The Asian turquoise discus is one of the most beautiful tropical fish for a freshwater aquarium. The Asian turquoise discus is the result of cross breeding the naturally occurring green and blue discus until the desired shade of turquoise was achieved. The resulting blue green color is much more vivid than the colors of a natural discus. The Asian turquoise discus is solid turquoise, although the exact shade may vary as some are lighter than others. It has dark stress bars, but they are not as dark as the ones on natural discus. The body of the Asian turquoise discus is covered in long red striations that extend from just past its head to its tail fin. Its head also has a pattern of red striations. Both the pectoral fin and the dorsal fin of the Asian turquoise discus are covered with the same red striations, and its tail fin is opaque.
Discus are known for their size and their rounded bodies. The Asian turquoise discus reaches about 8” at maturity, and it is almost as tall as it is long. Its dorsal and pectoral fins extend almost back to its tail fin, which contributes to its round appearance. The Asian turquoise discus is one of the most popular cultivated discus, and it is one of the first discus varieties to be cultivated for aquariums. This sea green stunner is a great showpiece for an aquarium, and since it has been cultivated rather than coming from the wild, it is much easier to care for than the naturally occurring discus.
Posted by A Been, Earth, Tx on 13th Sep 2015
Couldn't have asked for a better discus.... It is the standout in the order being really big for age and the Great color it displays.. It acclimated really well and has a really big appetite. It is the that is always out showing off... Very pleased .