Discus red map DNZ - Symphysodon aequifasciatus
  • Checkerboard Red Map
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  • attractive color form
  • Socialization possible
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Discus red map DNZ - Symphysodon aequifasciatus
The Red Map or sometimes called Checkerboard discus is a real eye candy in your tank, giving it an elegant touch. Together with calm by-fish they are a real enrichment for a blackwater aquarium. Even though they are a bit difficult to breed, you should definitely give them a try! - Garnelio
Origin: South America
Final size: > 12cm
with crabs?: No
Temperature: 25-30 °C
Feature: interesting brood care
Behavior: Quiet
Aquarium size: 400/450 l (approx. 150cm)
Difficulty: 4 - Special
Fish group: Cichlids
Water values: Soft water
Breeding: medium
Pelvic region: Center
Diet: omnivorous - omnivorous
Visual effect: Especially colorful
Planting possible?: Yes
with snails/shells?: Yes
with large crabs?: No
with fish?: conditional* (see description)
with dwarf crabs?: No
with shrimps?: Socialization not possible
Age Expectancy: 10+ years

Sometimes also called Checkerboard Red Map the Red Map is a very impressive color variation of Symphysodon aequifasciatus, where breeding skills are fully demonstrated. As an evergreen of aquaristics, the Discus is an old hand that has lost none of its popularity. Originally Discus come from South America, where they populate calm river sections.

You will get from us german offspring (DNZ).

Discusowe their name to the disc-shaped body structure. The Red Map has a red base color which is interrupted by white lines giving it the "Red Map" pattern. Even the fins are colored and may have turquoise lines along the seams. The pelvic fins are long and pointedly extended, and some have a bull's-eye. With a size of up to 15 cm you should pay attention to an aquarium, which is accordingly high. With good care, your Red Map will remain loyal family members for as long as 15 years.

Offer them a home with an edge length of 150 cm or more , respectively 450 liters of water to offer. A black water aquarium has proven itself in the care of Discus. Design it with Roots and Rock structuresto create privacy and territorial markers, because sometimes your favorites get territorial. Plants can be placed around the edges and in the background to give them plenty of swimming space. Provide soft soft water and take good care of it, because your darlings react sensitively to impurities and can even become ill.

You can breedyour discus , but it is really time-consuming. A spawning aquarium with very acidic water values is suitable for this, with a spawning cone you can also get your animals in the mood. When they start "cleaning" plants and rocks this is a first indication that they are in a mood. Often you don't even notice the spawning act itself, because it usually takes place at dusk. The parents fan the clutch with their fins to supply it with oxygen. 72 hours later the first young hatch, which feed on the skin secretion of the parents. You can raise them with infusoria, nauplii or paramecia.

For socialization you can use Red Neons or Corydoras for your fish. Also Butterfly Cichlids, Corydoras or Tetras are great by-fish. However, it is better not to add invertebrates. Amano shrimp are rather safe from being eaten due to their size.

Red Map are omnivores, you should feed them with very high quality and perfect food. For this you can use a discus food, but also live and frozen food like black and white mosquito larvae. Dry and flake food that sinks half fast, they also accept well. Feed preferably several times a day in very small portions and pay attention to the vegetable portion in their diet.

Our food recommendation: The NatureHolic Cichfeed has a grain size of 1.5 mm and is therefore also suitable for larger fish. The NH Cichfeed is a soft granulate for predominantly carnivorous ornamental fish. It has the same consistency as small crustaceans and insect larvae that fish naturally eat, and the soft granules protect the fish mouth from micro-injuries that can result from hard feed granules.

Our plant recommendation: For planting, use NatureHolic InVitros. These are free of snails, planarians and other unwanted co-inhabitants. Also free of algae spores, bacteria and fungi.

Expert Tip: We recommend when keeping the NatureHolic 3 Phase Liquid. The care set offers the best all-round protection for your animals. It ensures optimal conditions for successful breeding and husbandry.

Scientific name: Symphysodon aequifasciatus
German Name: Discus Red Map
Difficulty level: advanced
Origin/Distribution: South America, Amazon Basin, Orinoco, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela
Coloration: disc-shaped body, terminal small mouth, large eyes. Female with rounded genital papilla, about 12-15 centimeters body length adult
Age expectancy: approx. 12-15 years
Water parameters: GH 2 to 10, pH 5.0 to 7.8, KH 1-9 °dH, temperature 26 to 30 °C
Tank size: 450 l and up
Food: Omnivorous, varied diet necessary. Granualt food, dry food, flake food for discus perch, also live and frozen food: mosquito larvae, artemia, daphnia, grindal, enchytraea
Breeding: difficult
Behavior: territorial and territorial in places
Group size: at least 5 animals
Further information: Ten typical aquarium fish for beginners and alternatives to them, Tips for acclimating fish to the aquarium, Feeding aquarium fish properly - cheap food and what it can do
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Hello Evan, thank you for your question! When we have stock of something it is available to order. If it cannot be ordered we have no stock. 

Question: "Welche Größe haben die Diskus Red Map? Wie hoch sind die Versandkosten?"

from Kevin (Garnelio)
from Kevin (Garnelio)

Hallo Maik, vielen Dank für deine Frage! Den Versand findest du im Warenkorb, die Tiere sind um die 10 cm groß. 

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