Cobalt Discus Collection

The Cobalt discus is solid blue in color. This strain came into existence around 1970 – 1980 when it was bred by Dr. Eduard S. Focke, during the time when American breeders were attempting to create more colorful discus. The Cobalt or Kobalt Discus Fish is one of the original Blue Discus Fish. The Cobalt followed the Turquoise discus, and was produced from the “solids.” It is a further developed form of the Brilliant or Blue Turquoise, produced by crossing the Heckel and Blue discus. The blue in the strain is a lot further developed, and there is significantly less red that’s so prominent in the Red Turquoise strain. The transverse bands are still visible, unlike in the Flechen Turquoise and Blue Diamond.

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