Neon Sapphire Discus

Neon Sapphire Discus

Neon Sapphire Discus

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If their bright blue color is not enough to woo you, this fish’s bright red eye should be the tipping point that draws you in. Although not an Albino fish, this strain has all of the special touches high end discus collectors are looking for.

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18 reviews for Neon Sapphire Discus

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    Michael G., Chalfont, PA (Verified Customer) August 21, 2021
    September 21, 2021
    They all seem to be doing well. Guessing the one just has two dots on his tail. Fish are absolutely gorgeous and so much savings compared to my local ...More

    They all seem to be doing well. Guessing the one just has two dots on his tail. Fish are absolutely gorgeous and so much savings compared to my local fish store.

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    Ximan J., San Mateo, CA (Verified Customer) April 7, 2019
    August 29, 2021
    Hi Michael,
    The neon-sapphire are black instead of light blue on your website. I will wait for one or two week and see whether it can recover as you ...More

    Hi Michael,



    The neon-sapphire are black instead of light blue on your website. I will wait for one or two week and see whether it can recover as you suggested. The Albino gold doesn’t look like the photo on your website. I like the other two fishes. The other two fishes meet my expectations.



    If the neon-sapphire doesn’t recover in one or two weeks, I may have to return it. I don’t know what to do with it.



    Best regards,



    Ximan



    From Michael: This is an old review, but this customer recently ordered from me again, after a 2 year hiatus.

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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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    Jennifer B., Burnsville, MN (Verified Customer) May 9, 2021
    June 6, 2021

    Yes, they are gorgeous! Use pics if you want.

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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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    Brian L., Grand Island, NY (Verified Customer) February 17, 2021
    March 15, 2021

    I will update the website soon..just wanted to say they all recovered from there shipment and looking good. Still a bit antsy...but that was expected

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    Sal D., Corona, CA (Verified Customer) January 25, 2021
    January 31, 2021
    Afternoon Michael, can you call me when u have a minute? I received my oder today, thank you. 6 out of 7 appear to be in good health, but 1 is not loo...More

    Afternoon Michael, can you call me when u have a minute? I received my oder today, thank you. 6 out of 7 appear to be in good health, but 1 is not looking too good. Overall--good. I would make a future purchase. I found your website and general info/articles to be very helpful.

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    Cierra W., North Manchester, IN (Verified Customer) January 4, 2021
    January 25, 2021
    All of the fish arrived safely and are now settled in and are loving life. They look great and we are very happy with them. Thank you. I sent them all...More

    All of the fish arrived safely and are now settled in and are loving life. They look great and we are very happy with them. Thank you. I sent them all in a few different emails because it wouldn't let me send them all in the same one. Hope you get them all. We look forward to doing more business with you in the near future.

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    Beth P., Keizer, OR., (Verified Customer) January 5, 2021
    January 10, 2021
    My two favorites!
    It's so hard to pick a favorite, but I would probably say it was these two! They are just babies, and their color will still develop,  but honestly th...More

    It's so hard to pick a favorite, but I would probably say it was these two! They are just babies, and their color will still develop,  but honestly they are so beautiful right now that I wish their color would stay like this. 

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    Donnie W., TOPEKA, KS (Verified Customer) November 20, 2020
    November 26, 2020
    Yes, everything is fine.  Thanks for following up on the order. The fish look amazing and are coloring up real nice i think they will do great in my 1...More

    Yes, everything is fine.  Thanks for following up on the order. The fish look amazing and are coloring up real nice i think they will do great in my 160 gal acrylic tank.  There was one that had me worried  because he just sank to the bottom but I babied him back to strength. His bag looked low on water and he was gasping at the surface of the bag. Other than that great looking and healthy fish thanks so much for your time and effort on the selections. Look forward to ordering more in the future from you!

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    Robert G., Studio City, CA (Verified Customer) August 17, 2020
    November 20, 2020
    Excellent!

    The blue one is yours.

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    Evelyn P., Lexington, MA, (Verified Customer) September 26, 2020
    October 25, 2020
    They were sick when they got here and you know they were. Additionally, I wasn’t ready to receive them and you shipped them anyways, stressing me and ...More
    They were sick when they got here and you know they were. Additionally, I wasn’t ready to receive them and you shipped them anyways, stressing me and them out. I’m not surprised by your response given the terrible things everyone has told me about your business. Do whatever you think is fair. I won’t be purchasing from you ever again. From Michael: There was miscommunication with this customer's ship date, which I apologize for, but I certainly do not ship out sick discus. I offered the customer a partial credit since she already had the fish in her possession for a week, and she refused it.
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    Joe D., Franklin, KY (Verified Customer) September 1, 2020
    September 9, 2020
    Exquisite discus. I am up to 16 of Michael's fish and they are no less than stunning. I plan to buy many more.
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    Justin B., Charlotte, NC (Verified Customer) May 26, 2020
    July 6, 2020
    Well worth the wait! Discus (Deep Blue) was big and beautiful as I only buy the max size. Michael responded to any questions I had and did a great jo...More
    Well worth the wait! Discus (Deep Blue) was big and beautiful as I only buy the max size. Michael responded to any questions I had and did a great job picking out the discus as I had a couple orders. if your reviewing this site its because you've come for Discus you can't get from your local store, you can't go wrong dealing with Michael.
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    Rick S., Savage, MN (verified customer) 10/8/2018
    December 9, 2019
    I just bought six beautiful Discus, and had a very positive experience. The large Styrofoam shipping box was carefully packed. Michael was in contact ...More

    I just bought six beautiful Discus, and had a very positive experience. The large Styrofoam shipping box was carefully packed. Michael was in contact with me when I placed my order, and even after the new Discus were swimming in their new tank. I would definitely recommend buying from Discus.com! I'm sure I will be buying more Discus in the future!



    Thank you!



    Rick Schillinger


    Savage, Mn

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    Jason F., Cowlessville, NY (verified customer) 04/17/2018
    May 31, 2019

    I just wanted to say Thank you for the amazing fish and support I received from you.I'm looking forward to the next time I order.

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    Tom R., North Haven, CT (Verified Customer) 09/10/2017
    May 31, 2019

    Hey Mike got the fish they're in quarantine. They look healthy and beautiful. The Rafflesia is more orange than red, but I'm hoping that changes.

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    Michael L., Virginia Beach, VA (Verified Customer) 06/02/2017
    February 20, 2019
    Everything is great actually. They're all fitting in just fine, and none of them are showing any signs of concern at all with the exception of minimal...More

    Everything is great actually. They're all fitting in just fine, and none of them are showing any signs of concern at all with the exception of minimal stress...which I think is mainly due to some cichlids I have in the same tank with my discus. I'm about to get them moved to their own tank anyways, they are just a little too wild for the discus...about like a bunch of school kids running through a seniors living facility all day...just isn't very ideal. I'm super happy with you guys and will definitely be ordering more soon!





    Update: Just 5 days after sending me these beauties...love in QT. I know which is male and which is female now haha

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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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