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Alenquer Discus Fish 2.5 inch

$37.95

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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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. 

Reviews (6)

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Quality fish and outstanding service

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 :)
Posted by Rob on 14th Apr 2017

Beautiful fish

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.
Posted by undefined on 1st Apr 2017

Awesome Customer Service

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!
Posted by Ludwig Rogers Jr on 24th Nov 2015

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