Animal Update – February 14

national aquarium animal update

New Discus in the Amazon River Forest

We’ve added discus to our Flooded Forest gallery within the Amazon River Forest exhibit!

discus fish national aquarium

Found in slow-moving freshwater, discus live in tributaries in the Amazon River Basin. Schools of discus fish hide in underwater debris to avert predators.

discus fish national aquarium

Did you know? These fish are great parents. Both mom and dad will guard the eggs, fanning them with their fins and picking off any that go bad to keep the clutch from growing fungus.

Be sure to check back every Friday to find out what’s happening!

1 Response to “Animal Update – February 14”


  1. 1 Judy Dierkes February 15, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Cool!

    What a great FISHY inspiration for everyone! from what you stated….”These fish are great parents. Both mom and dad will guard the eggs, fanning them with their fins and picking off any that go bad to keep the clutch from growing fungus.”

    …it’s like a commercial…so easy a FISH can do it!

    Keep those Fish Fact coming… – great learnings!


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