Blue Tiger Snakeskin Discus

Blue Tiger Snakeskin Discus

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“Tiger, tiger burning bright, in the darkness of the night” said the poet William Blake. If you have a longing to go on safari without ever leaving your home, consider bringing the exotic beauty of the Blue Tiger Snakeskin Discus into your tropical fish tank.

Swimming gracefully—much as a tiger moves while stalking his prey—this unique Discus’ stripes do indeed resemble the pelt of a magnificent tiger, but it is definitely at home in the aquatic realm, rather than the jungle. If you have been lucky enough to see a tiger in the wild or at a nearby nature preserve, you will agree that this Discus brings to mind one of those most beautiful wild cats. Gaze into its glowing eyes and you may find your mind drifting, imagining an encounter with one of the most beautiful felines on earth. Caress its smooth skin and your will understand why its name also pays homage to the skin of a creature you will find in the wilds of a jungle—any manner of snake.

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5 reviews for Blue Tiger Snakeskin Discus

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    Tori B., Wake Forest, NC (Verified Customer) July 11, 2022
    July 25, 2022
    Hey Michael! Sorry for the late reply, everyone arrived safe and they’re doing great! The biggest one was pretty stressed for the first day but is doi...More

    Hey Michael! Sorry for the late reply, everyone arrived safe and they’re doing great! The biggest one was pretty stressed for the first day but is doing awesome now. The smallest ones are so interactive and settled in super quick. They seem to love it here so far! They’re all eating great, they were actually eating from my hand this morning! They’re adorable thank you! I can’t wait to see how they look as they grow up! I’ll attach some pictures below. Also I have one other one I got from a local fish store about 2 weeks ago and I’m not sure what kind he is, I’ll attach his picture last I was wondering if you may know what he is? Thanks again I love them!

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    David T., Staten Island, NY (Verified Customer) May 1, 2022
    May 8, 2022
    I love this discus
    Hi I just received 5 discus first week of may and I am very happy with the quality and health of all 5 discus..this Marlboro red panda discus at 4.5-5...More
    Hi I just received 5 discus first week of may and I am very happy with the quality and health of all 5 discus..this Marlboro red panda discus at 4.5-5 inch was one of them and worth every penny...thank you Michael and discus.com my new go-to place. next on my list is a large order of discus food to keep my discus growing big and even more beautiful. From Michael: thank you very much for the very interesting conversations we've had.
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    Thiago D., North Charleston, SC (Verified Customer) February 16, 2022
    February 20, 2022
    I received my package, however, I think maybe they could have been wrong about the selection I made! With the exception of the two golden ones, the ot...More

    I received my package, however, I think maybe they could have been wrong about the selection I made! With the exception of the two golden ones, the others look identical. From Michael: You ordered small discus which will take time to grow into the adult forms pictured on my website. However, even in this size, it's extremely clear to me the patterns are different. For example, the leopard snakeskin is clearly showing a spotted/snake pattern, while the Penang Blue Knight you ordered has a clear striated pattern. Don't just look at the colors. The patterns matter a lot, too.

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    Eric B., Zionsville, IN (Verified Customer) April 13, 2021
    April 26, 2021
    Hi Michael, the sickest died yesterday. The other one that seems to have similar issues does not seem to be deteriorating as fast and looked pretty si...More

    Hi Michael, the sickest died yesterday. The other one that seems to have similar issues does not seem to be deteriorating as fast and looked pretty similar as he did yesterday. I was able to coax him out of hiding to get a few pictures. Some fraying/loss of tips of pectoral fins, ventral fin, caudal fin and more of a dull coloration of his scales. I'm keeping a close eye on him. He's still hiding while the other five are out foraging (I have 6 in that tank)



    It is just a sharp contrast to the rest of the fish which looked in excellent condition. The blue knights in particular look amazing, very healthy, very colorful. I've got a few glimpses of the german turquoise but they are mostly in hiding still.

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    Syed R., North Massapequa, NY (Verified Customer) February 15, 2021
    March 8, 2021
    Hi Michael, this was one of the best purchases online I ever experienced. From the selection of fishes, placing the order online to the delivery. It w...More
    Hi Michael, this was one of the best purchases online I ever experienced. From the selection of fishes, placing the order online to the delivery. It was all a very smooth and well thought out process. I was really impressed with customer service and information available on your website for Discus lovers like me. I learned a lot from the training course you offer to improve my knowledge of Discus. I will be ordering more Discus fishes in near future. --Syed
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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
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 over $600: choice of a free gift of a breeding cone or t-shirt. Use the promo code BONUS-CONE after adding your selection to your cart.

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International Buyers Please Note: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to purchasing.

 

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