Golden Lollipop Discus

Golden Lollipop Discus

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Sunny afternoons in early spring are my absolute favorite time of the year. Dandelions and daffodils bloom all over the place and the atmosphere is filled with inexplicable joy. I get the same feeling when I look at the Golden Lollipop Discus.

Beautifully round as the sun in the clear blue sky, this fish is reminiscent of all things cheerful: a Sunday breakfast of sunny-side-up eggs and bacon, my favorite childhood song “Yellow submarine”, I’d sing it whenever the legendary Beatles’ song came on the radio in the living room. My dad kept a fragrant piece of amber that he had found by the seaside next to the old radio. I watch this fish and am transported back in time again, this time to my days in college. I remember that fragrant bouquet of daffodils I got from my college sweetheart, and a bright yellow dress that I wore to our first date. We went for milkshakes that lovely afternoon and “Yellow submarine” was blasting from the juke box.

It’s fascinating how by simply observing this yellow-orange fish swimming in the tank I am reminded of a sunrise in spring and the way that it makes the surroundings golden. I want a fish like that in my own tank so that I could experience this joyous season all year round, when the dandelions and daffodils start to bloom and fill the warming air with cheerfulness and beauty.

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25 reviews for Golden Lollipop Discus

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    David P., Mt. Vernon, AL (Verified Customer) November 17, 2021
    November 28, 2021
    I have received the fish but the fish tank is broken, there is 1 fish with a broken bag and the water overflows I am following as instructed and waiti...More

    I have received the fish but the fish tank is broken, there is 1 fish with a broken bag and the water overflows I am following as instructed and waiting until tomorrow if there is any problem I will message you.

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    Brandon D., Greenwood, IN (Verified Customer) November 17, 2021
    November 28, 2021
    Michael is Amazing! He knew how upset I was about losing 9 fish, most 3 years old, which a couple were ordered from here. He showed empathy and did ex...More

    Michael is Amazing! He knew how upset I was about losing 9 fish, most 3 years old, which a couple were ordered from here. He showed empathy and did expedite shipping them which was above and beyond in my opinion. Thank you Michael for yet another beautiful group of Discus.

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    Dawn B., Largo, NY (Verified Customer) June 17, 2021
    November 18, 2021
    The Red Diamond has a beautiful, vibrant, striking red color, very well shaped and perfectly sized. She’s my tank beauty and shows her color nicely wi...More

    The Red Diamond has a beautiful, vibrant, striking red color, very well shaped and perfectly sized. She’s my tank beauty and shows her color nicely with the light blue background I have.



    The Golden Lollipop is also well shaped and nice sized. He glides gracefully through my tank and his golden yellow color really pops with the driftwood pieces I have for decoration. I will be ordering again from you very soon. Your customer service is great, I feel your pricing is fair and delivery was prompt. Thank you again!

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    Danny N., Riverside, CA (Verified Customer) November 3, 2021
    November 15, 2021
    Fish came healthy and eating. I bought this fish hoping I would get what was in the picture. I actually freaked out a little when I saw what I receive...More
    Fish came healthy and eating. I bought this fish hoping I would get what was in the picture. I actually freaked out a little when I saw what I received because it didn’t look like anything in the photos. It actually had no color when I first opened the package. I spoke with Michael and he insures it’s the same fish and that I have to grow it out since I purchased a baby fish. The color will come with age. I really hope it does.( I do notice more color after having them for two weeks) I’m honestly still not fully happy with it but I do hope I can update this post with a 5 star review down the line!
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    Bruce B., Irvine, CA (Verified Customer) October 25, 2021
    October 31, 2021
    Hi Mike, Here are some pictures as requested. They ate some beefheart mix earlier today (mostly the German turquoise). Altums are mostly hanging out n...More

    Hi Mike, Here are some pictures as requested. They ate some beefheart mix earlier today (mostly the German turquoise). Altums are mostly hanging out near the top and sides but occasionally swim around.

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    Hau H., Santa Ana, CA (Verified Customer) September 29, 2021
    October 3, 2021
    I just got the delivery. Put the bags in the tank for now. Have not see the fish yet. What is the yellow powder package for? Thanks. Fish looks beauti...More

    I just got the delivery. Put the bags in the tank for now. Have not see the fish yet. What is the yellow powder package for? Thanks. Fish looks beautiful. One of the angel went to heaven! Discuss is mixing in very well. The angels are still shy hiding. I turned on the light to take the pics. From Michael: the powder contains 2 doses of acriflavine to help the altums adjust.

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    Jose P., Bronx, NY (Verified Customer) September 21, 2021
    September 26, 2021
    All doing well and feeding in the quarantine tank. Was being a little bit of a bully to the other 2 smaller one. Look forward to increasing my collect...More

    All doing well and feeding in the quarantine tank. Was being a little bit of a bully to the other 2 smaller one. Look forward to increasing my collection. Thanks again Michael for doing your best to make things right.

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    Binh H., San Jose, CA (Verified Customer) June 2, 2021
    June 20, 2021
    Hi Michael, I appreciate your picks. They are definitely the most beautiful discus that I have ever owned. Everyone still looks ok except for the yell...More

    Hi Michael, I appreciate your picks. They are definitely the most beautiful discus that I have ever owned. Everyone still looks ok except for the yellow one. I send you a picture below. Can you tell me what wrong which it? Any experience from you to help it. Thank you, Michael!

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    Phoenix R., Seaside, CA (Verified Customer) April 26, 2021
    June 6, 2021
    Just got them in quarantine! They survived first night in new tank! They are so beautiful! I'm realizing I think a few of my others are stunted compar...More

    Just got them in quarantine! They survived first night in new tank! They are so beautiful! I'm realizing I think a few of my others are stunted compared to these guys! I'm thinking of making a separate tank and just having some more of yours in my bigger tank. Thank you! And thanks for awesome customer service your care for your fish really shows!

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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. In the first photo above are two Golden Lollipop discus. As per my reque...More

    Hello Michael, It is my pleasure to review the recent discus purchase I made. In the first photo above are two Golden Lollipop discus. As per my request you picked out the full bright body color and superb round body shape. I couldn’t be more pleased!

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    Won P., West San Jose, CA (Verified Customer) April 8, 2021
    May 3, 2021
    I got all of them today with safe and healthy except one discus that has some red spot around the face and the mouth (See the pictures). I'm wondering...More

    I got all of them today with safe and healthy except one discus that has some red spot around the face and the mouth (See the pictures). I'm wondering if it is okay or natural? BTW I'm very glad to have them eventually. And I'd like to say thank you for the beautiful fish. All they are calm and still. I'll follow your guide until settling down in the new environment. I feel all the rest of things are under my responsibility and duty to take care of them well. Once they acclimate, I will post some videos on the email or your website. Thanks again. Much appreciated. BTW, all my family is very happy to have these gorgeous creatures. From Michael: The small lacerations you see are caused by shipping stress. The fish must have hit its face against the bags during transit. It will heal within a week and touch base with you.

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    Jeff C., Clinton, UT (Verified Customer) April 3, 2021
    May 3, 2021
    Michael, my fish arrived healthy and beautiful. I did have two of my bags that leaked and came close to running out of water but luckily they arrived ...More

    Michael, my fish arrived healthy and beautiful. I did have two of my bags that leaked and came close to running out of water but luckily they arrived fast enough that I was able to get them in the tank without injury.I am sending you pictures of my tank with the variety of fish you have Picked out for me I thank you for the beautiful fish you sent to my home. Thank you, Michael.

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    Kent S., Jasper, IN (Verified Customer) March 17, 2021
    April 5, 2021
    Greetings from Indiana. Michael, here's a pic of my Golden Lollipop. I was hoping for a fish with a red eye and more red around the circumference. If ...More

    Greetings from Indiana. Michael, here's a pic of my Golden Lollipop. I was hoping for a fish with a red eye and more red around the circumference. If you think this is a good representation of this strain I'll accept that. Thanks, Kent From Michael: It’s a perfect match for the strain. Keep in mind my photos are out of water. If you want one with a redder outer rim, I can keep my eye out for you. Sorry about your disappointment with the yellow one. I didn’t know you wanted more red. Some customers actually don’t prefer it.

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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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    Alan M., Confluence, PA (Verified Customer) February 5, 2021
    March 1, 2021

    The San Merah I looked at were solid red with a blue face.

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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 ...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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    Paul F., Seattle, WA., (Verified Customer) December 27, 2020
    January 10, 2021

    All arrived in good health. Thank you for the amazing and colorful selections.

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    Richard R., Lowell, MA., (Verified Customer) December 20, 2020
    December 28, 2020
    Healthy looking discus
    When this fish arrived, it didn’t have too much of color but now it’s getting good coloration and it’s very healthy looking and eating pretty good. Si...More
    When this fish arrived, it didn’t have too much of color but now it’s getting good coloration and it’s very healthy looking and eating pretty good. Size is as advertised 3 inches.
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    Tuan T., Lynnwood, WA (Verified Customer) October 25, 2020
    November 2, 2020
    The discus are beautiful!
    Thank you Michael Li for the quality of the fish. The fish are healthy, beautiful, and eating well.
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    BRIAN B., VINTON, VA (VERIFIED CUSTOMER) 7/29/2018
    December 9, 2019
    The Small Golden Lollipop and Fuji Red are the stars of my tank. Interestingly, they “hang” together in the tank most always, traveling from end to en...More

    The Small Golden Lollipop and Fuji Red are the stars of my tank. Interestingly, they “hang” together in the tank most always, traveling from end to end, and up and down in my 125G tank. They are beautiful together, contrasting one another, and demanding everyone’s eyes and attention upon first sight. They are social and friendly with all other tankmates, as well as our family of admirers who sit and gaze at their graceful beauty... it’s so relaxing. They actually seem to get excited to see and interact with us (perhaps showing off a bit), after only a few weeks in our home. I have had no experience dealing with any other Discus breeder or online supplier, and based on my initial experience with Discus.com and Michael Li... I have no reason to look elsewhere!

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    Quang N., Rochester, NY (verified customer) 04/26/2018
    May 31, 2019
    Hi Mike, the fishes are beautiful and healthy. They are adapting to the new environment well. They eat , swim, and mingle with the first batch. If I o...More

    Hi Mike, the fishes are beautiful and healthy. They are adapting to the new environment well. They eat , swim, and mingle with the first batch. If I order fishes again from you, I won’t pick free shipping. It is so time-consuming. Thanks for follow-up.

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    Pat O., Oil City, PA (Verified Customer) 12/23/2017
    May 31, 2019
    I am writing to praise Michael Li for his unparalleled commitment to quality of fish and quality of service. I have personally purchased from Michael:...More

    I am writing to praise Michael Li for his unparalleled commitment to quality of fish and quality of service. I have personally purchased from Michael:



    1x pair of fire red discus wonderful bright solid red xl


    1x pair of penang eruption spotted leopard discus xl


    1x pair of gorgeous blue scorpion snakeskin discus xl


    1x pair of yellow and orange lollypop discus xl


    1x pair of flora discus xl


    1x pair of white platinum discus xl


    1x pair of red leopard ring gene (proven pair) xl


    1x blue diamond red eyes male xl



    These fish are hand picked and sexed, by Michael. He is a very honest and expert when it comes to picking show quality fish, or males and females, so a pair is selected and has been proven that they paired up. Michael is fantastic at handling problems also. He will always make things right no matter how difficult. All you discus lovers out there try discus.com's discus and deal with Michael Li. You need to see the quality in these fish. Long and beautiful fins and the colors and strains are always show quality. Discus.com is the place for great fish and great service. --Patrick O.

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    Hector L., Miami, FL (Verified Customer) 08/01/2017
    February 13, 2019
    Thanks Mike. Fish are doing fine. Temps are 88F, but they are not eating yet. I gave them food but that forces me to change the water more frequently ...More

    Thanks Mike. Fish are doing fine. Temps are 88F, but they are not eating yet. I gave them food but that forces me to change the water more frequently in order to avoid pollution. But again, not to worry.



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    Feeding time.... no longer shy... Hello Michael, this is the latest on your babies. Healthy and hungry. I hope they remain like that and continue improving. I thank you for your inputs. We'll keep in touch.

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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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