Discus - Red Rose
The ideal water parameters are soft water, with pH around 6 and the temperature between 80 and 86°F. It is highly recommended to use a peat based black water extract to duplicate water conditions found in their natural habitat. Volumes of books can be written over the arguments surrounding Discus food. I will state that a meaty variety is the common denominator for good nutrition, not food, for your discus. Go heavier on the natural meats (bloodworms).