German Red Turquoise Discus, Blue Base

German Red Turquoise Discus, Blue Base

German Red Turquoise Discus, Blue Base

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This giant blue red German monster is sure to add a powerful touch to even the most complete collection. Streaks of blood red run through an iridescent body, creating the classic “Red Turquoise” effect originally pioneered by Eduard Schmidt-Focke.

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26 reviews for German Red Turquoise Discus, Blue Base

    German Red Turquoise Discus, Blue Base photo review
    Dave B., Cincinnati, OH (Verified Customer) October 6, 2021
    October 17, 2021
    Michael, the Discus looks great and is a voracious eater. Thank you for your follow up and the spectacular quality of your animals. Hello Michael, att...More

    Michael, the Discus looks great and is a voracious eater. Thank you for your follow up and the spectacular quality of your animals. Hello Michael, attached are pictures of new Discus and other tanks in our house. Discus tanks is 0 Nitrate, 6.5 PH. Thank you!

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    Michael L., Brentwood, NY (Verified Customer) September 5, 2021
    October 3, 2021

    This is one of the ones I like the most.

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    Nadine R., Woodbury, MN (Verified Customer) September 2, 2021
    September 18, 2021
    Hi Michael,
    The fish arrived ok. For the first 3 days they were not coming put even to eat in the dark. Last night both of them started picking up sm...More

    Hi Michael,



    The fish arrived ok. For the first 3 days they were not coming put even to eat in the dark. Last night both of them started picking up small specks of frozen brine shrimp. I am happy with both fish. The only thing is I expected the colors to be much brighter, such as more distinct blue and yellow.



    Thank you. Nadine



    From Michael: You ordered small fish, and you cannot compare them to fully mature adult specimens.

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    Matthew C., Hartville, OH (Verified Customer) August 29, 2021
    September 5, 2021

    Yes, everything has arrived. The melon was a bit stressed, but seems to be recovering. I'll be ordering again soon. Thanks!

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    David G., Poughkeepsie, NY (Verified Customer) August 16, 2021
    August 22, 2021
    Both Discus arrive fine and looks great thank you and acclimating well. I was home to receive them. I guess I didn’t have the lights off long enough. ...More

    Both Discus arrive fine and looks great thank you and acclimating well. I was home to receive them. I guess I didn’t have the lights off long enough. I turned the lights on this morning (about 24 hrs after receiving). I will shut them off for another day because the larger discus, the Classic Red Eagle Discus, still won’t eat yet. I have tried Brine shrimp and flake food. Do you know what he was used to eating?



    David



    From Michael: Everything I feed is available for sale in my food section. Feel free to poke around for ideas. Make sure you bump the temperature up to the high side: 87-88F for a few days for new fish.

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    Chris L., San Diego, CA (Verified Customer) July 7, 2021
    July 25, 2021
    Hi Michael. The fish you send was not match with the order that I was paid for.  This are the 2 that I order Penang Eruption Discus, and Golden Pigeon...More
    Hi Michael. The fish you send was not match with the order that I was paid for.  This are the 2 that I order Penang Eruption Discus, and Golden Pigeon Leopard Discus, White Base were not in the fish you send. From Michael: Please take better photos of the Golden Leopard. Your eruption is a great match. What's incorrect about it? There will inevitably always be some degree of variation, since no two fish are ever alike. All selections are final.
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    Roberto J., SAHUARITA, AZ (Verified Customer) March 11, 2021
    July 25, 2021
    Hello Michael they are doing great, I have several couples with fry now.  All are growing well and they even let me touch them when I am cleaning the ...More
    Hello Michael they are doing great, I have several couples with fry now.  All are growing well and they even let me touch them when I am cleaning the tanks. 


     


    Regarding your question I would have liked more communication regarding why the shipment was going to take about a month to be received would have been great, just a weekly update would have been great so I wouldn’t feel the need to keep asking you.


     


     I am not criticizing I am just answering your question. 


     


    I will be ordering more discus in the future I want yellow and orange discus but I am not ready yet. 


     


    The ones you sent me are beautiful!


     


     I hope you are doing great and stay safe and healthy.
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    James D., Washington, DC (Verified Customer) July 6, 2021
    July 11, 2021

    They arrived safely, they look great, and are doing well. Thank you! James

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    Matthew V., Rancho Viejo, TX (Verified Customer) June 25, 2021
    July 4, 2021
    I did get them in the tank ASAP because of how late they arrived. The eruption and one German Blue are swimming around fine. The two German Reds are h...More

    I did get them in the tank ASAP because of how late they arrived. The eruption and one German Blue are swimming around fine. The two German Reds are hiding but seem okay. The one German Blue is floating at the top and tries to swim every now and then but not much. All five are alive and seem to be doing well. Thank you for your patience with me and the information you shared! I will send pictures once I turn the lights on. They are beautiful!

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    Angelica P., Carolina, Puerto Rico (Verified Customer) April 30, 2021
    June 20, 2021
    Hi Michael! I'm sorry I've been so out of touch lately. But yes the discus are doing great, the are beautiful and super healthy thank you a lot! I wil...More

    Hi Michael! I'm sorry I've been so out of touch lately. But yes the discus are doing great, the are beautiful and super healthy thank you a lot! I will definitely order from your site again.

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    Mark C., Copper Hill, VA (Verified Customer) May 8, 2021
    May 23, 2021
    Hi Michael, The discus are starting to venture out and explore their new surroundings. Their colors have began to come out nicely. The German Red Turq...More

    Hi Michael, The discus are starting to venture out and explore their new surroundings. Their colors have began to come out nicely. The German Red Turquoise Discus, Blue Base are nice large healthy fish. Thank you for picking out such nice fish! I also like the Altum Flora Discus, Blue Base, they are each unique in their pattern and together they all make a nice “blues wave” of color in the planted tank! I will be ordering more in the future. I am attaching a few images! Thanks again for great service and beautiful fish! Mark

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    Monica B., San Diego, CA (Verified Customer) April 27, 2021
    May 3, 2021
    Hey Michael! I think it has been super easy and so far your fish have arrived looking as they do in the photos, which I know is a hard thing to captur...More

    Hey Michael! I think it has been super easy and so far your fish have arrived looking as they do in the photos, which I know is a hard thing to capture depending on their size and maturity but so far I am very very happy.

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    Paul S., Traverse City, MI (Verified Customer) March 28, 2021
    April 5, 2021
    I just want to make sure the things were right there's no problem on my end I will order from you in the future no hard feelings here and I am just ge...More

    I just want to make sure the things were right there's no problem on my end I will order from you in the future no hard feelings here and I am just getting into this so not sure on the colors thank you guys very much have a great evening. Thank you very much for everything I'm enjoying them already.

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    Shelly D., Cumming NY (Verified Customer) March 10, 2021
    March 29, 2021
    My German Red Turquoise blue base discus is bigger than what I paid for and has very striking blue coloration on him he is eating great and settled ri...More

    My German Red Turquoise blue base discus is bigger than what I paid for and has very striking blue coloration on him he is eating great and settled right in.



    Michael went above and beyond making sure I was happy with my purchase. He answered questions promptly and gave me bigger Discus than what I paid for. The 11 discus that I have are beautiful and eating great.

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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
    Beautiful
    Not sure which is which yet, lol there so close in color when there smaller(3.5 - 4") I ordered 10 discus total 3 were Blue Turquoise Discus, Green Ba...More
    Not sure which is which yet, lol there so close in color when there smaller(3.5 - 4") I ordered 10 discus total 3 were Blue Turquoise Discus, Green Base, German Red Turquoise Discus, Red Base, German Red Turquoise Discus, Blue Base. all 3 are beautiful but until there order and there colors come in it will be hard to tell them apart. But all 3 are WOW factor!
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    Brandy H., McLean, VA (Verified Customer) March 10, 2021
    March 15, 2021
    Love them already. Should have ordered a couple more!
    All fishies received! They seem “tired” maybe sedated but all are upright and calm and being acclimated. One question... I notice they all look kinda ...More
    All fishies received! They seem “tired” maybe sedated but all are upright and calm and being acclimated. One question... I notice they all look kinda the same and I know 3 I ordered DO look kinda the same so no question there. Will the turquoise one I ordered start to show more turquoise as it ages and will anything help me indicate which one he is out of the group since right now they all kinda have similar colors? Obviously the very turquoise one in the photo below is likely much more mature, where I see in the lower picture, maybe younger ones so the color maybe is just not quite as there yet? Very happy with everything so far! Took video opening them. Will take more throughout acclimation and release!
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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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    Beth P., Keizer, OR., (Verified Customer) January 5, 2021
    January 10, 2021
    Wow!

    Absolutely beautiful! It was love at first site as I unpacked each bag!

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    Priscilla B., Yorktown, VA., (Verified Customer) December 18, 2020
    December 27, 2020
    great fish!
    My order was sent by FedEx all around the country before finally making it to me. Transit time was 50 hours. Thank heavens for Michael. He was support...More

    My order was sent by FedEx all around the country before finally making it to me. Transit time was 50 hours. Thank heavens for Michael. He was supportive, and shipped very healthy fish. On delivery the boxes and bags were cold to the touch. I put all the poor flat stiff fish in a warm QT tank. This fish was a survivor- I lost a couple but most survived. Photo taken 2 days later, I know his color will continue to improve as he recovers. I can’t stress enough how supportive Michael was, even though it was the holiday season…

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    Priscilla B., Yorktown, VA (Verified Customer) November 17, 2020
    November 24, 2020
    really nice patterning.
    This fish looks great. Complements my other fish nicely.
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    Luis V. Antioch, TN (Verified Customer) October 7, 2020
    November 8, 2020

    Thank you, the fish arrived pretty healthy.

    Reply from pearls7_discus:
    Nice fish, Luis! He's still very small, and will continue to grow into his colors and patterns. Enjoy.
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    Stuart D., Fort Collins, CO (Verified Customer) September 18, 2020
    October 6, 2020




    Got the shipment. The discus & rams look very good.





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    Priscilla B., YORKTOWN, VA (Verified Customer) September 20, 2020
    September 22, 2020
    Review for first order: I am a nursing home nurse, and work is very stressful. My husband gifted me a 120g tank, and 3 months later I started hunting ...More

    Review for first order: I am a nursing home nurse, and work is very stressful. My husband gifted me a 120g tank, and 3 months later I started hunting discus. I am so glad I ordered from this website! I placed my second order within a week, because the first 6 were so pretty. I can't seem to take a good photo because I need to change my background- but trust me the fish are great!

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    Linda S., Kansas City, MO (Verified Customer) October 18, 2019
    October 30, 2019
    Oh man! So much bigger then I ever dreamed. After they acclimated, the blue is darkening up. They are so beautiful. More than worth the cost. Beautifu...More
    Oh man! So much bigger then I ever dreamed. After they acclimated, the blue is darkening up. They are so beautiful. More than worth the cost. Beautiful, they are simply beautiful!
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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.

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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.

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