Yellow Pigeon Blood Discus

Yellow Pigeon Blood Discus

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Some collectors enjoy a full pronounced bodied pattern. Others enjoy a “fadeaway” effect where the pattern begins to disappear towards the tail of the fish. We carry both flavors. Simply indicate your preference in the comments box in your order.

This peaceful strain has reddish-orange eyes and a gorgeous bright-yellow checkerboard pattern over a white to cream base color. The tail is clear with subtle touches of yellow or orange. The dorsal and caudal fins may have a black edge. The overall coloration is breathtaking. This strain is designed to spread warmth throughout your aquarium due to their distinctive yellow coloration, which lends unparalleled beauty. Brighten your tropical freshwater environment with the Yellow Pigeon Blood. 

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18 reviews for Yellow Pigeon Blood Discus

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    Frank R., Palmdale, CA (Verified Customer) July 2, 2022
    October 2, 2022
    Hi Michael fish arrived and are absolutely beautiful!! A couple of them do lay down or swim sideway, but that is normal. What do feed the fish at your...More

    Hi Michael fish arrived and are absolutely beautiful!! A couple of them do lay down or swim sideway, but that is normal. What do feed the fish at your location? They look great. Activity level is good except for the golden lollipop is little sluggish compared to the others and will sit still nose pointing down at a slight angle which I believe could be a concern. Will keep you posted. Extremely happy with these fish.

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    Jeff S., Fargo, ND (Verified Customer) September 1, 2022
    September 11, 2022
    Good afternoon Michael,
     
    The fish arrived yesterday morning and are doing great. I am extremely happy with the ones you picked out for me. They are...More
    Good afternoon Michael,


     


    The fish arrived yesterday morning and are doing great. I am extremely happy with the ones you picked out for me. They are acclimating well and getting along great with their tankmates. They all seem to be eating well and are starting to explore the aquarium. I have them in a 210 gallon with live plants, tetras, rams, corys, shrimps, and others. Can't wait to see them grow and develop their colors.


     


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    Matt W., Westminster, MD (Verified Customer) March 27, 2022
    April 10, 2022
    Michael, the fish arrived ok, all alive and well. Absolutely beautiful and very happy with them! They all went in a 30 gallon qt tank by themselves at...More

    Michael, the fish arrived ok, all alive and well. Absolutely beautiful and very happy with them! They all went in a 30 gallon qt tank by themselves at 88°F. Light off for the first 48hrs, then turned light on and they accepted food just fine. Been eating well and still are. However, when I woke up this morning I spotted something odd on the yellow pigeon blood. Looks like brown spots/patch above the mouth and the upper mouth is starting to swell. Please help me identify what this is and what the proper treatment should be. I don't want to lose any of these beautiful fish! I have attached pictures of the fish with this email. Thanks! From Michael: That’s called peppering. All pigeon strains have it and it’s normal. Enjoy!

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    Karen H., Oswego, IL (Verified Customer) March 2, 2022
    March 6, 2022
    Everyone arrived alive. They arrived on Friday at 10:10 and I had to leave for work at 11.😧🤭
    (So much for acclimating them gently and slowly… I took ...More

    Everyone arrived alive. They arrived on Friday at 10:10 and I had to leave for work at 11.😧🤭


    (So much for acclimating them gently and slowly… I took them out of 1st layer of bags (water was still nice and warm) and started plopping the bags into my tank. Then I started at the back at beginning of the line up and started opening the bags the fish were in and letting tank water in. ((((Repeat)))) (Lights off)(added stress guard to tank)





    Long story long, they all were still alive when I got home from work and they all seem to be eating well! I am really excited to see what their colors are going to look like when they grow up. They are just now starting to look like they are feeling more “at home” and colors are starting to reveal themselves. So pretty!!! I didn’t know the eyes lost color too when stressed… the red eyes are starting to appear😍


    They are getting to know me already and come over by me when they see me🥰

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    Steven S., Henderson, NV (Verified Customer) January 16, 2022
    January 23, 2022
    Yes, everything is fine. I'd like to order some tank mates from you. Let me know when you get Apistogramma agassizii in as well as an algae eater/ bot...More

    Yes, everything is fine. I'd like to order some tank mates from you. Let me know when you get Apistogramma agassizii in as well as an algae eater/ bottom feeder.  Current aquarium is a 55 but will be upgrading to a 75 or 90 as the discus grow. From Michael: 75g is the minimum tank size for discus keeping. I would upgrade first before acquiring any additional fish.

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    Sarah C., Phoenix, NY (Verified Customer) June 5, 2021
    November 21, 2021

    They were great everything was exactly as I ordered and no losses. Pics are of the fish you're ordering... I've received 10x fish so far.

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    Binh H., San Jose, CA (Verified Customer) June 2, 2021
    June 20, 2021
    Hi Michael, I appreciate your picks. They are definitely the most beautiful discus that I have ever owned. Everyone still looks ok except for the yell...More

    Hi Michael, I appreciate your picks. They are definitely the most beautiful discus that I have ever owned. Everyone still looks ok except for the yellow one. I send you a picture below. Can you tell me what wrong which it? Any experience from you to help it. Thank you, Michael!

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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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    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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    Paul S., Traverse City, MI (Verified Customer) March 28, 2021
    April 5, 2021
    I just want to make sure the things were right there's no problem on my end I will order from you in the future no hard feelings here and I am just ge...More

    I just want to make sure the things were right there's no problem on my end I will order from you in the future no hard feelings here and I am just getting into this so not sure on the colors thank you guys very much have a great evening. Thank you very much for everything I'm enjoying them already.

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    Steve B., Wynnewood, PA (Verified Customer) December 28, 2020
    April 5, 2021
    Hi Michael, I would actually love to get a few more discus for my tank, but I’m worried that my bio load is getting too high. Numbers are good test-wi...More

    Hi Michael, I would actually love to get a few more discus for my tank, but I’m worried that my bio load is getting too high. Numbers are good test-wise, except my nitrate level is around 50. I do frequent water changes, and have just put a bunch of live plants in, hoping to bring it down.  Actually I have brought the number down, it was over 100 ppm. Otherwise, pH is good, I keep the temp around 88 degrees, which they oddly seem to like. Not sure when I’ll be comfortable putting more discus in the tank. Any nitrate advice other than water changes? I’ll take some pictures and send them to you. Thanks, Steve

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    Ho T., Brooklyn park, MN (Verified Customer) March 17, 2021
    March 22, 2021

    Thank you for the quick reply. I have also attached a photo of my tank with your remaining fish. They seem to be healthy and active.

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    An T., Haltom City, TX (Verified Customer) February 11, 2021
    March 8, 2021
    Dear Mr. Li: After receiving a shipping, I noticed the Red Fuji Discus has a lot of black spots on gills and fins. I though that was from the natural ...More

    Dear Mr. Li: After receiving a shipping, I noticed the Red Fuji Discus has a lot of black spots on gills and fins. I though that was from the natural born, but after 2 days, others fish stated having black spots on gills, fins, and body. On the day three, all the fish got it. I started raised the temperature to 88 and used API-General Cure for treatment. Try to hold off my second shipment for one week or two. Anything I can do to help my fish. I am new to discus. Thank you, An From Michael: The small black spots are what is called peppering in discus. It is normal for any pigeon strain, and does not indicate the fish are sick.

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    Brandon S., Appleton, WI (Verified Customer) November 16, 2020
    February 21, 2021

    This is another fish that I love. I know pigeons commonly display some degree of peppering but this fish doesn't have a single black dot on it! 

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    Richard R., Lowell, MA., (Verified Customer) December 20, 2020
    December 28, 2020
    Great looking fish but smaller
    The fish had good coloration, pattern and arrived healthy. However, it was below 3inch instead of 3 to 3.5 inch.
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    Ashley H., Middleburg, FL., (Verified Customer) November 25, 2020
    December 11, 2020
    Finally out of quarantine!

    They have finally come out of quarantine and just got introduced to my main tank. They look great! Thank you again.

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    John S., Winston Salem, NC, (Verified Customer) October 26, 2020
    November 3, 2020
    Fish came exactly as advertised. Very professional and courteous service. Will definitely be purchasing from Discus.com in the future.
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    John S., Winston Salem, NC, (Verified Customer) October 26, 2020
    October 30, 2020
    I received the fish in good condition. Thank you.
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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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