Scientific Name: Symphysodon Aequifasciatus
Common Name: Blue Diamond Discus Fish
Adult Size: 6-7 inches
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
- Hardness Range: 1-3
Diet & Nutrition: Carnivore; frozen blood worm, beef heart, live black worms
Blue Diamond Discus Fish Breeding
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
The Blue Diamond Discus Fish is the primary focus of every Discus aquarium. It has a solid blue color. As the fish matures the color becomes a deeper richer color. Under the proper lighting conditions this fish appears to glow and stand out among other discus tank mates because of it’s true rich color.
The Blue Diamond Discus will do well in water temperatures of 82-86 degrees. This particular fish prefers warmer water temperature so the closer you can keep the temperature to 86 degrees the better. As a result you need to make sure that the tank mates can survive in warmer water.
The Blue Diamond Discus Fish is my personal favorite. This is the true King of the Aquarium. The Blue Diamond Discus Fish prefers schooling with large number of discus so it is highly recommended that you keep them in discus fish groups of at least 6.
The Blue Diamond Discus Fish is one of the most popular and sought after discus strains. As a result this fish is proven to have a high price tag.
Finally, this fish is definitely a good investment. The larger it gets the higher the price tag.