Discus originate in the mixed tropical waters of the Brazilian Amazon River of South America. Discus originate from a habitat of shaded water with branches and other dense cover and this habitat should be duplicated in the aquarium.
High quality water conditions (warm, soft, acidic) must be maintained. Becoming slightly territorial when breeding, it is best to breed an established pair, or maintain a group of young Discus and allow them to pair themselves. Warm, soft, slightly acidic water is required for spawning. The pair will clean a flat surface (usually a broad leaf or the side of the aquarium) prior to spawning. The parents must not be removed from the fry; the fry feed on their parents' mucus.
Largely carnivorous, Symphysodon aequifasciata prefers freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, pellet food designed for Discus, high-quality flake food, and meaty frozen foods.
Today, the Discus is a favorite among experienced freshwater aquarists and does very well in planted aquariums. We specialize in one of the largest varieties of hard to find wild caught discus. Due to long term relationships / friendship’s with our supplier’s we are able to bring in some of the highest quality wild discus available in the USA today, all high quality and set at reasonable price’s for our customer’s.
NOTE: please always check to insure that you have our current in-stock pricing list available above in PDF, this will help in keeping track of any current specials and/or bulk rates. Due to seasonality and availability, pricing is subject to change.