Reproduction: Lays eggs on a firm surface, the eggs (and hatched fry) are cared for by both parents. The adult fish secrete a body slime for their fry to feed upon as their first food source.
Feeding: Carnivorous. Live and frozen foods, but also accepts dry foods.
Additional Comments: Needs some hiding places and prefers a tank at least 45cm deep. Occurs in several natural colour variants, as well as numerous aquarium colour strains (the result of selective breeding). Very popular. Discus require well-filtered water and regular partial water changes.