Carnation Pigeon Discus

Carnation Pigeon Discus

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It is something to behold, the Carnation Pigeon Discus. The dappled yellows, blues, and greens immediately seize the eye— a burst of color in a world of sprawling waters. Highlighted against the intricate white patterning are the hues of a sunset set against a verdant hill. This Discus — a majestic creature as well as a treasured collectors’ item — will bring vibrance and flavor to your aquarium.

Let us paint you a picture:

Imagine the sun setting over a snow-capped hill, the red and blue hues bleeding into the lazily drifting snowflakes settling along the horizon.

Beautiful, right? But this is no photograph. It is the pattern of the Carnation Pigeon Discus: a living piece of modern art. With a brilliant array of rosette-like freckles slathered like spilled paint on a white canvas, this Discus will command your collection.

With curious ruby eyes set against clownish features, the Carnation Pigeon Discus evokes an air of enigma. While it is quite something to behold, remember: though it may look like a treasure you would find in an exotic museum, you do have to feed it.

Similar to a film come to life, the Carnation Pigeon Discus radiates like brilliant technicolor while boasting a goofy, clownish aesthetic. The Discus seems poised to swim down a yellow brick road or to mesmerize with its enchanting red eyes in a bustling Emerald City. What tales of wonder lie beyond the visage of the Carnation Pigeon Discus? We shall never know…

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6 reviews for Carnation Pigeon Discus

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    Mark M., Fenton, MI (Verified Customer) June 1, 2022
    June 19, 2022
    Here's some pictures of the New Arrivals. Even after the Lack Luster handling by UPS, everyone has acclimated nicely. 4 of the 5 have snacked on Blood...More

    Here's some pictures of the New Arrivals. Even after the Lack Luster handling by UPS, everyone has acclimated nicely. 4 of the 5 have snacked on Bloodworms & are showing all their vibrant colors  Ordered the 3.5 to 4” & all appear to be pushing 4” at least. Thanks for being able to honor my requests regarding patterns. As Always Much appreciated! Another group of Studs. Colors are insane. The Blue Diamond with the Red eye contrast is just Striking! Gold Crystal with the Deep Yellow and an absolutely awesome pattern, the Fuji & the Melon look electric. Plus the Red Eagle besides the great Honeycomb he’s already engaging with me & Ate from my hand last night! What a Line up!

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    Mark M., Fenton, MI (Verified Customer) January 30, 2022
    February 27, 2022
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    Mike, Here’s a few pics about 48 hours after arrival. (Kept the lights off & room dim until today) Obviously the pics speak for themselves. Great ...More

    Mike, Here’s a few pics about 48 hours after arrival. (Kept the lights off & room dim until today) Obviously the pics speak for themselves. Great Looking fish, Colors are showing, even in the Juvies 3”- 3.5”. So excited to watch them grow & see the colors blossom as Adults. Thanks, they are awesome!!

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    Amy E., Crown Point, IN (Verified Customer) November 12, 2021
    December 26, 2021
    Fish look awful. 2 dead for sure not sure about a couple more. Sending pics. From Michael: I'll credit you for any and all DOA's. Please do not despai...More

    Fish look awful. 2 dead for sure not sure about a couple more. Sending pics. From Michael: I'll credit you for any and all DOA's. Please do not despair.

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    Michael L., Brentwood, NY (Verified Customer) November 7, 2021
    November 13, 2021

    They are very pretty, right now they are half stressed but they look very good.

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    Larry J., Denver, CO (Verified Customer) 01/23/2018
    May 31, 2019
    My DISCUS are just out of quarantine into their new home. They are so beautiful with a good appetite. I WISH I HAD DISCOVERED YOU A THOUSAND  DOLLARS ...More

    My DISCUS are just out of quarantine into their new home. They are so beautiful with a good appetite. I WISH I HAD DISCOVERED YOU A THOUSAND  DOLLARS ago. Your FISH and professionalism are tops. I will order Fuji Reds and Red Turquoise soon.

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    Matthew F., Philadelphia, PA (Verified Customer) 12/15/2017
    May 31, 2019
    Good afternoon Michael, I was able to get a medication and did 20 percent water changes for a couple days. All the fish look great! I will be making a...More

    Good afternoon Michael, I was able to get a medication and did 20 percent water changes for a couple days. All the fish look great! I will be making an order for more in near future with you and discus.com. It would to share this tank with people from discus.com but instead of a photo we recorded the whole set up after adding your beautiful discus into my aquarium.



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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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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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