What is Discus fish

Time to learn about Discus fish!

discus fish care

Discus fish is called the king of the aquarium. It is colorful, elegant and flashy. It is one of the most beautiful of tropical fishes, but one of the most difficult to maintain. Because, unlike many tropical fish, it requires excellent water conditions, frequent water changes and relatively hot water. Therefore, it is not suitable for beginners. It can live in a mixed aquarium. There are many different colors. It may have one or more of different colors, such as blue, red, cobalt, brown and red.


discus mix tank

The Discus aquarium must have an aquarium heater, because the water temperature should be between 28 and 30 degrees Celsius. For a 200(52US gal) liter aquarium, the 250 watt heater will work. Maximum temperature is above 30 degrees Celsius. In this way, it can keep the water temperature at the desired value even when the environment is cold.


Discus need very clean water. The pH level should not change continuously. Get an aquarium filter with the capacity to clean the aquarium water 4 times per hour to keep the water always clean. External filter is one of the most effective filter types.

red discus

Discus fish is carnivorous. It prefers live or frozen food, but it can be fed with ready-made discus feed. Foods should be diversified to remain healthy. Artemia, bloodworm or white worm can be given. It should be remembered that live feed can carry parasites. If it is fed in the mixed aquarium, it is necessary to make sure that it feeds slowly.

Latin Name: Symphsodon aequifasciatus

Geographical Origin: Rio Solim

Living Area: Rocky areas with deep cracks or tree roots

Nutrition: Carnivorous

Behavior: Peaceful

Behavior to Their Species: Moderately aggressive

Swimming Level: Bottom-Middle-Surface

Gender Discrimination: Gender distinction is very difficult. Even in predetermined fish, it was observed that there was a margin of error. The exact estimation can be made for the fish that holds the spout and tube.

Reproduction: They pour flat eggs on a steep surface, protect their young. 10 pieces of fish can be fed for production, together with growing fish, sparing fish into a 50 * 50 * 50 aquarium can be healthy production can be made. It is difficult to get eggs from peer fish; more difficult to get kitten; it is even more difficult to grow the offspring. Even the slightest changes in water are sensitive to eggs. When the offspring emerge, the male and female fry together. Puppies feed on the mucosa of their parents.

Temperature: 26 ° C to 30 ° C

Minimum Aquarium Volume: 400 liters

Water Hardness: 0 - 12 ° dH

pH: 5.0 - 8.0