DISPLAY TANK...?

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DISPLAY TANK...?

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I will be getting a few Zebs in the next couple of months for a species only tank with the intention of breeding but would like to know if I could put two Zebs in a Discus display tank? The tank is in excellent condition in respect to plants, water, filtration, air, and is very easy on the eye which is why I would like 2 lovely looking L46's in there to complement the tank...

I'm under the impression most fish are fairly adaptable to water conditions provided the water remains as stable as possible with any drastic fluctuations and not to far off from their own, would this be possible, cause any problems for either fish and but most importantly......Wise?

PS: When I feel my species only tank is ready for the Zebs I'll be back :twisted: to pester :wink: everyone for advice and comments on my setup, for now I wanna see if I can get things right on my own by gathering info here & there.....
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I have read of it being done but then again in my opinion all mixes of fish tend to strain one fish or another becuase they like differnt perimiters just somthing to think about.
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I think zebra plecos should compliment a discus tank quite nicely. They probably aren't wild caught zebras and the two should do well together. But if they are wild caught you probably would not want them with the discus. I know Brazil isn't exporting them anymore but if someone is selling fish they've had for a couple of years, there may be a chance they are wild caught.

Wild caught fish often carry parasites which can be transferred to discus. Most discus eat off the bottom of the tank and can pick up parasites and can die as a result if not treated properly. Plecos and other catfish can be difficult to clean of parasites if you don't know what you are doing. I've found that most importers don't clean or quarantine their fish often resulting in our fish loss.

I don't mean to rain on your parade just wanted to share. I hope you find zebra that can share a tank with your discus. It should be a beautiful tank because in my humble opinion, there isn't a better looking set of fish. They should go together. Good luck.
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Thanx for that info khblock, you've just made my day! :D

About the wild caught fish, besides being told they may be wild caught, is there no other way I could tell them apart and if they are wild caught, being kept and bred with other L46's (none wild :oops: dont know what their called) by someone for some years without problems would this still be a problem..... Just in case?
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