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post #1 of 2 Old 04-10-2009, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Does this discus really exist?

is there a such discus called Salphin Red Torquoise and does it look like this http://img15.imageshack.us/my.php?im...ongfinnedd.jpg
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post #2 of 2 Old 04-10-2009, 06:57 PM
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The name is Sailfin Red Turquoise discus. There are two wild species in the genus Symphysodon, S. aequifasciata and S. discus, with three subspecies in the first species: S. aequifasciata aequifasciata (the Green Discus), S. aequifasciata haraldi (the Blue discus) and S. aequifasciata axelrodi (the Brown Discus). The different variations available today have been bred from these.

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