Striated Red Throwback Discus

Striated Red Throwback Discus

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Like the intricate and otherworldly matrix of a slab of turquoise, the complex yet soothing striations on this Red Throwback Discus will mesmerize your soul and inspire your visual aesthetic. The cool blue and warm yellow striations create a striking contrast against the crimson red to imprint a truly one-of-a-kind showstopper for your visual senses. The smooth, symmetrical curves of this discus meet at its face to create a sharp and distinct apex that creates a harmonious union. You will find it quite difficult to look away from this majestic beauty!

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7 reviews for Striated Red Throwback Discus

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    Michael L., Brentwood, NY (Verified Customer) December 19, 2021
    December 26, 2021
    Súper bonito y en muy buenas condiciones.. Perfect!! 😄 👍🏼
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    Angelica P., Carolina, Puerto Rico (Verified Customer) April 30, 2021
    June 20, 2021
    Hi Michael! I'm sorry I've been so out of touch lately. But yes the discus are doing great, the are beautiful and super healthy thank you a lot! I wil...More

    Hi Michael! I'm sorry I've been so out of touch lately. But yes the discus are doing great, the are beautiful and super healthy thank you a lot! I will definitely order from your site again.

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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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    Jon D., West End, NC (Verified Customer) February 16, 2021
    March 8, 2021
    Fish are alive lights are down. Packaging was a mess bags leaked so we had to dump a couple straight in. All are alive so far. They're good. Still hav...More

    Fish are alive lights are down. Packaging was a mess bags leaked so we had to dump a couple straight in. All are alive so far. They're good. Still have one struggling some, but they are beautiful.

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    Rob R., Cape Coral, FL (Verified Customer) November 8, 2020
    November 29, 2020
    Striated Red Throwback - Black Halo
    I hope all is well up in cold New York and that you had a good Thanksgiving. I really would like to write a review because I do feel you really provid...More

    I hope all is well up in cold New York and that you had a good Thanksgiving. I really would like to write a review because I do feel you really provided me with excellent service and communication, answering all my questions, emails, and phone calls promptly and professionally, making me feel like Me and my order were both important to you. I know I expressed some reservations about the appearance of the fish I received and you had stated that you and I were going to have another conversation about that sometime this week (which stays between you and I). I really want to let others know, via my review, how pleased I am with the quality, the health, the shipping process, the service, and basically all aspects of our transaction which was my first time ever doing business with you. I am a pretty straightforward guy and when I am pleased with something, I let others know. Just like when I'm displeased with something I share it, backing it up it up with the reasons why. But, I would never say or write anything negative about an individual, company, or transaction without 1st giving that person the opportunity to hear about it and correct we concerns. Thats just who I am. That being said, as previously stated, I am pleased with basically every aspect of our transaction and would like the opportunity to share it on your site.

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    Yang L, Sheboygan, WI. (Verified Customer) October 11, 2020
    October 25, 2020
    Came alive. Was a bit beat up from shipping but now are eating and being natural and territorial. Thanks
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    Keith H., Palmdale, CA (Verified Customer) July 9, 2020
    July 15, 2020
    I received the Discus earlier today. They seem to be doing okay, so far. Hope to find them alert in morning.
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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

International Buyers Please Note: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to purchasing.

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