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"Alenquer Discus Fish" 2 inch


Product Description

The Alenquer  discus is named after the region of the Amazon River where it originates from. Although in the wild it is more brown than red and has very noticeable vertical stress bars, Alenquer  discus sold for aquariums have been bred to reduce the stress bar visibility, enhance the vivid tan coloring, and produce spots. When juveniles, the Alenquer  discus is a shiny, brownish-bronze color with dark vertical stress bars, light spotting, and an opaque tail fin. As the fish matures, its body becomes more reddish in color and the bars lighten. The spotting also becomes more pronounced, and white spotting and striations on the pectoral and dorsal fins become more vivid. Some Alenquer  discus have a dark bar on their faces, but not all discus of this variety exhibit this trait. 

The Alenquer  discus has a round, flat body. Its pectoral and dorsal fins extend almost all the way back to its tail fin, adding to its round look. When full grown, the Alenquer  discus will be approximately 8” long, and it is almost that tall. This large, round fish makes a great addition to a freshwater, tropical aquarium. Discus are popular because of their large size, round, pleasing shape, and their interesting personalities. Because of the cultivation in breeding aimed at enhancing the color and patterns of the fish, this Alenquer  discus is a real beauty that will stand out in your aquarium. 

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Product Reviews

  1. Quality fish and outstanding service 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2017

    The colors on the fish have come in so much more since Monday - they truly are beautiful. Quality fish and I will order again.

    Thanks :)

  2. Beautiful fish 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Apr 2017

    Fish was as described and arrived healthy and in excellent condition. I would definitely purchase from Mac's again and recommend Mac's to anyone looking for affordable Discus. Customer service was beyond awesome as well.

  3. Awesome Customer Service 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Nov 2015

    I ordered 2 of these Discus and I can say they are a little skittish at first, but after a couple of days they eat well with my 3 3.5 inch Discus. I order 5 Discus with 2 of them being the Alenquer. Steve answered all the questions I had about the adding the 2.25 inch with my 3.5 inch Discus. Everything is well and once I get a bigger tank, definitely will be ordering some more!

  4. Discus at 2.5" 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Sep 2015

    Received order as promised and on tme and both Discus looked healty and ready for acklimation. This is my first tme buying a 2.25" and it was smaller than expected and I was concerned how well they would handle themselfs again 6 Discus much larger than these two. I am to say they're in excellent condition and took no billying at all. Both eat and got their share of food and are showing some coloring which leads to believe both will turn out to be outstanding.
    i would certainly recoment Maxs Discus, Steve is there to help and answer all your uestions.

  5. Cute little fish! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Jun 2015

    I am so pleased with the quality of all my new fish. This one is tiny and still has it's juvenile coloring, no red yet but I look forward to the transformation.

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