Red Eagle Discus, Wide Pattern

Red Eagle Discus, Wide Pattern

Red Eagle Discus, Wide Pattern

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The Red Eagle Discus fish. Not a red eagle, not just a discus, but absolutely a sight to behold. Imagine you’re a child again, Saturday morning, your favorite box of cereal and cartoons. This fish has a pattern that resembles the maze on the back of your favorite breakfast cereal box. With a vibrant, bold red veining, and egg shell white, near canvas backdrop to the pattern, this beautiful maze catches your eye, and dare I say, steals your heart.

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12 reviews for Red Eagle Discus, Wide Pattern

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    David T., Staten Island, NY (Verified Customer) March 20, 2021
    October 10, 2021
    Hi... here's a picture of the red eagle I bought from you back in march...it eats like a beast and it's doing very good... thank you for such a wonder...More

    Hi... here's a picture of the red eagle I bought from you back in march...it eats like a beast and it's doing very good... thank you for such a wonderful discus...this was my first purchase from discus.com... I think he was 2.5 or 3.5 inches when I got him.

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    Brad S., Riverton, UT (Verified Customer) August 22, 2021
    September 5, 2021
    I was worried about salient peppering and dark background. The quality fish you sent have such light peppering that it isn't a problem. You ruined me,...More

    I was worried about salient peppering and dark background. The quality fish you sent have such light peppering that it isn't a problem. You ruined me, man...lol. I was going to get a saltwater, but now I'm going to simply get a bigger tank. These guys are worth it.

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    Stephen L., Frederick, CO (Verified Customer) July 12, 2021
    July 18, 2021
    Please ship to the house -- not the airport.
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    Curt T., Mountain Home, AR (Verified Customer) May 26, 2021
    June 6, 2021
    I cannot be more pleased with these fish Michael thank you very much! After we spoke I decided to take the substrate out of the tank I've ordered some...More

    I cannot be more pleased with these fish Michael thank you very much! After we spoke I decided to take the substrate out of the tank I've ordered some very small ceramic pots and I'm going to plant the plants in there with just a bit of gravel for each one hopefully this will make it that much more healthy for the fish and again thank you very much, these are beautiful my friend.

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    James A., Piedmont, SC (Verified Customer) May 24, 2021
    May 31, 2021

    Here is a pic of the fish I received from you yesterday very healthy and happy and already eating. Thank you very much for such a beautiful discus.

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    Thanh T., Trussville, AL (Verified Customer) April 9, 2021
    May 3, 2021
    Yes all discus are fine now. All them are so nice. I have waited too long to receive them, but thank you. From Michael: I apologize for the delay in s...More

    Yes all discus are fine now. All them are so nice. I have waited too long to receive them, but thank you. From Michael: I apologize for the delay in shipping your order, but I wanted to ensure all of your fish were correctly matched and medicated before I shipped them to you. Enjoy in good health.

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    David T., Staten Island, NY (Verified Customer) March 20, 2021
    March 27, 2021
    Breathtaking!
    Thank you Michael and discus.com for this beautiful and amazing specimen I just received, this has been an amazing experience ordering from discus.com...More
    Thank you Michael and discus.com for this beautiful and amazing specimen I just received, this has been an amazing experience ordering from discus.com. being my first time ordering form discus.com, I truly am so pleased with this amazing RED EAGLE DISCUS... I highly recommend discus.com.
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    Michael A., Newman Lake, WA (Verified Customer) March 12, 2021
    March 24, 2021
    Impressive!!
    These guys are Great! Ordered 2 @ 3.5 - 4" they both came in around 3.75". While still young there colors are coming in great! Does not look like the ...More
    These guys are Great! Ordered 2 @ 3.5 - 4" they both came in around 3.75". While still young there colors are coming in great! Does not look like the picture yet(close) although they are incredible looking! 3 days in I took these pictures.

    Thanks Michael for working with me Trying to satisfy a very picky person! (yes I am!) Michael's customer service is great! He tries his best to make you happy and really what more can you ask for! I will purchase more soon it was a great experience!
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    Jeff S., New Hope, MN (Verified Customer) February 1, 2021
    March 8, 2021
    Beautiful stock. They look great in my 150 tank. Your delivery was perfect on a -5F day. Because of temp could have used an extra hot pack. Other than...More

    Beautiful stock. They look great in my 150 tank. Your delivery was perfect on a -5F day. Because of temp could have used an extra hot pack. Other than that my acclimating experience worked well along with your suggestions.

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    Huy N., Lorton, VA (Verified Customer) December 16, 2020
    February 8, 2021

    Just letting you know, the blue diamond you sent me looks small and different from the picture.

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    Steven T., Ocean Springs, MS (Verified Customer) December 29, 2020
    January 31, 2021
    Hi Michael. Thanks for getting back with me so quickly. No, I haven’t raised the tank temp that high. I’ll do so today (slowly) I’ve been keeping it a...More

    Hi Michael. Thanks for getting back with me so quickly. No, I haven’t raised the tank temp that high. I’ll do so today (slowly) I’ve been keeping it at 83 degrees but it did get to 84.8 once. Thank you so much for the advice, I greatly appreciate it. Very pleased with the fish Michael chose for us, they match what we picked out on the site exactly. The fish all appeared healthy when we unpacked them and introduced them into a quarantine tank. Unfortunately, one died two days later. The other eight in our shipment settled in and were eating and meeting us at the front of the tank each time we entered the room. We moved them to our 180 gallon, planted show tank this morning and they couldn’t look happier. Overall, very happy with our experience and the fish. They are simply stunning in the show tank which we set up specifically for them. --Steve



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    Diego L., Denver, CO (Verified Customer) November 6, 2020
    November 10, 2020
    Estimated time says it will be here in about 2 more hours! Will definitely give you a call as soon as I get the fish to give you some updates.

    Discus came in GREAT shape! Thanks a lot.

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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
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Blackworms: Free USPS Postal Shipping

Plants: $10 FedEx Priority Shipping, Minimum Order: $15

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