Keeping our German Stendker discus fish is easy by simply following a few steps. You can choose the correct items below and begin setting up your new Discus aquarium immediately!

Over 50 years of selective breeding has enabled the Stendker hatchery to develop a strong and resistant discus fish that can thrive and live happily in a home aquarium using regular tap water. As our Stendker discus are free from diseases we recommend a new aquarium and not to mix them with fish from other resellers. You can learn more by reading our compatibility article (click here).

What Do I Need?

The basic requirements to keep Discus fish is to have the following:

  • Aquarium (with cover and light)
  • Heater
  • Efficient Filter
  • Air-pump (with air stone)
  • Water Conditioner
  • Starter Bacteria
  • Trace Minerals
  • Stendker GoodHeart Food
  • Aquarium Sand

For a group of Discus the recommended volume is 350 liters or more with an efficient filter, air stone, and temperature set at 29-30 celsius. A water conditioner is important to dechlorinate when introducing new tap water during weekly water changes (25-50%) and to dose trace minerals for better conditions.

Starter Bacteria is required during the first 4 to 6 weeks to protect the aquarium until your new filter is mature enough and your parameters have stabilised, you may also need to increase water changes during the first few weeks to remove toxins which develop while the aquarium cycles during its first stage. Aquarium sand helps with developing beneficial bacteria in an aquarium which also gives you the option to add suitable hardy plants to create a more attractive environment, you can check our recommended plants and layout materials at the bottom of this page.

Support and guidance is available for customers that purchase our complete sets which our team will also deliver and install FREE of charge. We also ensure that our customers receive all the required information to take care of their new set properly by following our own easy and simple steps which are designed to keep both your fish and yourself happy.

Below is our recommended Discus collection which together will allow you to begin your new Discus experience:



plants: (capsules, echinodorus, vallisnera, cryptocoryne, anubias, microsorums)

To learn more on the Stendker hatchery please click here.