Discus | Gold Pigeon Blood Discus

Discus | Gold Pigeon Blood Discus

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Symphysodon Aequifasciatus

Common Name: Pigeon Blood Discus, Checker Board Discus, Discus

Adult Size: 6 - 7 inches

Life Expectancy: 5 years

Habitat: Amazon basin of S. America

Minimum Tank Size: 40 gallon

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 82 - 86°F
  • pH Range: 6.4 - 7.2
  • Water Hardness: 1 - 4

    Temperament: Small will school, large can be semi aggressive

    Diet & Nutrition: Carnivore; will eat a broad range of foods from flakes, small pellets, frozen, and live worms along with brine shrimp, but not always on the first attempt. DO NOT feed them tubifex worms. Tubifex carries too many pathogens and the risk of introducing disease to your Discus is too great a risk.

    Breeding & Spawning: Will lay their eggs on broad leaved plants like Amazon Swords or almost any vertical flat surface that is to their liking. Fry are best kept with the parents as they will eat the slime that the parents secrete.

    Gender: Venting is the best way to sex Discus.