Scientific Name: Symphysodon sp
Common Name: Pigeon Blood Discus, Checkerboard Discus, Checkerboard Pigeon Blood Discus
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
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