Preferred Water Parameters:
- Temperature:78-86 degrees celsius
- pH Level:6.0-7.X
- General Hardness:Soft
Range: South America: Amazon basin
Reproduction: Lays eggs on a firm surface, the eggs (and hatched fry) are cared for by both parents. The adult fish secrete a body slime for their fry to feed upon as their first food source.
Feeding: Carnivorous. Live and frozen foods, but also accepts dry foods.
Additional Comments: Occurs in several natural colour variants, as well as numerous aquarium colour strains (the result of selective breeding). Very popular. Discus require well-filtered water and regular partial water changes.