Reflection D Cross Discus, Green Base

Reflection D Cross Discus, Green Base

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Beauty. The dark pattern on top of the green base make this reflection D cross discus an amazing fish to look at and to remember all the beautiful dreams, memories, and aspirations these colors invoke. Your favorite place, person, or thing. Mother Nature never lets us down with her beauty.  What initially comes to my mind is a place in nature on my bucket list that I’ve always dreamed about visiting… the Bahamas.

Among these 700 islands, cays and islets is a place my friend Al takes visitors to go ocean fly fishing for the elusive bonefish. Every time I see one of Al’s ads and photos from previous ocean fly fishing excursions, I see this green, aqua color. I also see a tall, dark Bahamian man holding a long pole at the stern of a small boat and ME fly casting from the bow.  I cast and I cast and not a trace of a bone to be found but I don’t seem to care. It’s the patterns of color and the beauty of the aqua green water.  We’re fishing the shallows, where the bones hang out, and suddenly my guide points to 4 o’clock on my left side.

I cast and whack! Another fish of beauty besides this D cross hits my line… Well… if I could only afford the $5,000 for Al’s trip I would be able to cross this puppy off my bucket list. Sounds expensive but…Al provides you with air fare and  a great cottage by the ocean, and that beautiful green/aqua color pervading everywhere. And you get a first class chef cooking all you catch. And Al is one of the greatest fly fishermen on the planet.

I once had to wait a week to interview Al because he was over in Italy judging a fly tying competition.  Nice, right? And in my dreams I always hear that song from the television ad…”Jamaica, Bahamas… ” with the nice rhythms… casting… casting… enjoying aqua beauty in the Bahamas… the serenity of the islands… Someday… awww… I don’t want to wait until “someday”… I want this now! Maybe I should sell everything I own and buy a boat and sail down to the Bahamas…

Ever hear about author Eckhart Tolle’s great book “The Power of Now”? I have and I’m going to listen to this wise man, this guru, and live for NOW. I’ll sell everything I own, buy that dream boat, and sail down to the Bahamas. I’ll pay off my bills first with the funds from the sale…and…then…sail NOW! This reflection D cross discus did it to me…it made me live in the NOW.  Glorious discus thanks for being there for me, and constantly reminding me my bucket list dreams are doable…NOW.

By Robert Gluck

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5 reviews for Reflection D Cross Discus, Green Base

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    William G., Basalt, CO (Verified Customer) October 6, 2022
    October 30, 2022
    Hi Michael, I waited a couple of days to write you mostly because USPS is a downright lousy shipper on my end of the shipping process. This would be t...More

    Hi Michael, I waited a couple of days to write you mostly because USPS is a downright lousy shipper on my end of the shipping process. This would be the 2nd time that they tossed the box of fish upside down into a snow bank. Your packaging is so awesome that there were no leaks or breaches but the fish were stressed and not feeding until today. I'll remind you on future orders that we must do FedEx or UPS Next Day Air. I'll pay the extra fee if there is one. These carriers will bring the box to the door and make sure that it is handed off properly.



    That being said, I have been to most of the aquarium retailers on the Western Slope of Colorado and several stores on the Front Range of our State, and I have found nothing to compare with the quality, range of selection, and how you deliver your product. The heat bags were still warm inside, with quadruple bagging and impeccable packaging these guys are now running my “large” discus pod. Right now, my only curious question is I ordered this strain with a green-based coloring. At this point, they are totally blue. Will they eventually shade into a green base? This is a curiosity, not an issue. I love the way they took over my pack of discus. That's my review for you. Thank you for the time and effort you take to make sure these fish are right.



    From Michael: Rick, if you take a look at the base color of the fish, he already appears very green to me, based on your photo.

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    Leah H., Lander, WY (Verified Customer) February 27, 2022
    May 15, 2022
    I left a review with all these discus. I couldn't be happier with these beautiful discus. These are beautiful too all of them are!!! You do a phenomen...More

    I left a review with all these discus. I couldn't be happier with these beautiful discus. These are beautiful too all of them are!!! You do a phenomenal job with your discus! I want to thank you for picking out truly magnificent discus for me!! So glad I took the chance on buying discus!! Had been told they're impossible to keep healthy. Your discus are not only beautiful but also healthy and resilient!! Grateful I found you!!

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    Pamela F., Visalia, NY (Verified Customer) February 1, 2022
    February 20, 2022
    I ended up putting in sand and HOB filter because it's much easier to see and clean up the uneaten food and the reflection off the bottom seemed to be...More

    I ended up putting in sand and HOB filter because it's much easier to see and clean up the uneaten food and the reflection off the bottom seemed to be adding to their stress. I've done partial WC everyday sometimes 2 times a day to make sure I get all food.



    PH - 6.8


    Ammonia - 0


    Nitrites 0


    Nitrates 20 ppm (that's how it comes out of tap)


    Temp -88


    Added a little bit of salt and stress guard



    I'm very pleased overall. I just wish they would eat and I'm worried about the Tefe and the nose of the Rafflesia. I'm going to go try and find some Paraguard. I'll keep you posted.

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    Zac K., Visalia, CA (Verified Customer) January 5, 2022
    January 16, 2022

    Yes all fish arrived safely and as always they are beautiful.

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    Phoenix R., Seaside, CA (Verified Customer) April 26, 2021
    June 6, 2021
    Just got them in quarantine! They survived first night in new tank! They are so beautiful! I'm realizing I think a few of my others are stunted compar...More

    Just got them in quarantine! They survived first night in new tank! They are so beautiful! I'm realizing I think a few of my others are stunted compared to these guys! I'm thinking of making a separate tank and just having some more of yours in my bigger tank. Thank you! And thanks for awesome customer service your care for your fish really shows!

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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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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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