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Old 26-06-2015, 11:42 AM   #1
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Default Urgent!! Are discus pair supposed to fight?

Recently, I bought a pair of discus, and when i brought them back to my tank, the male started attacking the female and the female dropped many scales. The female hasn't been eating since the day it's brought back.

Why is this happening? What can I do to stop the male from attacking the female?

Please help me. Thanks in advance
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Old 26-06-2015, 12:13 PM   #2
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Discus are best kept in groups of 6 or more, unless they are a breeding pair. This will spread out the bickering and aggression.
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Old 26-06-2015, 12:38 PM   #3
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are they breeding pair
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Old 26-06-2015, 01:18 PM   #4
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Ya,i guess they are a breeding pair....i bought them as confirmed discus pair and when i when to the seller house i saw them having eggs on the cone
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Old 26-06-2015, 01:33 PM   #5
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i just separate them....but after the female recover then i will put them together.So can they still breed if i put them together?
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Old 26-06-2015, 04:49 PM   #6
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Ya,i guess they are a breeding pair....i bought them as confirmed discus pair and when i when to the seller house i saw them having eggs on the cone
Confirmed pair means having lay eggs and having fries . 2 female also can have eggs inside the tank.
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Old 26-06-2015, 06:16 PM   #7
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Confirmed pair means having lay eggs and having fries . 2 female also can have eggs inside the tank.
Agree. I have two females always going around together and laying eggs at different times making me thought that they are a pair. Until few months later, both of them lay eggs together and the eggs are of different colors. Moreover, this pair of sister has never fight each other before.
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Old 26-06-2015, 10:23 PM   #8
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Ya,i guess they are a breeding pair....i bought them as confirmed discus pair and when i when to the seller house i saw them having eggs on the cone
laying egg doesn't mean they are real natural pair , sometime seller sell force pair too , so it better to see pair with fry photo or video before buying , since you already separate them , wait for the female to recover and put it back again , if they fight again , most likely they are not natural pair
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So i got cheated? the seller said that it's a working pair, recently paired, and fries hatched before.

Any idea how to different male and female?
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So i got cheated? the seller said that it's a working pair, recently paired, and fries hatched before.

Any idea how to different male and female?
if seller said have fry before , then they are pair , maybe the male suddenly dislike the female
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