Fuji Red Discus

Fuji Red Discus

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In 1970, John Pasche designed the Rolling Stone’s logo for less than $100. In it’s evolution, it has become one of the most recognizable logos in history. Cherry red lips with a peek of white teeth, thin black accents to add a bit of exaggeration. You know the one. It screams Rock N Roll, drools liveliness and whispers a bit of fun. The epitome of cool lies in reds, blacks and whites.

Enter the Fuji Red Discus- the embodiment of the palette of Rock itself. Unlike the Fiamma Rosa, the Fuji Red discus has a black halo effect on its outer rims. A pearly mask stands alone in a sea of vibrant red. A dusting of black along the fins creates a halo. Dramatic; It makes a bold statement. You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find the Fuji Red Discus is the perfect drop of color in your tank.

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24 reviews for Fuji Red Discus

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    Jack F., Metairie, LA (Verified Customer) November 10, 2022
    November 20, 2022
    Here are some close ups. They are as clear as I can get. Now that I have been watching more. The neon sapphire has me a little concerned. He had some ...More

    Here are some close ups. They are as clear as I can get. Now that I have been watching more. The neon sapphire has me a little concerned. He had some damage on his scales which I assumed were from transport, but he is not shoaling with others much. He is still eating when food comes by him but isn't going out of his way to eat the bloodworms like the others do. The first image shows some of the scale damage. I don't know how well it will show up for you. It's worse on the right side. So far all of the fish are doing great. Their colors are so vibrant. I attached some more pictures. It's hard to get close ups that aren't blurry.

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    Kyle S., Madison heights, MI (Verified Customer) September 20, 2022
    September 25, 2022
    Michael, we received the fish in a beautifully protected and properly prepared box from fedex. Both fish arrived in wonderful condition and are warmin...More

    Michael, we received the fish in a beautifully protected and properly prepared box from fedex. Both fish arrived in wonderful condition and are warming right up to their tank mates. I want to thank you again for everything and when I decide to add to my tank again you will for sure get my business in the future.

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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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    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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    Edward D., Orlando, FL (Verified Customer) April 17, 2022
    April 24, 2022
    My little Fuji red arrived healthy and now on day 3 is doing great. Eating well and appears to have good color being so small. I hope he gets more viv...More
    My little Fuji red arrived healthy and now on day 3 is doing great. Eating well and appears to have good color being so small. I hope he gets more vivid red as the stock picture. So far so good. Thanks, Mike
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    Brian W., Elk Grove, CA (Verified Customer) December 2, 2021
    January 2, 2022

    They look good so far. I have them in the dark but they seem to be swimming around. None laying on side or anything like that.

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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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    Dana L., Camano Island, WA (Verified Customer) November 17, 2021
    November 21, 2021
    Here are some photos of the fish and my tank, (nevermind all if the cords everywhere, that's next on the agenda) They are stunning 
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    Here are some photos of the fish and my tank, (nevermind all if the cords everywhere, that's next on the agenda) They are stunning 



    Thanks again, Dana

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    Danny N., Riverside, CA (Verified Customer) November 3, 2021
    November 15, 2021
    Exactly what I wanted. Color is coming out more and more each day.
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    Danny N., Riverside, CA (Verified Customer) November 3, 2021
    November 13, 2021
    Hi Michael, I just want you to know all the fish I purchased from you is very healthy and eating. I’ve waited about a week like you said for the color...More

    Hi Michael, I just want you to know all the fish I purchased from you is very healthy and eating. I’ve waited about a week like you said for the color. I am very happy with 4 of them but displeased with two. They don’t look anywhere near the photos on the website. Please let me know what we can do. The two fish are the golden leopard discus 3.5-4 in and the golden lollipop 3.5-4 in. Look forward from hearing from you. From Michael: Hi Danny, it’s great hearing from you. Your fish look spectacular in your setup. There’s nothing to be disappointed in, as you ordered baby fish. Please review our FAQs for more clarity.

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    Brad S., Riverton, UT (Verified Customer) August 22, 2021
    September 5, 2021
    I was worried about salient peppering and dark background. The quality fish you sent have such light peppering that it isn't a problem. You ruined me,...More

    I was worried about salient peppering and dark background. The quality fish you sent have such light peppering that it isn't a problem. You ruined me, man...lol. I was going to get a saltwater, but now I'm going to simply get a bigger tank. These guys are worth it.

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    Brent R., Mckinney, TX (Verified Customer) May 6, 2021
    August 15, 2021
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    Hi Michael. I am very happy with the fish you sent me. I got 9 Discus from you and the only thing wrong was I hoping for a solid color cobalt. The fis...More

    Hi Michael. I am very happy with the fish you sent me. I got 9 Discus from you and the only thing wrong was I hoping for a solid color cobalt. The fish are all still healthy and good, I even have a pair that have laid five different sets of eggs since I received them.

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    Paul B., Nolanville, TX (Verified Customer) July 8, 2021
    August 8, 2021
    I just received my order today and can't express how happy I am with the quality of fish that I received. The discus were all in great condition, brig...More

    I just received my order today and can't express how happy I am with the quality of fish that I received. The discus were all in great condition, brightly colored, no rips in fins, and exactly what I ordered. On top of that - the fish that I received were twice the size in comparison to other discus dealers!!! The wait was a little longer than I expected, but my God it was well worth it. I will absolutely recommend you to others and will definitely order from you again. Thank you.

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    Stephen L., Frederick, CO (Verified Customer) July 12, 2021
    July 18, 2021
    Hello Michael, the fish are still acclimating right now they're still in the bags yeah. I'm gonna send you some pictures of my my stingray, Arowanas, ...More
    Hello Michael, the fish are still acclimating right now they're still in the bags yeah. I'm gonna send you some pictures of my my stingray, Arowanas, and then my 200 and the then the 29 gallon breeder with the 2 diamonds and then our secondary tank in the bedroom.
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    Brent R., Mckinney, TX (Verified Customer) May 6, 2021
    May 23, 2021
    Good afternoon Michael happy Friday. This is Brent R. the fish delivered Tuesday and I love them. This is from yesterday afternoon when I turned on th...More

    Good afternoon Michael happy Friday. This is Brent R. the fish delivered Tuesday and I love them. This is from yesterday afternoon when I turned on the lights! I was wearing my Discus.com tshirt yesterday when I was acclimating my fish.

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    Huong N., Rock Hill, SC (Verified Customer) March 16, 2021
    March 29, 2021
    Feeding time!! Just wanted to share a few more pictures of our beautiful crew!! We are so happy with them, if we had a bigger tank I definitely would ...More

    Feeding time!! Just wanted to share a few more pictures of our beautiful crew!! We are so happy with them, if we had a bigger tank I definitely would have bought more from you, great quality discus!! You have many more selections and healthy discus. If I recommend to my family and friends, I will definitely tell them about discus.com!

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    Michael A., Newman Lake, WA (Verified Customer) March 12, 2021
    March 24, 2021
    From Pink to RED!!!!
    At first I thought Michael sent the wrong discus! she was white almost pink! the white spec you see is just food she's solid red!
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    At first I thought Michael sent the wrong discus! she was white almost pink! the white spec you see is just food she's solid red!

    after 2 days in the tank she turned more red. now 3 days in the tank and BAMM!!!! oh she red alright and getting deeper red everyday!

    I can't wait till she's full size she will be beautiful!

    these picture's are day 3 after shipping!

    size was 3.75 I ordered 3.5-4" you Nailed it Michael Thanks!
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    An T., Haltom City, TX (Verified Customer) February 11, 2021
    March 8, 2021
    Dear Mr. Li: After receiving a shipping, I noticed the Red Fuji Discus has a lot of black spots on gills and fins. I though that was from the natural ...More

    Dear Mr. Li: After receiving a shipping, I noticed the Red Fuji Discus has a lot of black spots on gills and fins. I though that was from the natural born, but after 2 days, others fish stated having black spots on gills, fins, and body. On the day three, all the fish got it. I started raised the temperature to 88 and used API-General Cure for treatment. Try to hold off my second shipment for one week or two. Anything I can do to help my fish. I am new to discus. Thank you, An From Michael: The small black spots are what is called peppering in discus. It is normal for any pigeon strain, and does not indicate the fish are sick.

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    Coco T., Wichita, KS (Verified Customer) February 15, 2021
    March 8, 2021
    Hi Michael Li, I’m Coco. The fishes came safely and healthy. I still keep the light off so that I can’t see them clearly. But I think they are good. T...More

    Hi Michael Li, I’m Coco. The fishes came safely and healthy. I still keep the light off so that I can’t see them clearly. But I think they are good. Thank you for choosing me beautiful fishes. I and my husband love them a lot.

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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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    Cynthia M., Dover Plains, NY (Verified Customer) January 17, 2021
    January 25, 2021
    GM! Yes fish arrived. They look very nice and good size  The Lollipop is still a little sluggish and pale this am. The Fuji is swimming all over and v...More

    GM! Yes fish arrived. They look very nice and good size  The Lollipop is still a little sluggish and pale this am. The Fuji is swimming all over and very photogenic but neither ate last night or this morning yet. The Corys are a great size and very pretty. Will keep you updated. Thank you  

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    John G., Holley, NY (Verified Customer) January 7, 2021
    January 16, 2021
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    Fish arrived healthy and happy. On the smaller side of what was ordered. Looks nothing like the pics. This fish is light orange NOT deep red... possib...More
    Fish arrived healthy and happy. On the smaller side of what was ordered. Looks nothing like the pics. This fish is light orange NOT deep red... possibly a Melon? From Michael: John, as per my other comment on a different fish review you left, you should order adults going forward in order to avoid disappointing yourself. Babies take time to color and pattern up.
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    David R., Delaware, OH (Verified Customer) November 23, 2020
    November 30, 2020

    The fish are awesome  happy healthy and loving the 250 gal aquarium new home. Thank you so much.

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    Miroslava R., Brooklyn, NY (Verified Customer) October 25, 2020
    November 11, 2020
    Thanks for following up
    Honestly at first, keeping discus has been terrifying, but now that we got through the horrors, honestly we love them so much. We realized that due to...More

    Honestly at first, keeping discus has been terrifying, but now that we got through the horrors, honestly we love them so much. We realized that due to the stress their colors weren't showing as much but now that they've settled their colors are just as we expected. Michael, thank you for following up and helping us through this. I'm so happy we saved these babies. They're absolutely beautiful and such a pleasure to have in our home. We will definitely keep buying from you as we upgrade our tank size haha.

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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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  • Discus/Altum orders over $600: 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.

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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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