Blue Tiger Turquoise Discus

Blue Tiger Turquoise Discus

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A must-have for any collector. The long vertical striping on this gorgeous fish makes it one of the oldest and desirable discus strains. With stunning contrasts of metallic turquoise and crimson stripes, these majestic fish can grow quite large. And their lustrous colors of bright red and deep turquoise are a show-stopping sight in any aquarium.

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13 reviews for Blue Tiger Turquoise Discus

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    Joey G., New Iberia, LA (Verified Customer) July 7, 2021
    January 2, 2022

    Doing well, have spawned twice waiting on a third one to try and save some babies. I wasn’t set up the first two times, it happened to quick.

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    Brooke G., Ghent, WV (Verified Customer) December 11, 2021
    December 19, 2021

    He is doing great! He seems to be doing we with the other fish. And his favorite hiding spot is the rock with the bubbles.

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    Joey G., New Iberia, LA (Verified Customer) July 7, 2021
    July 11, 2021
    Ok keeping an eye on it not being active like the rest the two ocean green started exploring this afternoon so no worries about them. But the little w...More

    Ok keeping an eye on it not being active like the rest the two ocean green started exploring this afternoon so no worries about them. But the little white spots on German are concerning. Raised the temp a little and added a bit of aquarium salt, I try not to use meds unless it's the last resort. Thanks for being so invested in your product guaranteed repeat business from me and I will let anyone interested know about you and discus.com. From Michael: Always use Paraguard for transit-caused ammonia burns. Everything will heal within a week.

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    Luke V., Antioch, CA (Verified Customer) July 4, 2021
    July 11, 2021

    They arrived. All is excellent. Once again, GORGEOUS fish. Thank you!

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    Mark L., Azusa, CA (Verified Customer) January 5, 2021
    April 12, 2021
    Thanks 4 the e-mail Michael! Fish are doing great!!! Thank 4 the sweet fish! I will be getting a few more fish in May.....the fish were packed great! ...More

    Thanks 4 the e-mail Michael! Fish are doing great!!! Thank 4 the sweet fish! I will be getting a few more fish in May.....the fish were packed great! But after they left you!.... they were not handled right.... they were beat up pretty badly! My order was to big and thats my bad :) If the carrier does not keep the box the right way the whole time the fish will get beat up and stress out and are in trouble! All fish survived and in the time since have only Lost 3 of them! Love your Web site i have to be on it everyday and see all the great selections You have! (I want all of them!!) Hahahaha thanks again 4 everything Michael!



    They eat all that You can put in front of them! The golden pigeon leopards are getting better looking everyday and are always moving around the tank and active! My favorite guys are the german red turquoise (red base) ... they have a great shape to them and the fins are always up and out on display!! And the royal heckel cross! Cant wait to see what he will be look like in a few months! Beautiful fish!! Thanks y'all! I appreciate ya.

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    Van V., Newcastle, WA (Verified Customer) March 1, 2021
    March 15, 2021

    Discus arrived in good condition. Beautiful fish. Colors don't quite match the photos but maybe they are still acclimating or still young.

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    Michael N., February 19, 2021 (Verified Customer) Rochelle, IL
    March 1, 2021
    The fish are still huddled to left side of the tank. They are very dark. They do not match picture in ad.I will keep these if they live.If had had a p...More

    The fish are still huddled to left side of the tank. They are very dark. They do not match picture in ad.I will keep these if they live.If had had a picture of these I would not have chosen them .Colors are too dark. Maybe a partial refund to make things right? They are also not eating. Look,I’ve been more than patient with you and do not appreciate your comments.Do you remember I had to chase you to even get the address and shipping correct. That alone would be a nightmare. Now the fish are a different color than pictured in ad.I agree this is not a good transaction. Please partial refund me. I feel it’s the fair thing to do.The fish you sent are good just not what was pictured in ad. Or should I just file a case with PayPal? Here are pics so you can see the first is a screenshot of your ad. The second is the fish you sent. Light was only on for pics.Its very easy to see these are not same fish color. Update from Michael: customer has filed a claim with PayPal for 100% correctly matched fish. 

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    Roger M., Jerome, ID (Verified Customer) February 22, 2021
    March 1, 2021
    Love the Discus that you packed up. They arrived safely at around 9:30am & I was able to pick them up  by 10:15am out of the Airport Customer Serv...More

    Love the Discus that you packed up. They arrived safely at around 9:30am & I was able to pick them up  by 10:15am out of the Airport Customer Service Center in Twin Falls. Temp was down to about 75 but the 20 minute ride home I had my heater on high & once in the Tank in their bags I was able to get them above 81 within an hour & they are beautiful & swimming freely in my quarantine tank. I will probably put them in  the Main tank Wednesday if they continue to look well their color is great. The extra Red will dramatically enhance my collection. 

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    Noelle M., Verona NJ (Verified Customer) February 11, 2020
    February 23, 2020
    Fish arrived healthy and her coloration is gorgeous!
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    Bradley H., Spring Lake, NC (verified customer) 03/28/2018
    September 13, 2019

    I just sent you 2 pictures. Hope you like them but the photos don’t do justice to how beautiful they are.

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    Bradley H., Spring Lake, NC (verified customer) 03/28/2018
    May 31, 2019

    I just sent you 2 pictures. Hope you like them but the photos don’t do justice to how beautiful they are.

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    Francis & Don DuVall (Verified Customer) March 11, 2019
    March 16, 2019
    Hey guys, I am back and this time I am going to talk to you the Blue Tiger Turquoise Discus we purchased. This guy came along with our ALS Discus. M...More
    Hey guys, I am back and this time I am going to talk to you the Blue Tiger Turquoise Discus we purchased. This guy came along with our ALS Discus. Mike even though this was with the ALS Discus I still have to praise you on all your support thru the shipping. This BTT Discus was as perfect as we could have asked for! The color and pattern make it so unique that he adds to the our family perfectly! I have to go and do a few more reviews. We have purchased so many discus that I'm falling behind, sorry Mike!



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    Kathleen H., Mission Viejo, CA (Verified Customer) 03/31/2017
    February 13, 2019

    As you can see, they are all doing great and are beautiful! Everyone ate blood worms last night.

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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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