Snow White Discus

Snow White Discus

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Most customers purchasing this strain name their pets “Casper,” “Ghost,” “Silk,” “Cotton,” “Milk,” or “Snow.” It’s not difficult to see why. Although not entirely 100% white, the Snow White discus is as close as you’ll get without getting into super premium Albino strains. The stark white patternless color scheme of this fish breaks up the monotony in collection that is otherwise a sea of color and patterns. A hybrid discus collector should always have at least 1 of these discus in their collection for this reason.

This glistening pale Discus isn’t completely red-eyed the way a true albino would be, but it’s about as close as you can get. And while it’s named the “Snow White”, this particular hybrid puts us more in mind of the White Witch from Narnia. In the world of Narnia, the White Witch was the last of her kind, a near-immortal would-be queen who destroyed an entire world with the utterance of a single word. We hope for your sake that the Snow White you choose isn’t that powerful. Things could get awkward at home if your witch-fish uses her magic to prolong winter indefinitely, or starts turning her political enemies to stone. But on the plus side, if you give one of these beauties a home in your tank, it may well offer you some delicious Turkish delight in exchange for a cube of freeze-dried
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11 reviews for Snow White Discus

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    Glenn G., Plainview, TX (Verified Customer) December 9, 2021
    January 16, 2022

    All fish arrived in great condition! Thanks I'll get you pics when they start moving around.

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    David P., Mt. Vernon, AL (Verified Customer) November 17, 2021
    November 28, 2021
    I have received the fish but the fish tank is broken, there is 1 fish with a broken bag and the water overflows I am following as instructed and waiti...More

    I have received the fish but the fish tank is broken, there is 1 fish with a broken bag and the water overflows I am following as instructed and waiting until tomorrow if there is any problem I will message you.

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    Rob S., Smyrna, GA (Verified Customer) October 18, 2021
    October 31, 2021

    Hey Michael,


    Attached are the pictures I promised.


    Rob

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    Sarah C., Phoenix, NY (Verified Customer) June 5, 2021
    June 13, 2021
    One red was dead yesterday which is completely the ups driver and doesn't look like the second penang is doing well either... the big red one and a wh...More

    One red was dead yesterday which is completely the ups driver and doesn't look like the second penang is doing well either... the big red one and a white one were as you know the only survivors of the first shipment that I was never actually notified would be arriving and as of right now I've only lost the red from the second order again I know now exactly why they were in such rough shape the driver did not care at all what the label said and when I said something about it he was very nonchalant and dismissive. He basically told me "oh well."

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    Danielle B., Shelburne, VT (Verified Customer) May 9, 2021
    May 18, 2021

    We LOVE the selection! They are a perfect addition to the couple we already had. Thank you!

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    Michael A., Newman Lake, WA (Verified Customer) March 12, 2021
    March 24, 2021
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    I ordered 10 discus 3.5-4" this little guys came in at 3". some others were over 4 inches. All in all I'm very pleased, there is some yellow spots by ...More
    I ordered 10 discus 3.5-4" this little guys came in at 3". some others were over 4 inches. All in all I'm very pleased, there is some yellow spots by her face we will see if they fade as she gets bigger! Michael Thanks for taking the time to talk to me!
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    Latoya C., Memphis, TN (Verified Customer) October 15, 2020
    January 31, 2021
    Good morning Michael, this is Latoya. Here are a couple pics. I was concerned about the fin on the Snow White one also I was wondering with 8 in tank,...More

    Good morning Michael, this is Latoya. Here are a couple pics. I was concerned about the fin on the Snow White one also I was wondering with 8 in tank, how often you suggest feeding them? Thanks so much and I'll get more pictures to you. They're beautiful Thank you so much!! My husband says you've gained a lifetime customer!! We appreciate you!!

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    Robert O., Sugar Hill, GA (Verified Customer) December 14, 2020
    January 25, 2021

    I received all of my fish and they all look great. Thank you.

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    Beth P., Keizer, OR., (Verified Customer) January 5, 2021
    January 10, 2021
    I ordered this one because of the description that was written. "Every hybrid discus collector should have at least one in their tank." "It's white, w...More

    I ordered this one because of the description that was written. "Every hybrid discus collector should have at least one in their tank." "It's white, what is so spectacular about WHITE!?" I thought. So I ordered one out of curiosity. It's just a baby. The color is still developing. But instantly I knew exactly what the description meant! This little guy is an eye catcher!! 

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    Kay K., TX (verified customer) 7/13/2018
    December 9, 2019

    Thank you Michael, everything is looking fine with the fish! This was the best purchase I've ever made!

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    William G., Peru IL (Verified Customer) 03/16/2018
    May 31, 2019

    Wow.....what a terrific experience I've had in getting my fish from Discus.com.  The fish are absolutely stunning and I'm ultra happy sitting by the...More


    Wow.....what a terrific experience I've had in getting my fish from Discus.com.  The fish are absolutely stunning and I'm ultra happy sitting by them watching their majestic swimming and aquarium presence.





    I must say, however, that the fantastic effort Mike Li put into helping me, answering my questions, and even texting/calling me to see how things were going is THE most important part of the whole experience.  He so very much wanted me to be happy, know certain facts, and have success with my five gorgeous fish.  All too often, sellers make the sale and then drop off the face of the planet.  Not Mike......he made this newbie to Discus keeping feel reassured and greatly lessened the anxieties associated in such an endeavor.  I've been into fish for fifty years, Koi pounding for twenty, and I'm a retired biology teacher, but there was much to learn from him for which I'm indeed grateful.  I even have a few fish on the Discus.com wishlist as I'm sure to buy from him again after my current five are all settled and established.  Great products with super service.....what a combination. The money spent was well worth it......I could not be more pleased. Since there are no 'star' ratings for the transaction\review, I'm using these five stars as my rating (five being the best).........


     


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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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