Albino Red White Discus
Albino Red White Discus
$136.00 – $155.00
$136.00 – $155.00
Being comfortable in your own skin indicates that you are content. It is a solid reflection of yourself being happy with the way things are going. The Albino Red White Discus sets a great example of how we should try to live our own lives (the critter is comfortable in its own scales). In many ways, I can connect to this colorful Discus. No, I do not look like the striking critter – at least I don’t think I do! But red has always been my favorite color. There’s something about red that catches my attention. Perhaps it’s because the tone stands out from the rest. Red is also the color of courage. And like this particular Discus, I like to swim to the beat of my own current.
My friends and family always tell me how ‘brave’ and ‘free spirited’ I am. Traveling the world has always been a hobby of mine. It allows me to see what’s beyond what most people consider ‘normal’. After I announced that I was moving to New York City, my family asked why I was making that decision. My answer to that question was, “Why not?” In my mind I was not thinking about the things I should be afraid of. Instead I was asking, “Why be afraid of trying new things in life? Why not embrace what comes to you?” In a way I was answering their questions with more questions. Questions I believe we should all ask ourselves when trying to make life changing decisions. I then realized that having diversity in my life was important to me. My cousin once told me that traveling and exploring is good for the soul. I totally agree! Because of my ‘go with the flow’ attitude, I’ve been able to live a fulfilling life without any regrets. Results came from my decisions such as having many good stories to tell. Most of which I hope I can inspire people with.
- The Albino Red White Discus will grab everyone’s attention with its red-orange color which gives its scales a glossy look and a smooth texture
- The colors red and orange are symbols of excitement, power, strength, creativity, warmth and positivity
- The Discus earns part of its name by showing some white pigmentation around its face which then disappears as it reaches about ¼ of its way to the rest of the body (white is a symbol of purity and protection)
- The body is flat and round which also adds to a more distinctive look
- The fins appear to be smooth (like paint brushes) extending a few centimeters away from the body
- The Albino Red White Discus will give your aquarium and home more fun with its spunky and stimulating features
- Available sizes: 4.5 – 5.0” and 5.0- 5.5”
This extraordinary critter will be good for your soul with its presence and its colors. The Albino Red White Discus isn’t afraid to live a colorful life and neither should you!
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|Color Form:||Huge variety available|
|Adult Size:||8-12 inches|
|Minimum Tank Size:||50 gallons|
|Tank Set-Up:||Bare-bottom, or Intermediate|
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 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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