Altum Flora Discus, Blue Base

Altum Flora Discus, Blue Base

Altum Flora Discus, Blue Base

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The Alum Flora discus is for collectors desiring an authentic cultivated discus, but with a wild touch. In fact it is very common for new collectors to mistake this discus for a wild specimen with its beautiful green and blue hues. In a small size, owners will have the opportunity to watch this fish grow into its adult patterning. No two fish are ever alike!

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5 reviews for Altum Flora Discus, Blue Base

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    Michael G., Chalfont, PA (Verified Customer) August 21, 2021
    September 21, 2021
    They all seem to be doing well. Guessing the one just has two dots on his tail. Fish are absolutely gorgeous and so much savings compared to my local ...More

    They all seem to be doing well. Guessing the one just has two dots on his tail. Fish are absolutely gorgeous and so much savings compared to my local fish store.

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    Jack W., Sioux Falls, SD (Verified Customer) December 19, 2020
    August 22, 2021
    These are a couple of the fish I got from you a long time ago. Other photos to follow. They all look like females to me. If that's so, I need a couple...More

    These are a couple of the fish I got from you a long time ago. Other photos to follow. They all look like females to me. If that's so, I need a couple males from you. Two more photos coming. From Michael: it's difficult to tell based on your photos. I believe you purchased these from me at 4", so it would have been difficult to discern the sex with certainty at that point in time.

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    Mark C., Copper Hill, VA (Verified Customer) May 8, 2021
    May 23, 2021
    Hi Michael, The discus are starting to venture out and explore their new surroundings. Their colors have began to come out nicely. The German Red Turq...More

    Hi Michael, The discus are starting to venture out and explore their new surroundings. Their colors have began to come out nicely. The German Red Turquoise Discus, Blue Base are nice large healthy fish. Thank you for picking out such nice fish! I also like the Altum Flora Discus, Blue Base, they are each unique in their pattern and together they all make a nice “blues wave” of color in the planted tank! I will be ordering more in the future. I am attaching a few images! Thanks again for great service and beautiful fish! Mark

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    Frank V., Solana Beach, CA (Verified Customer) March 25, 2021
    April 5, 2021
    As you can see the red Eagle is really struggling to swim vertically. Will continue to acclimate slowly. Both fish look awesome. Thanks for selecting ...More

    As you can see the red Eagle is really struggling to swim vertically. Will continue to acclimate slowly. Both fish look awesome. Thanks for selecting such beauties! Hope he recovers. Frank

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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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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.

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