Note: "We have a new supplier, who ships these Discus to us, and they arrive in super good condition.
"Plus they eat the pellet food that we recommend, and they are doing very well in our water, which is rather high in pH and minerals. These Discus are very Highly Recommended."
Origin: Discus are Cichlids, and their ancestors lived in or very near the Amazon River in South America.
But now of course they live in aquariums all over the world now.
Compatibility: Some recommended tank mates include, other Discus species, a few Corydoras Catfish, some small Tetras like Neons and Cardinals, and perhaps a small Plecostomus Catfish.
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Temperature: Discus live best from about 75 to 80-degrees F. with 78 being perhaps ideal.
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Feeding: Premium Fish Food Pellets is best to feed to Discus. Smaller sized pellets when young, and larger sized pellets when bigger, is the ideal food for these fish.
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Water Conditions: These fish prefer a pH of about 6 to 7 with low hardness.
Most water in us U.S. has a higher pH and is harder but these fish can adapt, and so as usual it's best not to try to change the pH or the hardness.
But it may be beneficial to dilute their water with RO water.
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Decor: Discus do not need gravel, and a layer of gravel more than 1/4" thick will usually fill with bits of uneaten food that will contaminate the water.
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Live plants are beautiful and improve the water quality, and also Discus seem to love live plants and are healthier in planted aquariums.
Aquarium Filter: Bio-Wheel Filters are highly recommended. Most 60-gallon aquariums have room along the back for two Penguin 350B Filters, and this is sort of a minimal Discus set up. Better is a 80, 100, 120, 150, or 200-gallon aquarium with as many Penguin 350B Filters as will fit across the back.
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The addition of Lava Rocks will keep nitrates in the ideal range. Click here to learn more about using Lava Rocks in aquariums.
Breeding: Discus females will lay eggs on a flat surface that they previously cleaned off.
The male will fertilize them, and then both the male and female guard and tend to their eggs.
When the eggs hatch, the baby Discus feed off the mucus on their parent's sides.
The water will need to be warmer, soft and slightly acidic for best breeding parameters.
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Variations: There are many color variations of Discus in the aquarium hobby.
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