Red discus - Symphysodon discus
Scientific name: Symphysodon discus
Common name: Red discus
Usual size in fish tanks: 10 - 13 cm (3.94 - 5.12 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 4.3 - 6
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 0 - 4°N (0 - 71.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 26 - 30 °C (78.8 - 86°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
As with other Discus species, the Red Discus needs a vitamins-rich food. Also use beef heart in order to help their colouration.
Egg-layers. They spawn on rocks or plants. Breeding is difficult since Discus fish use to choose partners.
Up to 10 years.