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Symphysodon discus



Species: Symphysodon discus
Common Name: Discus, Heckel Discus
Size: Up to 7 inches (18cm)
Habitat: South America: Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela.
Min Tank Size: 55 gallon per pair minimum
Diet: Carnivorous, Small live, flake and frozen.
Behavior: Peacefu and timid, but still exhibits typical cichlid behavior.
Water: Temperature 81-91°F (27-33°C), ph 4.2 to 6.5, dH: soft, 0-3
Care: Moderate, Soft acidic water
Communities: Can be kept in a community setting with no aggressive or lively fish, easily spooked.
Suitability: Medium to advanced experience.

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