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Nutrition
The best food for discus fish is actually sold in pet stores around the country. Fish food in pellet or flake form is excellent because it contains not only protein, but also a myriad of micro-nutrients that would otherwise be scant in the wild feeding grounds of the discus fish. A discus fish that is well fed can reach a size that is not typical of wild-caught discus fish.
Now that you are well-versed in what to do to keep your discus tank free of solid waste and excess chemicals that may kill your discus, it’s time that we talked about the ideal nutrition for your discus fish. The practical truth about feeding discus may surprise you!
In the wild, the discus fish forage for food, and their natural diet is predominantly insect larvae and tiny crustaceans that they find near the river floor but since an aquarium is a closed system and all of Natures checks and balances are not all present , its best to avoid feeding the Discus fresh or live food because of the pathogens they would introduce.  
The ideal feeding frequency for discus fish is six times a day. Fish move around a lot so frequent feeding is necessary so they won’t get hungry. Fish food in pellet or flake form is excellent because it contains not only protein, but also a myriad of micro-nutrients that would otherwise be scant in the wild feeding grounds of the discus fish.