Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquariums' started by oceansurf, Jul 20, 2010.
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Would siamese algae eaters, a betta fish & discus be a good mix ?
SAE may suck on the discus
what about a small pleco ?
depends on the type, but generally you would run in to the same problem.
a school of otocinclus catfish may work
I can't find my betta fish this morning. I don't know whether it is hiding or if the discus have killed it. I read ( after the fact ) that they are not compatible. I'll check in a few minutes when I turn on the lights & feed. The siamese algae eaters ( 2 ) & the discus (2 ) are getting along well so far. I got very tiny algae eaters.
Try a bushynose pleco. Depending on the betta the discus might nipped at the fins.
Sorry, don't know much about freshwater tanks but I can agree with the posts of other members.
I dont know a whole lot about freshwater, but I do know that discus are brakish (sp?) fish so the salt concentration is a little higher then normal fw tank. So one of the fish is not in the proper enviroment, either you have the discus in normal water or the betta/pleco in higher salinity then they are used to
I think you may be thinking of another fish, or buffering the water. I'm pretty sure discus are pure freshwater since they come from the amazon.
Discus are not brackish, as sostoudt states they come from the amazon, Plecos also come from the Amazon and would be fine with discus, I have had tons of both in the same tank and never seen a single pleco bother the discus.
Bettas can be a bit testy at times and I would be more concerned about them bothering the discus. I have seen them chase fish 3 or 4 times their size around a tank.
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