Fiamma Rossa Discus

Fiamma Rossa Discus

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We all have memories of pressing our faces to the glass of an aquarium, looking for that mysterious and boldly coloured beauty to rush by. Our eyes scanning the tank and being shocked with that jolt of excitement as that gorgeous fish appears. The Fiamma Rossa discus is that boldly coloured beauty. His bright red body screams excitement while his pale cream face and red eyes whisper mystery. Certainly a bold addition to your collection and aquarium, the Fiamma Rossa discus will make you feel like a child again, excited with every glimpse at its wonder.

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9 reviews for Fiamma Rossa Discus

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    David T., Staten Island, NY (Verified Customer) May 1, 2022
    May 8, 2022
    very nice
    Hi I just received 5 discus first week of may and I am very happy with the quality and health of all 5 discus..this Marlboro red panda discus at 4.5-5...More
    Hi I just received 5 discus first week of may and I am very happy with the quality and health of all 5 discus..this Marlboro red panda discus at 4.5-5 inch was one of them and worth every penny...thank you Michael and discus.com my new go-to place. next on my list is a large order of discus food to keep my discus growing big and even more beautiful. From Michael: thank you very much for the very interesting conversations we've had.
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    Andrea A., Leesville, TX (Verified Customer) January 24, 2022
    May 1, 2022
    Your ears must have been ringing, as I just spoke with my husband this AM about ordering more discus! What types do you have coming in?
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    Your ears must have been ringing, as I just spoke with my husband this AM about ordering more discus! What types do you have coming in?



    Several fish I have received over the past year (not all from you) have not turned out to be the "reds" I wanted, and are staying yellow/orange as they mature. Disappointing to some degree because I didn't want to end up with any color in prominence, but they are nice discus. I just want to balance things out a bit so I'm looking for more blue and more true red. I have several picked out either in my shopping card or in my saved list, but I need to limit each order since they need to go thru quarantine in a smaller tank. 


     


    The fish I received from you are all maturing nicely. I did lose a Blue Tiger Carnation Turquoise a day or two after I received order, and that was disappointing so I'll be ordering that again. The Fuji Red and Fiamma Rossa have no red showing at all. Not sure if they're still too young, but I would've expected some color by now as they arrived the end of January. I don't see any maturing as the Silver Pigeon Leopard either....none have anything resembling it. I'm patiently awaiting transitions!


     


    I'll send some photos of my tanks from my phone in separate e-mail.  In addition to the two 210g tanks I will be putting my 125g back into service soon.


     


    So, if you can, let me know what nice blue and/or reds you have coming in. I'll compare that to what I already have in my cart and get an order to you today if possible :)
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    Kelsey L., Milpitas, CA (Verified Customer) November 11, 2021
    November 13, 2021

    All of them swim happily. Thank you, you have awesome quality of fish.

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    Justin B., New Orleans, LA (Verified Customer) March 17, 2021
    May 3, 2021
    Hello, I believe the order I received was incorrect and I received different types of fish then I ordered. I would like to work something out so we ca...More

    Hello, I believe the order I received was incorrect and I received different types of fish then I ordered. I would like to work something out so we can continue to do business in the future. I received one Fuji red  and 1 what I’m guessing is a tangerine diamond, but neither are the fiamma rossas I ordered. From Michael: The fiammas and tangerines belong to the melon family, and there will certainly be similarities between these two fish types. The fish you ordered are 2.5-3", and are considered baby discus. Please keep me posted as the fish develop. If you remain unhappy with their pattern in adulthood, I will credit or work something out with you. Your fish appears perfectly matched to me. By the way, he looks magnificent. Thank you for your photo.

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    Moshe B., Rockville, MD (Verified Customer) March 28, 2021
    April 5, 2021
    Fish arrived stressed, in poor condition, and on the smaller side. No quality control. Overall poor communication, fish were shipped to my house witho...More
    Fish arrived stressed, in poor condition, and on the smaller side. No quality control. Overall poor communication, fish were shipped to my house without my consent, confirmation or knowledge. When I confronted Michael about this, his answer was " we run a large scale operation and don't have the time to confirm with every buyer in regards to shipping status". Buyer be aware as your fish may arrive any day without your knowledge. I purchased many Discus fish from reputable sellers throughout the years and this by far was the worst experience. If you are looking for a quality fish, then discus.com is not the place for you. From Michael: There are two issues at hand here, and this customer is conflating logistical smoothness with fish quality. In our initial conversation, the customer instructed me to ship "as early as possible," and then complains when the fish arrive earlier than he was expecting. Furthermore, it was revealed that all of Discus.com's outgoing notification emails were landing in the customer's email spam folder. He was emailed multiple times with logistical information and status updates. Alas, he never even received his original order receipt! Fish arrived in poor condition because they were sitting unattended on his front doorstep for over 8 hours after arrival. Moshe, if you're spending this much $, please check your spam folder and take some responsibility before you accuse others of poor communication. This was a very unfortunate outcome, as I was expecting an ecstatic customer response. In spite of the customer's awful photos, you can tell the discus are beautiful.
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    Ho T., Brooklyn park, MN (Verified Customer) March 17, 2021
    March 22, 2021

    Thank you for the quick reply. I have also attached a photo of my tank with your remaining fish. They seem to be healthy and active.

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    Jeff C., Clinton, UT., (Verified Customer) January 5, 2021
    January 10, 2021

    Thanks for the beautiful fish Michael they are all healthy and arrived safe I appreciate your help with everything you picked out.

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    Susan Tulino
    October 31, 2019
    Gorgeous!
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    Corey L., Boise, ID, (verified customer) 04/17/2018
    September 13, 2019

    I really appreciate how great you were to work with. Thank you.

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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.

Shipping Tiers for Live Tropical Fish: 

  • Discus/Altum orders under $400: $60 Airport Shipping, $80 UPS Overnight
  • Discus/Altum orders over $400: free shipping
  • Discus/Altum orders over $600: free shipping & choice of a free gift of a breeding cone or t-shirt. Use the promo code BONUS-CONE after adding your selection to your cart.

Blackworms: Free USPS Postal Shipping

Plants: $10 FedEx Priority Shipping, Minimum Order: $15

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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