The White Diamond Discus fish is a must have for every discus aquarium. This fish is a bright white color that will stand out among the discus aquarium. This strain of discus is very difficult to breed due to its white coloration. During spawning the fish doesn’t darken in color making it very difficult for the fry to find the parents for feeding. Therefore the fry survival rate is typically lower than any other strain if discus. That is why this fish is known to be rare and yields a higher price.
Scientific Name: Symphysodon Aequifasciatus
Common Name: White Diamond Discus, Snow White 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
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.
Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart