Acquired: Online breeder / seller
Posted Mar 27, 2015
My first Discus was the Red kind and I was in love with its intense colour! When I put the Blue ones in my aquarium I found them not as impressive as the Red ones...that's because when discus is stressed its colour is affected. So when the blue discus felt comfortable in the aquarium it became just awesome to watch!
It's a friendly fish...you can enter your hands inside the aquarium and even cuddle them sometimes! Blue discus can only live in peace...the only problem they might have is fights among the males! If you take good care of them they don't get sick or die.. no fish died as long as I was taking care of that aquarium!
You must take care of the temperature of the water, of the lighting, of the water's pH, you have to keep clean the glass of the tank and the sand plus you have to create a pleasant environment for them, similar to their natural, with tree branches and plenty of space where they can relax and feel safe!
You must also be ready to recognise if birth is happening and put the eggs separately, in another tank because overprotecting parents tend to be aggressive towards the rest of the fish inside the tank and they usually eat their eggs in an attempt to protect them. 2 successful births happened in my aquarium and as you can see I have some baby Blue Discus!
After all, I came to the conclusion that Blue Discus was easier to adapt with than the Red one! Both are amazing!