in Asia, only captive bred discus fish are bred here in Europe. This means that the hatcheries do not produce pure breeds from discus fish caught in the wild. The Hobbyist Guide for Discus Care and Maintenance has been written as a helpful guide for caring for Discus fish. All information contained in this eBook has. May 18, Discus fish have individual-specific coloration patterns on entire body .. (PDF). Acknowledgments. We thank the members of the Laboratory of.
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Discus. 28 Tropical freshwater fish. If in doubt contact your OATA retail member for further information. Scan this code to download an electronic copy. Discus Fish. Discus fish belong to the Cichlid genus and originate in the Amazon region of South America. They are commonly referred to as “the king of the. The discussion about feeding discus fish has been extensive and differing Discus fish live in shoals and therefore should always be kept in a group of at least.
When purchasing discus, always ask about the water chemistry they were raised in. Tall aquariums are best, to accommodate their body shape. Some hobbyists and breeders feed their discus beef heart, and while it is not harmful, it is certainly not a natural food for discus. Wild caught discus can be challenging to keep, due to their specialized water chemistry and dietary needs, however, most discus sold today are captive bred and are much easier to keep. Download Printable PDF. Additional Care Sheets: In nature discus eat a considerable amount of plant material and detritus, but also forage along the bottom looking for worms and small crustaceans.