Golden Pigeon Leopard Discus, White Base

Golden Pigeon Leopard Discus, White Base

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I was much younger when we used to hop in the convertible and take a trip down to the beach. My dad would turn on the golden oldies, and we would cruise the coastline with the salty air whipping through our hair. The Golden Pigeon Leopard Discus reminds me of how the sun would look as it was setting behind the ocean. Those same red, white, and gold tones instantly transport me to a time when life was simple, and a good chat with my dad would solve all my problems.

To think that those gorgeous sunsets happened over fish just like these. One could even question if the sunset itself stole its beauty from the majesty of the world beneath the ocean surface. Philosophy aside, every time I see one of these fish, I can smell the ocean air and hear the Beach Boys as clear as day.

It’s funny how a fish can spark such a feeling deep in your soul. A tank full of Golden Pigeon Leopard Discus’ is like having a personal sunset every day. Turn on some Beach Boys, grab a drink, and let your stress melt away while you enjoy a beach getaway in your living room.

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18 reviews for Golden Pigeon Leopard Discus, White Base

    Golden Pigeon Leopard Discus, White Base photo review
    Rosa R., Canutillo, TX (Verified Customer) January 13, 2023
    January 22, 2023

    Man they're so beautiful thank you so much. Thank you so much I appreciate it and I'm so excited to see them grow and change.

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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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    Orelbi V., Woodbridge, NJ (Verified Customer) July 2, 2022
    July 11, 2022

    Yes they arrived nice they are beautiful and big thanks.

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    Lex T., Gilbertsville, PA (Verified Customer) May 26, 2022
    June 13, 2022
    kinda Pale?
    Ordered two 4-4.5” of the Golden Pigeon and to be honest, they don’t look much like the ones in the pic (sorry Michael). Not sure if maybe they’re ju...More
    Ordered two 4-4.5” of the Golden Pigeon and to be honest, they don’t look much like the ones in the pic (sorry Michael). Not sure if maybe they’re just young or not yet acclimated but the ones in the other pics here are much prettier than the ones I have. The fishes seem a bit shy and on the thin side but they do eat. They’re not as round as I expected (or they haven’t spread their fins yet like the others). Hoping that they get rounder and more colorful as they get acclimated and mature. Please see pics :) From Michael: These probably weren't matched as correctly as I would have liked, but you didn't want to wait until my next shipment, so I had to make do with my current inventory. I'll contact you privately and rectify this particular selection with you.
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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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    Kevin B., Albuquerque, NM (Verified Customer) April 2, 2022
    April 18, 2022
    Color and pattern are exceptional.
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    Trameka M., Las Vegas, NV (Verified Customer) March 23, 2022
    March 28, 2022
    I’m going to post some pics tomorrow. But I just had to let you know that. I was very happy with the fish. I’m not going to lie. I read reviews on Goo...More

    I’m going to post some pics tomorrow. But I just had to let you know that. I was very happy with the fish. I’m not going to lie. I read reviews on Google about your site using pics of fish that weren't actually available. And the site sends out different discus than ordered. I'm glad I didn’t listen to those reviews and just decided to order. A few of the tetra's didn’t make it. But I know that is normal. Since I’ve ordered them online before, I knew that wasn’t an issue. All the discus are all swimming around. Even started eating not too long after putting them in the tank. Like I said I'm going to upload pics tomorrow. And I will leave a review. From Michael: Hi Trameka, thank you for your note. There's an old saying that goes like this: "the taller the tree, the more wind it catches." As the #1 discus seller in the world, we certainly catch our fair share of wind. At the end of the day, our customers seem to always come back to us for more. I guess it has something to do with our free shipping offer coupled with the impeccable quality of fish we sell. Please be mindful that most--not all of the negative “reviews” you read out there were not submitted by actual customers, but were actually planted by competitors, most of whom have since gone out of business a few years back. That said, there are indeed legitimate reviews out there from situations I wasn't able to or didn’t have the opportunity to perfectly address. Sometimes, customers make the mistake of being too hasty to post instead of attempting to rectifying the issue directly with me.

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    Alfonso R., Miramar, FL (Verified Customer) December 11, 2021
    December 26, 2021
    Hi Michael:
    As per our conversation, we received the package, but one of them came with no water and was dead. This was the turquoise discus. Attache...More

    Hi Michael:



    As per our conversation, we received the package, but one of them came with no water and was dead. This was the turquoise discus. Attached pictures of dead fish with stick on eye.



    Also, as I mentioned the red one does not look good, but as you instructed I will give it until tomorrow morning. Attached pic.



    The albino millennium we ordered does not look like it, it looks more than the golden valentines discus!!! Attached pic.



    Please acknowledge receipt of this email, and let me know how to proceed...



    Thanks,


    Martha for Alfonso R

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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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    George B., Graniteville, SC (Verified Customer) November 12, 2021
    November 28, 2021
    Beautiful fish outstanding color and very healthy. Love the selection and quality of these fish. I’m very happy and look forward to more purchases.
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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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    Paul B., Nolanville, TX (Verified Customer) July 8, 2021
    August 8, 2021
    I just received my order today and can't express how happy I am with the quality of fish that I received. The discus were all in great condition, brig...More

    I just received my order today and can't express how happy I am with the quality of fish that I received. The discus were all in great condition, brightly colored, no rips in fins, and exactly what I ordered. On top of that - the fish that I received were twice the size in comparison to other discus dealers!!! The wait was a little longer than I expected, but my God it was well worth it. I will absolutely recommend you to others and will definitely order from you again. Thank you.

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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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    Rick H., Floral City, FL (Verified Customer) May 17, 2021
    May 23, 2021
    The fish arrived safely, and look great. The only issue I had was that I wanted to receive them on the 25th of May. They arrived on the 17th. Luckily ...More
    The fish arrived safely, and look great. The only issue I had was that I wanted to receive them on the 25th of May. They arrived on the 17th. Luckily my wife was here or they would have baked in the Florida heat.  I followed your acclimation procedures. I also keep saltwater fish as well. My question is food...what should I start them out with? Tried brine shrimp...but no interest. Thanks!! From Michael: try frozen bloodworms that you can purchase from any local fish store. Also, check out my food section for ideas. Make sure your temps are on the high side: 87-88F.
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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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    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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    Ted S., Sagamore Hills, OH (Verified Customer) February 4, 2021
    February 15, 2021
    The fish you picked for me are beautiful. You did me solid. I'll get pics and reviews out. Here's a quick shot before the lights went out. I'll get yo...More

    The fish you picked for me are beautiful. You did me solid. I'll get pics and reviews out. Here's a quick shot before the lights went out. I'll get you a couple more with them spread out. It's funny watching them they're playing in the current. I got some MP40s turned way down and they like it.

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    Chase G., Midland, GA (Verified Customer) July 24, 2020
    July 28, 2020

    Wow this fish is huuuge!!! Thank you so much!!

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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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  • Discus/Altum orders over $600: choice of a free gift of a breeding cone or t-shirt. Use the promo code BONUS-CONE after adding your selection to your cart.

Blackworms: Free USPS Postal Shipping

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