Max Growth Size: 20cm
Temperament:Peaceful, territorial when breeding.
Preferred Water Parameters:
Temperature:26-30 degrees celsius
pH Level: 6.0-7.0
General Hardness: soft Range:South America: Amazon basin
Discus are a genus of three species of cichlid freshwater fish native to the Amazon River basin in South America. Discus are usually shy but generally peaceful aquarium inhabitants. They are sensitive to stress and disturbance or lack of protection. The best cohabitants are angelfish and small tetras.
The discus is a social fish and lives in large groups in their native waters, and has a very advanced social behaviour; they are one of the few real schooling cichlids. Remember to keep this in mind when starting care for discus and always purchase more than one. They need social interaction to develop their character to its best potential.
Discus do better in deep tanks. All discus require excellent water quality with little movement of water as they do not like strong currents Diet: Carnivorous. Carnivorous. Dry foods and frozen foods. Reproduction: Lays eggs on a firm surface, the eggs (and hatched fry) are cared for by both parents. The adult fish secrete a body slime for their fry to feed upon as their first food source