Albino Golden Discus

Albino Golden Discus

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Specimens are known for their bright red irises and honey golden bodies with a touch of red on their fringes. This strain has no more than 3 colors in its entire color scheme: orange-yellow, red, and a touch of white. For the enthusiast that wants to have a full array of specimens in their tank, this strain may be a good fit.

Smooth bold colors resemble a sunset on the beach. These fish have brushstrokes of white resembling clouds in the sky on a warm beach evening. With hints reds accenting their outer edges, glimmering effortlessly as they glide in your tank. A excellent contrast to your other discus with dense patterns. The specimens have three colors yellow orange red with a touch of white. Their most interesting characteristic is there dense red colored eyes. Their beauty is in there simplicity which make them all the more unique. Please let us know how many of these you would like to add to your aquarium.

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5 reviews for Albino Golden Discus

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    Armand O., Streamwood, IL (Verified Customer) June 8, 2022
    June 19, 2022
    I've gone ahead and moved the Golden Albino a few hours ago with the other Discus I bought from you last month.  The breeding pair is in another tank....More

    I've gone ahead and moved the Golden Albino a few hours ago with the other Discus I bought from you last month.  The breeding pair is in another tank. Will take pics of the couple sometime next week when they've settled down. They're still a little skittish. The Golden Albino is the biggest and he has already established himself as the new tank boss. Here's the Golden Albino with the German Turquoise.  I think I need more red. The wife's not gonna be happy if I order another one too soon. I think I'll wait another 3-4 months. Feel free to use the pics for your website and thanks again for the fast shipping and professional service.

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    Robert J., Shelton, WA (Verified Customer) May 17, 2022
    May 22, 2022
    Hi Michael, I tried to call you, but no worries. The fish all made it live, tho there was a small amount of leakage. The bag with the Albino Golden wa...More

    Hi Michael, I tried to call you, but no worries. The fish all made it live, tho there was a small amount of leakage. The bag with the Albino Golden was quite low with water. They're all in the tank and appear to be doing well after the first hour or so. They're still quite shy, but slowly venturing out a bit. The Blue Cobalt appears to be blind in one eye, (his right eye is milky white) and so far he's staying to himself in one corner of the tank while the others are staying close to each other the other side of the tank...so I'll be keeping an eye on him. Their colors are returning quite well and their fins are up so that's a good sign. I'll feed them along with their tankmates at feeding time tonight, about 6pm. The bubble rams appear to be doing fine, having been greeted by the other rams I have. Very nice coloring over all, tho the Albino Golden is a bit pale, but as they're all young fish I expect their colors to mature.



    Thanks, Rob
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    Ximan J., San Mateo, CA (Verified Customer) April 7, 2019
    August 29, 2021
    Hi Michael,
    The neon-sapphire are black instead of light blue on your website. I will wait for one or two week and see whether it can recover as you ...More

    Hi Michael,



    The neon-sapphire are black instead of light blue on your website. I will wait for one or two week and see whether it can recover as you suggested. The Albino gold doesn't look like the photo on your website. I like the other two fishes. The other two fishes meet my expectations.



    If the neon-sapphire doesn't recover in one or two weeks, I may have to return it. I don't know what to do with it.



    Best regards,



    Ximan





    From Michael: This is an old review, but this customer recently ordered from me again, after a 2 year hiatus.

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    Huong N., Rock Hill, SC (Verified Customer) March 16, 2021
    March 29, 2021
    Feeding time!! Just wanted to share a few more pictures of our beautiful crew!! We are so happy with them, if we had a bigger tank I definitely would ...More

    Feeding time!! Just wanted to share a few more pictures of our beautiful crew!! We are so happy with them, if we had a bigger tank I definitely would have bought more from you, great quality discus!! You have many more selections and healthy discus. If I recommend to my family and friends, I will definitely tell them about discus.com!

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    Christian E., Poway, CA (Verified Customer) December 12, 2020
    March 22, 2021
    The discus showed up and all fish are alive! I’m currently doing a very quick water acclimation to warm them up and they’re going directly into some w...More
    The discus showed up and all fish are alive! I’m currently doing a very quick water acclimation to warm them up and they’re going directly into some warmer clean water in a very dimly lit tank. I’m so happy and they look good so far! I’ll keep you updated!
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Category Rating
Care Level: Moderate, see our Learning Center for comprehensive care.
Temperament: Peaceful
Color Form: Huge variety available
Lifespan: 15-25 Years
Adult Size: 8-12 inches
Diet: Omnivorous
Family: Cichlidae
Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons
Tank Set-Up: Bare-bottom, or Intermediate
Compatibility: Often compatible



Natural Habitat for Discus

Discus are found in floodplain lakes and flooded forests of the lowland Amazon River basin and some of its tributaries, including the Rio Negro.  These areas experience extreme changes in water level due to seasonal flooding.  Discus tend to congregate near fallen trees, known as “galhadas”, along the shore.  They prefer quiet water, and are rarely found in areas where there is strong current or wave action.

Discus Water Requirements

Discus prefer warm, soft, acidic water.  pH should be between 6.0 and 7.0, with hardness between 1° and 4° dKH (18 to 70 ppm).  Temperature should be kept between 82° and 89° F. Water conditions for both wild and hybrid discus are the same. While captive bred discus can be kept in dechlorinated tap water  reverse osmosis or deionized water supplemented will ensure the the best conditions. Discus require pristine water quality, and depending on the filtration system being used, a weekly or bi-weekly water change of 10% to 25% is highly recommended. Don’t forget to treat tap water with conditioner before refilling your aquarium!  

Housing Requirements for Discus

Discus grow to be quite large, and full sized discus will require an aquarium of 50 gallons or larger when they reach adult size.  Tall aquariums are best, to accommodate their body shape.  Current should be gentle, and décor if used at all should include large broadleaf plants and driftwood that is arranged vertically to simulate downed branches and trees.  A few floating plants can also be added to provide shaded areas and cover. Substrate should be fine to medium grade and smooth surfaced, as discus like to forage along the bottom for food.

Discus Behavior/Compatibility

Discus are generally calm, peaceful fish, but as cichlids they can be aggressive toward one another, especially when attempting to pair off and spawn.  Shy or submissive fish should be removed if they are unable to compete. Most serious hobbyists do not mix their discus with too many other species. However, suitable aquarium mates include cardinal tetras, neons, emperor and rummy nose tetras, as well as clown loaches and dwarf cichlids such as rams and Apistogramma species. All of these fish tolerate the high temperatures and low pH/hardness required by discus.  

What do Discus Eat?

In nature discus eat a considerable amount of plant material and detritus, but also forage along the bottom looking for worms and small crustaceans.  They are omnivores and will thrive on freeze dried black worms, beefheart, frozen blood worms, and a variety of pellet and flake food. Frozen and live foods may be fed as treats or to help induce spawning.  For best results, rotate their diet daily and feed only what they can consume in 2 to 3 minutes, once or twice a day.

Discus Breeding Level – Difficult

Captive bred discus will pair up and spawn relatively easily, but young, inexperienced parents may eat their eggs the first few times, particularly if other fish are present.  After hatching the young feed on heavy body mucus secreted by the parents for a few days until they begin to free-swim.  Parents will transfer the young back and forth several times a day.

Q: How are your stated fish measurements conducted?

A: All measurements are made from tip of nose to end of tail. Photographs are representative of the strain or variety, and not the exact specimens that will be shipped.

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