Golden Melon Throwback Discus

Golden Melon Throwback Discus

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Fire orange tie dye emanating electric tangerine waves inflame this tiny rockstar sun god’s flesh in golden coral marmalade flashes as it freewheels through the blue. It is the fish whose skin is emblazoned in the sun’s aura. It is the golden melon throwback discus. It is the enigmatic color one’s third eye might see in the best in men’s souls.

When I hear the word “throwback”, it takes me back to times when you would just lay back on a summer afternoon, watching the sun go down sitting in a your first car, with the windows down. The Golden Melon Throwback is the color of the sun; the life giver. It’s all the memories of summer in one package. Its flaming body gives off a brilliant fire red, with the bounding yellow of dawn. It’s a pattern that reaches right down into the soul, and calls it forth.

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18 reviews for Golden Melon Throwback Discus

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    Carmen H., San Tan Valley, AZ (Verified Customer) November 17, 2021
    November 30, 2021
    Thank you Michael! All is good, we took the acclimating slow and it paid off. Didn’t know if the Blue Penang was going to make it due to the delay fro...More

    Thank you Michael! All is good, we took the acclimating slow and it paid off. Didn’t know if the Blue Penang was going to make it due to the delay from FedEx, but after a few days all good. Melon was a trooper from the start.

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    Roger G., Wichita, KS (Verified Customer) August 12, 2020
    November 7, 2021
    These 3 are the eaters. They are never full! Lol I will have my quarantine tank ready tonight. I did notice the non eaters are picking at the plants a...More

    These 3 are the eaters. They are never full! Lol I will have my quarantine tank ready tonight. I did notice the non eaters are picking at the plants and driftwood a little more. And now they do seem a little more interested in the food. So hopefully in the quarantine tank when it's not a feeding frenzy they can nibble peacefully and regain their appetite.

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    Steve B., Wynnewood, PA (Verified Customer) October 1, 2021
    October 31, 2021
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    The fish came in yesterday, and as always you picked beauties! They seem happy and healthy. I only wish my tank were bigger so that I could have more....More

    The fish came in yesterday, and as always you picked beauties! They seem happy and healthy. I only wish my tank were bigger so that I could have more. Thanks as always.

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    Emily D., Gulfport, MS (Verified Customer) September 25, 2021
    October 3, 2021
    Hi Michael,
    All the fish arrived safely! They look beautiful and have acclimated well and have eaten. They all look healthy, except for one of the Ge...More

    Hi Michael,



    All the fish arrived safely! They look beautiful and have acclimated well and have eaten. They all look healthy, except for one of the German Blue Rams. He seemed stressed from the shipping, but I held out hope. Unfortunately when I arrived this morning, he was dead. I don’t expect a refund or a replacement since it has been a couple days since they arrived, but I just wanted to let you know.



    Have a great day!



    Emily



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    These fish were purchased for a small family owned aquarium and our guests are very delighted with the new discus!



    From Michael: Let's get a lay of the land after everything has arrived, and we will figure out what I owe you and we'll go from there. I will make good on everything owed/DOA.
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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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    Phoenix R., Seaside, CA (Verified Customer) August 30, 2021
    September 5, 2021

    They look pretty good! A bit stressed going to turn the lights off and let them chill for the day.

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    Brad S., Riverton, UT (Verified Customer) August 22, 2021
    September 5, 2021
    I was worried about salient peppering and dark background. The quality fish you sent have such light peppering that it isn't a problem. You ruined me,...More

    I was worried about salient peppering and dark background. The quality fish you sent have such light peppering that it isn't a problem. You ruined me, man...lol. I was going to get a saltwater, but now I'm going to simply get a bigger tank. These guys are worth it.

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    Chris F., Clear Lake, IA (Verified Customer) August 5, 2021
    August 15, 2021
    The fish are fantastic healthy and happy! Wonderful coloring and bigger than expected so happy with your picks! Will only order from Discus.com from n...More

    The fish are fantastic healthy and happy! Wonderful coloring and bigger than expected so happy with your picks! Will only order from Discus.com from now on!

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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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    Kent S., Jasper, IN (Verified Customer) March 17, 2021
    April 2, 2021
    Just Awesome!! Thanks, Michael
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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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    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!


    Jody

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    Edward H., Trumbull, CT (Verified Customer) January 14, 2021
    January 31, 2021
    I put them in yesterday. They looked pretty good but I just let them settle in with the lights off over night. Going to feed them shortly and turn the...More

    I put them in yesterday. They looked pretty good but I just let them settle in with the lights off over night. Going to feed them shortly and turn the lights on.

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    John G., Holley, NY (Verified Customer) January 7, 2021
    January 16, 2021
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    Ordered 3.5-4 inch fish. Recieved 3 inch fish. Fish looks ok. Hoping it will grow into its proper coloring...looks VERY similar to the Golden Pearl Pi...More
    Ordered 3.5-4 inch fish. Recieved 3 inch fish. Fish looks ok. Hoping it will grow into its proper coloring...looks VERY similar to the Golden Pearl Pigeon Snakeskin Discus I ordered... From Michael: You have crazy high expectations for baby discus. Based on those expectations, you need to order adults in order to avoid your own disappointment.
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    Martin W., Sacramento, CA., (Verified Customer) December 30, 2020
    January 10, 2021

    Photo of the discus you requested.

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    Jason G., Winter Garden, FL., (Verified Customer) May 5, 2020
    December 27, 2020

    Thanks for checking in. Other than one fish in my last order, all the other fish are growing like crazy.

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    Tuan T., Lynnwood, WA., (Verified Customer) October 25, 2020
    December 17, 2020
    All of the discus that you picked for us for the last order in October are healthy, active and very beautiful. We love them. Thank you so much.
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    Roger G., Wichita, KS (Verified Customer) August 12, 2020
    August 25, 2020
    We purchased several Discus from Michael, they are all beautiful but this Golden Melon Throwback is one of my favorites. Would definitely buy again!
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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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