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Zebra discus - Symphysodon aequifasciata zebra

Zebra discus - Symphysodon aequifasciata zebra

Scientific name: Symphysodon aequifasciata zebra

Common name: Zebra discus

Family: Cichlidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 13 - 15 cm (5.12 - 5.91 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 5.5 - 7.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 0 - 8°N (0 - 142.86ppm)

0°C 32°F30°C 86°F

Recommended temperature: 27 - 30 °C (80.6 - 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

The discus is described as the king of the aquarium. They are spherical in shape and fairly flat as compared to other cichlids. All species listed exist in different colour variants. Discus fish may be kept on their own in a species tank, or with other docile companions. They should not be kept with fish that have a pugnacious tendency or fast moving fish. The discus requires a large aquarium with efficient filtration, good water quality and frequent water changes. Discus fish generally need a high protein diet including a good quality flake/pellet, bloodworms, brine shrimp, mosquito larvae and beef heart. Discus should be kept in groups of five or more for their personalities to develop.Discuses are easily bred and may take to spawning after having paired off and matured sexually. They should be provided with a spawning cone. The discus makes a devoted parent and tend to their young. The young feed off secretions from the skin of their parents.©Stokes(2005)Picture

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Did you know?

  • Algae in aquarium often exists as a result of direct sunlight.
  • Wall mounted fish tanks are often too thin and thus not suitable for any large fish.
  • Aquarium snails may eat plants, however it is rare to get all plants destroyed by snails.
  • Newly added plants need to acclimatise in a tank, often they lose leafs or they turn brown.
  • Any fish should be kept in a tank that’s at least 5 times longer than fish’ length.
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