German Red Turquoise Discus, Red Base

German Red Turquoise Discus, Red 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.

One constant that has run through my life has been a love of art. While I mostly like realistic works, there’s something to be said for artists who express themselves in bold paint strokes. My mother had a painting done by a family friend that was of a woman but her face was done in a style more reminiscent of Picasso in his surrealistic stage. There was still something evocative about the painting that showed inner turmoil.

I get the same feeling when I look at the German Red Turquoise Discus, with its red base. It feels like nature decided to paint it with a frenzy of red and white brushstrokes all along its body. There’s almost a tribalistic feel to it, especially with the patterns around its eyes and mouth. It would not surprise me one bit if those colors actually glowed in the dark, making for an ethereal scene in a tank. There’s passion in these streaks, showing what a unique fish it is. I’d love having one or more in my tank, showing off their vibrancy.

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    Mark M., Fenton, MI (Verified Customer) June 1, 2022
    June 19, 2022
    Here's some pictures of the New Arrivals. Even after the Lack Luster handling by UPS, everyone has acclimated nicely. 4 of the 5 have snacked on Blood...More

    Here's some pictures of the New Arrivals. Even after the Lack Luster handling by UPS, everyone has acclimated nicely. 4 of the 5 have snacked on Bloodworms & are showing all their vibrant colors  Ordered the 3.5 to 4” & all appear to be pushing 4” at least. Thanks for being able to honor my requests regarding patterns. As Always Much appreciated! Another group of Studs. Colors are insane. The Blue Diamond with the Red eye contrast is just Striking! Gold Crystal with the Deep Yellow and an absolutely awesome pattern, the Fuji & the Melon look electric. Plus the Red Eagle besides the great Honeycomb he’s already engaging with me & Ate from my hand last night! What a Line up!

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    Armand O., Streamwood, IL (Verified Customer) June 8, 2022
    June 19, 2022
    Here's the German Turquoise and the baby Golden Diamond I bought from you last month. They're eating well and the bigger guy seems to have become the ...More

    Here's the German Turquoise and the baby Golden Diamond I bought from you last month. They're eating well and the bigger guy seems to have become the little one's protector. Here's the Golden Albino with the German Turquoise. I think I need more red. The wife's not gonna be happy if I order another one too soon. I think I'll wait another 3-4 months. Feel free to use the pics for your website and thanks again for the fast shipping and professional service.

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    Mary C., Sand Springs, OK (Verified Customer) June 15, 2022
    June 19, 2022
    I had texted you about the fish. I did get them at 11 am on Friday. To answer some of your questions they are doing good. The fish you picked out are ...More

    I had texted you about the fish. I did get them at 11 am on Friday. To answer some of your questions they are doing good. The fish you picked out are beautiful.  The albino rafflesia is getting picked on. I am hoping once they all settle in it will get better. I am scattering their food so hopefully he will get some. The german red turquoise is still lagging a bit but I think he is better today. I will attach a pick of the dead cardinal tetras and a pic from yesterday. I turned the light on for a minute to get a pic.  I will send another one after lights are on tomorrow night.  All the fish were for my new aquarium.  I have spent weeks cycling.  They are the only ones in the tank. After all is settled I will order another fish or fishes. Lol, I am hooked.

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    Sean G., Huntsville, AL (Verified Customer) May 23, 2022
    May 29, 2022
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    All of the discus arrived alive and well. The marlboro red spent the first two hours laying in the sand on his side. I kept all of...More
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    All of the discus arrived alive and well. The marlboro red spent the first two hours laying in the sand on his side. I kept all of the lights off and let him do his thing for a bit. Since then, he is doing great swimming around the tank with the others.  


     


    All of the discus are gorgeous! I am excited for them to mature and fully color up. 


     


    Most of the ottocinclus did arrive dead. I think out of the 8 only three survived the first day. It is not the end of the world as the discus were by far and away the priority.


     


    I attached a quick picture of the tank with everyone settled in. As well as the progress pics of the Marlboro red laying on his side, then vertical on the bottom, then swimming with the squad. I was so excited watching him progress back to normalcy. 


     


    Let me know your thoughts.


     


    Thank you,
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    David B., Richmond, KY (Verified Customer) April 26, 2022
    May 15, 2022
    Finally, here should be the photos of the fish received on Friday. All are doing well. Colors and striping are more than anticipated! My dream is usin...More

    Finally, here should be the photos of the fish received on Friday. All are doing well. Colors and striping are more than anticipated! My dream is using this for future foundation breeding stock.

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    Leah H., Lander, WY (Verified Customer) February 27, 2022
    May 15, 2022
    I left a review with all these discus. I couldn't be happier with these beautiful discus. These are beautiful too all of them are!!! You do a phenomen...More

    I left a review with all these discus. I couldn't be happier with these beautiful discus. These are beautiful too all of them are!!! You do a phenomenal job with your discus! I want to thank you for picking out truly magnificent discus for me!! So glad I took the chance on buying discus!! Had been told they're impossible to keep healthy. Your discus are not only beautiful but also healthy and resilient!! Grateful I found you!!

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    Scott B., Hummelstown, PA (Verified Customer) April 7, 2022
    May 1, 2022
    Hi Michael,
    Just a quick note to let you know all the fish arrived in great shape! Thank you for the extra lollipop! They are already acclimated and ...More

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    Just a quick note to let you know all the fish arrived in great shape! Thank you for the extra lollipop! They are already acclimated and swimming around. A review will follow. Beautiful fish!


     


    Thanks,


    Scott
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    Ethan B., Ypsilanti, MI (Verified Customer) April 16, 2022
    May 1, 2022
    Hi, all fish arrived good. The Germans are especially thriving and love to eat, the yellow one is catching on and seems to be acclimating. Unfortunate...More

    Hi, all fish arrived good. The Germans are especially thriving and love to eat, the yellow one is catching on and seems to be acclimating. Unfortunately the golden pigeon did pass today. I’ve attached a photo, not the best but unsure of how to take it. That one was the most bright and colorful so we are sad it did not make it. We love the quality of all of the fish and their unique personality. I’ve also attached a photo of the 3 that are doing great.

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    Michael J., Mansfield, OH (Verified Customer) April 10, 2022
    April 17, 2022

    They look healthy and colorful. Thank you.

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    Rahul R., Kendall park, NJ (Verified Customer) February 7, 2022
    April 10, 2022

    The middle 2 are yours. From Michael: May I have them back? :-)

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    Adam S., El Paso, TX (Verified Customer) January 4, 2022
    February 6, 2022
    1 month update

    Good afternoon,

    You sent some beautiful and healthy fish. Will buy again soon. Thank you!

    Sincerely,

    Adam

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    Evan M., Friendswood, TX (Verified Customer) January 4, 2022
    January 30, 2022

    Happily taken blood worms and picking at beef heart.

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    Brennen S., Frederick, MD (Verified Customer) January 12, 2022
    January 30, 2022
    Here are some photos!
    I wanted to wait till they colored up a bit. They look great! Thank you.
    I did have a question though. I know they are still y...More

    Here are some photos!



    I wanted to wait till they colored up a bit. They look great! Thank you.



    I did have a question though. I know they are still young but neither really look like the photos I ordered from. German Red Turquoise and Silver Pigeon Leopard Discus. I understand the Silvers are still very young but I thought you would at least see something that hinted they are that breed. They more seem to resemble, Striated Red Throwback Discus & Yellow White Discus.



    Thanks!


    Brennen



    From Michael: Rest assured your fish were matched correctly. You ordered very small baby fish. If you want exactly what’s in the photos, the adults are the way to go. Also, lighting and substrate play a role in the fish's coloration. You need brighter lighting as well as less shadows (plants) in your tank.

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    Catherine C., Goldsboro, NC (Verified Customer) January 15, 2022
    January 30, 2022
    Fish arrived. One had almost no water in the bag. He was alive but barely breathing. He is still not doing well. Pictures attached. 1 week later: I to...More

    Fish arrived. One had almost no water in the bag. He was alive but barely breathing. He is still not doing well. Pictures attached. 1 week later: I took these for you today. She's there with one of my older discus. The two heckels are separate.

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    Sirsendu J., Rockville, MD (Verified Customer) January 9, 2022
    January 16, 2022
    Hi Michael,
    First, Thanks so Much for sending all the discus in good health ! Some of them were down during the first few hours after releasing them ...More

    Hi Michael,


    First, Thanks so Much for sending all the discus in good health ! Some of them were down during the first few hours after releasing them in my aquarium. Then all started eating maybe after 4-5 hours. This is my first experience with Discus and I took some risk ( a lot in fact !) as I just set up the tank (everything new), adding some bacteria to settle them in the new filter and speed up the entire process. After checking all the water parameters (I used Seachem Discus buffer) I placed two Angels just to make sure all is okay. I kept many other different species in the past so I had some courage to take risks. However, the discus arrived two days earlier than I expected. That made me nervous.





    Regarding the color of Discus, my only concern is most of the fish that I ordered are not showing any color, I guess it's because they are still under stress. Although they are happily swimming and exploring the new habitat. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.


    Please see the pictures attached.



    Thank you again.


    Kind regards,


    Sirsendu



    From Michael: Hi Sirsendu, I was very backed up last week, and the reason I hastened the delivery is because I didn't want them to be stuck in transit near the end of the work week. Otherwise, they would be dead by the time the actual delivery occurred the next Monday.

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    Adam S., El Paso, TX (Verified Customer) January 4, 2022
    January 16, 2022
    Michael,
    Got your email. The two discus you sent are absolutely stunning. They ate within 24hrs and look awesome. They both are up front of the tank ...More

    Michael,


    Got your email. The two discus you sent are absolutely stunning. They ate within 24hrs and look awesome. They both are up front of the tank and absolutely healthy. I attached an updated pic. Thank you!!! Will be looking to buy two more soon. You got a new customer.


    Sincerely


    Adam

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    Sarah W., Newport, MI (Verified Customer) December 17, 2021
    December 26, 2021
    Good morning, yes they got here safely! All still alive. I really appreciate you picking me some beautiful first time Discus for me. No, I have no oth...More

    Good morning, yes they got here safely! All still alive. I really appreciate you picking me some beautiful first time Discus for me. No, I have no other Discus but I am gonna be ordering 2 or 3 more from you cause I have 2 more picked out already lol. But I have a 55 gallon tank so I think maybe 2 for sure. I do still have the light turned off still. I just put it on for a sec to take a picture for you. But I hope you know I'm so happy that I found you to order from. I have stage 4 endometriosis and I learned over the years dealing with it. Me watching fish helps my depression and anxiety cause of me having to stay at home due to my symptoms, so I can sit and watch my new Discus for hours! I hope I can be the best Discus mom that I can be! I have read almost everything you have on your page over and over. So...I hope to definitely keep these babies safe and well. I'm definitely looking forward to getting the last 2 I would love to get! I hope if you don't mind if I do run into something if I may contact you to help me though? But hopefully I don't..lol but thank you so very much again for making me a new Discus mom! Have a Merry Christmas :) From Michael: Of course you may contact me any time. Thank you for the kind words, and Merry Christmas to you!

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    Stacie T., Oak Creek, WI (Verified Customer) December 14, 2021
    December 26, 2021
    Yes, they all arrived and are getting acclimated. I never realized how some look so much like the other ones. I’m hoping they all make it. They are mo...More

    Yes, they all arrived and are getting acclimated. I never realized how some look so much like the other ones. I’m hoping they all make it. They are mostly hiding right now. I’ll keep you posted!

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    Mitchell H., Nags Head (Verified Customer) December 16, 2021
    December 26, 2021
    Discus arrived alive. I had to put them into the 300 gallon as the 29s heater wasn't working. The discus are cohabitation well 24 hrs in, the Red Heck...More

    Discus arrived alive. I had to put them into the 300 gallon as the 29s heater wasn't working. The discus are cohabitation well 24 hrs in, the Red Heckel looks good and robust, measured at 5.75 inches. The German Red look very thin and feeble almost emaciated with his stomach sucked way in. I presume you didn't pick this guy out? I took some pictures so you can see. Neither discus has eaten anything yet. Not to beat a dead horse, but I don't understand the obvious discrepancy in the quality of the two fish? Both fish should be of equal quality when shipped from you facility and already thriving. I'm advising of my dissatisfaction in the quality of the German Red Discus upon shipment arrival. From Michael: Of course the fish will arrive looking thin, since we starve all our fish for 48 hours prior to shipping -- otherwise, they will defecate in their bags and die from ammonia.

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    Alan M., (Verified Customer)
    December 26, 2021
    Hi Michael -
    Two of the fish are ok. They were stressed, but they're ok now. I sent a pic of them. The other one was DOA. I also sent a picture of th...More

    Hi Michael -



    Two of the fish are ok. They were stressed, but they're ok now. I sent a pic of them. The other one was DOA. I also sent a picture of that one. I put him in the tank, but he just floated around. So I put him in a holder to see what would happen. But he never came to life. From Michael: I've credited you for the DOA.



    Thanks,


    Alan

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    Tanya L., Stittsville ON, Canada (Verified Customer) September 18, 2021
    December 19, 2021

    Hi Michael,


    Fish are doing well! They have laid eggs twice. The first didn’t survive and they ate them but here is the second.


    Tanya

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    George B., Graniteville, SC (Verified Customer) November 12, 2021
    November 28, 2021
    Awesome colors and quality of the fish you selected. I’m very happy and looking forward to my next purchase from you. Thank you for such great quality...More
    Awesome colors and quality of the fish you selected. I’m very happy and looking forward to my next purchase from you. Thank you for such great quality fish and service. I will highly recommend you to everyone!
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    Danny N., Riverside, CA (Verified Customer) November 3, 2021
    November 15, 2021
    Fish came healthy and ate right away!
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    Chris F., Las Cruces, NM (Verified Customer) October 13, 2021
    November 6, 2021
    Will write a review today!! Absolutely love em!! Loving the fish my tank started leaking yesterday so had to switch everything over to a new tank but ...More

    Will write a review today!! Absolutely love em!! Loving the fish my tank started leaking yesterday so had to switch everything over to a new tank but as you can see doesn't seem to have bothered them too much...

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    Horst S., Lamy, NM (Verified Customer) September 30, 2021
    October 31, 2021
    Hi Michael, sorry it took some time, it's been busy. The Discus are doing great, they are all 9 eating now and all rise to the hand when offered some ...More

    Hi Michael, sorry it took some time, it's been busy. The Discus are doing great, they are all 9 eating now and all rise to the hand when offered some beefheart, bloodworms or brine shrimp. They are greedy 4 times a day and other than that acting like teenagers.

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    Tim G., Fayetteville, NC (Verified Customer) October 3, 2021
    October 17, 2021

    Hey Michael, here are a few pics of my tank with the new residence. They’re doing good thanks for some nice fish!

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    Scott K., LaFayette, GA (Verified Customer) October 5, 2021
    October 10, 2021
    They all arrived in good shape. All three are good sized too. One has some travel issues, kinda on his side but he’s getting better. They are in the q...More

    They all arrived in good shape. All three are good sized too. One has some travel issues, kinda on his side but he’s getting better. They are in the quarantine tank with a few black skirts. We kept the lights out until today. We fed them brine shrimp this morning and two charged right up to eat.



    Here’s the three new guys we just received from you in the quarantine tank, plus an angelfish. He thinks we are going to feed him every time we come by. All three are good size. Two of the three discuss ate today, one is still pretty shy. All look good. You’d never guess they spent yesterday bouncing around in a box. Thank you.

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    Jose P., Bronx, NY (Verified Customer) September 21, 2021
    September 26, 2021
    Gm Michael, Much less distress with this shipment compared to last, dead arrival due to very late UPS arrival and broken cooler from apparent mishandl...More

    Gm Michael, Much less distress with this shipment compared to last, dead arrival due to very late UPS arrival and broken cooler from apparent mishandling of the box by UPS. All fish arrived alive, the smaller German with red base was one of two surviving from prior shipment. Did not expect him to survive. He is doing well with TLC and treatments. All are feeding. Those four are in quarantine. The yellow pigeon is in one of the display tanks. The other two next to him I had.

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    Michael G., Chalfont, PA (Verified Customer) August 21, 2021
    September 21, 2021
    They all seem to be doing well. Guessing the one just has two dots on his tail. Fish are absolutely gorgeous and so much savings compared to my local ...More

    They all seem to be doing well. Guessing the one just has two dots on his tail. Fish are absolutely gorgeous and so much savings compared to my local fish store.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Edgar G., San Jose, CA (Verified Customer) June 11, 2021
    June 20, 2021

    Yes everyone arrived fine, they are so beautiful, I'm very happy with them, and I'll 100% be buying from you again.

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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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    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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    Danielle B., Shelburne, VT (Verified Customer) May 9, 2021
    May 18, 2021

    We LOVE the selection! They are a perfect addition to the couple we already had. Thank you!

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    Frank V., Solana Beach, CA (Verified Customer) May 6, 2021
    May 16, 2021
    Hello Michael, It is my pleasure to review the recent discus purchase I made. The second photo is a Red Turquoise from the famed Schmidt-Focke line. A...More

    Hello Michael, It is my pleasure to review the recent discus purchase I made. The second photo is a Red Turquoise from the famed Schmidt-Focke line. As one can see the patterning and color are superb as well as having great body shape. Once again I continue to enjoy ordering great quality fish from Discus.com.

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    Jordan B., Loves Park, IL (Verified Customer) April 30, 2021
    May 9, 2021
    Everyone showed up great. Healthy and beautiful. I love them! They are beautiful additions to my tank. Seems like they're loving the new home, active ...More

    Everyone showed up great. Healthy and beautiful. I love them! They are beautiful additions to my tank. Seems like they're loving the new home, active and eating well. Thank you for the beautiful fish!

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    Joe D., Franklin, KY (Verified Customer) April 29, 2021
    May 9, 2021

    Beautiful picks! All healthy! Nice!!! Thanks!!!

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    Ken M, Waldorf, MD (Verified Customer) April 3, 2021
    May 3, 2021

    Arrived in perfect health.

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    Eric B., Zionsville, IN (Verified Customer) April 13, 2021
    April 26, 2021
    Hi Michael, the sickest died yesterday. The other one that seems to have similar issues does not seem to be deteriorating as fast and looked pretty si...More

    Hi Michael, the sickest died yesterday. The other one that seems to have similar issues does not seem to be deteriorating as fast and looked pretty similar as he did yesterday. I was able to coax him out of hiding to get a few pictures. Some fraying/loss of tips of pectoral fins, ventral fin, caudal fin and more of a dull coloration of his scales. I'm keeping a close eye on him. He's still hiding while the other five are out foraging (I have 6 in that tank)



    It is just a sharp contrast to the rest of the fish which looked in excellent condition. The blue knights in particular look amazing, very healthy, very colorful. I've got a few glimpses of the german turquoise but they are mostly in hiding still.

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    Josue M., Chicago, IL (Verified Customer) March 4, 2021
    April 26, 2021

    Nice fish, everyone arrived alive.

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    Mark L., Azusa, CA (Verified Customer) January 5, 2021
    April 12, 2021
    Thanks 4 the e-mail Michael! Fish are doing great!!! Thank 4 the sweet fish! I will be getting a few more fish in May.....the fish were packed great! ...More

    Thanks 4 the e-mail Michael! Fish are doing great!!! Thank 4 the sweet fish! I will be getting a few more fish in May.....the fish were packed great! But after they left you!.... they were not handled right.... they were beat up pretty badly! My order was to big and thats my bad :) If the carrier does not keep the box the right way the whole time the fish will get beat up and stress out and are in trouble! All fish survived and in the time since have only Lost 3 of them! Love your Web site i have to be on it everyday and see all the great selections You have! (I want all of them!!) Hahahaha thanks again 4 everything Michael!



    They eat all that You can put in front of them! The golden pigeon leopards are getting better looking everyday and are always moving around the tank and active! My favorite guys are the german red turquoise (red base) ... they have a great shape to them and the fins are always up and out on display!! And the royal heckel cross! Cant wait to see what he will be look like in a few months! Beautiful fish!! Thanks y'all! I appreciate ya.

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    Thomas P., Hebron, OH (Verified Customer) March 27, 2021
    April 5, 2021

    Pictures of my fish tank and the 4 fish that you sent.

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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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    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
    WOW should be incredible when full size!
    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! this guy was on the smaller size about 3.5"
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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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    Brian L., Grand Island, NY (Verified Customer) February 17, 2021
    March 15, 2021

    I will update the website soon..just wanted to say they all recovered from there shipment and looking good. Still a bit antsy...but that was expected

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    Syed R., North Massapequa, NY (Verified Customer) February 15, 2021
    March 8, 2021
    Hi Michael, this was one of the best purchases online I ever experienced. From the selection of fishes, placing the order online to the delivery. It w...More
    Hi Michael, this was one of the best purchases online I ever experienced. From the selection of fishes, placing the order online to the delivery. It was all a very smooth and well thought out process. I was really impressed with customer service and information available on your website for Discus lovers like me. I learned a lot from the training course you offer to improve my knowledge of Discus. I will be ordering more Discus fishes in near future. --Syed
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    Jody A., Louisville, CO (Verified Customer) February 6, 2021
    March 8, 2021
    Good morning! The discus just arrived! They are beautiful! They were very cold at 69 degrees. I hope they will be ok!  I thought the red was dead, but...More

    Good morning! The discus just arrived! They are beautiful! They were very cold at 69 degrees. I hope they will be ok!  I thought the red was dead, but today, Friday, seems ok this morning. Also, a lot of the water leaked out during shipping, but they are so beautiful! My current discus is harassing/herding them. I have the lights turned off and feeding a bit more often, any suggestions? It’s a blue diamond about a half inch bigger than the new ones.





    Thank you!


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    Van V., San Jose, CA (Verified Customer) February 11, 2021
    March 1, 2021

    Hi Michael, everything is good.

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    Donald F., Rochester Hills, MI (Verified Customer) February 22, 2021
    March 1, 2021

    Mike. Awesome fish. What did you feed them?

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    Norman J., Trenton, NJ (Verified Customer) June 11, 2020
    February 21, 2021
    Everything is going well. Thank you for reaching out. The discus are growing beautifully even though I lost half my batch the last time I ordered. I'v...More

    Everything is going well. Thank you for reaching out. The discus are growing beautifully even though I lost half my batch the last time I ordered. I've posted a video for you too see. Hope all is well with you.

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    Brandon S., Appleton, WI (Verified Customer) November 16, 2020
    February 21, 2021
    This discus is doing very well. It has become much more active over the past couple of weeks and is starting to color up pretty nicely. He was fairly ...More

    This discus is doing very well. It has become much more active over the past couple of weeks and is starting to color up pretty nicely. He was fairly small so I am sure he will continue to color up.

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    Cierra W., North Manchester, IN (Verified Customer) January 4, 2021
    January 25, 2021
    All of the fish arrived safely and are now settled in and are loving life. They look great and we are very happy with them. Thank you. I sent them all...More

    All of the fish arrived safely and are now settled in and are loving life. They look great and we are very happy with them. Thank you. I sent them all in a few different emails because it wouldn't let me send them all in the same one. Hope you get them all. We look forward to doing more business with you in the near future.

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    John G., Holley, NY (Verified Customer) January 7, 2021
    January 16, 2021
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    Nice looking fish. Arrived happy and healthy. On par with size shape and color is close to pic. Thanks
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    Beth P., Keizer, OR., (Verified Customer) December 3, 2020
    December 13, 2020
    Couldn't be happier! My fish are beautiful. Big and beautiful.
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    Jose A., Bonita Springs, FL (Verified Customer) July 18, 2020
    December 9, 2020

    Yes I received my discus. They're beautiful.

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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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