Discus | Snake Skin Discus
Discus | Snake Skin Discus

Discus | Snake Skin Discus

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Symphysodon Aequifasciatus

Common Name: Snake Skin Discus, Discus

Adult Size: 6 - 7 inches

Life Expectancy: 5 years

Habitat: Amazon basin of S. America

Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions:

  • Temperature Range: 82 - 86°F
  • pH Range: 6.4 - 7.2
  • Water Hardness: 1 - 4

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet & Nutrition: Carnivore; frozen blood worm, beef heart, live black worms

Breeding & Spawning: Discus will lay their eggs on broad leaved plants like Amazon Swords or almost any vertical flat surface that is to their liking. Fry are best kept with the parents as they will eat the slime that the parents secrete. At two weeks of age they will start to accept finely ground flake food or baby brine shrimp.

Gender: Venting is the best way to sex Discus.


Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart


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