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Discus are one of the more difficult fish to feed. In spite of their large size, they have a relatively small mouth, and prefer small foods. They are mid level feeders, which means they eat food as it falls through the water. Meaty foods such as beefheart and live foods such as brine shrimp are ideal. When it's not possible to feed live foods try these good alternative Discus foods.

Cobalt Aquatics Pro Breeder

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Enhanced flake food with vitamin boosts, immuno-stimulants and probiotics to improve digestion in Discus. High in proteins from beef heart, earthworm, egg, and spirulina.
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Hagen Nutrafin Max Discus Granules

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Nutrafin Max Discus Sinking Granules promote healthy digestion with yeast extract, earthworm and garlic. Also contains natural color enhancers as well as vitamins.
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Hikari Tropical Discus

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Hikari Discus Red sinking sticks contain special color enhancers that bring out the red colors in Discus. The sticks soften quickly, but retain their shape rather than disperse into fragments.
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OSI Discus Food

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O.S.I Discus flakes are a blend of vitamins and minerals that are enhanced with natural pigments and spirulina.
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San Francisco Bay Frozen Beefheart

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Discus enjoy meaty foods, especially small chunks of beefheart. If you are having trouble getting your Discus to eat, give beefheart a try.
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Sera Discus Granules

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Sera Discus Color sinking granules are formulated specifically for the dietary needs of Discus. Composed of a blend of fish, mussel, krill. shrimp, spirulina, and fortified with vitamins. Offered in two formulas, once for blue or green colored Discus, and another for red or orange colored Discus.
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Spectrum Discus Formula

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Composed of easily digestible fish meal protein and krill. The pellets soften, then sink slowly to allow the fish to feed at the preferred mid tank level.
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Tetra Color Tropical Granules

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Of all the color enhancing foods, I've found Tetra Color Bits have consistently performed well, and been accepted by the widest range of fish. The granules sink slowly enough for all levels of feeders to feed. Be prepared to pay a little more than for other color formulas, but they are worth the extra pennies.
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