Blue Diamond Discus, Proven Breeding Pair

Blue Diamond Discus, Proven Breeding Pair

Blue Diamond Discus, Proven Breeding Pair

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Blue discus aquarists hold a genuine place among hobbyists, collectors, and professional breeders. Never the one to take responsibilities lightly, blue personalities possess a profound desire for peace and harmony in their everyday lives.

Always the first to avoid a confrontation, this personality believes life’s actual benefits can be experienced through meditation and quietude, so self-reflection, introspection, and discovery can flourish. As someone who is sentimental, you long for the days of yesteryear and antiquity. Emotional moments in film often fill your eyes with tears. You compare the present with the past and seek authority figures, parental guidance, employers, and leaders to support your world views. As someone who enjoys coming to the rescue, you should first learn how to love yourself instead of placing the needs of others before yours.

Blue has a reputation for providing a unique calmness capable of reducing tension and fear. It has the power to lower pulse rates and decrease appetites. Spatial sensations are natural byproducts of this coolest of colors. However, when blue is allowed to overflow, melancholy rises from its slumber and waters the seeds of
boredom, manipulation, and pessimism.

Strength and unity are the offspring of blue and provide therapeutic relief for the mind and body. Words and sentences that once fell flat become musical expressions when blue is added to their palate, reminiscent of a caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a butterfly.

You enjoy the company of others and do everything you can to make sure they are happy. This personality provides an unshakable foundation necessary for human relationships to evolve and prosper. Without its presence, interpersonal relations would be absent of moral fiber and reliance.

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6 reviews for Blue Diamond Discus, Proven Breeding Pair

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    John L., Antioch, CA (Verified Customer) September 6, 2021
    September 12, 2021
    I have a video I had to put them right in the tank because the box was soaking wet and the bags were really low on water I'm sure ups handled them ver...More

    I have a video I had to put them right in the tank because the box was soaking wet and the bags were really low on water I'm sure ups handled them very poorly. But the fish look awesome very nice!

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    Stephen L., Frederick, CO (Verified Customer) April 15, 2021
    July 18, 2021
    I TALKED TO THE OWNER ( THREE TIMES YESTERDAY ) HE SAID TO PUT IT IN THE NOTES TO PICK OUT THE BEST PAIR. THANKS STEVE From Michael: Thanks for sharin...More

    I TALKED TO THE OWNER ( THREE TIMES YESTERDAY ) HE SAID TO PUT IT IN THE NOTES TO PICK OUT THE BEST PAIR. THANKS STEVE From Michael: Thanks for sharing your update photo with me. I see your fertilized eggs in your photo on your filter siphon -- I guess they didn't want to use the breeding cone, lol.

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    Irene M., Barceloneta, Puerto Rico (Verified Customer) June 12, 2021
    July 4, 2021
    I'm very happy with my discus. Here are some of the pictures. They are amazing. The Mandarin Passion is still with the white Face, I'm worry about tha...More

    I'm very happy with my discus. Here are some of the pictures. They are amazing. The Mandarin Passion is still with the white Face, I'm worry about that. How many weeks I have to wait to turn red? One of the Albino leopard begun to swim head down I was very sad I put in a 10 gal tank with Epson salt and General Cure.  I don't know if there is something else for that sickness, but it works.

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    Dickson C., Lake Elsinore, CA (Verified Customer) January 11, 2021
    March 22, 2021
    Michael, I've read about the four week syndrome. Is there something I can buy from you that can help prevent it? Also, what baby food can I get from y...More

    Michael, I've read about the four week syndrome. Is there something I can buy from you that can help prevent it? Also, what baby food can I get from you, or is BBS the only thing I need to feed them? Thanks in advance.

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    Nancy F., Aston, PA., (Verified Customer) December 15, 2020
    December 23, 2020
    Honestly the breeding pair is small. I think I have a picture. Color is ok, but the one fish is only about 4”, no where near the 5-6”.
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    Honestly the breeding pair is small. I think I have a picture. Color is ok, but the one fish is only about 4”, no where near the 5-6”.


    From Michael: Nancy, you ordered the smallest 4.5-5" size...

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    Bradley H., Fayetteville, NC (Verified Customer) December 5, 2019
    December 10, 2019
    Great looking fish arrived healthy and with good appetite.
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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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