Discus Fish LimitedTropical
Discus fish single
Lvl req. 1
Type Tropical
Area Tropical reef
Shop / Animal
Cost Coins2 75.000 / 75.000
Gain Veteran/ Discus fish single {{{GainVeteran}}}
Gain 09.2011/ Discus fish single Coins2 1.950
XP 195
Every 1 day, 6 hours
Breeding / Animal
Parent1 --
Parent2 --
Cost Coins2 75.000/75.000
in 16 hours
Instant Zoo bucks 16/16
Reward for completing a Family
Family XP 195
Family Gain Coins2 750
Crossbreeding / Animal
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Result1 --
X-Cost1 --
X-in1 --
X-Instant1 --
Partner2 --
Result2 --
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The Discus Fish is a part of the Tropical themed collection.

Discus fish modal

Discus (Symphysodon spp.) are a genus of three species of cichlid freshwater fishes native to the Amazon River basin. Discus are popular as aquarium fish and their aquaculture in several countries in Asia is a major industry.

Discus fish from the genus Symphysodon, which currently includes three species: The common discus (Symphysodon aequifasciatus), the Heckel discus (Symphysodon discus), and Symphysodon tarzoo. However, a further investigation published in August 2007 suggested that the genus held the three species: S. aequifasciatus (the green discus), S. haraldi (the blue/brown/common discus) and S. discus (the Heckel discus).

Other (sub)species have been proposed times and again, but morphometric data is (unlike in Pterophyllum, the freshwater angelfish) varies as much between individuals from one location as it is across the whole range of all discus fish species. S. tarzoo was described in 1959 and applies to the red-spotted western population. S. aequifasciatus and S. discus, meanwhile, seem to hybridise frequently in the wild or have diverged recently, as they lack mitochondrial DNA lineage sorting but differ in color pattern and have dissimilar chromosomal translocation patterns. S. discus occurs mainly in the Rio Negro. Whether S. haraldi is indeed distinct from S. aequifasciatus remains to be determined; if valid it is widespread but it might just be a color morph. source: