Blue Discus Cichlid
|Common name||Blue Discus
|Size||Up to 6" (15cm)|
|Tank setup||A large and fairly deep tank, with subdued lighting and gentle circulation.|
|Compatibility||Peaceful, keep in a species tank or with other peaceful fishes with similar requirements.|
|Water chemistry||Soft and acidic, pH 6.0-6.5 is preferable, and required for breeding. However, contrary to many "Discus Myths",
they can thrive in harder or more alkaline water.|
|Feeding||Carnivorous: live and frozen foods, flake and granular foods.|
|Sexing||The only definitive means of sexing is the genital papilla, which is pointed in males and rounded in females.|
|Breeding||Eggs are laid on a pre-cleaned spawning site and both they and the fry are protected by the parents.
The fry initially feed on a body mucus secreted by the parents.|
Efficient filtration and attention to water quality are essential to maintain discus in good condition. Discus exist
in numerous colour varieties.