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A citation guide for symphysodon aequifasciatus (discus) - pets


This is broad in order on Discus, a component of the breed Cichlidae. Though emphatically not a absolute citation guide, it will give those fascinated some conditions in order on this exotic fish. . .

Symphysodon aequifasciatus (Discus)
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes
) Order: Perciformes (perch-like fish)
Family: Cichlidae
Scientific Name: Symphysodon aequifasciatus

Other Exact Name(s): Symphysodon aequifasciata, Symphysodon discus aequifasciata, Symphysodon aequifasciatus aequifasciatus, Symphysodon discus tarzoo, Symphysodon aequifasciata axelrodi, Symphysodon aequifasciata haraldi

Common Name: Discus

Range: South America: Brazil, Peru. Found on Amazon and Solimoes rivers of Brazil, from the lower Rio Putumayo-Ica and from Benjamin Continual to Belm. Has been introduced to the Rio Nanay in Peru.

Diet: Carnivorous. Frozen foods preferred, but will acknowledge flake foods. Chiefly like red bloodworms, but feeding "live" food is not recommended. Red worms, etc, must only be fed to discus once every other day. Beware of vermin or bacteria in the discus tank from live foods!

Temperament: Timid of strangers. By a long shot frightened, but for sited in a high interchange area. Can be very forthcoming to aquarist, oft-times ingestion out of the hand. If given a place to hide, they will tend to do so.

Sexing: Discus are hard to sex but for breeding. Normally, the male will be larger, and will award with longer fin extensions and a wider forehead.

Breeding: Buy each proven pairs or a group of young fish and allow them to pair themselves. The eggs are laid on a breeding cone. A clay pot curved upside down works well. The fry must be kept with the parents after hatch, as they "feed" off the body slime of the parents. Distinctive care must be taken to indemnify that fry do not injure the parents when in receipt of larger. Watch for marks on the body of the pair, and if it begins to occur, the fry are ready to be moved to a convergence tank on their own. If left w/ the pair, acute injury can result.

Special Care: If kept explicitly for breeding, a bare-bottomed tank is approvingly recommended.

Other Comments: To keep Discus well, water environment are completely crucial. A PH of 6. 3 to 6. 9 is the optimal level for custody discus. Water Temperature: Discus like it warm. They come from the Amazon basin, so water temps for these fish ought to be 80-84 degrees F, even though some aquarists set the high temperature as high as 90 degrees F.


Alden Smith is a in print author, and has been marketing on the internet for 7 years. His website, King Discus, is an energetic gathering place for discus breeders and lovers of discus fish. His wife Betsy is the bureaucrat of All The Best Recipes a site rich in online recipes and cookbooks.

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