Red Cover Discus

Red Cover Discus

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The Red Cover Discus has a unique and interesting look. Its coloration embodies that of an artist’s painted faded techniques and imagination. This fish has contrasting and translucent coloring of bright reddish-orange and rich yellows. The pale face, yellow in color, transcends into a striking reddish-orange body, and graduates back to that deep yellow coloration towards the dorsal, pectoral, anal and tail fins.

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6 reviews for Red Cover Discus

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    Jose P., Bronx, NY (Verified Customer) September 8, 2022
    September 18, 2022
    Hey Michael, not only did they arrived extremely healthy looking discus, no frayed fins active and upright, eating right away. The are truly beautiful...More
    Hey Michael, not only did they arrived extremely healthy looking discus, no frayed fins active and upright, eating right away. The are truly beautiful. You really  went out of your way to pick fish as close to what i asked for. They are truly beautiful. I was really  impressed with the packing, loved the rubber band closures , no leaking. Triple thick bags, WAO. think my wife , who unpacked and acclimated them (I was working). She saved all the packing materials, so I would see them. Great improvement over all. Even FedEx arrived early. Could not really say anything more positive. Yes. Box well labeled, sure helped a lot with handling. I was hesitant to order due to prior unpleasant experience(ups). Happy I order these 5, 5in discus. Fyi, this quarantine tank has a color enhancing light, but beautiful with no light at all. Michael did not pay pay me to say this.
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    David C., Orinda, CA (Verified Customer) June 5, 2022
    June 26, 2022
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    The Red Cover arrived healthy and active. I noticed it it's a deep red but is a bit pale. I hope with some more time it will become a darker red as it...More
    The Red Cover arrived healthy and active. I noticed it it's a deep red but is a bit pale. I hope with some more time it will become a darker red as it continues to eat and acclimate to its new surroundings.
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    Herman T., Riverview, FL (Verified Customer) February 24, 2022
    March 8, 2022
    The fish are amazing. Overall great transaction. Would have preferred more specifics on the delivery. I requested(selected preferred delivery) date on...More
    The fish are amazing. Overall great transaction. Would have preferred more specifics on the delivery. I requested(selected preferred delivery) date on a day off. However, they showed up four days later and I had to leave work 26 miles away to retrieve them from my porch. Inconvenient, but I still give 5 stars because Michael was in communication and once I received the tracking information I knew when to look for them on my cameras. From Michael: Sorry for the inconvenience. The date indicator on the checkout form is "preferred," and we always try to target the customer's indicated date. However, due to the complexities involved with shipping live tropical fish, we require a degree of flexibility from customers. Tracking numbers are emailed a day in advance of the fish being shipped in order to provide sufficient preparation time to receive the order.
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    Binh H., San Jose, CA (Verified Customer) June 2, 2021
    June 20, 2021
    Hi Michael, I appreciate your picks. They are definitely the most beautiful discus that I have ever owned. Everyone still looks ok except for the yell...More

    Hi Michael, I appreciate your picks. They are definitely the most beautiful discus that I have ever owned. Everyone still looks ok except for the yellow one. I send you a picture below. Can you tell me what wrong which it? Any experience from you to help it. Thank you, Michael!

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    Osman R., Baton Rouge, LA (Verified Customer) 01/17/2018
    May 31, 2019

    All the fishes you send me are eating and  healthy they all look amazing I really loved thank you again.

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    Christine R., Brooklyn, NY (Verified Customer) 08/18/2017
    March 1, 2019
    My new babies are fine, so far. Swimming, eating and chasing each other, but no aggression, just play. I think. Turquoise on a shy side but ate a litt...More

    My new babies are fine, so far. Swimming, eating and chasing each other, but no aggression, just play. I think. Turquoise on a shy side but ate a little bit. Thanks a lot. Thanks. I hope they will be ok. They look beautiful. I can't wait to put them in my bigger tank. I  know I have to wait. 

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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.

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