Ocean Green Snakeskin Discus

Ocean Green Snakeskin Discus

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This specimen is the Ocean Green Snakeskin Discus and its name describes its alluring features. A little larger than palm sized, it is a mix of greens from hunter to aquamarine with a sprinkling of burgundy to red highlights throughout. The nose is awash in a burgundy-red that freckles and peters out to a bright red highlight on the base of the tail fin. The skin is smooth, similar to snake scales hence its moniker, “Snakeskin.” Another striking feature are the blood red eyes that will have onlookers mesmerized.

The Ocean Green Snakeskin Discus is a valuable addition to any freshwater aquarium missing tropical fish character. It will bring life and color to your project.

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5 reviews for Ocean Green Snakeskin Discus

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    Stacy H., Chicago, IL (Verified Customer) October 16, 2022
    November 6, 2022
    Hi there. I got back from Singapore and decided to let my sea green snakeskin and Cobalt deep blue gene discus out of quarantine to join the flock in ...More

    Hi there. I got back from Singapore and decided to let my sea green snakeskin and Cobalt deep blue gene discus out of quarantine to join the flock in the living room  tank. They both are doing so well and are voracious eaters. What a show, am I right? My husband has taken to calling them lollipops, or fish pops, especially when then arrange themselves decoratively in the leaves. They are just too colorful!


    The SGSnakeskin is a new family favorite. He absolutely glows at night! The rest of the guys are from Robert Lim: Albino leopard, emerald leopard, red map, mercury, super red melon. You did a great job shipping and I would definitely recommend your business! I snapped the first two of them hiding in the corner after I pestered them with some plant trimming. The last is them back out and about.





    Thanks,


    Stacy in Chicago

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    Michael A., Newman Lake, WA (Verified Customer) March 12, 2021
    March 24, 2021
    WOW should be incredible when full size!
    I ordered 10 discus 3.5 - 4" this little guys came in just shy of 3" the smallest of them all. some others were over 4 inches. All in all I'm very ple...More
    I ordered 10 discus 3.5 - 4" this little guys came in just shy of 3" the smallest of them all. some others were over 4 inches. All in all I'm very pleased, WOW the color coming off this little guy is CRAZY! that's 3 days in the tank, there not even close to having all there color back from shipping! THANKS MICHAEL!!!
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    HOANG T., Federal Way, WA (Verified Customer) February 21, 2021
    March 8, 2021

    Looking good, thanks for the tips.

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    Suhas N., Fulshear, TX (Verified Customer) January 5, 2021
    January 25, 2021

    The snakeskin discus has not eaten anything since we received him... We feed red worms & dried fish food. I am worried. Any advise?

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    Jesse H. Mebane, NC (Verified Customer) January 28, 2020
    February 2, 2020
    The Discus I purchased arrived right on time.
    First of all, the level of detail you guys put into the packaging was heads above from other online sit...More

    The Discus I purchased arrived right on time.


    First of all, the level of detail you guys put into the packaging was heads above from other online sites I have purchased from in the past.


    I was immediately more than impressed upon seeing my Discus for the first time!


    These Discus were much larger than I had anticipated!


    Their colors were already popping right out of the bags, and they very healthy!


    It’s very clear that you guys have a real passion in caring for the fish you sell.


    I could not be more pleased with my Discus!


    Thank you, and look forward to future purchases exclusively from discus.com!

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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 over $600: 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.

Blackworms: Free USPS Postal Shipping

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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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