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Ceylon Discus Club


Welcome To The Ceylon Discus Club

Welcome to the Sri Lanka Discus Society! We’re thrilled to have you join our community of passionate discus fish enthusiasts. Together, we’ll share knowledge, experiences, and expertise on these stunning creatures. Let’s embark on a journey of discovery and appreciation for the beauty and grace of discus fish. Happy fishkeeping!


The history of discus fish can be traced back to the Amazon River basin in South America, where they are native. However, their journey from the Amazon to becoming popular aquarium fish worldwide is a. fascinating tale.

Discovery in the Amazon: Discus fish (Symphysodon spp.) were first discovered in the mid-1800s during scientific expeditions to the Amazon River basin. They were encountered by explorers and naturalists, who were struck by their unique shape and vibrant colors.

Introduction to the Aquarium Trade: The first successful attempt to transport live discus fish from their natural habitat to Europe occurred in the early 1930s. These early imports captured the attention of aquarium enthusiasts and hobbyists due to their beauty and unusual appearance.

Breeding Breakthroughs: Initially, discus fish were considered difficult to breed in captivity due to their sensitivity to water conditions and parental care requirements. However, dedicated breeders in Europe and Asia made significant progress in understanding their breeding behavior and requirements, leading to successful captive breeding and propagation.

Varieties and Color Strains: Over the years, through selective breeding, various color strains and patterns of discus fish have been developed. These color variations include vibrant reds, blues, greens, and yellows, each with its own unique appeal.

Today, discus fish are cherished and admired by aquarium hobbyists worldwide. They are celebrated for their striking beauty, graceful swimming, and captivating personalities. While they still require diligent care and specific conditions to thrive, the collective efforts of dedicated breeders and hobbyists have made discus fish more accessible to aquarium enthusiasts everywhere. Their captivating allure continues to enchant fishkeepers and foster a love for these marvelous aquatic creatures.


Discus fish are colorful freshwater aquarium fish with a disc-like shape. They originate from the Amazon River basin and need stable water conditions, a varied diet, and peaceful tankmates. Breeding can be challenging. 



Awards for the most beautiful discus fish in Lanka

Ceylon Discus Club Documents

See Our Class Winner Gallery


1st place
Mr. Hashan Madushanka

1st place
Mr. Hasitha Nuwan Perera.

3rd place
Mr. A. W. Amila Chanaka

1st place
Mr. Chanaka Chandrakumara

1st place
Mr. P. Viraj Niroshan

2nd place
Mr. Kevin Peris

2nd place
Mr. Chamila Jeewantha

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