Discus and angelfish combatability?

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  1. norg.

    norg. Kole Tang

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    Hey guys. I plan on upgrading my 55 gallon planted tank to a 90 when time allows and I was going to house some discus in it. Right now my lfs has some locally raised discus that a gorgeous and have a decent price tag. I know they are schooling fish and Ive heard about up to 7 being kept in a 55 gallon tank. I was planning on starting with 3. The only problem is I have a female angelfish who has been around the majority of the tanks life. She is around 3 1/2 to 4 inches long. Will there be any issues with adding 3 very small discus? My water quality is pristine and I do water changes every few days with ro water.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Angelfish are known to bully Discus specially with the size difference you are describing. That being said it may work out also as they have been kept together successfully. I would advise against it because the angel is established and larger.
     
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    The discus will probably be around 2-3 inches when I get them. If there is any bad aggression issues I will probably get rid of my angel. There are alot of hiding places in the tank as well but I dont want to get a fish just for it to get bullied and hide.
     
  5. sjnovakovich

    sjnovakovich Bristle Worm

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    I have a 110 with 8 angels, 2 discus, 2 plecos, and ZERO problems. I say go for it.
     
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    Dang. Thats alot of angels. Haha. Got any pictures? :)
     
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    sjnovakovich Bristle Worm

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    Actually, I haven't photographed the tank. I should do so because the fish look great in the tank. It's an Oceanic with a megaflow and a black back glass with starfire glass in the front. I have 2 pearl scale, 2 koi vail tail, 1 blushing, 1 silver veil tail, 2 solid black. The discus are 2 cobalts. All the angels are betwee 4 to 7 inches from nose to end of tail.
     
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    Man. That sounds awesome. Im a big fan of both angels and discus.