The wild discus breeding in a natural environment takes place during the rainy season.. Although its breeding is now well known in aquariums; the photographic or video supports of its behavior in natural environment are not legion…
However, since a few days Oliver Lucanus shared a great value content for Symphysodon lovers on YouTube: A video dedicated to the reproductive behavior of wild discus in its natural environment.
A document that I had to share with you on Fanatik-discus.
The rainy season
During the dry season, colonies of discus gather in the middle of submerged tree branches and sometimes even depending on the location, in the middle of rock piles.
The branches and tangles of roots more often encountered constitute a refuge for the discus when the water level drops..
But in the rainy season, a whole new biotope appear for them. Flooded plains become their new playground. The fish until now concentrated in colonies take possession of a larger biotope which will become their nursery.
Indeed, the rainy season in the Amazon is synonymous with the breeding season for many species of fish.
The wild discus breeding in their natural habitat
The precipitations are intense and the water has reached such a level that the leaves of trees and shrubs are now submerged.
As you will see in the video of’Oliver Lucanus, these will become the nesting place for discus pairs.
An exciting show in this video report shot in situ.
Moreover, for passionates of pictures and videos of fish made in their natural habitats, (or even their biotopes) I strongly advise you to visit the web site Below Water of’Oliver Lucanus. You will not be disappointed!
And if you like wild discus, I also invite you to read again the article dedicated to Aarni, a finnish wild discus enthusiast…
The video report dedicated to the wild discus breeding is subtitled in French. Just click on the "Subtitles" tab available on the YouTube video
Follow the little explanation of the photo below and enjoy this video!
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