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Asst. Discus

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4.50 LBS
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Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons

Care Level: Moderate

Temperament: Peaceful

Water Conditions: 79-86° F, KH 1-3, pH 6.1-7.5

Max. Size: 8"

Color Form: Green, Red

Diet: Carnivore

Origin: South America

Family: Cichlidae



The Discus come in a spectacularly colored variety of colors. A stunning burst of iridescent colors leaves a lasting impression. It is easy to appreciate the marvelous coloration of the Discus.

Discus requires specific water conditions. Pay particular attention to parameters including pH, hardness and water temperature to ensure best care for the Discus. A warm, acidic environment with little or no hardness is essential to properly house the Discus. Provide a well-filtered, established aquarium of at least 50 gallons aquascaped with driftwood and several dense plant groups scattered around the aquarium. Be sure to maintain open swimming spaces for the Discus. Include floating plants to create areas of low or subdued lighting.

The Discus becomes slightly territorial during breeding. It is best to breed an established pair, or maintain a group of young Discus and allow them to pair themselves. Warm, soft, slightly acidic water is required for spawning. The pair will clean a flat surface (usually a broad leaf or the side of the aquarium) prior to spawning. The parents must not be removed from the fry; the fry feed on their parents' mucus.

Largely carnivorous, the Discus prefersfreeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, pellet food designed for Discus, high-quality flake food, and meaty frozen foods.

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