Cobalt Discus With Deep Blue Gene

Cobalt Discus With Deep Blue Gene

Cobalt Discus With Deep Blue Gene

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There is no other discus that more closely resembles the color of the ocean than this one. Blues, grays, greens, reds, and yellows are all mixed into this fish’s color scheme if you look carefully enough.

This brassy-green, silvery-blue lover with a pink mohawk, translucent tail and kissy-lipped face will add a colorful pop of cute to your Aqua-verse.

The Green Cobalt Discus’ mild colors allow for the wonderful symmetry between the dorsal and tail fin to shine more vibrantly than in other species of Discus with more complicated patterns. This psychedelic eye candy will be the tiger of your tank, with its subtly fierce stripes that offset the pastel pink, blue and glimmering golden-green.

Captain Beefheart

As with all Discus, the Green Cobalt is a carnivorous tropical fish. In the wild, they eat insects, larvae and small fish. In the aquarium, a diet of beef heart and bloodworms will keep your Green Cobalt happily flapping along.

Heart Of Darkness

There’s a yearning, a longing for the Amazon Basin in the Green Cobalt’s stunned, red eyes. While the Green Cobalt Discus thrives in the dark, this little buddy needs 10-12 hours of ambient light to stay healthy.

Let the Green Cobalt shine the light of love in your water-world. Shine on you crazy Discus!

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16 reviews for Cobalt Discus With Deep Blue Gene

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    Kristin C., Belen, NM (Verified Customer) October 5, 2021
    October 10, 2021

    My fish arrived and are doing great, I think my collection is now complete. Thank You so much for the beautiful fish!

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    Marcus D., Inglewood, CA (Verified Customer) February 22, 2021
    September 26, 2021
    Hi Michael. How nice of you to reach out and inquire. Everything is/was terrific. I only lost 1 Discus about four days after putting them in my aquari...More

    Hi Michael. How nice of you to reach out and inquire. Everything is/was terrific. I only lost 1 Discus about four days after putting them in my aquarium. To this day, I don't know what happened with him. All the others are doing great. I have attached a few pics of my setup. You can see 3 of the Discus hanging out on the left side of the tank. They think they're about to get fed...lol. All the plants are LIVE. It's a 125G acrylic tank. I recently built and plumbed in a 29G sump. Fun project.

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    John V., Houston, TX (Verified Customer) July 5, 2021
    July 27, 2021
    All (9) 5-5.5" Discus are doing great and have adapted very well in a very short amount of time. They were all eating within 2 days of being introduce...More
    All (9) 5-5.5" Discus are doing great and have adapted very well in a very short amount of time. They were all eating within 2 days of being introduced into their new home. Will be looking at adding additional ones to finish my stock.



    I would make the suggestion of sending the email regarding on how to acclimate the fish prior to the customer receiving them and not several days after they have already delivered. But other than that I have been very pleased with the quality of fish provided and service. Thank you!
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    Toan P., Sugar Land, TX (Verified Customer) June 28, 2021
    July 4, 2021
    Got my fish. Just wanna let you know that your products are awesome. Even your packaging. Very happy. Honestly bro, I wish I had ordered a couple more...More

    Got my fish. Just wanna let you know that your products are awesome. Even your packaging. Very happy. Honestly bro, I wish I had ordered a couple more blue diamonds. From Michael: 8 monster blues weren't enough for you? Haha

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    Zach R., Houston, TX (Verified Customer) May 15, 2021
    May 23, 2021
    My order arrived yesterday around 4pm. There were two fish floating in their bags that looked pretty rough but they appear to be doing just fine now, ...More
    My order arrived yesterday around 4pm. There were two fish floating in their bags that looked pretty rough but they appear to be doing just fine now, as are the rest : ) Are the blue cobalt discus from a different breeder than what is shown on the website? I know there’s going to be some variation but they don’t look anything like what I was expecting from the pictures. They’re beautiful and I’m sure a little stressed from their journey but they’re very pale blue with no green at all (look more like blue diamonds or something). Just want to make sure I got the right fish! From Michael: The photos you're seeing on my website are of much larger specimens (5-6"). There's definitely going to be variation when they're smaller. In addition, it's normal that they're paler looking due to shipping stress.
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    Michael H., Lake Wales, FL (Verified Customer) April 14, 2021
    May 16, 2021
    Yes, all look great a little fin burn but will heal. I will most definitely be purchasing more later. Will send you a pic of the tank when acclimated....More

    Yes, all look great a little fin burn but will heal. I will most definitely be purchasing more later. Will send you a pic of the tank when acclimated. Thanks for reaching out.

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    Alan M., Confluence, PA (Verified Customer) February 5, 2021
    May 9, 2021
    Hi Michael here are some photos of My discus tank. You take a look and tell me your opinion of what I might need. I know I'm missing yellow in there b...More

    Hi Michael here are some photos of My discus tank. You take a look and tell me your opinion of what I might need. I know I'm missing yellow in there but I've had two yellow fish and they get picked on till they no longer eat.

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    Monica B., San Diego, CA (Verified Customer) April 27, 2021
    May 9, 2021
    Hi Michael, All my other gosh look great! They are beautiful & lively. They are eating well & acclimating nicely. Thank you so much - your fis...More

    Hi Michael, All my other gosh look great! They are beautiful & lively. They are eating well & acclimating nicely. Thank you so much - your fish are gorgeous & I will be purchasing from you almost exclusively in the future! Monica

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    Luke V., Antioch, NY (Verified Customer) April 20, 2021
    May 3, 2021
    I just got my fish. Your reputation is excellent, but I am still blown away. The vitality and quality of these fish is fantastic! I need a bigger tank...More

    I just got my fish. Your reputation is excellent, but I am still blown away. The vitality and quality of these fish is fantastic! I need a bigger tank! Please post this! --Luke V.

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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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    Tamara A., Smithfield, VA (Verified Customer) April 3, 2021
    April 5, 2021
    Thank you again! I‘ve beat it before and I‘ll beat it again… the fish are therapeutic and give me peace when I watch them swim. Better than any cancer...More
    Thank you again! I‘ve beat it before and I‘ll beat it again… the fish are therapeutic and give me peace when I watch them swim. Better than any cancer medication.
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    Kurt H., Englewood, CO (Verified Customer) February 27, 2021
    March 22, 2021

    I have included a pic of the fish together.

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    Heather C., Laramie, WY (Verified Customer) July 29, 2020
    January 31, 2021
    Hey Michael. Everything is going well. The fish are great and all grown up. I enjoy them every day thanks for checking in with me and here are some pi...More

    Hey Michael. Everything is going well. The fish are great and all grown up. I enjoy them every day thanks for checking in with me and here are some pictures. Thanks

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    Keith R., Newport News, VA (Verified Customer) December 29, 2020
    January 25, 2021
    Good Morning Michael,
    Just wanted to let you know the fish order arrived today at 10:20 ET. Everyone came out of the box alive and so far, doing well...More

    Good Morning Michael,



    Just wanted to let you know the fish order arrived today at 10:20 ET. Everyone came out of the box alive and so far, doing well. The colors and appearance of the fish is amazing! Thank you! Trust we’ll enjoy these beauties for a long time. You have a customer for life!


     


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    Keith
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    Devin G., Hollywood, FL (Verified Customer) January 12, 2021
    January 25, 2021
    Hi, yes they arrived fine and healthy. They are more beautiful than I expected. Thank you so much for picking exactly the fish I would have chosen had...More

    Hi, yes they arrived fine and healthy. They are more beautiful than I expected. Thank you so much for picking exactly the fish I would have chosen had I picked them out by hand myself..... here are some pictures as they adjust to my set up. I will send better ones in a few days. Also I would like to give a review on you’re website. Thanks.

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    Huong N., Honolulu, HI (Verified Customer) 08/22/2016
    February 13, 2019
    I like what you're doing w/the site, pretty convenience and easy to understand! I went to discus.com and found a couple that I like and even though I ...More

    I like what you're doing w/the site, pretty convenience and easy to understand! I went to discus.com and found a couple that I like and even though I was disappointed because a few of my last order died but your customer service skills were excellent and so I am ready for few more....... Includes are pix of my tank, not very good shots but the Altum Flora, by far has been my favorite, thx.

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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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