Red Discus (Symphysodon discus)

Also known as Amazonian Discus, Blue Diamond Discus, Blue Discus, Common Discus, Discus, Heckel Discus, King-of-the-Aquarium, Pompadour Fish, Red Leopard Discus

Description

Also known as Amazonian Discus, Blue Diamond Discus, Blue Discus, Common Discus, Discus, Heckel Discus, King-of-the-Aquarium, Pompadour Fish, Red Leopard Discus.

Found in small schools around the margins of blackwater flood plains, lakes and rivers of the Amazon river basin in Brazil.
They feed on crustaceans, insects, plant matter and worms.
Length - 12cm
Depth - ?m
South America- Amazon River Basin

A freshwater fish often seen in the aquarium trade.
These fish brood their eggs in their mouths to protect their young. Ref: http://www.fishbase.us/summary/Symphysodon-discus.html

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