High Bodied Blue Tiger Turquoise Discus

High Bodied Blue Tiger Turquoise Discus

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12 reviews for High Bodied Blue Tiger Turquoise Discus

    High Bodied Blue Tiger Turquoise Discus photo review
    Anh C., Grand Junction, CO (Verified Customer) December 23, 2021
    January 3, 2022
    High body blue tiger turquoises
    I’m very happy!!
    This fish so beautiful !!!
    Body so good, very heathy, colors look awesome!!
    Thanks Michael
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    Milena P., Covington, WA (Verified Customer) October 11, 2021
    November 6, 2021
    Hello Michael, I am sorry it took me awhile to write to back, but I was dealing with some personal matter my self, plus I wanted to see if the fishes ...More

    Hello Michael, I am sorry it took me awhile to write to back, but I was dealing with some personal matter my self, plus I wanted to see if the fishes will adjust. Well, now its been 10 days since the FedEx guy literally drop them on my door steps, day later delivered then it should be. So, the 3 small ones you send me are doing great from day one, they are eating and moving around fine. They are still in their quarantine tank. The big beautiful one, the German red Turquoise was swimming weird ups and downs from day one, then start hiding in the corner of the tank, behind the heater and NEVER see him eating any food, while the others smaller ones are eating.



    I am hoping that he is able to get some leftovers scraps, but I don't know how long it will last without eating food!! Well, just yesterday find out that it was a PREGNANT female actually, and saw bunch of eggs on the suction cups behind the heater! Still , she is not eating and continue hiding?! What to do?! I didn't expect babies, and I am not ready to raise them. Anyway, I am worried about the well being of that adult female German Red Turquoise, who lay the eggs. I put some salt for aquariums, I read it's good for them, do you suggest that?! Here is photo, the Big Female Red Turquoise is on the corner, on the right. From Michael: Congrats on the babies. Please check out my breeding section in my Learning Center. I will reply to you directly via email regarding your other points.

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    Mike M., Smyrna, TN (Verified Customer) October 18, 2021
    October 24, 2021
    Hey Mike Maxwell just want to let you know discus arrived about an hour ago all looks good everybody in good shape appreciate it I'll send a review in...More

    Hey Mike Maxwell just want to let you know discus arrived about an hour ago all looks good everybody in good shape appreciate it I'll send a review in a few days thanks so much

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    Justin H., Sapulpa, OK (Verified Customer) September 26, 2021
    October 10, 2021
    Hello, I received my fish today. Unfortunately one of them was dead on arrival. From Michael: Unfortunately, we have no control over UPS/FedEx once th...More

    Hello, I received my fish today. Unfortunately one of them was dead on arrival. From Michael: Unfortunately, we have no control over UPS/FedEx once the fish leave our facility. Thank you for your photo. You've been credited for the dead fish and will be made whole on your next order.

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    High Bodied Blue Tiger Turquoise Discus photo review
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    Lauren W., Owenton, KY (Verified Customer) July 18, 2021
    August 22, 2021
    I really love the tall fins! (3.0-3.5")
    I recieved 10 discus altogether. They came on time, exactly when I requested, and packaged very well.

    As you can see this is a high bodied blue turq...More
    I recieved 10 discus altogether. They came on time, exactly when I requested, and packaged very well.



    As you can see this is a high bodied blue turquoise just as described. It doesnt show the beautiful blues and reds yet as it is young and I'm looking forward to watching it grow into those colors! At this size it is already so irredescent, it goes to show how great this fish will become. It arrived healthy and colored back up quickly from shipping. These are accurately sized fish to what I ordered. Quality discus is here at this site and great customer service as well. Don't ever doubt it. Being patient on your order will pay off, but don't be afraid to reach out to Michael on any concerns. His response is quick during business hours.



    Pictures depict one fish. I want to include good pictures for the review as most reviews show a bunch and it's a guessing game which one you're wanting to actually see. I hope you find this helpful!



    Thank you Michael!
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    Panduka K., Round Rock, TX (Verified Customer) August 9, 2021
    August 22, 2021

    Thank you Michael, just received the fish. Unfortunately one tetra did not make it. Discus are doing fine.

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    Glenn G., Plainview, TX (Verified Customer) July 28, 2021
    August 1, 2021
    My wifes favorite!
    By far my wife's favorite fish. Professional and outstanding system to get your fish to your door. Showing excellent color while still in quarantine. ...More
    By far my wife's favorite fish. Professional and outstanding system to get your fish to your door. Showing excellent color while still in quarantine. Highly recommended!
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    Joe D., Franklin, KY (Verified Customer) April 29, 2021
    May 9, 2021

    Beautiful picks! All healthy! Nice!!! Thanks!!!

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    Ken M, Waldorf, MD (Verified Customer) April 3, 2021
    May 3, 2021

    Arrived in perfect health.

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    W.M.C., (Verified Customer)
    February 21, 2021
    They look great! I am placing another order with you tonight.

    They are awesome! There were as advertised! Stunning colors and healthy.

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    John G., Holley, NY (Verified Customer) January 7, 2021
    January 16, 2021
    High Bodied Blue Tiger Turquoise Discus
    Ordered 4-4.5 inch fish and got 3 inch fish. Looks NOTHING like the pics advertised. I wish it was like the fish advertised. That one was nice... From...More
    Ordered 4-4.5 inch fish and got 3 inch fish. Looks NOTHING like the pics advertised. I wish it was like the fish advertised. That one was nice... From Michael: John, how exactly are you measuring the fish? Are you using a ruler to measure from tip of nose to end of tail? I think the photo you've supplied is a great representation of this fish. Thank you.
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    Kyler A. Lakewood, CA (Verified Customer) May 7, 2020
    August 9, 2020
    Hello Michael, thanks for checking in. All the fish seem to be doing great and are healthy. Knock on wood have not had any issues since they recovered...More

    Hello Michael, thanks for checking in. All the fish seem to be doing great and are healthy. Knock on wood have not had any issues since they recovered from shipping. All the fish joined the other fish very nicely and have not seen any signs of any of the fish being outed or bullied, They all seem to have good color as well, the only 2 that I am looking forward to getting more color are the Altum Flora which seems pretty dark unless the light hits him well and the Golden Pigeon Leopard which doesn’t seem to have any red in him yet. Other than that all seem to being good. The Geophagus have almost tripled since we got them and love the gravel sand, and help keep the tank clean. Thank you for checking in, I will attach some pictures so you can see the fish, if there is anything you see in the tank that you recommend doing or not doing please let me know as I appreciate all the help I can get. Thank you!

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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
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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