One of the most popular discus fish types is the Albino Yellow Leopard Discus. It has a striped orange color with dark eyes surrounded by a deep orange ring on its head.
They are native to the Amazon River Basin in South America and can live with any other peaceful fish in your aquarium.
This guide will teach you everything you need to know about caring for your new Albino Yellow Leopard Discus fish.
|Temperature||82 – 88 F|
|pH||6.0 – 8.0|
|Behavior||Peaceful and Social|
Albino Yellow Leopard Discus Origin & Habitat
This fish is a cichlid and belongs to the Cichlidae family, including other fish such as angelfish and dwarf cichlids.
They live on only one continent, South America, and they dwell in the Amazon River’s blackwater rainforest tributaries, specifically.
Here, they swim near the shorelines where the water is sluggish, hide amongst tangled roots and limbs for safety from predators, and rest.
How to Care for Angelfish?
1. Water Changes
They can be kept in a wide range of aquarium conditions as long as they are provided with clean water. This is why water changes are so significant.
It would be best to do a 25-30% water change every 1-2 weeks to maintain proper water conditions for your Albino Yellow Leopard Discus.
2. Water Temperature
They are native to the Amazon basin, where the water temperature is around 82-88°F.
To keep your tank at this temperature, you may need a heater to maintain the water temperature within this range.
3. pH Range
Considering pH, these fish are very adaptable and can live in a 6.0-8.0; however, they prefer slightly acidic to neutral water in the range of 6.8-7.2.
If your pH is higher than 8, you can lower it by using driftwood or peat moss in your aquarium.
4. Ammonia, Nitrite & Nitrate
Low-quality water can cause your fish to experience ammonia poisoning, nitrite, and nitrate poisoning.
To prevent this, we recommend using a water conditioner such as Seachem Prime when doing water changes. This will detoxify the ammonia and nitrites in the water.
The ideal levels of ammonia nitrite should be 0 ppm, and nitrate should be below 20 ppm.
Still, nitrate levels should be kept low in the aquarium as it can lead to algae growth.
Albino Yellow Leopard Discus Compatibility
Albino yellow leopard discus are sociable and should be maintained in groups of at least six individuals. They will live in peace with other fish once their pecking order has been established.
The Albino Yellow Leopard Discus is a beautiful and popular freshwater fish perfect for beginner aquarium hobbyists.
Provide them with clean water, a consistent temperature, and suitable tank mates, and they will thrive in your care. Thanks for reading!
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