German Red Turquoise Discus, Proven Breeding Pair

German Red Turquoise Discus, Proven Breeding Pair

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This German Red Turquoise Discus is a majestic larger-than-life electric blue disc with blood red rippling lines that create a flag of rich color that allows the turquoise base to pop vividly before your eyes. These strips of dramatic color create an image that is a pure visual delight. With a naturally inquisitive face, that almost seems to smile at you from the tank, “Red Turk” makes great company for any collector. The glisten of water from its turquoise and poppy-red body provides a carnival experience worthy of its Amazonian roots. Its deep orange fins play of the exquisite red of the body, while the crystal blue tail is made for admiration as “Giant Blue” swims through the water discovering its new home. With a festival of bright colors, the Red Turquoise discus is truly a sensory experience all on its own.

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6 reviews for German Red Turquoise Discus, Proven Breeding Pair

    German Red Turquoise Discus, Proven Breeding Pair photo review
    Eric C., Hayden, ID (Verified Customer) August 4, 2022
    August 20, 2022

    All are good except the pair in the third picture. They came in really rough shape.

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    Viterbo T., Ewa Beach, HI (Verified Customer) March 6, 2022
    May 1, 2022
    The look great still recovering. Reduced water level to let them acclimate. I'll be ordering again. Feel free to use me as referral. Will order 3 more...More

    The look great still recovering. Reduced water level to let them acclimate. I'll be ordering again. Feel free to use me as referral. Will order 3 more pairs next month. Thank you.

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    Samantha F., Anthem, AZ (Verified Customer) February 4, 2022
    February 13, 2022

    Quite good, just a little glass riding but other then that coloring up great.

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    Alex M., Hamilton, MT., (Verified Customer) December 15, 2020
    December 27, 2020
    It's been a long afternoon and they seemed dead on arrival because the water was very cold. They were both upside down and frigid but after some accli...More

    It's been a long afternoon and they seemed dead on arrival because the water was very cold. They were both upside down and frigid but after some acclimation they are active and moving. The larger of the two seems to be struggling to stay off the bottom and is still very pale but overall they seem to be coming around. I was pretty certain they didn't make the trip when I first opened the box though. 

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    Frank M., Mars, PA (Verified Customer) November 11, 2020
    November 23, 2020
    Hi Michael, thanks for following up. The fish are doing well and settling in nicely. They are very nice! I will try and call you later today. Frank
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    Rob B., Lafayette, IN (Verified Customer) September 24, 2020
    October 6, 2020
    I've got to say F*** everybody who had anything to say about your pictures not being spot on. As far as I can throw it, there almost a dead match to w...More

    I've got to say F*** everybody who had anything to say about your pictures not being spot on. As far as I can throw it, there almost a dead match to what I was ordering.

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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.

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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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