The wild discus Green has as main characteristics the color brownish yellow and can vary to gray or orange. They are fish of great lakes, has as characteristics "metallic" marks next to its head and gills. They are the largest of the wild discus, being able to exceed 20 cm.

Wild discus are fish that live in small shoals. They separate themselves in pairs only at the time of reproduction, usually between the months of January and February. In nature, in times of piracema, the discus become aggressive, thin and ugly. They protect the eggs and nourish the puppies with the mucus of the body itself. It is common to find them in pairs in the stumps of the bushes of the flooded forests. In this period, if they are caught, they end up falling ill and can hardly recover. So during the playback of the wild discus, they are not disturbed by the fishermen. In February the water of the rivers has already risen a lot, and the wild discus and their pups disappear in the flooded forest. For this reason, the harvest of discus takes place only during the dry season, between August and December.

In nature, wild discus may have red, yellow, or black eyes. They can show the outline of the face rounded or sharp. They may present with a smooth body or full of bluish or whitish streaks. The color of the body can be yellow, orange, brown, gray or blue. The dorsal fin may vary in coloration from red, orange, black and blue. The skin color of the wild discus can be modified or intensified according to the dye added in the ration it feeds.

Symphysodon discus

In the company FAN DE PEIXE ORNAMENTAL, wild fish, after receiving veterinary treatment, are placed in community aquariums that have cycled water. During the quarantine period, this water is added  extract of "Aloe vera" and leaves of "Terminalia catappa". The juice of "Aloe vera", besides calming the fish, has healing action. The "Terminalia catappa" leaf makes the water turn yellow, but serves as a natural fungicide. In the quarantine period, fish learn to feed wich feed without dye. In the stores, the wild discus will receive dyes that in a few days will turn them into vibrant, beautiful animals. Its beauty can turn into different tonality, some dark, some lighter, depending on the variety of beta-carotene or seaweed dyes, or colored lighting in aquarium .

Symphysodon discus

Symphysodon discus Heckel, 1840 

According to FISHBASE:

Kingdom = Animalia ; Phylum = Chordata ; Class = Actinopterygii ; Perciformes ; Family = Cichlidae ; Genus =

Distribution: South America: Amazon River basin in Brazil, near the mouth of the Negro River, in the lower Abacaxis River, and in the lower Trombetas River.

Size - Maximum Length: 12.3 cm.

Synonyms: Symphysodon discus, Symphysodon discus willischwartzi.

Common name of Symphysodon discus: Acará disco, Discus, Red discus.

Symphysodon discus

Reference: Kullander, S.O., 1996. Eine weitere Übersicht der Diskusfische, Gattung Symphysodon Heckel. D. Aqu. U. Terr. Z., Sonderheft "Diskus".

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Existem centenas de espécies e variações de peixes amazônico ornamentais.

Conheça algumas dessas espécies clicando em cima dos links:


Astronotus ocellatus - Acará-açu

Acarichthys heckelii - Acarazinho Requeu


Apistogramma (Gênero) - Acará Anão

Apistogramma agassizii

Apistogramma bitaeniata

Apistogramma eunotus

Apistogramma hippolytae

Apistogramma pertensis

Apistogramma taeniata


Biotodoma cupido - Acará Salema

Biotecus opercularis - Acará Saracá

Caquetaia spectabilis - Acará Pérola


Characiformes (Ordem)

Carnegiella (Gênero Peixe-borboleta)

Carnegiella marthae - Peixe-borboleta-prateada

Carnegiella schereri - Peixe-borboleta-de-pontos

Carnegiella strigata - Peixe-borboleta-listrada

Chalceus (Gênero) - Peixe Araripirá

Chalceus erythrurus - Peixe Rabo de Fogo

Chalceus macrolepidotus - Peixe Arari Vermelho

Copella arnoldi - Peixe Piratantã

Gnathocharax steindachneri - Tetra-aruanã

Hemigrammus bleheri - Rodostomus

Hemigrammus stictus - Tetra Stictus

Hemiodus gracilis - Cruzeiro-do-Sul

Heterocharax macrolepis - Tetra Violeta

Hyphessobrycon cachimbensis - Tetra Cachimbo

Hyphessobrycon copelandi - Tetra Pena

Hyphessobrycon eque - Tetra Mato Grosso

Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis - Tetra Limão

Hyphessobrycon scutulatus - Tetra Ouro

Hyphessobrycon vilmae - Neon Chocolate

Leporinus fasciatu - Piau-flamengo

Nannostomus eque - Peixe-lápis Marrom

Nannostomus unifasciatus - Peixe-lápis 1 linha

Paracheirodon axelrodi - Tetra Cardinal

Paracheirodon innesi - Tetra Neon


Colomesus asellus - Baiacu Amazônico


Crenicichla (Gênero) - Jacundás

Crenicichla acutirostris - Jacundá Flamengo

Crenicichla johanna - Jacundá Olho de Fogo

Crenicichla lugubris - Jacundá Vermelho

Crenicichla macrophthalma  - Jacundá Olhudo

Crenicichla marmorata - Jacundá de Mármore

Crenicichla regani - Jacundá de Folha

Crenicichla stocki - Jacundá da Linha Branca

Crenicichla strigata - Jacunda Riscado

Crenicichla vittata - Jacundá Banana


Dicrossus maculatus - Xadrezinho


Geophagus (Gênero) - Chaperema

Geophagus altifrons - Chaperema Amarelo

Geophagus megasema - Chaperema Vermelho

Geophagus proximus - Chaperema Mancha de Olho


Heros (Gênero) - Acará Severo

Heros efasciatus - Acará Severo

Heros notatus - Acará Severo de Pontos

Heros severus - Acará Severo Peba


Laetacara curvicep - Acara curviceps


Loricariidae (Família) - Plecos

Baryancistrus sp. "L142" - Acari Bola Branca  "LDA 33"

Farlowella amazona - Peixe Galho

Hemiancistrus sabaji "L075" - Acari Tigre de Bola

Hemiancistrus snethlageae "L141" - Acari Aba Branca

Hypancistrus sp. "L260" - Acari Pão

Hypancistrus sp. "L262" - Acari Pão Pigmentado

Hypancistrus sp. "L333" - Acari Pão Alenquer

Hypancistrus zebra - Acari Zebra

Hypostomus soniai "L137" - Acari Violeta

Leporacanthicus joselimai "L264" - Acari Onça

Panaque armbrusteri "L027" - Acari Boi de Bota

Panaque sp "L271" - Acari Cara de Pão

Peckoltia compta "L134" - Acari Picota Ouro

Peckoltia vittata  "L015" - Acari Teoro

Pseudacanthicus sp. "L097" - AcarI Assacu

Pseudacanthicus sp. "L273" - Acari Red Titanic

Pseudacanthicus sp. "L273" - Acari Yellow Titanic

Pseudancistrus sp. "L259" - Acari Cara Chata

Scobinancistrus pariolispos "L133" - Acari Cotia

Spectracanthicus murinus - Acari Bicudo


Mesonauta festivus - Acará Festivo

Monocirrhus polyacanthus - Peixe Folha

Pterophyllum scalare - Acará Bandeira

Retroculus xinguensis - Acará Xinguensis


Satanoperca - Acará Porquinho

Satanoperca acuticeps - Acará 5 Pontos

Satanoperca jurupari - Acará Jurupari

Satanoperca lilith - Acará 3 Pontos

Satanoperca pappaterra - Acarazinho


Symphysodon aequifasciatus - Acará Disco

Symphysodon discus (Variedades) - Acará Disco

Symphysodon discus - BARRA MANSA

Symphysodon discus - BLUE FACE

Symphysodon discus - BROWN

Symphysodon discus - CUIPEUA

Symphysodon discus - CURUÁ

Symphysodon discus - GRAY GREEN

Symphysodon discus - HECKEL

Symphysodon discus - INANU

Symphysodon discus - LAGO GRANDE

Symphysodon discus - NHAMUNDÁ

Symphysodon discus - MIX

Symphysodon discus - ORANGE LAGO GRANDE

Symphysodon discus - ROYAL

Symphysodon discus - SEMIROYAL

Symphysodon discus - SOLID


Taeniacara candidi - Torpedinho

 Teleocichla proselytus - Jacundá da Pedra

Uaru amphiacanthoides - Acará Baru

Symphysodon discus - Wild Discus




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