Water temperature of Discus

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Hallo guys, my discus is held steady at a water temperature of 32 degrees with ample airation. Could

  1. Is 31 degrees the correct temperature to keep discus

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  2. Is 32 degrees too high for Discus

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  1. lowveldpass
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    Hallo guys, my discus is held steady at a water temperature of 32 degrees with ample airation. Could this temperature be too high?
     
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    I think it could be 2 high. My temp range is between 28-30.
     
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    At 32 C your discus are going to burn out rapidly because that pushes their metabolic rate up far too high. You can raise the temp for discus to 32 C for a short time, up to two weeks, if they are ill, but they should definitely not be kept at 32 C constantly. They should optimally be kept at 29C, not lower, as they tend to be skittish and jumpy, and not higher because their metabolic rate is then too high. Believe me, I now speak from keeping and breeding discus for 23 years.

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