Turquoise Discus


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Scientific Name: Symphysodon Aequifasciatus

Common Name: Turquoise Discus, Discus

Adult Size: 6-7 inches

Habitat: Amazon basin of S. America

Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 82-86°F
  • pH Range: 6.4 -7.2
  • Hardness Range: 1-3

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet & Nutrition: Carnivore; frozen blood worm, beef heart, live black worms

Breeding & Spawning: Discus will lay their eggs on broad leaved plants like Amazon Swords or almost any vertical flat surface that is to their liking. Fry are best kept with the parents as they will eat the slime that the parents secrete. At two weeks of age they will start to accept finely ground flake food or baby brine shrimp.

Gender: Venting is the best way to sex Discus

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