Blue Carnation Turquoise Discus

Blue Carnation Turquoise Discus


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The Blue Carnation Turquoise Discus evokes images of endless warm beaches glistening under bright sunshine. Catch a glimpse of this fish flashing through the water, iridescent blue with artistically distributed brown lines; it is an image of serenity. This combination of turquoise and brown provide an interesting color contrast for the eye that is both soothing and engaging by the different hues.

As you visually trace the discus from the exposed center to perimeter, the shades gradually deepen adding another level of light and dark contrast to the main body. The discus has a barely discernible medium brown outline that serves to distinguish its striking colors from any other fish or any background materials such as rocks or greenery. Color and graceful lines draw attention to this attractive, showy fish.

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2 reviews for Blue Carnation Turquoise Discus

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    Andrea A., Leesville, TX (Verified Customer) January 24, 2022
    May 1, 2022
    Your ears must have been ringing, as I just spoke with my husband this AM about ordering more discus! What types do you have coming in?
    Several fish ...More

    Your ears must have been ringing, as I just spoke with my husband this AM about ordering more discus! What types do you have coming in?

    Several fish I have received over the past year (not all from you) have not turned out to be the "reds" I wanted, and are staying yellow/orange as they mature. Disappointing to some degree because I didn't want to end up with any color in prominence, but they are nice discus. I just want to balance things out a bit so I'm looking for more blue and more true red. I have several picked out either in my shopping card or in my saved list, but I need to limit each order since they need to go thru quarantine in a smaller tank. 


    The fish I received from you are all maturing nicely. I did lose a Blue Tiger Carnation Turquoise a day or two after I received order, and that was disappointing so I'll be ordering that again. The Fuji Red and Fiamma Rossa have no red showing at all. Not sure if they're still too young, but I would've expected some color by now as they arrived the end of January. I don't see any maturing as the Silver Pigeon Leopard either....none have anything resembling it. I'm patiently awaiting transitions!


    I'll send some photos of my tanks from my phone in separate e-mail.  In addition to the two 210g tanks I will be putting my 125g back into service soon.


    So, if you can, let me know what nice blue and/or reds you have coming in. I'll compare that to what I already have in my cart and get an order to you today if possible :)
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    Ted C., Olympia Fields, IL (Verified Customer) February 3, 2021
    April 5, 2021
    Michael, I want you to know first that I will not leave a negative review despite my disappointment having not received what I ordered. Your shipment ...More

    Michael, I want you to know first that I will not leave a negative review despite my disappointment having not received what I ordered. Your shipment arrived without a loss (despite missing two fish) the packing was suspect as there were more heat packs (four in total) the nine bags of fish were put inside a black garbage bag and into the styrofoam container without any further insulation in the middle of winter & an unscheduled delivery that I just happened to be home to receive. I am very impressed with your website, knowledge & customer service and I wished things would have turned out better. The Discus are doing very well with one bully (Golden Pearl Snakeskin) and I am quite pleased looking forward to their growth. Have a good day & best wishes for you & your business. From Michael: I'm working closely with the customer to resolve all outstanding issues with his order.

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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.

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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  • Discus/Altum orders under $400: $60 Airport Shipping, $80 UPS Overnight
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