Golden Pigeon Leopard Discus, White Base

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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7 reviews for Golden Pigeon Leopard Discus, White Base

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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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