Mandarin Passion Discus

Mandarin Passion Discus

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Unlike the Fiamma Rosa, the Mandarin Passion discus has a black halo effect on its outer rims as well as a “passion” or tangerine-colored face and finnage.

Just as pretty.

But with a dark side.

At first glance, one might mistake the Mandarin Passion for her more serious-minded cousin, the Fiamma Rosa. But a closer look reveals her subtle, irresistible charms. Her perfect granadilla complexion and tinted finnage. The smudged-kohl halo effect of her black-tipped rim. Don’t call her anyone’s shadow – she’s fierce and unique, and she won’t be underestimated.

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5 reviews for Mandarin Passion Discus

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    Mark M., Fenton, MI (Verified Customer) June 1, 2022
    June 19, 2022
    Here's some pictures of the New Arrivals. Even after the Lack Luster handling by UPS, everyone has acclimated nicely. 4 of the 5 have snacked on Blood...More

    Here's some pictures of the New Arrivals. Even after the Lack Luster handling by UPS, everyone has acclimated nicely. 4 of the 5 have snacked on Bloodworms & are showing all their vibrant colors  Ordered the 3.5 to 4” & all appear to be pushing 4” at least. Thanks for being able to honor my requests regarding patterns. As Always Much appreciated! Another group of Studs. Colors are insane. The Blue Diamond with the Red eye contrast is just Striking! Gold Crystal with the Deep Yellow and an absolutely awesome pattern, the Fuji & the Melon look electric. Plus the Red Eagle besides the great Honeycomb he’s already engaging with me & Ate from my hand last night! What a Line up!

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    Jose P., Bronx, NY (Verified Customer) September 21, 2021
    September 26, 2021
    All doing well and feeding in the quarantine tank. Was being a little bit of a bully to the other 2 smaller one. Look forward to increasing my collect...More

    All doing well and feeding in the quarantine tank. Was being a little bit of a bully to the other 2 smaller one. Look forward to increasing my collection. Thanks again Michael for doing your best to make things right.

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    Joseph R., Suisun City, CA (Verified Customer) August 16, 2020
    February 15, 2021
    The discus are growing and thriving. Some of the melon discus are sporting blue specs on face. In a couple of weeks, I will like to get 2 red diamond ...More

    The discus are growing and thriving. Some of the melon discus are sporting blue specs on face. In a couple of weeks, I will like to get 2 red diamond discus. Will let you know.

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    John M., Woodstock, GA (Verified Customer) December 1, 2020
    December 4, 2020

    They are here. One a bit weak from the ride. It may be ok. Keeping an eye on him.

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    Fred B., Lynchburg, VA (verified customer) 7/9/2018
    December 9, 2019
    I first e-mailed Michael Li about 2 weeks ago. I was looking for a special variety of Discus. At that time he didn't have exactly what I was looking f...More

    I first e-mailed Michael Li about 2 weeks ago. I was looking for a special variety of Discus. At that time he didn't have exactly what I was looking for. He had 2 of the 3 varieties. He asked me if I could be patient for a week or so. Well during that period he communicated almost everyday. Two days ago Michael emailed me and said he had what I was looking for. Today I received 3 of the most gorgeous amazing Discus I have ever seen. Michael Li, is the most friendly, conscientious and totally dedicated person to the hobby of Discus. This guy REALLY CARES about his fish and his customers. I had such a great experience dealing with Discus.com and Michael Li. He makes you feel like your the most important customer in the world. I will never deal with another Discus shop ever again. Discus.com & Michael Li, is the only way to go.

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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 under $400: $60 Airport Shipping, $80 UPS Overnight
  • Discus/Altum orders over $400: free shipping
  • Discus/Altum orders over $600: free shipping & 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.

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International Buyers Please Note: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to purchasing.

 

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