Rafflesia Throwback Discus

Rafflesia Throwback Discus

Rafflesia Throwback Discus


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Blood red with a white pattern, this Rafflesia Throwback Discus makes me marvel at its good looks but, because of its middle name, makes me think of the past. As this iridescent Rafflesia Throwback catches the light, it highlights the gentle white speckles on the intense blood red/orange color combination accented by a delicate medley of blues fringe. This hybrid discus would strike the right note and complement any collection with its bold eye-catching colors.

My past includes playing basketball, a game I’ve followed since growing up in Jersey and following the Glory Days Knicks, those teams that won those two championships back in the day. Throwback jerseys are worn by different NBA basketball teams to pay respect to a bygone team’s uniforms. And to show respect to past players who battled on the court in those championship years.

Maybe this discus is meaning to tell us, by its name alone, that we should respect the past. And maybe, from its blood red color, we should also think about respecting the Veterans who, in the past, helped preserve our freedoms and way of life here in the States by shedding their own blood. I know it sounds a bit tragic. Still, we need to remember. If only to show the respect due our past warriors.

But this fish wants to tell us more so I started Googling words related to it and I began with Rafflesia. Who knew that it means a parasitic flowering plant that has no stems, leaves, or roots? Looking closely, I notice the plant and the fish are similar in color…but that name… Rafflesia… you sure it isn’t the main character in an Eddie Murphy comedy film? Nope, a plant, not Eddie in drag making us laugh.

What this discus reminds us of is no laughing matter. With its name and color, it is indeed, a throwback, a reversion…back…back…to a time zone in the past, our past. Contemplating its red and white pattern I remember and vow to always remember, passing on these important values to my children, and if I’m lucky, grandchildren.

By Robert Gluck

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2 reviews for Rafflesia Throwback Discus

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    Rafflesia Throwback Discus photo review
    Rafflesia Throwback Discus photo review
    Cynthia M., Charlestown, RI (Verified Customer) November 18, 2020
    November 29, 2020
    Yes fish arrived and doing fine. Very pretty fish. They should color up nicely. The Throwback Rafflesia is a nice size and the Blue Super Eruption alr...More

    Yes fish arrived and doing fine. Very pretty fish. They should color up nicely. The Throwback Rafflesia is a nice size and the Blue Super Eruption already has nice coloring, but unfortunately is not the size I ordered. As you can see from pictures he is quite small compared to the Rafflesia. I measured him and he barely comes in at under 3.5”  from tip of nose to tip of tail. Just hope he doesn’t get bullied and becomes stunted. Nothing we can do about it now. Hopefully he will become big and strong.

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    Ted S., Tulsa, OK (Verified Customer) 02/14/2018
    May 31, 2019

    Great high quality discus! Just concerned with one lollipop that continues to hide out and not eating. The rest are doing awesome!

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