High Bodied Blue Diamond Discus With Deep Blue Gene

High Bodied Blue Diamond Discus With Deep Blue Gene

High Bodied Blue Diamond Discus With Deep Blue Gene

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9 reviews for High Bodied Blue Diamond Discus With Deep Blue Gene

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    Kristin C., Belen, NM (Verified Customer) October 5, 2021
    October 10, 2021

    My fish arrived and are doing great, I think my collection is now complete. Thank You so much for the beautiful fish!

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    Edwin M., Kingston, PA (Verified Customer) July 6, 2021
    August 8, 2021
    The discus are by far the nicest discus I have ever gotten they are amazing. They look great. 2 of the altums don't look like they are going to make i...More

    The discus are by far the nicest discus I have ever gotten they are amazing. They look great. 2 of the altums don't look like they are going to make it. And 6 of the Rummy Nose don't look like they will make it. The nuggets are beautiful. Thank you

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    Toan P., Sugar Land, TX (Verified Customer) June 28, 2021
    July 4, 2021
    Got my fish. Just wanna let you know that your products are awesome. Even your packaging. Very happy. Honestly bro, I wish I had ordered a couple more...More

    Got my fish. Just wanna let you know that your products are awesome. Even your packaging. Very happy. Honestly bro, I wish I had ordered a couple more blue diamonds. From Michael: 8 monster blues weren't enough for you? Haha

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    Thomas H., Minneapolis, MN (Verified Customer) May 28, 2021
    June 20, 2021
    Hi Michael, here are pictures of my new fish. The discus fish are starting to eat a little bit now, except for the Wild Brazilian discus.  He seems to...More

    Hi Michael, here are pictures of my new fish. The discus fish are starting to eat a little bit now, except for the Wild Brazilian discus.  He seems to be lethargic and uninterested in eating.  My other discus fish do not seem to like the frozen beef heart I bought from you.  I am surprised because they love the frozen San Francisco Bay Brand I have been feeding them. Any suggestions? I am keeping the Cardinals in a separate tank until they grow bigger. Thanks, Tom H.

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    Michael H., Lake Wales, FL (Verified Customer) April 14, 2021
    May 16, 2021
    Yes, all look great a little fin burn but will heal. I will most definitely be purchasing more later. Will send you a pic of the tank when acclimated....More

    Yes, all look great a little fin burn but will heal. I will most definitely be purchasing more later. Will send you a pic of the tank when acclimated. Thanks for reaching out.

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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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    Norman J., Trenton, NJ (Verified Customer) June 11, 2020
    February 21, 2021
    Everything is going well. Thank you for reaching out. The discus are growing beautifully even though I lost half my batch the last time I ordered. I'v...More

    Everything is going well. Thank you for reaching out. The discus are growing beautifully even though I lost half my batch the last time I ordered. I've posted a video for you too see. Hope all is well with you.

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    Beth P., Keizer, OR., (Verified Customer) January 5, 2021
    January 12, 2021
    Love at first sight
    Received my fish 4 days ago. It was love at first sight. They arrived healthy , happy and beautiful! Their colors were gorgeous on day one, but I can'...More
    Received my fish 4 days ago. It was love at first sight. They arrived healthy , happy and beautiful! Their colors were gorgeous on day one, but I can't believe how much more intense the colors have gotten in such a short time. My tank is moving artwork!
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    Paul S., Fort Collins, CO, (Verified Customer) June 28, 2020
    July 7, 2020
    Beautiful discus. He was swimming as soon as I released him. And I think Michael messed up because this guy was bigger than I ordered.
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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.

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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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