Color design for Discus fish art (Symphysodon aequifasciatus)

Discus fish (Symphysodon aequifasciatus)
Discus fish (Symphysodon aequifasciatus)

Ceramic wall art color codes for a Discus fish (Symphysodon aequifasciatus) fish

Ceramic wall asrt color codes for a Discus fish (Symphysodon aequifasciatus) fish
Ceramic wall asrt color codes for a Discus fish (Symphysodon aequifasciatus) fish

Discus Fish (Symphysodon aequifasciatus) live fish colors and composition


Symphysodon, known colloquially as discus fish, is a genus of cichlids native to the Amazon river basin in South America. Due to their distinctive shape, behavior and bright colors and patterns, discus are common as freshwater aquarium fish, and their aquaculture is a major industry in several Asian countries. And it's good to know that they're often referred to as pompadour fish.

Unlike cichlids of the genus Pterophyllum (angelfish), all species of Symphysodon have a laterally compressed body shape. Like Pterophyllum, however, there is no extended finnage giving Symphysodon a more rounded shape. It's the body shape from which their common name, discus, is derived. The sides of the fish are often patterned in shades of green, purple, brown and blue. Some of the more pronounced varieties are the result of selective breeding by aquarists and do not occur in the wild. Discus are typically up to 12.3 to 15.2 cm (or 4.8 to 6.0 inches) in length, but captives are claimed to be up to 23 cm (9 inches) in length. Adults usually weigh between 150 and 250 g (5.3 to 8.8 oz).

Symphysodon is highly social, usually occurring in groups that may number several dozens of individuals, which is unusual among the Cichlids of the Americas. When breeding, the pair moves away from the group, possibly to reduce the risk of young cannibalism. As with most cichlids, the treatment of the brood is highly developed with both parents caring for the young. In addition, the adult discus releases a secretion through their skin that the larvae feed off during their first four weeks.

During the first two weeks, the parents stay close to their young, allowing them to eat easily. In the last two, they swim away, resulting in the young being slowly "weaned away" and beginning to fend for themselves. While rare in fish, more than 30 species of cichlids are known to feed their young with a variety of skin secretions, including the Pseudetroplus and Uaru species. Sexual maturity is achieved within one year.

Discus are kept in the home aquarium by the fiskeepers. These are considered difficult to maintain and require regular major changes in water, a school of other disks, and slightly acidic water. Their striking presence gained them the title "King of the Aquarium".

Discus lives in home aquariums for an average of 10 years, but can live up to 15 years and can grow up to 8 inches. Species that blend well with them include neon tetras, German blue rams, and other species that live in similar regions and under water conditions. We don't do the same for larger or more aggressive fish, such as clown loaches. Like many fish in the home aquarium, they can eat almost anything that suits within their mouth, something that needs to be taken into consideration when storing the aquarium.

Due to their size and specifications for tank mats, they frequently require a minimum of 55 to 75 gallon aquariums, which means that setting up a discus aquarium requires attention to the capacity of the floor to bear weight.

References
Fish Identification: Find Species
New Discus named Symphysodon tarzoo
Discus genus revised

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