Wild discus in natural environment: Discus breeding video

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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.

Here, the wild "green" discus Symphysodon aequifasciatus

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.

reproduction of wild discus in natural environment example of discus biotope
In the dry season, the discus find refuge in colonies in the middle of the submerged branches

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!

How to activate video subtitling in French

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About Author

Discus Breeder and Discus columnist, Yann Hoiret share on the website Fanatik-Discus his experience and passion for the King of aquariums. From 2014 He worked as a writer for the french magazine "AquaMag", the German magazines "Discus Live" and "Discus yearbook". He participated as an international judge in France Discus show 2014 and 2016 in Arvert, au Greek Discus Show 2014 in Athens, Discus Show in Paris Grigny 2015, 2017 and 2019, au FIDO concurso 2016, 2017 and 2018 Spain, au Nordic Discus Show 2018 Sweden, au France Discus Show 2018 Cognac, Discusvrienden the discus competition 2018 and 2019 Netherlands.

A comment

  1. GENEVIEVE on

    Thank you for sharing.
    Just fabulous ! I adooooooooooooooooore
    To watch 2 times because reading the subtitle and watching the video at the same time is not always easy so not to miss something, hop, we start again. Always with pleasure

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