Fish Species

Discus Fish Species

Discus Fish Species
The Discus gets its name from its body shape, it is circular in shape and laterally compressed. It is very similar in shape to the Angelfish but does not have an extended fin. They are large cichlids (can reach up to 25cm) and can be aggressive to other fish particularly when breeding but are generally a peaceful fish. The Discus fish is not an ideal choice for the beginner as they require excellent water conditions and frequent partial water changes. However, in the correct environment they can live for up to 10 years.

Interesting Fish Species Information and Facts
The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process. A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

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nteresting Fish Species Information and Facts

- The Discus fish can become aggressive to other fish particularly when breeding

- Discus fish originate from the Amazon region in South America

- The Stygotantulus stock is the smallest Crustacean in the world, measuring less than 0.1mm in length!

- Discus fish prefer acidic water conditions
The Discus fish is found in fast flowing freshwater rivers and streams

- Discus fish can reach up to 25cm in size

- The Discus fish is known as The King of the Aquarium' and 'The King of the Cichlids'

- Discus fish are not recommended for beginners as they require excellent water conditions and frequent partial water changes

- The Discus Fish can live for up to 10 years!

 

Fish Facts
Did you know...

- Angelfish will breed for life. If one of the pair dies, the other will not breed again!

- The box jellyfish is one of the most venomous creatures in the sea, the toxins from its venom attacks the nervous system, heart and skin!

- The teeth of a Piranaha are sharp enough to cut through a steel fishing hook

- Fish do not have vocal cords but they can make sounds! For example the Oyster toadfish uses its swim bladder to produce a wailing sound which is comparable to the sound made by a foghorn!


Facts about Fish Species

Did The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process. A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process. The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi,
Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral..

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