Typical Behavior

Discus fish are very peaceful, avoiding conflict through escape and intimidation. In most tanks, they are one of the largest and brightest fish. They are a schooling fish, and in large groups can create a wall of patterns across the tank. Like all cichlids, there can be some competition in the shoal and a pecking order will be established. This means smaller fish will need to be monitored to make sure they are able to eat.

They tend to stay in the mid-levels but will rise to the top and dip to the bottom to forage; so they can easily dominate all levels of the tank. They do prefer to be free swimming but need the option to be close to cover such as large driftwood or plants in the tank.

They tend to stay in the mid-levels but will rise to the top and dip to the bottom to forage; so they can easily dominate all levels of the tank. They do prefer to be free swimming but need the option to be close to cover such as large driftwood or plants in the tank.

So what is important to keep your discus healthy and happy

These fish require higher temperatures than most fish 27-31°C. Keeping this warmer temperature will reduce stress and the chance of illness and deaths.

Amazonian water is soft and slightly acidic, with a pH between 6 and 7. The water in your aquarium needs to be de-chlorinated, and treated with formulas that neutralize your tap water. The flow should be weak, this can be broken using a spray bar or by using driftwood or ornaments.

They prefer soft to medium sediment, as they often search for food on the substrate and larger pieces could injure them as they forage.

Plants, like the Amazone Sword  or Darf Hairgrass are easy to add to your tank and provide oxygen to your fish. Plants also act as a nutrient sink, meaning drops in water quality are rarer.

What Size Tank Do Discus Need?

As these fish need to be in schools of at least 5, 180Lis the smallest tank they will thrive in although they prefer larger tanks upwards of 370L means there will be less drastic changes in water conditions and they will have the space they desire.

One Discus fish per 30L is ideal.

  • 1x Blue Diamond Discus 9cm
  • Scientific Name : Symphysodon
  • Common Names : Discus
  • Mature Size : 20 cm,
  • pH : 6.0 - 7.0(but can be higher.)
  • Temperature : 27°C - 31°C
  • Origin / Habitat :Amazon Farm Raised
  • Temperament / Behavior : Peaceful but might get aggressive when breeding
  • Sex - Un Sexed
SKU 31781
Barcode # 642889761667
Brand Live Fish
Shipping Weight 1.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.100m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m
Shipping Cubic 0.003000000m3

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