Altum Flora Discus, Green Base

Altum Flora Discus, Green Base

Altum Flora Discus, Green Base

$78.00$190.00

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If you were a child growing up dreaming about discus, this one may very well have been it. The classic Altum pattern harkens back to the striated patterns from vintage strains in the early pioneering years of the hobby. The Altum Flora Discus Green Base has the most natural eye-catching beauty. The red, greenish striped fish takes you back to the wild forests and the naturally flowing rivers where it typically inhabits. It has a welcoming appearance that seems to tone down the harsh realities of life.

The not so bright-colored fish reminds you of the joy that comes with being at peace with life and everything around you. You will look at it and get a feel of a warm sensation running through your body. If you long for a relaxing environment, then this fish is an excellent choice for your aquarium.

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3 reviews for Altum Flora Discus, Green Base

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    Mark C., Copper Hill, VA (Verified Customer) June 2, 2021
    June 20, 2021
    In my last order, I ordered 4 blue altum flora discus 3.5-4.0" and two larger 4.0-4.5" German red/turquoise blue base.

    I received 2 altum floras (3...More

    In my last order, I ordered 4 blue altum flora discus 3.5-4.0" and two larger 4.0-4.5" German red/turquoise blue base.





    I received 2 altum floras (3.5-4.0")and 4 German blues... 2 smaller (3.5-4.0) and two larger 4.0-4.5 . I check my receipt to find the 2 altum floras were 78.00 each while the smaller German blues that substituted for the other two altum floras were listed on your site for only 44.00 each.





    I paid for the 4 altum floras And the 2 larger German blues but received the lesser 2 smaller German reds instead of the two other altum floras This makes a difference of 68.00 due back to me.



    From Michael: Mark, your fish were correctly matched. The smaller discus you ordered cannot yet be compared to the mature 7" specimens pictured on my website. If you want exactly what you see in the photos, you need to order adult fish. Part of the charm of ordering smaller discus is watching them grow into their final patterns and colors. Enjoy.

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    David L., North Chesterfield, VA (Verified Customer) 03/21/2017
    February 13, 2019
    Michael, the Altums are in the 150 gallon tank now. They made themselves right at home. The larger of the two Altums has taken over the most desirable...More

    Michael, the Altums are in the 150 gallon tank now. They made themselves right at home. The larger of the two Altums has taken over the most desirable spot in the tank. The cave under the driftwood is his turf now. They are both eating Hikari frozen blood worms and they love frozen beef heart mixture.





    I love the new Altums! They are amazing Discus and I have wanted some for quite a while. The Altums hang very close to my two large Red Melons. I removed the two trouble makers (Pair of Tiger Turqs) before adding the Altums into the tank. I also re-arranged the driftwood to take All the focus off of the new fish being introduced. All of the Discus are close in size so there is a much calmer environment in the tank. The Altums are definitely taking front and center making sure everyone sees them.

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    Kevin L., Mount Holly, NC (Verified Customer) 07/22/2016
    February 13, 2019
    Received the fish!! They look great so far under the moonlight! Thanks for the GREAT SERVICE!!
    Love, love, love the fish so far! They are bigger than...More

    Received the fish!! They look great so far under the moonlight! Thanks for the GREAT SERVICE!!



    Love, love, love the fish so far! They are bigger than I thought! I haven’t turned on the full lights yet, only the moonlights. Beautiful fish! Thanks!

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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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