Other Discus Tetra Names:
Discus Tetra, Disk Tetra, Salmon Discus
Discus Tetra Scientific Name:
Brachychalcinus orbicularis, Ephippicharax orbicularis, Poptella orbicularis, Tetragonopterus orbicularis
Discus Tetra Temperament:
Species Type: Characins (Tetras)
Discus Tetra Adult Size: 3.5 inches (cm)
Discus Tetra Life Expectancy: 5 years
Discus Tetra Habitat: South American Rivers
Discus Tetra Minimum Tank Size:
Peaceful community fish.
Discus Tetra Diet & Nutrition:
Herbivorous - does well with frozen or fresh vegetable foods such as spinach, romaine lettuce, peas, squash, zucchini or cucumbers.
Discus Tetra Description:
This is a rare, yet beautiful species. Side-lighting will bring out the green, violet, and pink hues on its otherwise silver body. This species requires a lot of swimming room so a tank at least 4 feet long should be used. The tank should also be heavily planted with heavy live plants or plastic plants because delicate plants will be eaten.
Tank Mate Compatibility:
Other peaceful fish with similar water requirements.
Discus Tetra Breeding & Spawning:
No known way to breed in captivity.
Determining Discus Tetra Sex:
No known way to determine visually.
Discus Tetra Diseases:
None specific to species.
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