Beruri Royal Red Discus (Symphysodon aequifasciatus)


Long considered the most beautiful of all freshwater aquarium fish, the discus remains a popular fish for serious hobbyists. Regular, large water changes, a protein-rich varied diet, and warm water temperatures (82-86) will create ideal conditions for discus to thrive. Wild discus are more sensitive to water quality and are best kept by experienced hobbyists. They will do best in soft, slightly acidic water and may take weeks or even months to display their optimal colors in an aquarium but will reward patient aquarists with spectacular coloration and natural behaviors. Red wild discus are among the most colorful wild types in the hobby, and with a high quality diet and good water conditions can rival most tank bred strains. These specimens originate in the waters surrounding Beruri in Amazonas state,Brazil and display a vivid base red coloration a with distinctive iridescent blue striated pattern extending through the dorsal and ventral surfaces.


Beruri Royal Red Discus (Symphysodon aequifasciatus)

Origin: Wild Brazil
Locale: Beruri municipality, Amazonas State
Diet: Invertebrates, detritus, frozen & prepared feeds
Adult Size: 7″
Recommended Tank Size: 75 gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful, can be aggressive toward conspecifics

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.2
Temp:                     78-84F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

Shipping Note: Due to their size and the need for additional packing, larger sizes may not be eligible for our flat rate shipping. We strongly recommend shipping large fish via Air Cargo whenever possible. Please contact us for more information or for a quote.

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