Yellow Rafflesia Discus

Yellow Rafflesia Discus

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Choosing yellow rafflesia discus fish says a lot about you as a person. Are you someone who has a sunny personality and is also a lover of unique aquatic animals? Consider these eye-popping yellow rafflesias.  Yellow is the brightest color of the rainbow, signifying radiance, joy, and warmth. If yellow happens to be one of your favorite colors, it means that you’re a cheerful person who is confident about what the future would bring.

However, enjoying bright yellow does not only represent having a sunny personality. It shows that you’re a logical and creative individual because yellow is believed to influence the left side of the brain–the region that’s responsible for perception and thinking. So, if you’re stuck on a problem, perhaps looking at your fish can jog some ideas. These bright, gorgeous specimens are sure to stand out in your home and be a topic of conversation when you have guests over. We carry yellow rafflesia discus ranging between three and six inches.

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21 reviews for Yellow Rafflesia Discus

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    Kamran A., Ashburn, VA (Verified Customer) January 16, 2023
    January 22, 2023
    Hey Michael,

    It was nice speaking with you. The fish look fantastic and seem to be adjusting well!

    Best,
    Kamran

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    Hey Michael,





    It was nice speaking with you. The fish look fantastic and seem to be adjusting well!





    Best,


    Kamran





    From Michael: Thank you for the kind words. I enjoyed our conversation. Enjoy in good health, my friend.

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    Robert F., Rogersville, TN (Verified Customer) September 26, 2022
    October 9, 2022
    Hey, fish came this morning but w/some issues. The order should have been overnight?  Looks like it shipped on the 27th? All the bags were leaking wat...More

    Hey, fish came this morning but w/some issues. The order should have been overnight?  Looks like it shipped on the 27th? All the bags were leaking water, two were not. 2 of the fish were dead on arrival, the lollipop and the red eagle. Most of the bags were less than half full, forced a quicker acclimation process. Let me know, thx! Update: Well Discus are a bit more resilient than I thought. The 2 in question were literally laying on the bottom of the tank and have come back to life.  They seem weak but they’re alive. From Michael: It seems UPS played soccer with your package. It's uncommon, but it happens from time to time. Keep me posted, and I will do my best to assist. Congrats on your bar/restaurant. I am certain your fish are drawing in new customers for you.

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    Kyle S., Madison heights, MI (Verified Customer) September 20, 2022
    September 25, 2022
    Michael, we received the fish in a beautifully protected and properly prepared box from fedex. Both fish arrived in wonderful condition and are warmin...More

    Michael, we received the fish in a beautifully protected and properly prepared box from fedex. Both fish arrived in wonderful condition and are warming right up to their tank mates. I want to thank you again for everything and when I decide to add to my tank again you will for sure get my business in the future.

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    Mary C., Sand Springs, OK (Verified Customer) June 15, 2022
    June 19, 2022
    I had texted you about the fish. I did get them at 11 am on Friday. To answer some of your questions they are doing good. The fish you picked out are ...More

    I had texted you about the fish. I did get them at 11 am on Friday. To answer some of your questions they are doing good. The fish you picked out are beautiful.  The albino rafflesia is getting picked on. I am hoping once they all settle in it will get better. I am scattering their food so hopefully he will get some. The german red turquoise is still lagging a bit but I think he is better today. I will attach a pick of the dead cardinal tetras and a pic from yesterday. I turned the light on for a minute to get a pic.  I will send another one after lights are on tomorrow night.  All the fish were for my new aquarium.  I have spent weeks cycling.  They are the only ones in the tank. After all is settled I will order another fish or fishes. Lol, I am hooked.

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    Anh M., Baton Rouge, LA (Verified Customer) March 16, 2022
    April 3, 2022
    Thanks you Al fish okay but they not look like the picture I saw on the web. My fish don’t want to eat I try to let them eat normal food from Petco an...More

    Thanks you Al fish okay but they not look like the picture I saw on the web. My fish don’t want to eat I try to let them eat normal food from Petco and bloodworms. And they go up and down all the time everything that normal? Do I need turn off the light all the time? Thank you, Mike From Michael: You were shipped the correct fish. The discrepancy is due to stress, and the small size you ordered. Keep the temps high at 88-89F for the first few days to kill bacteria and whet their appetite. Please follow the acclimation instructions I emailed you.

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    Pamela F., Visalia, NY (Verified Customer) February 1, 2022
    February 20, 2022
    I ended up putting in sand and HOB filter because it's much easier to see and clean up the uneaten food and the reflection off the bottom seemed to be...More

    I ended up putting in sand and HOB filter because it's much easier to see and clean up the uneaten food and the reflection off the bottom seemed to be adding to their stress. I've done partial WC everyday sometimes 2 times a day to make sure I get all food.



    PH - 6.8


    Ammonia - 0


    Nitrites 0


    Nitrates 20 ppm (that's how it comes out of tap)


    Temp -88


    Added a little bit of salt and stress guard



    I'm very pleased overall. I just wish they would eat and I'm worried about the Tefe and the nose of the Rafflesia. I'm going to go try and find some Paraguard. I'll keep you posted.

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    Amadeo B., Boca Raton, FL (Verified Customer) January 3, 2022
    January 16, 2022
    Good evening I’m not one to complain but the San Merah almost died, the bag was pierced and 75% of the water leaked out and it was almost dead.  It to...More

    Good evening I’m not one to complain but the San Merah almost died, the bag was pierced and 75% of the water leaked out and it was almost dead.  It took the whole day for it to revive and now it’s swims awkward.  the yellow rafflesia  I don’t like the black mark on the its chin so I’m not comfortable ordering again. Thank you From Michael: Any pigeon strain will have different degrees of the black markings. It's called peppering. Remove your dark substrate and dark background if you find it unsightly. The markings will diminish. As far as the San Merah goes, keep me posted, and I will do my best to assist.

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    Keith R., Newport News, VA (Verified Customer) December 29, 2020
    December 26, 2021
    1 year later!
    So good to hear from you. I hope you’re doing well. I called a little bit ago, I left a VM. I was calling because I’d really like to make an order, bu...More

    So good to hear from you. I hope you’re doing well. I called a little bit ago, I left a VM. I was calling because I’d really like to make an order, but the issue is the ‘High Bodied Crimson Star Alenquer, 4.0-4.5’. I’d like to get everything delivered by the 17th of January. It’s a little bit pricer than my previous fish. Do you have an especially good looking one, that you could earmark for me? I’ll place the order immediately after I hear from you. All of the other fish….are gorgeous-Thank you. I’ve attached a few photos.

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    Tanya L., Stittsville ON, Canada (Verified Customer) September 18, 2021
    December 19, 2021

    Hi Michael,


    Fish are doing well! They have laid eggs twice. The first didn’t survive and they ate them but here is the second.


    Tanya

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    Roger G., Wichita, KS (Verified Customer) August 12, 2020
    November 7, 2021
    These 3 are the eaters. They are never full! Lol I will have my quarantine tank ready tonight. I did notice the non eaters are picking at the plants a...More

    These 3 are the eaters. They are never full! Lol I will have my quarantine tank ready tonight. I did notice the non eaters are picking at the plants and driftwood a little more. And now they do seem a little more interested in the food. So hopefully in the quarantine tank when it's not a feeding frenzy they can nibble peacefully and regain their appetite.

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    RaeShonda S., Cedar Springs, MI (Verified Customer) November 2, 2021
    November 6, 2021
    Not the answer I was hoping for. The fish does looks great. But it is not the fish I ordered (that we paid extra money for) this is a yellow pigeon no...More

    Not the answer I was hoping for. The fish does looks great. But it is not the fish I ordered (that we paid extra money for) this is a yellow pigeon not a yellow rafflesia. I didn't want a yellow pigeon. Thus we paid extra for the more solid colored body fish. I would rather you accept returns or not the right thing to do would be to send me the fish I ordered = happy customer... or refund me the difference of the fish. That would make me sort of content...



    Money is never an issue when I as a novice spent almost $500 with you on fish that I just got into the hobby with... but we speak of principles. The principle of the matter is I wanted strawberry cheesecake and received cherry. Both are good. But I wanted strawberry.



    From Michael: Hi RaeShonda, you spent $461 on 4x different fish -- 3x of them you were perfectly satisfied with. The Rafflesia in question that you ordered is a 4" fish that is not fully mature. I acknowledge that I could have found a more accurate match by selecting a more solid patterned fish for you, which is why I offered you a partial credit. I am human, and sometimes mistakes are made. My offer still stands, and I am reachable via email or phone. A 1-star review seems a bit harsh on an otherwise well-fulfilled order. By the way, you never sent me photos of the fish you were pleased with.

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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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    Brent R., Mckinney, TX (Verified Customer) May 6, 2021
    August 15, 2021
    3 month update!
    Hi Michael. I am very happy with the fish you sent me. I got 9 Discus from you and the only thing wrong was I hoping for a solid color cobalt. The fis...More

    Hi Michael. I am very happy with the fish you sent me. I got 9 Discus from you and the only thing wrong was I hoping for a solid color cobalt. The fish are all still healthy and good, I even have a pair that have laid five different sets of eggs since I received them.

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    Stephen L., Frederick, CO (Verified Customer) July 12, 2021
    July 18, 2021
    Hello Michael, the fish are still acclimating right now they're still in the bags yeah. I'm gonna send you some pictures of my my stingray, Arowanas, ...More
    Hello Michael, the fish are still acclimating right now they're still in the bags yeah. I'm gonna send you some pictures of my my stingray, Arowanas, and then my 200 and the then the 29 gallon breeder with the 2 diamonds and then our secondary tank in the bedroom.
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    Ralph E., Dewitt, MI (Verified Customer) June 13, 2021
    July 4, 2021
    Hi, the fish arrived in fairly good condition. The water in the yellow discus bag had leaked out. The fish was barely coved with water. The fish was i...More
    Hi, the fish arrived in fairly good condition. The water in the yellow discus bag had leaked out. The fish was barely coved with water. The fish was in distress. I put it in the tank immediately.  It floated around upside-down for a long time. It finally righted itself and appears to be doing well now. The red panda looks nothing like the pictures.  See the picture of the one I received and a picture from your website.  It is a striking fish but not what I expected. The heckle is a beautiful fish and a lot bigger then I expected. Thank you
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    Brent R., Mckinney, TX (Verified Customer) May 6, 2021
    May 23, 2021
    Good afternoon Michael happy Friday. This is Brent R. the fish delivered Tuesday and I love them. This is from yesterday afternoon when I turned on th...More

    Good afternoon Michael happy Friday. This is Brent R. the fish delivered Tuesday and I love them. This is from yesterday afternoon when I turned on the lights! I was wearing my Discus.com tshirt yesterday when I was acclimating my fish.

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    Rick H., Floral City, FL (Verified Customer) May 17, 2021
    May 23, 2021
    The fish arrived safely, and look great. The only issue I had was that I wanted to receive them on the 25th of May. They arrived on the 17th. Luckily ...More
    The fish arrived safely, and look great. The only issue I had was that I wanted to receive them on the 25th of May. They arrived on the 17th. Luckily my wife was here or they would have baked in the Florida heat.  I followed your acclimation procedures. I also keep saltwater fish as well. My question is food...what should I start them out with? Tried brine shrimp...but no interest. Thanks!! From Michael: try frozen bloodworms that you can purchase from any local fish store. Also, check out my food section for ideas. Make sure your temps are on the high side: 87-88F.
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    Michael G., Spring Hill, TN (Verified Customer) April 23, 2021
    May 9, 2021
    The fish arrived in good condition and is interacting with it's tank mates very well..
     
    Thanks, Mike 
     
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    The fish arrived in good condition and is interacting with it's tank mates very well..



     


    Thanks, Mike 


     


    Ps I will probably order another fish in about a month. 
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    Carl C., Douglassville, TX (Verified Customer) March 3, 2021
    March 15, 2021

    Here are your seventeen Discus thriving in a 90 Gallon tank.  I feed them freeze dried worms.  They love it.

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    Latoya C., Memphis, TN (Verified Customer) January 6, 2021
    January 25, 2021
    He did arrive alive and well. Acclimating to new new environment well this far. Thanks so much! He’s doing great and adapting to the environment well ...More

    He did arrive alive and well. Acclimating to new new environment well this far. Thanks so much! He’s doing great and adapting to the environment well with the others.

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    Beth P., Keizer, OR., (Verified Customer) December 3, 2020
    December 13, 2020
    It's hard to pick a favorite, but this one might be it! I love the coloring. A nice addition to my tank!
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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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  • Discus/Altum orders over $600: choice of a free gift of a breeding cone or t-shirt. Use the promo code BONUS-CONE after adding your selection to your cart.

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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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