Orange Melon Discus

Orange Melon Discus

Orange Melon Discus

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This strain is a key staple of the Melon line. Collectors seeking a solid example of a melon to complete their collection almost always have at least one example of this specimen.

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5 reviews for Orange Melon Discus

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    Angelica P., Carolina, Puerto Rico (Verified Customer) April 30, 2021
    June 20, 2021
    Hi Michael! I'm sorry I've been so out of touch lately. But yes the discus are doing great, the are beautiful and super healthy thank you a lot! I wil...More

    Hi Michael! I'm sorry I've been so out of touch lately. But yes the discus are doing great, the are beautiful and super healthy thank you a lot! I will definitely order from your site again.

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    Brent R., Mckinney, TX (Verified Customer) May 6, 2021
    May 23, 2021
    Good afternoon Michael happy Friday. This is Brent R. the fish delivered Tuesday and I love them. This is from yesterday afternoon when I turned on th...More

    Good afternoon Michael happy Friday. This is Brent R. the fish delivered Tuesday and I love them. This is from yesterday afternoon when I turned on the lights! I was wearing my Discus.com tshirt yesterday when I was acclimating my fish.

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    Deborah G., Old Orchard Beach, ME (Verified Customer) May 11, 2021
    May 16, 2021

    Like you said. Looked dead but revived themselves. Perfect looking fish. Thank you.

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    Beth P., Keizer, OR (Verified Customer) December 3, 2020
    December 9, 2020
    Blown away!!
    My fish got here a little bit  ago. We floated the bags and released them 10 minutes ago. I am blown away by their size and  how gorgeous they are!!! ...More

    My fish got here a little bit  ago. We floated the bags and released them 10 minutes ago. I am blown away by their size and  how gorgeous they are!!! One has me a little nervous but I am hoping in time he will snap out of his shock. I am attaching photos of several of them. The one laying on the bottom is one I am worried about. We'll give him so time to adjust.

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    Suzanne T., Canton, GA (verified customer) 07/02/2018
    December 9, 2019
    They're already breathtaking, even though they're still shy and not quite comfortable in their  new Home yet [ the Quarantine Tank ].
    I just ADORE th...More

    They're already breathtaking, even though they're still shy and not quite comfortable in their  new Home yet [ the Quarantine Tank ].



    I just ADORE them !!!



    We've already had visitors to our Home ( came to see our German Shepherds ) mesmerized by our colorful Discus, from Discus.com !!!



    GRATEFULLY,



    Suzanne & James 



    ( James took a video, but too big to send ! )

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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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