Are discus fish hard to keep?

Discus are not any more difficult to keep than other tropical fish. Proper tank maintenance is required, discus can be shy and somewhat picky eaters if you are feeding them different food than what they are use to. A clean tank is a must when keeping discus, weekly partial water changes are recommended. A high water temperature is required, around 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep in mind, the cost of a discus fish is much more than other tropical fish. Keeping discus fish are not recommended for those who have never had an aquarium setup.