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Symphysodon aequifasciatus
Discus
Pellegrin, 1904

Symphysodon aequifasciatus - Discus - The brown Discus
The brown Discus
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(Other members of the genus Symphysodon)

ADULT SIZE: 22 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Moderately soft and acidic

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 26-30 C

FOOD: Feed Symphysodon aequifasciatus live and dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Brazil

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AQUARIUM CARE: There are both wild, and commercially bred forms of discus. Colors and patterns are numerous; most are very attractive. They are a shy fish that prefers shoals of smaller dither fish, tetras (especially cardinal, and rummy-nosed tetra) and pencil fish as tankmates. Do not keep with other cichlids! They are also susceptible to paracitic infections. Water quality is important when keeping discus. See the section on Amazon biotope aquariums

BREEDING: A pair will spawn on a pre-cleaned leaf or rock.

Have you bred Symphysodon aequifasciatus? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Symphysodon aequifasciatus breeding reports








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