Super Red Discus
Super Red discus, sometimes called Red Top discus or Red Alhandra discus have black stripes at three inches but these give way to a full red body as the fish matures. The super red discus, also called the red discus, was first bred in Thailand in the 1990s. It is unfortunate in the hobby that poor quality super red discus are often sold at 2" for low prices with the red color "pushed" by hormone enhanced foods and never develop proper coloration. These discus really do become striking fish when properly handled.
- Scientific Name: Symphysodon aequifasciatus
- Origin: South America
- Lifespan: 10+ years
- Max Size: 6 inches
- Food: Flake, live, frozen
- Shipping Size: 2 inches to 3 inches