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Symphysodon 'super pigeon blood'

Category: Cichlids - South American -Discus Fish

Size: 7-8cm

Price: £69.95 each

Discount: Buy 5 or more Symphysodon 'super pigeon blood' and get 10% off!!

Stock: 6 in stock

German bred, hard water discus. Stunning

Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 6.4 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: Buy 5 or more Symphysodon 'super pigeon blood' and get 10% off!!
Size: 7-8cm

Symphysodon 'super pigeon blood'

An artifical form with a reddish bakground colour and a network of dark red markings. Blue markings are most obvious on the face and fins, but are rather weak on the flanks. There are black speckles on the flanks, as is typical for 'pigeon blood' discus.

Discus are uniquely shaped cichlids and considered by many to be among the most handsome of all freshwater aquarium fish. They are peaceful and sociable, and must be kept in groups, preferably six or more.

While some aquarists keep them with very peaceful companions such as cardinal tetras, hatchet fish, and Corydoras, they are perhaps more often kept in single species tank. Discus need excellent water conditions, in particular low nitrate and phosphate levels, and the water must be soft and acidic.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Relatively peaceful, but can be territorial when breeding. Otherwise they enjoy being in groups, and if kept alone tend to be rather shy.

These fish are famous for being among the few fish that provide food for their offspring. Once the fry are free swimming, they 'graze' mucous from the flanks of the parents. After a week of this, the fry will also take newly hatched brine shrimp and liquid fry food.

Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Brazil
Temperature The ideal temperature range is 25-30C
Size Approx 14cm
Water Parameters Preferred water conditions are soft and acidic
Water PH The pH should be less than 7, ideally around 6.