What food is best for discus?

What food is best for discus?

Best Discus Food Reviewed

  1. Omega One Super Color Floating Pellets.
  2. Fluval Bug Bites Cichlid Formula.
  3. Zoo Med Spirulina 20 Flakes.
  4. Northfin Krill Gold Pellets.
  5. New Life Spectrum Optimum Flakes.
  6. Omega One Freeze Dried Tubifex Worms.
  7. Omega One Freeze Dried Bloodworms.
  8. Omega One Freeze Dried Brine Shrimp.

What do discus cichlids eat?

In nature, discus eat a considerable amount of plant material and detritus, but also forage along the bottom looking for worms and small crustaceans. They are omnivores and will thrive on Aqueon Tropical Flakes, Color Flakes, Spirulina flakes, Tropical Granules, Algae Rounds and Shrimp Pellets.

Can you feed discus flakes?

Discus Flakes are a natural ingredient food with a high protein level formulated to support coloration, maintain health, and promote growth—they are ideal for all discus’ daily feeding.

What do 2 inch discus eat?

For supper, we recommend Hikari brand Frozen Bloodworms and Hikari Frozen Brine Shrimp. Discus typically eat slow and can take an hour or more to finish one meal. Once they have finished, remove all uneaten food so the tank will not become polluted.

Are Frozen bloodworms good for discus?

The full English fry up is just as good to human health as the the frozen bloodworms to the discus, and it will not do them much good if they do not eat anything else. Frozen bloodworm fed on own contains very little nutrition, so any discus fed solely on this will suffer health wise at some point.

How often should discus be fed?

When discus are still young, they require constant feeding. Baby discus will eat ten to twelve times per day. Young fish will eat up to five times per day. Adult fish eat two to three times per day.

How do I make my discus thicker?

Mature discus fish should be fed a diet that consists of about 35-45% protein, while younger and newly hatched fry and juveniles should be fed a diet containing up to 50% protein in order to accelerate their growth.

Is garlic good for discus fish?

Internal parasites will not feed on the garlic and thus will flush out of the fish, the garlic in turn nourishes the fish. It doesn’t boost their immune system or simply starve out the parasites (you can’t starve them out if you are still feeding the normal food).

Is frozen bloodworms good for discus?

Can you overfeed discus?

One of the biggest mistakes made by beginners is that they simply overfeed their discus fish. Overfeeding can lead to fish obesity, which comes with a whole list of health issues, and a dirty tank. A general rule of thumb used by many discus keepers is to feed them about 3% of their body weight per feeding.

How many days can discus go without food?

Discus fish larger than 10 cm and other semi-grown fish can survive quite well without food for 2-3 weeks. Larger and older fish can survive even longer, from 1 to 2 months.

Is bloodworm good for discus?

Bloodworms, which are actually the larval stage of the mosquito are a very popular food type for discus fish. Bloodworms are rich in protein and can be administered live, frozen, and/or freeze-dried.

Can I put salt in my discus tank?

Dosage can range from one tablespoon for every gallon, to one tablespoon per 10 gallons. Standard dose is between one tablespoon for 5 to 10 gallons. I have used rock salt on and off for 40 years, however for the past 20 years I stopped, completely discontinuing its use.

How often should you change discus water?

Although all tropical fish aquariums require regular water changes, discus aquariums in specific need frequent water changes. For this reason, you should change your discus’ aquarium water at least once a week. Some people change 20 to 25% of their aquarium’s water two to three times a week.