Driftwood Helps Naturally Lower the pH
Driftwood also helps naturally lower pH naturally while creating a safehaven for your discus fish to feels secure around… This brings up another aspect in keeping your Discus fish as healthy and happy as possible. Discus and other fish species do not like to be in an undecorated aquarium! They prefer to have hidding spots. Even in our breeding tanks we keep 2 clay bricks, for the adult breeder Discus to not only use as breeding locations, but to also use to hide behind if something spooks them or if they are fighting they can evade each other. Young Disus fish also prefer hiding spots… lots of them. Driftwood, aquatic plants, etc. will help them feel much more comfortable in there aquarium home.
This will make them feed more robustly and show brighter colors. Tetra fish, rasboras and other schooling fish also help the discus fish feel more comfortable in their aquaria. These fish are generally at the bottom of the food chain, so psychologically to the discus… if these fish aren’t being eating, I more than likely am safe also. So not only do these schooling fish make the discus feel more at ease, they add a blast of color to the aquarium… a school af galaxia rasboras with there vibrant orange background and beautiful yellow galaxy like spots or a school of brillant blue and red cardinals make any aquarium much more entertaining