*Pick-Up Only at our Phyisical Store Location in Oakville, Ontario*
Pictures of fish and fish in store may vary, these are just examples/fully grown fish
One could say these Discus are considered the King of Freshwater fish. Discus are one of the most popular and coveted fish in the aquarium hobby. This gregarious Amazon species has been developed into many spectacular color varieties through generations of selective breeding by expert aquarists. While it is a cichlid, the Discus is not typical of its family in many aspects, such as its body shape and general temperament. The Discus has traditionally been considered a very difficult species to keep, but due to modern aquarium technology, generations of breeding, and acclimation to a relatively wider range of water parameters, it is now much less challenging if a few basic needs are meant.
The Discus will thrive in a heavily planted aquarium with driftwood and/or rock formations and gentle water flow. It is somewhat reclusive and strongly prefers the cover of plants. Due to its body shape, is not as likely to seek refuge in rock caves and similar structures. Slow to moderate water flow is necessary. The Discus is generally compatible with other peaceful fish as long as it has plenty of space.
While many guides and acrticles you read online about Discus will tell you they prefer RO water, lower PH and warm temperatures, these fishes we sell have been conditioned to our regular tap water already and can live in a higher range of parameters.
Name: Red Leopard Discus
Science Name: Symphysodon aequifasciatus
Max Size: 5″
pH: 6.0 – 7.5
Temperature: 74-83F° (24-28°C)
Care Level: Easy
Life Expectancy: 10-15 Years
Minimum Tank Size Recommended: 60 Gallons
Groups: Recommended in groups 3+ (75 Gallons) / Thrives in groups 6+ (80+ Gallons)