Wild discus in a tank

I’m not keen on the concept of having discus that have been caught from the wild and then placed in a tank – for me, it’s just not right. I’m fine with captive bred fish – no problems there but snatched from the wild? Seems a very harsh transformation. Anyway, I stumbled across this clip which shows wild discus, but I appreciate the lengths the hobbyist has gone to in order to replicate a natural environment for them. It’s a little cramped in there but fascinating to watch.

What are your thoughts about wild discus in aquariums?

One thought on “Wild discus in a tank”

  1. Yes I agree it doesn’t seem right, particularly since many people walking into aquatics shops buy fish and have no idea how to care for them, and no idea what kind of environment they should recreate in their tanks for them.

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