Golden Diamond Discus

Golden Diamond Discus

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Largely monotone in color, the facial area of this discus can appear to be a creamier or lighter shade the rest of the body, depending on the individual fish. If you have a preference, please indicate it in your order comments and we will take them into account when hand-selecting your discus.

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11 reviews for Golden Diamond Discus

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    Nathan R., Round Rock, TX (Verified Customer) November 12, 2022
    November 20, 2022
    They arrived early yesterday and we floated them for a couple of hours and left the lights off in the talk and the entire room for 24 hours. Slowly ra...More

    They arrived early yesterday and we floated them for a couple of hours and left the lights off in the talk and the entire room for 24 hours. Slowly ramped up the lights today and was surprised they are doing so well and not hiding They look happy and healthy we are very happy with them.

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    Ken K., Galt, CA (Verified Customer) April 15, 2022
    September 11, 2022
    Michael, my discus are awesome and doing great. The tank pictured is in my office at work. I have another tank that has been setup at my house for a m...More

    Michael, my discus are awesome and doing great. The tank pictured is in my office at work. I have another tank that has been setup at my house for a month now. I plan on putting discus in it as well just taking my time with getting it cycled and ready to go. Thanks for the great discus and service you provide!

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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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    Panduka K., Round Rock, TX (Verified Customer) August 9, 2021
    August 22, 2021

    Thank you Michael, just received the fish. Unfortunately one tetra did not make it. Discus are doing fine.

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    Robin W., Troy, TX (Verified Customer) March 31, 2021
    April 12, 2021
    The fish arrived this morning. The golden diamond has been on the bottom laying against the glass, I'm hoping it will be okay. I acclimated for an hou...More

    The fish arrived this morning. The golden diamond has been on the bottom laying against the glass, I'm hoping it will be okay. I acclimated for an hour. The tangerine is fine.

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    Shelly D., Cumming NY (Verified Customer) March 10, 2021
    March 29, 2021
    My Golden Diamond Discus is a beautiful bright yellow and has a very unique pattern. He has already started taking bloodworms.
    Michael went above and...More

    My Golden Diamond Discus is a beautiful bright yellow and has a very unique pattern. He has already started taking bloodworms.



    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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    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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    Heather R., Cape Coral, FL (Verified Customer) February 8, 2021
    March 1, 2021

    Sorry for the late reply! They are absolutely magical and I love them!! They are all active and eating well three times a day.

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    John D., New York, NY., (Verified Customer) November 27, 2020
    December 14, 2020
    Great addition!
    This fish looks great in my collection and was even bigger than I had requested!
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    Ronald R., Royse City, TX (verified customer) 10/12/2018
    December 9, 2019
    This is my 2nd order from Discus.com, and my 1st Discus order.
    Cannot say enough about Michael Li's knowledge, support and professionalism in helping...More

    This is my 2nd order from Discus.com, and my 1st Discus order.



    Cannot say enough about Michael Li's knowledge, support and professionalism in helping me put this order together.  Packaging was excellent with Discus in individual multiple sealed bags with black liners to keep them calm during shipment.  Overall, fish were received in good condition with only 3 of the nine discus showing signs of stress (they were packed next to the frozen beef heart with a styrofoam liner between).  Even with heat packets in the shipping box, these 3 fishes' water temp was lower than the rest. With the help and direction from Michael, we were able to get 2 of the 3 stressed Discus acclimated, however one did perish. Michael was as upset as I was about the loss (these fish were hand-picked by Michael), however he was true to his policy and immediately offered me credit or replacement for the lost fish.



    All and all, the Discus received are beautiful and an accurate representation of the pictures I ordered from on Discus.com, in very good condition, have acclimated and are eating (hand feeding seams to work te best).  They are the centerpiece of my 300 gal. planted tank.



    I definitely will be ordering again from Discus.com.  Based on quality of the fish and the personal support from Michael, you cannot go wrong!!!

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    Rick J., Las Vegas, NV (Verified Customer) 02/03/2018
    September 5, 2019
    Received them about 30 minutes ago and are now acclimating. They appear fine, no problems, and quite beautiful. Would like to give a stellar and glowi...More

    Received them about 30 minutes ago and are now acclimating. They appear fine, no problems, and quite beautiful. Would like to give a stellar and glowing review. Wonderful. Thank you. Great service. Great fish.

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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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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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