The Discus.com Learning Center

The Discus.com Learning Center is a collection of articles, forming a knowledge base for mastering the art of keeping discus fish. It is a free resource completely dedicated to discus. Whether or not you are a past customer is irrelevant -- we have made the Learning Center a 100% free resource because we want the greater discus hobby to thrive. We believe individual keepers' successes uplift the entire industry.

Begin by browsing the articles below. Each article has a comment section on the bottom so that you may engage our experts -- and each other. We know you are eager to access the website's content. So, let's get started on your journey into the wonderful world of the incredible discus fish, and learn why the discus truly lives up to its name, the "King of the Aquarium."

How to Purchase an Aquarium that Fits Your Needs
Discus Tankmates Compatibility Chart
How to Buy Discus Fish Online
Buy discus fish online is common nowadays. I have been breeding and raising discus fish for over 20 years. With the tremendous increase and domination of the internet we are seeing more brick and mortar stores closing and more online stores opening up. This includes pet shops – especially fish... Read More
Getting a Great Deal on a Discus Aquarium
I get a lot of emails from customers stating that their discus are getting big and they need to upgrade their discus fish aquarium. So they ask where they can get a great deal on a discus aquarium. So I figured I would write a quick article with some tips on getting a great deal for your new... Read More
Why Discus Fish are Expensive
Introduction Discus fish are very interesting fish to keep for aquarium keepers and they have gained popularity over time because of their unique beauty as they are very colorful. Despite their appearance among other benefits of keeping discus fish, there are other shortcomings and the most... Read More
Selecting Discus Fish: How to Choose and Buy the Best Discus
The first and most important part of Discus Keeping is to choose and select a good and high quality Discus Fish before buying it. If you go the wrong way in selecting fish, you will probably have many problems with discus keeping in all the next steps. There are various factors that you must know... Read More
Advantages of a Discus vs Marine Aquarium
Why the Discus Fish is the Most Profitable Species of Aquarium Fish in the World
Why the Discus Fish is the Most Profitable Species of Aquarium Fish in the World
The Four "High Dollar" Species of Aquarium Fish: Arowana, Koi, Discus, and Freshwater Stingrays  
Choose Your Preferred Size of Fish
Choose Your Preferred Size of Fish
Discus Sizes The size of Discus fish can range, but are classified as a medium fish and are expected to be 6-10”.  Because of their shape, they are as wide as they are long. With that in mind, aquarium size must be considered from start to finish of the fish’s lifecycle. It is important for keeper’... Read More
How to Purchase Wild Discus
How to Purchase Wild Discus
Even if you are able to buy wild discus, you should not. Wild discus tend to die more often than their tank-bred counterparts because of the stress of capture, holding, handling and shipping. Wild fish are also more likely to carry parasites. Additionally, they also are not as colorful as tank-bred... Read More
Buying Fish Through Internet Sources
Buying Fish Through Internet Sources
Buying Fish Through Internet Sources What is it like to buy fish through internet sources? In this article we'll provide what you need to know.
Purchasing Suggestions
Purchasing Suggestions
In this article, we'll first show you what to look and what to avoid when choosing discus. Subsequently, we'll describe what quantity, age, and size of discus to purchase. Lastly, we'll give you some tips on how to help your new discus transition to their new home.  How Do I Choose the Best... Read More
Selecting New Discus
Selecting New Discus
Finding excellent discus requires recognizing a few key details. In this article, we'll first give you suggestions on what to look for when choosing discus. Afterward, we'll provide examples of healthy and unhealthy discus. These examples can help you learn how to identify healthy and unhealthy... Read More
How Many Discus Should I Buy at Once?
How Many Discus Should I Buy at Once?
We'll explain your options and what you can expect when buying different quantities of discus.  You Can Buy One Discus Some people buy just one discus and then put it in a tank with other fish, such as tetras and corys.