Probably you have already heard of discus fish what they are and where they come from. But for those who don’t know, then you are in the right place. I will discuss here about one of the most wonderful river species of fish on earth.
Discus fish is belong to a big family of Cichlids. They are usually found in the South America. The name discus fish is derived from their body shape. Discus are a type of fish which are very colourful and their eyes are usually coloured red. There colours maybe enhanced when they are fed the right diet. There are three common species of discus such as Symphysodon aequifasciatus also called green discus, this is also the most common discus, the Heckel discus called Symphysodon discus and Symphysodon haraldi. Their scientific designation is genus Symphysodon. You should know at least these discus fish or common type of discus because each discus has different water and food requirements. Discus are a one of a kind type of fish.
If you want to keep a discus or breed them, be sure that you have wide knowledge about them because if you don’t there is a possibility that you will kill them. When you are decided on keeping discus, you should buy a group or a pair of discus because discus fish need social interaction to develop their character to their best potential. One more thing, if you want to keep discus you should prepare yourself financially. I say this because keeping discus is not as easy as you think, it needs a lot of attention like maintaining the water of the tank and their food types. If you want your discus to maintain good health then you should always change their water at least once a week.
In addition, you should stabilise the water pH (the normal pH 6.0 to 6.5) and water temperature (25 Celsius to 29 Celsius). When you are feeding on your fish, you should give them the right food and feed them small amounts of food rather than one large meal once a day. After you feed your discus clean all uneaten food to avoid disease to your fish. Discus are slow eaters; give them 5 to 10 minutes to digest their food completely. Make sure that you don’t over feed them because this will affect the water condition in a bad way. Just always remember when keeping or breeding discus you should give it your best and always continue reading about them so that your knowledge will increase and you will give good quality care to your discus fish.