Super Carnation Checkerboard Pigeon Discus, Thick Line

Super Carnation Checkerboard Pigeon Discus, Thick Line

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When the ancient Egyptians first invented checkers, it didn’t take long for them to become obsessed with this simple, but endlessly varied game. All you needed was a set of pieces and a board; no fancy equipment, no cost of entry. Kings and queens would play, but so would common folk. Soon, it became so popular that it wasn’t uncommon for people to be buried with their checker sets. According to legend, this allowed their spirit selves to play the game instead of being bored while waiting to transition into the afterlife. 

Whether or not you choose to be buried with your Checkerboard Discus fish is up to you, but we can’t promise it’ll sit still for a whole game of checkers. Still, the Super Carnation Checkerboard Pigeon Discus (say that ten times fast) is a colorful, funky specimen with a striking pattern of striation not that different from the boards where the Egyptians played all those years ago. While red and white are the primary colors for this fish, a splash of yellow near the front of the fish makes its eyes really pop, with some ombre coloring going all the way back to the tail. And, in more modern times, its spiked little dorsal fins give it the appearance of a teen that got a red mohawk to upset mom and dad.

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7 reviews for Super Carnation Checkerboard Pigeon Discus, Thick Line

    Super Carnation Checkerboard Pigeon Discus, Thick Line photo review
    Steve B., Wynnewood, PA (Verified Customer) October 1, 2021
    October 31, 2021
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    The fish came in yesterday, and as always you picked beauties! They seem happy and healthy. I only wish my tank were bigger so that I could have more....More

    The fish came in yesterday, and as always you picked beauties! They seem happy and healthy. I only wish my tank were bigger so that I could have more. Thanks as always.

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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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    Frank V., Solana Beach, CA (Verified Customer) May 18, 2021
    May 31, 2021
    Hi Michael, fish arrived in great shape today. They are real beauties!!!!! Thanks again, Frank
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    Kameron S., Sagamore Hills, OH (Verified Customer) April 19, 2021
    May 3, 2021
    My red and orange are doing great though. Water tested good and I’m doing a water chance tonight. They’re beautiful and they’re doing good. I definite...More

    My red and orange are doing great though. Water tested good and I’m doing a water chance tonight. They’re beautiful and they’re doing good. I definitely want to get another yellow and I’m planning on getting a green and a blue one as well. 

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    Thomas P., Hebron, OH (Verified Customer) March 27, 2021
    April 5, 2021

    Pictures of my fish tank and the 4 fish that you sent.

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    Robert D., Woodbridge, VA (Verified Customer) February 28, 2021
    March 4, 2021
    I ordered six discus, three of which were spot on but the three Mosaic Leopard Discus, Orange Base, Wide Pattern were not even close. My conversation ...More
    I ordered six discus, three of which were spot on but the three Mosaic Leopard Discus, Orange Base, Wide Pattern were not even close. My conversation with the owner went very badly with him trying very hard to get me to see that they were in fact correct. I am neither satisfied or happy. On the good side they came well packed and on time -- I'm just not happy that I did not get the fish I ordered. From Michael: Inexperienced crazy customer alert! Fish are precisely matched, and he's demanding free replacement fish, lol! Please take your business elsewhere.
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    Kelly A., Rapid City, SD (Verified Customer) 01/10/2018
    June 1, 2019
    I have really enjoyed working with you, when I first purchased these fish I was just thinking fish were going to come in the mail and that was it! I w...More

    I have really enjoyed working with you, when I first purchased these fish I was just thinking fish were going to come in the mail and that was it! I was very surprised and happy with the service I got! Like I said before I don’t think I could’ve gone through a better company! Thank you so much!!

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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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