Marlboro Red Panda Discus

Marlboro Red Panda Discus

Marlboro Red Panda Discus

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It’s been a long day. Your meeting ran late which means you missed lunch. Then your afternoon presentation ran into technical issues, making you look unprepared and needless to say, you didn’t close the deal. On the way home, you decide to pick up your favorite meal because you don’t have much left in the fridge but when you pull into the parking lot of your favorite restaurant, it’s closed for emergency repairs. It has definitely been “one of those days.” You finally get home, throw your keys on the counter and head for the couch.

Suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you see a flash of fluorescent orange. A single bright spot in an otherwise gloomy day. You look over to see your new Marlboro Red Panda Discus swimming up to the glass, it’s sleek body cutting through the water like a jet. You watch as the light from the window flickers across its scales, reminding you that there is beauty in the world if you just look close enough. You get up off the couch to feed it and for the first time today, you smile.

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9 reviews for Marlboro Red Panda Discus

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    Josh F., Warsaw, IN (Verified Customer) September 14, 2021
    October 10, 2021
    Hi, this is Josh F... my fish are happy fish!! Thanks, we love them!!! as for favorite, NOPE I love them all.From Michael: Pay attention to this custo...More

    Hi, this is Josh F... my fish are happy fish!! Thanks, we love them!!! as for favorite, NOPE I love them all.

    From Michael: Pay attention to this customer's white substrate. It significantly brings out the maximum coloration of his discus. Wonderful setup, and you clearly understand what you're doing.
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    Ralph E., Dewitt, MI (Verified Customer) June 13, 2021
    July 4, 2021
    Hi, the fish arrived in fairly good condition. The water in the yellow discus bag had leaked out. The fish was barely coved with water. The fish was i...More
    Hi, the fish arrived in fairly good condition. The water in the yellow discus bag had leaked out. The fish was barely coved with water. The fish was in distress. I put it in the tank immediately.  It floated around upside-down for a long time. It finally righted itself and appears to be doing well now. The red panda looks nothing like the pictures.  See the picture of the one I received and a picture from your website.  It is a striking fish but not what I expected. The heckle is a beautiful fish and a lot bigger then I expected. Thank you
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    Ralph E., Dewitt, MI (Verified Customer) June 13, 2021
    June 20, 2021
    Hi, the fish arrived in fairly good condition.  The water in the yellow discus bag had leaked out. The fish was barely coved with water. The fish was ...More
    Hi, the fish arrived in fairly good condition.  The water in the yellow discus bag had leaked out. The fish was barely coved with water. The fish was in distress. I put it in the tank immediately.  It floated around upside-down for a long time. It finally righted itself and appears to be doing well now. The red panda looks nothing like the pictures.  See the picture of the one I received and a picture from your website.  It is a striking fish but not what I expected. The heckle is a beautiful fish and a lot bigger then I expected. Thank you. From Michael: Based on the photo you've provided me of the Marlboro, it looks like a very accurate match to me.
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    Vu Jayson N., Great Falls, NY (Verified Customer) March 4, 2021
    March 22, 2021
    That's not the right thing to do as a businessman. I will let the people know how you do business. You are cheating. From Michael: Customer orders a 4...More

    That's not the right thing to do as a businessman. I will let the people know how you do business. You are cheating. From Michael: Customer orders a 4-4.5" discus. Fish arrived correctly matched and sized, and he accuses me of cheating him, threatens a negative review, and demands a free replacement fish. Do your tactics actually work with other sellers to get free stuff? Please keep your money and stay away from me.

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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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    Alain B., Santa Monica, CA (Verified Customer) November 23, 2020
    November 30, 2020
    Very nice from A to Z
    Everything was great, from shipping time to getting a very nice, high quality specimen. Size and visual description are accurate and packing quality i...More
    Everything was great, from shipping time to getting a very nice, high quality specimen. Size and visual description are accurate and packing quality is 5 Stars. If you're reading this review and wonder if this is a good site to buy Discus, I can only recommend it.



    Please be forgiving with my poor cell phone pictures since the fish just arrived and don't display its full color yet, additionally he's normally shy for now and not easy to catch.
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    Brian G., Chicago, IL (Verified Customer) October 15, 2020
    November 9, 2020
    Marlboro red panda
    Not happy with my order at all. Took over 3 weeks to arrive. Then when it finally arrives it’s not even your Traditional Marlboro red panda. It didn’t...More
    Not happy with my order at all. Took over 3 weeks to arrive. Then when it finally arrives it’s not even your Traditional Marlboro red panda. It didn’t have the beautiful red stripes they are known for. Very disappointed Michael but I’ve already told you this. You didn’t seem to care to replace it with the fish I wanted which would need like the review about from Brian B from VinTon VA. not sure why you would send me a different fish from the one pictures especially after speaking to you about this specific issue. I love your fish and it’s still a beautiful fish, BUT ITS NOT WHAT I ORDERED. PLEASE MAKE THIS RIGHT! As I paid almost $300 with shipping to get a fish that doesn’t resemble your pictures listed on your site. PLEASE HELP AND SEND ME THE CORRECT FISH.
    Reply from pearls7_discus:
    From Michael: Brian, to be clear, you paid $278 for overnight shipping for a 5.5" marlboro with a 4.0" Gold Nugget pleco. Your order was submitted on Oct 15, 2020 and successfully delivered on 11/3. That's a very normal and reasonable holding period for live tropical fish. In your case, I informed you as soon as you submitted your order that I was waiting for your Gold Nugget pleco to come out of quarantine. Based on your photo you submitted, the marlboro I shipped you, which is the subject of this review, is a pretty spot-on match with the product page you purchased the fish from. If you take a look at the tank full of fish, you will see some specimens have a more tangerine vs a tomato color. It's important to view ALL the photos when selecting a fish, since I always try to represent the entire spectrum of what customers may receive. Since this review is public, I wanted to point out these details. I'll speak with you privately. Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts and provide valuable feedback.
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    Brian B., Vinton, VA (Verified Customer) 09/19/2018
    December 11, 2019
    As you will see in these photos, I’m still holding all 13 “babies” from last year’s spawn.  They went free-swimming Dec 11 2018... ONE YEAR OLD TODAY!...More

    As you will see in these photos, I’m still holding all 13 “babies” from last year’s spawn.  They went free-swimming Dec 11 2018... ONE YEAR OLD TODAY!





    I purchased the parents from you last year, if you recall.  Pretty interesting to see the mix between Mom and Dad in their offspring, wouldn’t you agree?





    Thanks for touching based (good customer service).  I appreciate you and all you’ve done to help me get back into Discus keeping.  Wishing you the best, my friend.





    Happy Holidays!

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    BRIAN B., VINTON, VA (VERIFIED CUSTOMER) 9/19/2018
    December 9, 2019
    Beautiful pattern and colors, great size, and excellent health. My new Large Marlboro Red Panda has only been here for three weeks, and has already pa...More

    Beautiful pattern and colors, great size, and excellent health. My new Large Marlboro Red Panda has only been here for three weeks, and has already paired up with a Large Golden Carnation Snakeskin from the same order, and laid eggs (should be quite interesting offspring). I appreciate Michael’s attentiveness to getting to know the customer, their tastes and desires, and especially the guidance / education / coaching provided along the way.

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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.

Shipping Tiers for Live Tropical Fish: 

  • $60 Airport Shipping, $80 UPS Overnight
  • Free Discus/Altum Shipping on orders over $400
  • Free Discus/Altum Shipping PLUS your choice of a Complimentary Handcrafted Breeding Cone OR Discus.com T-Shirt  on orders over $600: (add your desired selection to your cart, and use the promo code: BONUS-CONE)

Blackworms: Free USPS Postal Shipping

Plants: $10 FedEx Priority Shipping, Minimum Order: $15

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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