Classic Deep Blue Diamond Discus

Classic Deep Blue Diamond Discus

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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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24 reviews for Classic Deep Blue Diamond Discus

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    Valerii P., Las Vegas, NV (Verified Customer) August 24, 2022
    November 13, 2022
    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!!! ...More

    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!

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    Lisa G., Green Mountain, NC (Verified Customer) September 1, 2022
    September 11, 2022
    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!...More

    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?

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    John B., China Grove, NC (Verified Customer) August 15, 2022
    August 21, 2022
    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 i...More

    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.

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    Zoya S., Bozeman, MT (Verified Customer) May 1, 2022
    May 22, 2022
    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...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 :)

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    Jay C., Ft Myers, FL (Verified Customer) April 17, 2022
    May 8, 2022
    Hello Mike thought I’d share this with you. The Royal Heckle and a Blue paired up and spawned. Thanks again. Jay C From Michael: Congrats, discus dad!...More
    Hello Mike thought I’d share this with you. The Royal Heckle and a Blue paired up and spawned. Thanks again. Jay C From Michael: Congrats, discus dad! This pairing should produce some interesting babies!
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    Matthew F., Portland, TX (Verified Customer) March 25, 2022
    April 17, 2022
    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 tra...More

    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 

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    Matthew C., Hartville, OH (Verified Customer) September 11, 2021
    March 27, 2022
    5-moth update

    Hey Mike, hope all is well! Just wanted to share some pics of the new tank...the San Merah is my favorite!


    Best regards,


    Matt

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    Steven S., Henderson, NV (Verified Customer) January 16, 2022
    January 23, 2022
    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/ bot...More

    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.

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    Jeffrey J., Raleigh, NC (Verified Customer) December 15, 2021
    December 26, 2021
    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...More

    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.

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    Nicholas R., Deer Park, WA (Verified Customer) December 15, 2021
    December 26, 2021

    Here is a picture of the 4 Discus I received yesterday. Thank you so much.

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    Matt C., Hartville, OH (Verified Customer) September 11, 2021
    December 19, 2021
    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? Pleas...More

    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...



    Thank you!



    Matt

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    Rob S., Smyrna, GA (Verified Customer) October 18, 2021
    October 31, 2021

    Hey Michael,


    Attached are the pictures I promised.


    Rob

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    Matthew C., Hartville, OH (Verified Customer) September 11, 2021
    October 3, 2021
    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 ...More

    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.

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    Panduka K., Round Rock, TX (Verified Customer) August 9, 2021
    August 22, 2021

    Thank you Michael, just received the fish. Unfortunately one tetra did not make it. Discus are doing fine.

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    Dezrick S., North Las Vegas, NV (Verified Customer) July 13, 2021
    July 16, 2021
    Blues Bayou....
    I ordered 1 Classic Blue Diamond discus that arrived on time, healthy, and eating within the first 5 hours in the tank. She is settling in well with h...More
    I ordered 1 Classic Blue Diamond discus that arrived on time, healthy, and eating within the first 5 hours in the tank. She is settling in well with her new QT tank mates. I am very happy with my purchase.
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    Rick H., Floral City, FL (Verified Customer) May 17, 2021
    May 23, 2021
    The fish arrived safely, and look great. The only issue I had was that I wanted to receive them on the 25th of May. They arrived on the 17th. Luckily ...More
    The fish arrived safely, and look great. The only issue I had was that I wanted to receive them on the 25th of May. They arrived on the 17th. Luckily my wife was here or they would have baked in the Florida heat.  I followed your acclimation procedures. I also keep saltwater fish as well. My question is food...what should I start them out with? Tried brine shrimp...but no interest. Thanks!! From Michael: try frozen bloodworms that you can purchase from any local fish store. Also, check out my food section for ideas. Make sure your temps are on the high side: 87-88F.
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    Joe D., Franklin, KY (Verified Customer) April 29, 2021
    May 9, 2021

    Beautiful picks! All healthy! Nice!!! Thanks!!!

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    Andrew W., Wexford, PA (Verified Customer) April 20, 2021
    May 9, 2021
    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 pleas...More

    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!

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    Rodney S., Odin, IL (Verified Customer) April 2, 2021
    May 3, 2021
    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 s...More

    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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    Steve B., Blue Hill, ME (Verified Customer) May 1, 2020
    April 5, 2021
    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 i...More

    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?

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    Trong H., Fort Worth, TX (Verified Customer) January 30, 2021
    March 8, 2021
    Hi Michael, Everything is great accept the Rams fish are all dead except for 1. I’m not sure what going on maybe the other fish are picking on them. T...More
    Hi Michael, Everything is great accept the Rams fish are all dead except for 1. I’m not sure what going on maybe the other fish are picking on them. Thank you, Trong
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    Neil W., East Meadow, NY (Verified Customer) January 23, 2021
    March 1, 2021

    Hi Michael, a few pics to show your beautiful fish after receiving them about a month ago. They are doing great!!

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    Trong H., Forth Worth, TX (Verified Customer) January 30, 2021
    February 15, 2021

    Here are a few pictures of the fish. They are nice and healthy.



    Thank you

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    Cierra W., North Manchester, IN (Verified Customer) January 4, 2021
    January 25, 2021
    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...More

    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.

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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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