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Pigeon Blood Discus (Symphysodon aequifasciatus)

The Pigeon Blood Discus or Symphysodon aequifasciatus is colorful, peaceful fresh water fish. A favorite among aquarium enthusiasts this fish can grow to about 8" in length and is suited for an aquarium that is at least 60 gallons. The Pigeon Blood Discus has a round body that has orange and black marbling markings. The fins tend to be brownish with a bit of a turquoise hue. This carnivorous discus fish should be in fresh water between 79-86° F with a pH of 6.1-7.5. This fish can be fed freeze-dried bloodworms, pellet food, specially designed Discus Flake Food, and other meaty frozen foods. The Pigeon Blood Discus is in the family of Cichlidae, and they are highly developed when it comes to the level of care that both the parents give their young. In fact, the adults produce a secretion right through their skin which the babies feed off of during the first few days, check out the picture above!

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