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Red Melon Throwback Discus

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Red Melon Throwback Discus

$75.00$190.00

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$75.00$190.00

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Red is one of the most powerful colors on the spectrum; it is a fierce, invigorating color that makes your brain want to get up and get things done. Companies use red to energize their customers or whenever they need a color that’s empowering. One of my favorite film genres is horror, specifically slasher films, because the way filmmakers exaggerate the color of blood makes my brain feel, somewhat ironically, alive! That’s how I feel looking at the red melon throwback discus: alive.

The shining, scarlet fish almost elicits a sense of danger; but that’s coupled with a sense of elegance that makes me unable to look away. Having one of these little guys swimming around my tank gives me a sense of personal robustness, like I can get anything done. You wouldn’t think a domestic pet could arouse that kind of sensation, but that’s the power of the discus.

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3 reviews for Red Melon Throwback Discus

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    Glen S., Los Angeles, CA (Verified Customer) November 3, 2021
    November 21, 2021
    So here’s my experience. I’m new to discus and I was fascinated by the beauty of the ones on Discus.com. I placed my order and after a week or so I re...More

    So here’s my experience. I’m new to discus and I was fascinated by the beauty of the ones on Discus.com. I placed my order and after a week or so I reached out to the company owner, michael, and asked how much longer they would be. He said he was aiming to ship the following week and didn’t have everything that I wanted. He gave me the option of waiting or providing other options, so I sent him images of ones I found online that I liked as an alternative selection and he shipped them out Thursday the following week. Sadly, UPS failed to deliver on Friday and over the weekend. I stayed in contact with Michael the whole time and he reassured me that he would look after me.



    Monday the package arrived (smelling awful) I unboxed them and took a few pics of the dead fish before running the box out to the trash. Michael assured me not to worry and shipped a replacement the next day, which arrived on Wednesday. Michael stood by me the whole time. Here’s a pic…

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    Michael L., Brentwood, NY (Verified Customer) October 21, 2021
    October 31, 2021

    My fish are in the process of acclimatization, they are very beautiful and an excellent choice that you made for my thanks.

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    An T., Haltom City, TX (Verified Customer) February 11, 2021
    March 8, 2021
    Dear Mr. Li: After receiving a shipping, I noticed the Red Fuji Discus has a lot of black spots on gills and fins. I though that was from the natural ...More

    Dear Mr. Li: After receiving a shipping, I noticed the Red Fuji Discus has a lot of black spots on gills and fins. I though that was from the natural born, but after 2 days, others fish stated having black spots on gills, fins, and body. On the day three, all the fish got it. I started raised the temperature to 88 and used API-General Cure for treatment. Try to hold off my second shipment for one week or two. Anything I can do to help my fish. I am new to discus. Thank you, An From Michael: The small black spots are what is called peppering in discus. It is normal for any pigeon strain, and does not indicate the fish are sick.

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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.

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.

Shipping Tiers for Live Tropical Fish: 

  • $60 Airport Shipping, $80 UPS Overnight
  • Free Discus/Altum Shipping on orders over $400
  • Free Discus/Altum Shipping PLUS your choice of a Complimentary Handcrafted Breeding Cone OR Discus.com T-Shirt  on orders over $600: (add your desired selection to your cart, and use the promo code: BONUS-CONE)

Blackworms: Free USPS Postal Shipping

Plants: $10 FedEx Priority Shipping, Minimum Order: $15

International Buyers Please Note: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to purchasing.

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