Classic Deep Blue Diamond Discus
Classic Deep Blue Diamond Discus
$32.00 – $155.00
$32.00 – $155.00
I had recently moved to New York and it was one of my first times wandering around the city alone. It had rained and the streets were covered with puddles, the air was dense and it was quiet enough to only hear background noise. It felt like one of those moments where the world stops but you’re lucky enough to continue. I was mesmerized by all of the signs and fluorescent lights that reflected on the patches of water in the street. A vision of chrome blue light only in the parts that were drenched, it was like my own temporary image. As the hours went by I watched the streets dry and the colors fade, but I kept the memory with me.
The lusciously colored Classic Deep Blue Diamond Discus encompass this in their light opal hues and dashes of orange found in the face, pectoral fin and tail. They create a soft gleam, despite their bright silver finish along the body. This elegant fish will glow and create an ambiance in whatever room they are in. The Deep Blue Discus generates that mystical sensation again of looking at this source of iridescent light. Collect one silent companion or more, they will create a magical experience in your home and a beautiful memory for those who come to visit.
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28 reviews for Classic Deep Blue Diamond Discus
|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.|
|Care Level:||Moderate, see our Learning Center for comprehensive care.|
|Color Form:||Huge variety available|
|Adult Size:||8-12 inches|
|Minimum Tank Size:||50 gallons|
|Tank Set-Up:||Bare-bottom, or Intermediate|
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 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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I got the fish they look great. From the photos of the blue Diamond discus, they have red eyes. This one I have doesn’t. Is there a way i can order one that specifically has red eyes? I ordered these fish for a client of mine. He wanted fish with red eyes, such as in the photos on your site. Like the fish in the tank currently I showed you that have red eyes, these I just ordered do not, so no I'm not happy he isn’t. I'm not vastly knowledgeable on discus but if you have any of the fish I just ordered that distinctly have red eyes, I’d like to order them. 3-day Update from Jason: Dude. This is the fish now. (2nd photo) I think we are good. I'm reading higher ph can bring it out.
I ordered these fish for a client of mine. He wanted fish with red eyes, such as in the photos on your site. Like the fish in the tank currently I showed you that have red eyes, these I just ordered do not, so no I'm not happy he isn’t. I'm not vastly knowledgeable on discus but if you have any of the fish I just ordered that distinctly have red eyes, I’d like to order them. Jay From Michael: All fish we select will have some degree of variation. All blue diamond discus indeed have red eyes when they are younger. However, in certain mature specimens, it may not be as pronounced.
They are beautiful, thank you. Such nice color.
Perfect can't complain at all how much for Altum adults size ? I was wondering to get 4 other, but I want the large I had no option when I got this one.
Michael, I'm happy with your fish and I bought 2 more fish from you. but you asked me to remind you that I didn't get one fish last time. Thanks!!! Your store is probably the best in America!
Yes they all were fine and yes they are hungry !! They are eating very good. And yes I like the red eyes he just glows but I really love the blue one! He is beautiful. The yellow one is white but I’m assuming it’s because of the trip. He will turn golden eventually won’t he? Hello yes my fish all arrived beautiful and are doing great. They are eating everything they can get and I live the red eyes. You did a great job. Here is a picture of my tank that they will be going in soon. I’m thinking f I need some more blue. What do you think? Is the cobalt blue pretty?
These are the best I could get, hope they work out, thanks. I had some manzanita that was amazing but was hard to do maintenance around so I removed it, thanks for the tips.
I have to admit that they are the most beautiful fish...More
Michael, I received the fish today right on time, and all five are healthy and swimming strong.
I have to admit that they are the most beautiful fish I have ever had. I love their shy and dramatic personality. They are mesmerizing to watch, and I can’t believe I haven’t learned about them sooner. Thank you for taking good care of them. The packaging was excellent.
We had a cold front come through Montana, which is not unusual, even for May, so they arrived a bit cold and sluggish, but they quickly perked up after acclimating. All five are happy and magnificent.
Photos are attached. Again, thank you for the excellent customer service and your attentiveness. I love my little gang. They all say hello :)
They just showed up. They're all look healthy minus one checkerboard discuss. He's alive but no movement. Hopefully he's just jet lagged from the travel and will bounce out of it
Hey Mike, hope all is well! Just wanted to share some pics of the new tank...the San Merah is my favorite!
Yes, everything is fine. I'd like to order some tank mates from you. Let me know when you get Apistogramma agassizii in as well as an algae eater/ bottom feeder. Current aquarium is a 55 but will be upgrading to a 75 or 90 as the discus grow. From Michael: 75g is the minimum tank size for discus keeping. I would upgrade first before acquiring any additional fish.
This is from Jeff J, all my fish arrived healthy and looked outstanding… Thank you for your help and for your suggestions. They seem to be acclimating well, some of them are already eating. All seem very well. I appreciate working with you. beautiful metallic looking blue.
Here is a picture of the 4 Discus I received yesterday. Thank you so much.
Hey Mike, I'm looking to add a 5.0-5.5 Albino Snakeskin and a 5.0-5.5 High Bodied Crimson Star Alenquer. Probably a few weeks for you to obtain? Please advise. Thanks!
Here's some recent pics...
The San Merah is my favorite!
One of the Blue's is laying eggs like crazy, every 5-7 days for her 7th time now. Still eating them...
Attached are the pictures I promised.
Hi Mike, the fish look great! Not really stressed at all and getting along so far. All are eating as well. Thank you! From Michael: You have a killer setup that really brings out the colors of these massive adults I shipped you. Enjoy your latest batch, my friend.
Thank you Michael, just received the fish. Unfortunately one tetra did not make it. Discus are doing fine.
Beautiful picks! All healthy! Nice!!! Thanks!!!
Hi Michael, I am going to send you separate emails with photos of each fish. Overall I am happy with 2 of the 4 fish. The blue diamond I am very pleased with good shape nice color red eyes looks like it will develop nicely. Will probably end up in my show tank!
Fish are doing great. I am a little upset in the size of the Cobalt Blue Discus. It is a lot smaller than the other one. It doesn't appear to be the size I ordered or expected. It looks nothing like the picture on the website. I'm sorry but I'm not 100% satisfied. Here are some pics. of the fish in my tank. The Deep Blue discus is what I expected but the Cobalt is smaller. I'm NOT trying to complain really, I just thought they would be the same size. Sorry.. it is my fault for thinking like that. From Michael: Rod, I just looked up your order and your cobalt was supposed to be from 3-3.5", which is a baby-sized fish. Make sure you're measuring from tip of nose to end of tail. I may have upgraded your deep blue, but it does NOT mean I downgraded your cobalt. Does that make sense?
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The Rafflesia has taken to spawning with a blue diamond. They would make some interesting offspring if that would ever happen.
While it's healthy it has lost a lot of it's red coloring even though I feed it color enhancing FD black worms. Hormones?
Hi Michael, a few pics to show your beautiful fish after receiving them about a month ago. They are doing great!!
Here are a few pictures of the fish. They are nice and healthy.
All of the fish arrived safely and are now settled in and are loving life. They look great and we are very happy with them. Thank you. I sent them all in a few different emails because it wouldn't let me send them all in the same one. Hope you get them all. We look forward to doing more business with you in the near future.