Scientific Name : Symphysodon aequifasciatus
Common Names : Many types, due to color patterns: Cobalt Discus, Blue Discus, Blue Faced, Blue-Head, Red Thunder, Blue Red Turquoise, Marlboro Red, Pigeon Blood, Green, Brown, Snake Skin, Spotted Strawberry, the list goes on and on and on.
The Discus fish is known as the King of the Aquarium. Perhaps the most beautiful of all tropical fish, the Discus fish is also one of the more difficult tropical fish to keep and is not recommended for beginners. Discus require excellent water conditions, frequent water changes and higher water temperatures than most other tropical fish.