Albino Platinum Discus

Albino Platinum Discus

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When I think of tropical fish, I think of bright colors such as reds, blues and yellows mixing together in my aquarium, but if you really want to bring attention to your aquarium, the Albino Platinum Discus will do that. Why you may ask? Because it’s a white fish with red eyes and golden features. You heard correctly. Its stand out rarity is what makes it beautiful. Its body is totally platinum, but if you look up close, you will notice just a hint of color with its red eyes and golden color around its mouth and gulls. The Albino Platinum Discus is like owning the Marilyn Monroe of tropical fish.

And like Marilyn with her memorable platinum locks, you and your guests won’t be able to take your eyes off of it.

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12 reviews for Albino Platinum Discus

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    Richard S., Grafton, IL (Verified Customer) November 8, 2022
    November 20, 2022
    The Albino Platinum really help show off everyone else's colors. I love the brightness your Albino Platinum adds to my tank. Can’t wait until they are...More

    The Albino Platinum really help show off everyone else's colors. I love the brightness your Albino Platinum adds to my tank. Can’t wait until they are as big the others. From Michael: Hey Rich, since your AP is so much smaller than all your other fish, you may want to make sure he's getting enough food and not getting bullied.

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    Jack F., Metairie, LA (Verified Customer) November 10, 2022
    November 20, 2022
    Here are some close ups. They are as clear as I can get. Now that I have been watching more. The neon sapphire has me a little concerned. He had some ...More

    Here are some close ups. They are as clear as I can get. Now that I have been watching more. The neon sapphire has me a little concerned. He had some damage on his scales which I assumed were from transport, but he is not shoaling with others much. He is still eating when food comes by him but isn't going out of his way to eat the bloodworms like the others do. The first image shows some of the scale damage. I don't know how well it will show up for you. It's worse on the right side. So far all of the fish are doing great. Their colors are so vibrant. I attached some more pictures. It's hard to get close ups that aren't blurry.

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    William G., Basalt, CO (Verified Customer) October 6, 2022
    October 16, 2022
    Well, Michael,

    As the video above shows, the discus arrived perfectly and are not stressed in any way that I can see. They are in their own tank wi...More

    Well, Michael,





    As the video above shows, the discus arrived perfectly and are not stressed in any way that I can see. They are in their own tank with plenty of room except for my pesky test fish I use to “test” any new tank setup.





    Your “picks” are perfect for my first order from you. These guys are going to thrive without any problem at all.





    The “reds” I ordered I think will exhibit their red color in time. They are a very dark blue right now.





    They are chowing down what I feed all my discus, frozen blood worms, frozen beef and turkey heart. I'll plant the plants later on today. All my tanks start with R/O water, Fluval filters, 82-degree water, plants from Modern Aquarium, and frozen food from Ken’s Fish.





    I couldn't be happier with this order. I'll order some larger ones on my next order.





    Many thanks, William (Rick) G

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    John B., China Grove, NC (Verified Customer) August 15, 2022
    August 21, 2022
    These are the best I could get, hope they work out, thanks. I had some manzanita that was amazing but was hard to do maintenance around so I removed i...More

    These are the best I could get, hope they work out, thanks. I had some manzanita that was amazing but was hard to do maintenance around so I removed it, thanks for the tips.

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    Andrea A., Leesville, TX (Verified Customer) January 24, 2022
    May 1, 2022
    So happy about the selection on all 7 discus received. Amazing quality. Colors are outstanding only a few days after receiving!!! I haven't been disap...More

    So happy about the selection on all 7 discus received. Amazing quality. Colors are outstanding only a few days after receiving!!! I haven't been disappointed with ordering process, shipping or fish received. My go to dealer. Thank you Michael for your outstanding customer service and your personal follow up on orders. QUALITY all around. Highly recommend.

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    Jay C., Ft Myers, FL (Verified Customer) October 14, 2021
    December 26, 2021
    You are definitely one of the good guys.
    All of the discus are up and moving this morning. The albino is still not 100% but better. I offered some food this morning. Some ate frozen blood wor...More

    All of the discus are up and moving this morning. The albino is still not 100% but better. I offered some food this morning. Some ate frozen blood worms. Some didn’t eat. I expected that. They are settling in. I’ll offer up some live brine shrimp later today to see if I can jump start their appetites.



    The Sterbi’s are all doing good. I owe you for 1. You sent 9. Two of the gold nuggets are doing well. One is not moving much. We’re they tank raised or wild?



    All in all I’m very pleased. I’ll get some pictures to you this morning.



    FYI I’ve bred discus back in the 70’s and 80’s. Small time but I had 1500 gallons and probably 10 or 12 pairs at any given time. I loved my Heckles and Tefe’s the best. At that time there were some new crosses coming out. Solid colored, blues and greens mostly. The reds came later and were nothing like the reds of today. I’m partial to the wild discus always have been, but I really like all of the crosses you offered. I which I had more tank space.



    I had switched to salt water and raised corals for 30 years. 18 plus tanks and 1000 gallons. I sent corals back to the oceans through the Chicago marine club of which I was the president of. That was a tough gig. All this time I’ve missed the discus. I have no intention of breeding anymore. Just taking care of them. Watching them has brought back memories of the fish and friends I’ve met through the years.



    There is a lot of sellers out there who are taking advantage of the people looking to get into keeping discus. You are definitely one of the good guys. You are a rare guy, Mike. Keep up the good work. Thanks Mike.

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    Bud K., San Jose, CA (Verified Customer) June 29, 2021
    July 18, 2021
    One of those are mine. I put it in to help the new fish to get acclimated. Which one is the albino platinum? I had one before and none of these any an...More

    One of those are mine. I put it in to help the new fish to get acclimated. Which one is the albino platinum? I had one before and none of these any anything look like it. From Michael: your AP is in the foreground of your photo. The red eyes are a giveaway. It will take up to a few weeks for the fish to color up. In addition, you've ordered small fish which will look dissimilar to my pictured adults until they are larger.

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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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    Trong H., Fort Worth, TX (Verified Customer) January 30, 2021
    March 8, 2021
    Hi Michael, Everything is great accept the Rams fish are all dead except for 1. I’m not sure what going on maybe the other fish are picking on them. T...More
    Hi Michael, Everything is great accept the Rams fish are all dead except for 1. I’m not sure what going on maybe the other fish are picking on them. Thank you, Trong
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    Trong H., Forth Worth, TX (Verified Customer) January 30, 2021
    February 15, 2021

    Here are a few pictures of the fish. They are nice and healthy.



    Thank you

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    Robert N., Richmond, TX (Verified Customer) 05/27/2017
    March 1, 2019
    Hi Michael, as you knew, I just wanted to buy a female albino platinum discus. But even a professional cannot tell the gender because the fish are too...More

    Hi Michael, as you knew, I just wanted to buy a female albino platinum discus. But even a professional cannot tell the gender because the fish are too young. So, I just buy one more when I'm sure that i will get female one. Thank you for your concern.



    Admin Update: This customer placed a test order with us for 1 female albino platinum discus. Even at this size, the fish was indeed sexable.

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    Clorinda S., Reno, NV (Verified Customer) 03/15/2016
    February 13, 2019
    Michael I sent some pictures early this morning I don't know if you got them but here they are again and everything seems fine, although they are not ...More
    Michael I sent some pictures early this morning I don't know if you got them but here they are again and everything seems fine, although they are not eating yet. I  soaked some frozen brine shrimp into the garlic guard but so far no success... Sorry pics are not good it was early and with lights out you can see the reflection of the room. Yesterday the snowflake beauty was lying down and fins clamped but today she looks like this. Sending some more.





    Michael they are eating!!! Frozen blood worms soaked in garlic guard, but I will get the black worms too. I'm so happy. Shipping technique was amazing, and yes isn't the snowflake fantastic, well, they all are. I never imagined it would so big. Will send a better picture soon.





    Eating ravenously (blood worms) also getting along fine with the gourami. Wondering if I should do a water change as usual this weekend? Now I'm seeing them tearing around the tank...
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Every fish we sell bears our gold seal that represents the Discus.com promise to our customers. When you make a purchase with us, you are entrusting our team with shipping you a collector grade specimen of unparalleled quality, beauty, size, and heft based on our judgement accrued over 25 years of experience. We guarantee the fish you receive will match the exact fish represented in our product photos. We are the gold standard of discus. Note: our discus are always measured from tip of nose to end of tail.

 

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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A: Every discus you see on our website is available for immediate purchase and ready to be shipped to you. Click the “Add to Cart” button on your desired products, adjust your quantities, and follow the checkout instructions. We honor all special requests. Please allow a 2-day minimum handling period for discus.

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