Cherry Blossom Discus

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Description of the Cherry Blossom Discus

The Cherry Blossom Discus is also known as the Common Discus and is a beautiful addition to any freshwater tropical aquarium. As its names suggests, it is round in shape and also laterally compressed making it appear almost flat. Its beautiful red coloring can be made more vibrant and varies depending on the food and vitamins the fish is given. It is a peaceful fish but does require a large tank due to its size.

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Cherry Blossom Discus

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Popular Name: Cherry Blossom Discus
Species: Symphysodon aequifaciatus

Profile of the Cherry Blossom Discus
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Cherry Blossom Discus species.

  • Size: Up to 25cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH: 6.0 to 6.5. Temp: 25 to 29 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Brine Shrimp, Bloodworms, Prefer live food

  • Temperament: Peaceful

  • Habitat: Rivers and Lakes in the Amazon Basin, South America

  • Behaviour: Good Community Fish but require a large tank

  • Range: Amazon Region, South America

Scientific Classification of the Cherry Blossom Discus
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Symphysodon aequifasciatus

  • Popular Name: Cherry Blossom Discus

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Cichlidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Cherry Blossom Discus?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!



Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Cherry Blossom Discus slimy?
Cherry Blossom Discus secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Cherry Blossom Discus to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. The Discus fish relies on the parents slime to feed their young fry. It is vital that the parents are not removed from the tank or the young Discus fry will not survive.

 

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do Cherry Blossom Discus have gills?
Gills enable the Cherry Blossom Discus to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do the Cherry Blossom Discus have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Cherry Blossom Discus has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Cherry Blossom Discus has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Cherry Blossom Discus has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Cherry Blossom Discus has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Cherry Blossom Discus

Cherry Blossom Discus

  • Interesting Information about Cherry Blossom Discus

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Cherry Blossom Discus slimy?

  • Why do the Cherry Blossom Discus have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Cherry Blossom Discus have fins?

  • Species: Symphysodon aequifaciatus

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