Snakeskin Discus Fish

Snakeskin Discus Fish

Discus hobbyists have exciting new discus fish strain to satisfy their desire for new color forms. The careful blending of two colors has resulted in the creation of multi colored solid discus fish eg. Blue Diamond Discus and also resulted beautiful new spotted discus strains eg. Snakeskin, Turquoise and Red Spot green. With many names based on colored varieties resulting from controlled breeding, Symphysodon aequifasciatus is referred to as the Snakeskin Discus Fish.

The Snakeskin Discus has a mottled blue appearance against a red background. The overall coloration of Discus will vary depending on mood and overall health of the fish. The Discus has surpassed the Angelfish as the most popular freshwater aquarium fish. Depending on sub-species, the natural range of the Discus extends from the Amazon fish market to the Rio Negro Regions of South America.

The Snakeskin Discus requires an advanced level of care due to its feeding habits and water filtration requirements. The Snakeskin Discus included in peacefull fish category, it means the Snakeskin Discus fish do not pose a real threat toward other fishes, and are very passive and sometimes reclusive in nature.

Discus fish are becoming slightly territorial when breeding, it is best to breed an established pair, or maintain a group of young Discus and allow them to pair themselves. Warm, soft, slightly acidic water is required for spawning. The pair will clean a flat surface (usually a broad leaf or the side of the aquarium) prior to spawning. The parents must not be removed from the fry - the fry feed on their parents mucus.

Mostly carnivorous including Symphysodon aequifasciata or "Snakeskin Discus" prefer freeze-dried bloodworm and tubifex, pellet food designed for Discus, high-quality flake food, and meaty frozen foods. Find more stock photos of discus fish from breeders and hobbyists here on Tropical Fish Pictures. All photos of this "best freshwater fish for aquarium" have been divided by category to make finding of images easier.