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Discus tetra - Brachychalcinus orbicularis

Discus tetra - Brachychalcinus orbicularis

Scientific name: Brachychalcinus orbicularis

Common name: Discus tetra

Family: Characidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 8 - 9 cm (3.15 - 3.54 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 5.5 - 7.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 6 - 20°N (107.14 - 357.14ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 18 - 24 °C (64.4 - 75.2°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: South America

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Middle levels

Food and feeding

Quality flake and frozen foods are all accepted; add some spinach to the diet to keep these fish happy.

Origin

Discus tetras are to be found in South and Central America.

Sexing

There are no physical differences between the sexes.

Breeding

A large aquarium is required for breeding, at least 600 liters. At least 2000 eggs will be laid in each batch, immediately after the parents should be removed. In 6 days the fry will be free swimming and can be fed on newly hatched brine shrimp or crushed flake.

Lifespan

The expected life span for Discus tetra is 5 years.

Short description

Brachychalcinus orbicularis needs a lot of swimming space, always keep this species in a tank that is at least four feet long. Do not add fine leaved plants to the tank or they will be damaged, the use of artificial plants may be better in the long run. Discus Tetra is a peaceful species and can be kept with other fish that have the same water requirements.

Picture

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Discus tetra

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