Discus Tetra

Other Discus Tetra Names: Discus Tetra, Disk Tetra, Salmon Discus

Discus Tetra Scientific Name: Brachychalcinus orbicularis, Ephippicharax orbicularis, Poptella orbicularis, Tetragonopterus orbicularis

Discus Tetra (Brachychalcinus orbicularis))

Temperature Range: 64°F-78°F
pH Range: 5.6-7.6
Hardness Range: 5-25°

Family: Characidae

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: 40 gallons

Discus Tetra Temperament: 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.

Aquarium Region: All over.

Discus Tetra Diseases: None specific to species.

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