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Discus (Symphysodon spp.) are a genus of three species of freshwater cichlid fishes native to the Amazon River basin[1]. Discus are popular as aquarium fish and their aquaculture in several countries in Asia is a major industry.

Like cichlids from the genus Pterophyllum, all Symphysodon species have a laterally compressed body shape. In contrast to Pterophyllum, however, extended finnage is absent giving Symphysodon a more rounded shape. It is this body shape from which their common name, a
 

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