Scientific name:Symphysodon aequifasciatus
Selective breeding has produced many beautiful varieties of this fish that originate from the Amazon's Rio Negro. These fish are carnivores and require a meaty diet that should include a supplement of bloodworms,tubifex and or meaty frozen foods. The discus is the most popular freshwater fish and is increasing in popularity as more and more variants of this beautiful come available.
They require a more advance level of husbandry skills and care due to is food requirements and water quality needs. though the adjust to a range of water hardness they due require soft and slightly acidic water to spawn.
These fish do well in a planted tank.
DISCUS SIZE CHART
Regular 1.5 -2.5 inches
Select 2.5"- 3" inches
Medium 3-3.5 inches
Large 4-6 inches