Blue Tiger Carnation Turquoise Discus

Blue Tiger Carnation Turquoise Discus

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Perhaps my wife and I are working too hard to get ready for Christmas with our kids, who are flying in from Seattle, WA and Santa Catalina island—which is “23 miles across the sea” (Google that phrase and listen to a good old song from the 60s!) from Long Beach, CA. Are you going somewhere special for Christmas? Would this discus brighten up your festive holiday mood?

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for fish. As a kid in Maryland, one of my favorite memories is walking around a local aquarium store to marvel at the colors and movement all around me. The tiny black fish with single neon stripes, the ones that looked like giant, underwater butterflies, and the eels that weaved faster than a Porche on the freeway.

This Blue Tiger Carnation Turquoise Discus is patterned like a dark coral maze across the clear blue waters of Aruba. An icy, diamond blue, its lines form caverns and corners, sweeping softly like dancing hairs along a tiger’s back in the deepest shades of sunset orange. It’s middle center sometimes resembles a floral shape, or dancing speckles pointing out to the water surrounding it. Let your eyes linger on its designs, and perhaps like a good MagicEye picture it’ll morph into something even more beautiful… if that’s even possible!

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9 reviews for Blue Tiger Carnation Turquoise Discus

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    Trameka M., Las Vegas, NV (Verified Customer) October 28, 2022
    November 20, 2022
    Did you receive the other pics I sent? Also one of my fish has two white spots on the side when I got it. I didn’t say anything because I remembered r...More

    Did you receive the other pics I sent? Also one of my fish has two white spots on the side when I got it. I didn’t say anything because I remembered reading that that can happen during shipping. But the spots are gone now. I can tell that u feed those by hand sometimes. Just how they respond. The other fish I got from you they don’t do it as much. Probably because they were younger. But the new fish they all eat from my hand when I feed them . It feels funny to have numerous fish nibbling from your hand at the same time :-)

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    Bill B., West Chester, PA (Verified Customer) March 16, 2022
    March 27, 2022
    My order number was 10xxx. Just wanted to let you know my order arrived at noon today and wanted to show you the condition it was in. The bottom of th...More

    My order number was 10xxx. Just wanted to let you know my order arrived at noon today and wanted to show you the condition it was in. The bottom of the box was soaking wet when UPS driver handed me the box. The bottom of the foam chest was broken and full of water. The Golden Lollipop’s bag was almost completely out of water. I immediately emptied the bags into a bucket for acclimating. The Golden Lollipop was just lying flat on the bottom of the bucket- everyone else was swimming around. After acclimating was completed I transferred them to the tank. Everyone is swimming around except the Golden Lollipop- it is just sitting on the bottom of the tank. Hopefully it will recover but looks like being almost out of water in the bag might take its toll. I'm a little disappointed in the Golden Pearl Pigeon Snakeskin- it was supposed to be 3 1/2-4" while the rest were all 3- 3 1/2". It is by far the smallest fish I got and I don't think it is even 3". Thank you Bill From Michael: Bill, I'm sorry about the mishap with UPS, but I'm glad all of your fish are alive. We have no control over UPS once the fish leave our hands. You're holding a ruler to the side of the tank. We measure our fish out of water from tip of nose to end of tail.

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    Steve B., Wynnewood, PA (Verified Customer) October 1, 2021
    October 31, 2021
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    The fish came in yesterday, and as always you picked beauties! They seem happy and healthy. I only wish my tank were bigger so that I could have more....More

    The fish came in yesterday, and as always you picked beauties! They seem happy and healthy. I only wish my tank were bigger so that I could have more. Thanks as always.

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    Horst S., Lamy, NM (Verified Customer) September 30, 2021
    October 31, 2021
    Hi Michael, sorry it took some time, it's been busy. The Discus are doing great, they are all 9 eating now and all rise to the hand when offered some ...More

    Hi Michael, sorry it took some time, it's been busy. The Discus are doing great, they are all 9 eating now and all rise to the hand when offered some beefheart, bloodworms or brine shrimp. They are greedy 4 times a day and other than that acting like teenagers.

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    Dinky J., Aztec, NM (Verified Customer) February 7, 2021
    July 4, 2021



    3 are in my display tank. One is doing great. And these two stay hidden and are barely eating. From Michael: Make sure your water parameters are...More






    3 are in my display tank. One is doing great. And these two stay hidden and are barely eating. From Michael: Make sure your water parameters are correct. Keep the water at 86-88F, and 6.8-7.4 pH. Add a bit of Garlic Guard to their food to whet their appetites.






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    Curt T., Mountain Home, AR (Verified Customer) March 31, 2021
    May 3, 2021
    Michael, first picture is the fish I’ve been concerned about the most, still won’t eat not interested in even looking at food the second picture is on...More

    Michael, first picture is the fish I’ve been concerned about the most, still won’t eat not interested in even looking at food the second picture is one that has quit eating in the last couple of days but his color is still good and he seems disoriented at times. The last two pictures are a couple of the other seven that are absolutely ravenous in the morning and they’re eating very very well. I did a 50% water change yesterday with water that’s been sitting for over a week and that seem to help a bit so we’ll see I guess.

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    Jeff S., New Hope, MN (Verified Customer) February 1, 2021
    March 8, 2021
    Beautiful stock. They look great in my 150 tank. Your delivery was perfect on a -5F day. Because of temp could have used an extra hot pack. Other than...More

    Beautiful stock. They look great in my 150 tank. Your delivery was perfect on a -5F day. Because of temp could have used an extra hot pack. Other than that my acclimating experience worked well along with your suggestions.

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    Devin G., Hollywood, FL (Verified Customer) January 12, 2021
    January 25, 2021
    Hi, yes they arrived fine and healthy. They are more beautiful than I expected. Thank you so much for picking exactly the fish I would have chosen had...More

    Hi, yes they arrived fine and healthy. They are more beautiful than I expected. Thank you so much for picking exactly the fish I would have chosen had I picked them out by hand myself..... here are some pictures as they adjust to my set up. I will send better ones in a few days. Also I would like to give a review on you’re website. Thanks.

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    Luis V. Antioch, TN (Verified Customer) October 7, 2020
    November 8, 2020

    Thank you, the fish arrived pretty healthy.

    Reply from pearls7_discus:
    Nice fish, Luis! He's still very small, and will continue to grow into his colors and patterns. Enjoy.
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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.

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