Freshwater fish - Blue Discus - Blauer Diskus - Symphysodon aequifasciatus haraldi
As with most fish, Discus are prone to skin flukes and other parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.), fungal infections, and bacterial infections. It is recommended to read up on the common tank diseases. Knowing the signs and catching and treating them early makes a huge difference. For information about freshwater fish diseases and illnesses, see .
The Discus are susceptible to typical fish ailments, especially if their water is stale and of poor quality and oxygenation. They tend to be susceptible to illness when stressed, usually caused by not providing ample hiding places. One common problem is . It can be treated with the elevation of the tank temperature to 86° F (30° C) for 3 days. If that does not cure the Ich, then the fish needs to be treated with copper (remove any water conditioners). Several copper based fish medications are available for Ich. Copper use must be kept within the proper levels, so be sure to follow the manufacturers suggestions. A copper test also can be used to keep the proper levels. You can also combine increasing the temperature with an Ich medication treatment. Intestinal disease can be treated with metronidazol.As with most fish, Discus are prone to skin flukes and other parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.), fungal infections, and bacterial infections. It is recommended to read up on the common tank diseases. Knowing the signs and catching and treating them early makes a huge difference. For information about freshwater fish diseases and illnesses, see .Keep in mind anything added to the tank can potentially bring bacteria or parasites with it! Even plastic decorations and other inanimate material could potentially threaten your tank. Quarantine new tankmates and make sure to throughly clean any new decorations, filter elements, etc before introducing them to the tank.
Freshwater Discus Fish and Babies
Discus fish, the delicate jewels of the freshwater aquarium world
Discus is a beautiful fish aquarium freshwater and colorful which makes it a popular choice for those fish lovers and those who like to keep an aquarium.For those who believe that freshwater aquarium can’t match marine in regards to brightly colored fish, I want to introduce you to the Discus fish. Native to the Amazon river basin, Symphysodon is a genus of South American cichlids native to the Amazon river basin. With a distinctive disc shape and bright colors and patterns, the discus are a favourite fish among fish keepers who also refer to them as pompadour fish. However, they have some pretty specific requirements so keep reading if you want to keep Discus on your freshwater aquarium.With many names based on colored varieties resulting from controlled breeding, Symphysodon aequifasciata is referred to as the Snakeskin Discus. The Snakeskin Discus has a mottled blue appearance against a red background. The overall coloration of Discus will vary depending on mood and overall health of the fish. The Discus has surpassed the Angelfish as the most popular freshwater aquarium fish. Depending on sub-species, the natural range of the Discus extends from the Amazon to the Rio Negro Regions of South America.Often regarded as the king of the freshwater aquarium, discus fish are one of the most beautiful species of freshwater aquarium fish; and one of the hardest to keep. The demanding aquarium conditions that these fish require to survive make it an unsuitable fish for beginner and intermediate aquarists. Discus fish are extremely peaceful and shy in temperament and do best when kept in groups of six or more. While they can be kept in an aquarium with other peaceful species of freshwater fish, it is recommended that they be kept in a ‘species tank’ due to their very specific tank and water requirements. Discus fish have laterally compressed and almost perfectly round, disc shaped bodies and sport two long pelvic fins.