Silver Pigeon Leopard Discus

Silver Pigeon Leopard Discus

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With the finesse of an Odori dancer, and the playfulness of a piero, the Silver Pigeon Leopard Discus is a beautiful addition to your menagerie of fish. Its silver skin shines bright like a disco ball, and dots of red and orange pop like a Yayoi Kusama creation. It would be the life of the party at any Japanese Disuko!

This fish should be called the disco Discus because he’s like a party with fins! He’ll turn the beat around, drop it like it’s hot, and twerk his way into your heart.

If fish could talk, he would say: “Have you ever seen a fish that looked so good, baby? Take a picture, it’ll last longer. Or better yet, take me home”. 

When you do take him home he’ll sachet his way around the tank in all his speckled spandex splendor, and make you wonder: “Where have you been all my life?”

He’s not just the life of the party, he’s that VIP guest whose in demand at every tank party in town. Happy disco-ing with your new Discus!
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12 reviews for Silver Pigeon Leopard Discus

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    Mark M., Fenton, MI (Verified Customer) January 10, 2023
    January 29, 2023

    Awesome Strawberry color, Just stunning on Day Two!

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    Derin H., Yarmouth port, MA (Verified Customer) January 13, 2023
    January 22, 2023
    Perfect can't complain at all how much for Altum adults size ? I was wondering to get 4 other, but I want the large I had no option when I got this on...More

    Perfect can't complain at all how much for Altum adults size ? I was wondering to get 4 other, but I want the large I had no option when I got this one.

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    Ryan W., Dundee, FL (Verified Customer) June 18, 2022
    June 23, 2022
    Received my order that was late due to shipping! Luckily none of the Discus died. They were all beautiful! The reason I am giving a mediocre review is...More
    Received my order that was late due to shipping! Luckily none of the Discus died. They were all beautiful! The reason I am giving a mediocre review is due to the lack of consideration or professionalism Micheal provided, when I reached out about believing I received the wrong fish. I quote “ You ordered baby fish, bro. It will take them time to color up.”. I actually never complained about the colors. Considering he spent 36hrs in a box he looked really good. He just looks nothing like a Silver Pigeon Leopard that they advertise. By the end of the discussion Michael told me if I wanted fish that looked like that I needed to order older fish, so I asked if my fish; in a year or two would like that and Michael said it would. We shall see. From Michael: UPS being late was completely out of my control, but you had nothing to worry about. If the fish were dead due to a late delivery, I would have shipped you a replacement order free of cost. Now, addressing your appearance comment: it's exactly what I told you over the phone. If you study my previous order reviews, the most common complaint is small fish not resembling my pictured adults. Baby discus won't grow into their final colors and patterns until they reach 4-5 inches. Based on your provided photo, I'm quite proud of my selection I made for you. It's interesting how you mentioned they were "all beautiful," yet you only provided a single negative review of the one fish in your entire order you were dissatisfied with.
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    Mitch H., Nags head, NC (Verified Customer) May 23, 2022
    May 29, 2022
    Looks like the cost difference in discus sizes recieved versus discus sizes ordered is a total value is 143.00. SILVER PIGEON LEOPARD 144 - 5"-5.5" or...More

    Looks like the cost difference in discus sizes recieved versus discus sizes ordered is a total value is 143.00. SILVER PIGEON LEOPARD 144 - 5"-5.5" ordered 90 - 4"-4.5" recieved YELLOW HECKEL CROSS 144 - 5"-5.5" ordered 109 - 4"-4.5" recieved ALBINO PEARL DIAMOND 190 - 5"'-5.5" ordered 159 - 4"-4.5" recieved CLASSIC DEEP BLUE DIAMOND 109 - 5"-5.5" ordered 86 - 4"-4.5" received Please confirm the numbers. In lieu of getting more plants, please provide me with a credit towards future purchases. At this point the discus are in the 300 and I'm not able to pull them out easily to photo them out of the water with a ruler. Don't be that guy! You have size slots for sale for a reason, 1/2 inch isn't splitting hairs as it adds up to 143 on 4 discus. If it was only one discus, I wouldn't even be bothered but 4 out of 5 fish is an issue. Already spent big money with you on fish so you need to step up and make it right. this is my 3rd transaction with you and all three orders were wrong, so focus on your business and appreciate mine. From Michael: Mitch, so you made an extreme effort to measure the fish down to the exact half inch and yet you couldn't be bothered to take a single ruler photo? And now you're demanding I provide you with a credit? If this is your third order, and I keep getting your orders "wrong," perhaps you should somewhere else for your fish. Just a thought.

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    Andrea A., Leesville, TX (Verified Customer) January 24, 2022
    May 1, 2022
    Your ears must have been ringing, as I just spoke with my husband this AM about ordering more discus! What types do you have coming in?
    Several fish ...More

    Your ears must have been ringing, as I just spoke with my husband this AM about ordering more discus! What types do you have coming in?



    Several fish I have received over the past year (not all from you) have not turned out to be the "reds" I wanted, and are staying yellow/orange as they mature. Disappointing to some degree because I didn't want to end up with any color in prominence, but they are nice discus. I just want to balance things out a bit so I'm looking for more blue and more true red. I have several picked out either in my shopping card or in my saved list, but I need to limit each order since they need to go thru quarantine in a smaller tank. 


     


    The fish I received from you are all maturing nicely. I did lose a Blue Tiger Carnation Turquoise a day or two after I received order, and that was disappointing so I'll be ordering that again. The Fuji Red and Fiamma Rossa have no red showing at all. Not sure if they're still too young, but I would've expected some color by now as they arrived the end of January. I don't see any maturing as the Silver Pigeon Leopard either....none have anything resembling it. I'm patiently awaiting transitions!


     


    I'll send some photos of my tanks from my phone in separate e-mail.  In addition to the two 210g tanks I will be putting my 125g back into service soon.


     


    So, if you can, let me know what nice blue and/or reds you have coming in. I'll compare that to what I already have in my cart and get an order to you today if possible :)
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    Brennen S., Frederick, MD (Verified Customer) January 12, 2022
    January 30, 2022
    Here are some photos!
    I wanted to wait till they colored up a bit. They look great! Thank you.
    I did have a question though. I know they are still y...More

    Here are some photos!



    I wanted to wait till they colored up a bit. They look great! Thank you.



    I did have a question though. I know they are still young but neither really look like the photos I ordered from. German Red Turquoise and Silver Pigeon Leopard Discus. I understand the Silvers are still very young but I thought you would at least see something that hinted they are that breed. They more seem to resemble, Striated Red Throwback Discus & Yellow White Discus.



    Thanks!


    Brennen



    From Michael: Rest assured your fish were matched correctly. You ordered very small baby fish. If you want exactly what’s in the photos, the adults are the way to go. Also, lighting and substrate play a role in the fish's coloration. You need brighter lighting as well as less shadows (plants) in your tank.

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    Dat T., Grand Junction, CO (Verified Customer) January 4, 2022
    January 30, 2022
    Hi Michael, I just received your discus fish this morning. All the fish looks healthy but only Albino Pearl Diamond Discus, Dark Base - 4.5 - 5.0" isn...More

    Hi Michael, I just received your discus fish this morning. All the fish looks healthy but only Albino Pearl Diamond Discus, Dark Base - 4.5 - 5.0" isn't . Can you help me replace him? From Michael: Yes, I'll credit you.

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    Kelly T., Lewiston, ID (Verified Customer) August 11, 2021
    September 26, 2021

    Just got my fish shipment. One looks stressed but okay.

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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 23, 2021
    August 1, 2021
    The 2 new pigeons are acclimating well And they're very beautiful. If it is PH shock how long do you think she'll take to come out of it. I hope it's ...More

    The 2 new pigeons are acclimating well And they're very beautiful. If it is PH shock how long do you think she'll take to come out of it. I hope it's not a damaged swim bladder. From Michael: Stephen, from your photos, it appears to be shipping stress related. A bit of Epsom salt will correct any issues.

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    Stephen L., Frederick, CO (Verified Customer) July 16, 2021
    July 25, 2021

    OK MICHAEL I TOOK SOME PICS OF THE BEAUTIFUL DISCUS I RECEIVED TODAY.

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    Jeffrey D., Bryan, TX (Verified Customer) January 15, 2021
    January 25, 2021

    Hey. I called you yesterday about the fish. They look great and they are getting along great! Thank you again!

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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.

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