SPECIE NAME:Symphysodon discus
COMMON NAME OF THE SPECIE:
They are native to South America, originating from Brazil in the Rio Negro, Rio Trombetas north of the Amazon, and from the Rio Abacaxis south of the Amazon
.They inhabit places where the water is quiet and heavily planted. They live in the still or slow moving waters along the banks where they hide among tangled roots and branches. They feed on insect larvae, insects, and planktonic invertebrates.
UPTO 20 cm
UPTO 0.2 kg
Since they are carnivorous, discus will generally eat all kinds of live food and need to be offered a variety. Other good foods include frozen brine shrimp, bloodworms, and some will enjoy whiteworms. Tank bred discus are also usually willing to accept food in a flake or pelleted form. In addition, some discus will even enjoy eating a small amount of vegetable based foods such as spirulina, lettuce, or blanched cucumber.
The Heckel Discus is the most distinctive and easily recognized of the discus cichlids!