25cm - 25cm
6 - 6.5
These fish are disc-shaped and can reach up to 10 cm. They aren’t easy to keep so only experienced aquarists should own them. Discus fish are extremely popular in the hobby, as such, they have been highly hybridized. Nowadays there are plenty of color, pattern and shape varieties.To keep these fish in captivity, water pH should be between 6.0 and 6.5 and water temperature should range from 82ºF to 86ºF. The tank should be dimly lit and have open areas for swimming, plants, hiding places, and a sandy or gravel substrate. They are peaceful and can be kept in a community tank. Discus can be kept as a single fish and for such a 50-gallon tank is the minimum required, to keep more than one, a larger tank is necessary.
Red Melon Discus Diet & Nutrition
This species is carnivorous. In a tank, they can be fed with live or frozen foods like bloodworms or brine shrimp.
Breeding & Spawning Red Melon Discus
To breed this species in captivity, the fish should have their own tank with a water pH of 5.5 to 6 and water temperature of 82ºF to 88ºF. The pair will start by cleaning a flat surface like a plant or a rock and then will lay their eggs on that surface. Fry takes 60 hours to hatch and for the first 5 to 6 days, they will feed on mucous of their parent’s skin.
Sun Merah Discus (L)
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