overviewThe Red Spot Green Discus is a spectacularly colored variety of prized Discus fish. A stunning burst of iridescent colors leaves a lasting impression, making the Red Spot Green Discus a highly desirable specimen among Discus enthusiasts. It is easy to appreciate the marvelous coloration of the Red Spot Green Discus. The interplay between the vibrant green and sunset orange body coloration exudes a warm, energetic glow that is at once soothing and vibrant. Adding greater visual excitement is an eye-catching freckling of crimson that elevates the Red Spot Green Discus to a level of unrivalled beauty.
The Red Spot Green Discus, like other Discus requires specific water conditions. Pay particular attention to parameters including pH, hardness and water temperature to ensure best care for the Red Spot Green Discus. A warm, acidic environment with little or no hardness is essential to properly house the Red Spot Green Discus. Provide a well-filtered, established aquarium of at least 50 gallons aquascaped with driftwood and several dense plant groups scattered around the aquarium. Be sure to maintain open swimming spaces for the Red Spot Green Discus. Include floating plants to create areas of low or subdued lighting.
The Red Spot Green Discus becomes slightly territorial during 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.
Approximate Purchase Size: 5" to 6"