Discus fish (Symphysodon) is an incredibly beautiful fish with very unusual body shape. The fish is often called a king of freshwater tanks and not in vain. Discus are colorful, graceful and charismatic tank inhabitants.
Best tank conditions for discus fish
Discus are considered to require a higher level of care than other aquarium fish. Discus can be housed with any other fish as long as they require the same water conditions. They are not compatible with larger aggressive fish such as oscar’s or smaller fin nipping varieties. Discus do best with smaller tetra?s such as neon tetras, cardinal tetras, ember tetras, harlequin tetras and rummynose tetras. Tetras are usually the most common compliment to discus as they contrast the size and add movement to the aquarium.
Cool things to know about discus
The freshwater Discus can be found in three colors Green, Blue and Brown. Their colored appearance depends upon the geographic location of their natural habitat, which is usually deep and still backwater, where the submerged trees and plants gives a very flourishing place to these pretty fish.
Discus Fish Keeping And Care
These are not an easy pet, since they require certain water conditions that may not be provided in fish tanks by an inexperienced caretaker. The Discus fish as a pet must be handled by those who are passionate enough to learn how to properly breed and care them.
What to know about feeding aquarium fish
In nature, fish eat whenever they are hungry and the food is available. If food sources are plentiful, they will eat several times a day. On the other hand, if food sources are scarce, they might go for days between meals. For this reason, fish are very opportunistic and will eat whenever they have a chance.
Regardless of one or two feedings, the key is to keep each feeding very small. Do Not overfeed your fish. Whenever in doubt, the best practice is to underfeed your fish. There are a lot of health concerns related to overfeeding your fish.