Discus Classification - North American Discus Association

Discus - so many beautiful color variations of these beautiful, peaceful fish
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Discus are colorful, graceful and charismatic tank inhabitants. Discus are considered to require a higher level of care than other aquarium fish. Their basic requirements are a larger aquarium (3ft+ is recommended) and stable, clean water. For this reason alone they are not recommended for the beginner aquarist. Discus can be housed with many any other fish as long as they require the same water conditions. They are not compatible with larger aggressive fish such as oscar's or smaller fin nipping varieties.
2 Blue or green discus fish are the next most common variety but they tend to have a bit more of a second color which is either blue or green.
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The Heckel Discus is a more delicate species than the other two and are the least popular due to their difficult care. They are also more difficult to breed, and so most of the available fish are generally wild caught.. Males breed more easily than females however, so they have been bred with other species to create a variety of hybrids. This variety pack of 6 discus fish 2 inches, is great for the beginner
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The pigeon blood variety is one of the largest and most diverse. Pigeon discus include fish with spots, striations, and solid color types and may be orange, red, blue, or even white. Pigeons are also easily distinguished by their bright red eyes.When buying fish to fill your tank, you will soon discover the many discus fish varieties on the market. Alfred and Jenny knew that discus were quite popular as pets because of their eye-popping colors. Because of the high demand for discus fish, Jenny was surprised that breeders are producing hundreds of strains using natural mutations to create variations in color, patterns and shapes.Many hobbyists have a soft spot for the original discus -- wilds. These fish include browns, blues, greens, and heckels. The varieties and color morphs seem endless. Wild discus range from solid to spotted and display a huge array of different colors.These fish can be found near Manaus, the Purus River and Manacapuru in Brazil as well as Leticia, Peru. This fish has a wide variety of “blueness”, some appear to be more colorful versions of the Brown Discus, while others, (designated “Royal Blue”) have blue stripes/ striations on their bodies, head, and fins.Found in mostly Brazil’s Rio Negro, the largest blackwater river in the world, this fish has a distinguishing dark “fifth” stripe and has both red and blue varieties. This fish is the most difficult discus to keep, because it likes somewhat softer (and lower pH) and warmer water than the other species.Discus fish are very laterally compressed and have disc-shaped bodies. They can grow 15–20 cm in total body length and height (approximately 6 to 8 inches; a size similar to the 18–22 cm of an Olympic throwing discus); adults weigh some 150–250 grams (approximately one third to half of a pound). There are no morphological or sex-specific color differences, but males may grow larger than females. Although discus fish are highly variable in color and pattern markings, their body base colors usually range from dark brownish to blue and green hues. They are spotted and striated with blotches of black, yellow and red pigmentation.