Albino Red Cover Discus

Albino Red Cover Discus


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The Albino Red Cover is a red orangey discus-shaped fish that usually grows up to 15 cm in length. A full-grown adult Albino Red Cover may weigh from 150 to 250 grams. Male discus is generally larger than females. Albino Red Cover Discus are reddish with shades of yellow and orange that sometimes overlap and appear gold.

Especially for discus with dominant red colors, they appear as Valentine hearts swimming through the aquarium. This eye-catching fish standout due to its discus shape, bright glowing complexion, and aura of elegance. The fish’s melon red color spread from the upper fin to its edge while the body is distinguished by shades of yellow, orange, or a combination of both.

The Albino Red Cover appears to have a soft, translucent, and spongy body. Its colors become more vibrant when aquarium lights bounce on its bright, colorful scales.

Shall I compare thee to a bleeding heart?
Yellow, orange, red – thou, a floating art!
Droopy serene eyes, fins waving hello;

Your golden face glows like a bright halo,
Small, soft, tender like a lump of jelly,
Thou makest me smile, tickle in my belly!
In all aquariums thou a royalty;

They who sellest thee becomes wealthy,
Thou swimmest gently in the under flow;
Tiny mouth ripple kisses as you blow,
Hail to thee, discus, Albino Red Cover!
Thou my eternal, my fish forever.

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2 reviews for Albino Red Cover Discus

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    Mary N., Sand Springs, OK (Verified Csutomer) July 15, 2022
    August 1, 2022
    I was waiting to give my review bit I never got the link to do so.  So fyi all fish are doing great.  Two of my original fish laid eggs after introduc...More

    I was waiting to give my review bit I never got the link to do so.  So fyi all fish are doing great.  Two of my original fish laid eggs after introducing the new fish.  They were promptly eaten though.  I am attaching pictures of my new and beautiful fish.  Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to have such beautiful fish.

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    Albino Red Cover Discus photo review
    Albino Red Cover Discus photo review
    Donnie W., Topeka, KS., (Verified Customer) November 20, 2020
    December 27, 2020
    Hello Michael hope all is well. I have a question regarding an order I would like to place. On my last order of fish which are beautiful and are all t...More

    Hello Michael hope all is well. I have a question regarding an order I would like to place. On my last order of fish which are beautiful and are all thriving! I had ordered a Fiji Red Discus unfortunately, this fish has never colored up like a true Fiji Red its more of a Albino Melon? My question being with this order is there anyway of making sure that I get a TRUE RED Fiamma Rosa Discus like the one being represented in the picture on your site. Any help or guidance on this matter would be greatly appreciated sir.

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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.

Q: How do I make a purchase?

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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