Wild blue discus

Wild blue discus DEFAULT
Green Discus ( Symphysodon aequifasciata aequifasciata 1903)

The background of this  discus is yellowish-brown to green-blue. The color of the eyes can vary  from gold to red and the face and cheeks are adorned with blue green stripes. Longitudinal blue green wide lines run from  the forehead  to part of  the body and to the dorsal area and in some cases the longitudinal blue green stripes run all across the body.  Nine black vertical bars cross the body starting in the eyes, seven more through the body and finishing in the caudal peduncle. The  dorsal and anal  fin is blue-green, enclosed with a black band, is bordered with  strong blue-green  stripes.  Sometimes the anal fin is adorned with red spots.   The ventral fins are usually orange with a blue green stripe.

The Red Spotted Green (RSG) have all the same characteristics as the green discus but additionally, they have red spots on  the green-blue background.  Sometimes the red spots can cover almost all the body  creating a colorful contrast with the green background and the spots. These discus come from the following rivers: Rio Nanay (Peru), Rio Putumayo ( Peru-Colombia), Rio and Lago Tefe (Brasil), and  Rio Japura (Brasil).

The Royal Green Discus is the same as the green discus but has an intense metallic shine all over the body.  Sometimes blue green  striations  runs all over the body too.

 

Blue Discus ( Symphysodon aequifasciata haraldi 1960 )

The basic background color of the body is brown  and sometimes brown to red brown. This fish has longitudinal blue striations that runs from the head to the back of the dorsal fin. The head and cheeks are adorned with blue lines. The color of the eyes vary from yellow-gold  to red. The anal fin shows blue lines in between with red and also the dorsal fin. Some blues have the black band  around the dorsal and anal fin.

Some blues have the striations running across all the body and these are called "Royal Blue."  Some of them have these striations running just 2/3 of the body, close to the anal and dorsal fin and therefore, these are called "Semi-Royal Blue".

Heckel Discus ( Symphysodon discus 1840 )

The base color of these fish is light brown to brown. Across the whole length of the body, 15 to 19 light blue horizontal and irregular striations. These striations start on the head  and the cheeks and runs  across the body up to the base of the caudal fin. The Heckel discus is distinguished by the fifth prominent vertical bar (see  pictures below). The eyes are gold to red. The ventral fins are red orange and they have a blue  longitudinal band. These discus come from Rio Negro (Brasil).

The Blue Face Heckel ( BFH) have the characteristics that the regular Heckel except that thy have the head in solid blue color.  Some specimens have this solid condition through front half of the body. These discus come from Rio Unini and Rio Jaua (Brasil).

The Heckel Cross is a mix between a Heckel and a Blue, mainly from the Rio Madeira system. These fish have different characteristics, some look like a standard blue with almost no striations in the body but with the fifth Heckel bar, other look like a Royal Blue with the fifth bar also.

 

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CategoryRating
Care Level:Moderate, see our Learning Center for comprehensive care.
Temperament:Peaceful
Color Form:Huge variety available
Lifespan:15-25 Years
Adult Size:8-12 inches
Diet:Omnivorous
Family:Cichlidae
Minimum Tank Size:50 gallons
Tank Set-Up:Bare-bottom, or Intermediate
Compatibility:Often compatible

Natural Habitat for Discus

Discus are found in floodplain lakes and flooded forests of the lowland Amazon River basin and some of its tributaries, including the Rio Negro.  These areas experience extreme changes in water level due to seasonal flooding.  Discus tend to congregate near fallen trees, known as “galhadas”, along the shore.  They prefer quiet water, and are rarely found in areas where there is strong current or wave action.

Discus Water Requirements

Discus prefer warm, soft, acidic water.  pH should be between 6.0 and 7.0, with hardness between 1° and 4° dKH (18 to 70 ppm).  Temperature should be kept between 82° and 89° F. Water conditions for both wild and hybrid discus are the same. While captive bred discus can be kept in dechlorinated tap water  reverse osmosis or deionized water supplemented will ensure the the best conditions. Discus require pristine water quality, and depending on the filtration system being used, a weekly or bi-weekly water change of 10% to 25% is highly recommended. Don’t forget to treat tap water with conditioner before refilling your aquarium!  

Housing Requirements for Discus

Discus grow to be quite large, and full sized discus will require an aquarium of 50 gallons or larger when they reach adult size.  Tall aquariums are best, to accommodate their body shape.  Current should be gentle, and décor if used at all should include large broadleaf plants and driftwood that is arranged vertically to simulate downed branches and trees.  A few floating plants can also be added to provide shaded areas and cover. Substrate should be fine to medium grade and smooth surfaced, as discus like to forage along the bottom for food.

Discus Behavior/Compatibility

Discus are generally calm, peaceful fish, but as cichlids they can be aggressive toward one another, especially when attempting to pair off and spawn.  Shy or submissive fish should be removed if they are unable to compete. Most serious hobbyists do not mix their discus with too many other species. However, suitable aquarium mates include cardinal tetras, neons, emperor and rummy nose tetras, as well as clown loaches and dwarf cichlids such as rams and Apistogramma species. All of these fish tolerate the high temperatures and low pH/hardness required by discus.  

What do Discus Eat?

In nature discus eat a considerable amount of plant material and detritus, but also forage along the bottom looking for worms and small crustaceans.  They are omnivores and will thrive on freeze dried black worms, beefheart, frozen blood worms, and a variety of pellet and flake food. Frozen and live foods may be fed as treats or to help induce spawning.  For best results, rotate their diet daily and feed only what they can consume in 2 to 3 minutes, once or twice a day.

Discus Breeding Level – Difficult

Captive bred discus will pair up and spawn relatively easily, but young, inexperienced parents may eat their eggs the first few times, particularly if other fish are present.  After hatching the young feed on heavy body mucus secreted by the parents for a few days until they begin to free-swim.  Parents will transfer the young back and forth several times a day.

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Discus wild HECKEL BLUE/UATUMA

Once more we received a large number of fantastic wild collected Discus. The fish are large, healthy and very stable. Now is the best time to order these fishes, for there is high season in Brazil. This week we recommend especially the wonderful blue Discus from Paraconi (there do not exist only the red ones!) and the gorgeous Heckel from Uatuma.

Discus wild BLUE COLORFUL/PARACONI

For our customers: the blue Discus from Paraconi have code 739026, the Heckel from Uatuma code 735206 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Discus wild HECKEL BLUE/UATUMA

Text & Photos: Frank Schäfer

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