazy in the sump, and will keep algae and uneaten food particles down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dagray View Post
    ghost shrimp will not breed in your freshwater tank as the larvae need a brackish environment.. If you have a sump on that tank Cherry Shrimp will breed like crazy in the sump, and will keep algae and uneaten food particles down.
    Unfortunately i have no sump so probably shrimp idea is out of question ( a pity ).

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    I just want to add in my experience with adding one BGK to my discus tank. All water parameters, aggression, dominance, etc seemed fine enough; the only issue I had was that the BGK is nocturnal and would disrupt the Discus's sleeping time; the BGK may or may not have been attacking them at night as well. It stressed my Discus out so much that a few died. Since then I added my BGK to my Oscar tank and now the BGK is not doing so well.

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    Default Re: Discus tank mates personal experience / rating

    Tell us how you quarantined the BGK fish before adding it to your discus tank?

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    Zebra pleco or any hypancistrus...

    I moved mine to my growout tank and the zebras are growing fast.

    Both do well in warm water. I keep mine at 84-86.
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