The snake skin discus has a beautiful pattern as a result of crossbreeding multiple varieties of discus. In the snake skin discus, the vertical stress bars common to discus found in the wild have been completely eliminated. Colors of snake skin discus vary widely according to the color of the fish used in breeding, but they are usually a solid color rather than multiple shadings. Snake skin discus can be blue, red, green, tan, or gold. Their bodies are covered in a pattern of striations that are fine lines, most of which run horizontally. Close to the fins, the striations become more broken and dot like. The head of the snake skin discus also has striations on it. The dorsal and pectoral fins are covered with a series of thinly lined striations as well.
Discus fish are popular for collectors because of their large body size, their appealing round shape, and their vibrant colors and markings. The snake skin discus has a very round and flat body. It has considerably full pectoral and dorsal fins that extend almost the full length of its body, which adds to the roundness of its body. A mature snake skin discus will reach a size of 8” long, and its body is almost as tall as it is wide. Discus are also appealing to collectors because of their calm, peaceful nature, and the pleasant coloring and patterns of a snake skin discus will enhance any tropical aquarium. Whether in a school or rainbow colored discus or a collection of just snake skins, this discus will stand out.