Red Spot Green Discus – Wild Rio Nanay (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 (78-84) will create ideal conditions for discus to thrive. Wild discus like the Red Spotted Green are  sensitive to water quality and are best kept by experienced hobbyists, however their reputation for being challenging isn’t entirely deserved. 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. Discus are found in loose aggregations in the wild, and should be kept in groups of at least 5 in the aquarium (8-10 is ideal). The spectacular wild form from Peru’s Rio Nanay are known for their stunning iridescent green base color with exceptional specimens showing vivid red spots throughout their entire body.


Red Spot Green Discus – Wild Rio Nanay (Symphysodon aequifasciatus)

Origin: Wild Peru
Locale: Rio Nanay
Diet: Invertebrates, detritus, frozen & prepared feeds
Adult Size: 7″
Recommended Tank Size: 75 gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful towards all tankmates, can be a bit territorial toward conspecifics

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

Shipping Note: Due to size, the need for extra packing, and space requirements, larger sizes may not be eligible for our flat rate shipping. We strongly recommend shipping large fish via air cargo when possible. Please contact us for a quote or for additional shipping info.