Ocean Green Discus

Ocean Green Discus

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With vibrant fins that mimic the ocean’s aquatic and an opal-like body that resembles the full moon, this specimen at once relaxes and intrigues. If the sight of this fish’s delicately striped transparent tail doesn’t hypnotize, its crimson red eyes surely will.  Allow the Ocean Green Discus to shine like a brilliant gemstone in your aquarium.

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5 reviews for Ocean Green Discus

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    Tina W., Crystal River, FL (Verified Customer) February 13, 2022
    March 27, 2022
    HI Mike!! I wanted to contact you with a new update!! I took your advice on the substrate and changed it up yesterday to white river rock...The fish l...More

    HI Mike!! I wanted to contact you with a new update!! I took your advice on the substrate and changed it up yesterday to white river rock...The fish look AMAZING!!!! Thank you!! They are growing and starting to really show their colors!! They Absolutely eat everything that I give them from flakes, small pellets, crisps, to dried blood worms! You've raised fish that are easy to care for!! I am really Happy with the ones you picked out for me!! I did have 2 that didn't make it within the first week of arrival. I don't even know what happened because all the others are perfectly healthy. I found the blue one hiding and it looked like an eye i jury of some sort. The orange one was also hiding in a log but I couldn't tell what was wrong. I can't even say which 2 didn't make it. I only know one was blue and one looked orange. (I hope it wasn't my Fuji who didn't grow into her red color yet). Maybe you'll be able to determine from which ones you see and what ones you sent. Anyway, I wanted to send you some updated pictures!! Very excited about the tank change and the Beautiful fish. Hope you're staying busy...Your fish are the Best!! Thanks again!! -Tina

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    Monica B., San Diego, CA (Verified Customer) April 27, 2021
    May 9, 2021
    Hi Michael, All my other gosh look great! They are beautiful & lively. They are eating well & acclimating nicely. Thank you so much - your fis...More

    Hi Michael, All my other gosh look great! They are beautiful & lively. They are eating well & acclimating nicely. Thank you so much - your fish are gorgeous & I will be purchasing from you almost exclusively in the future! Monica

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    Monica B., San Diego, CA (Verified Customer) April 27, 2021
    May 3, 2021
    Hey Michael! I think it has been super easy and so far your fish have arrived looking as they do in the photos, which I know is a hard thing to captur...More

    Hey Michael! I think it has been super easy and so far your fish have arrived looking as they do in the photos, which I know is a hard thing to capture depending on their size and maturity but so far I am very very happy.

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    Donnie W., TOPEKA, KS (Verified Customer) November 20, 2020
    November 26, 2020
    Sorry it took so long but he just came out of hiding seems to be struggling more than the others one of my black Rams has died. Hopefully he will calm...More

    Sorry it took so long but he just came out of hiding seems to be struggling more than the others one of my black Rams has died. Hopefully he will calm down and settle into the acclimation process.

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    Priscilla B., Yorktown, VA (Verified Customer) November 17, 2020
    November 24, 2020
    another winner!
    Very nice fish with great customer support from Michael!
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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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