Blue Heckel Discus The blue heckel discus is a true wild sub species of the blue discus found in the Brazilian Amazon basin. Blue Heckels were disc...View full details
Discus are type of cichlid found throughout the Amazon River basin. While they are technically, they are not aggressive and discus do not have the same shape as their cichlid cousins, discus fish are shaped like the round disks thrown in the Olympics. Discus fish are the most beautiful freshwater aquarium fish but Asian and European variations bred for color lack the hardy disposition of wild discus.
Aquariumfishsale.com imports discus from Vietnam, known to have hardier variations than other countries of origin. These discus can handle PH conditions up to 7.4, hard water, and eat frozen foods and pellets. Even beginners can work with this great species.
Of course we also offer wild discus, which are not as bold in color but elegant and pure, and strong of heart. Wild discus were discovered by Austrian Dr. Baptist Natterer during an exploration of the Brazilian Amazon basin in 1835. The discus was introduced to the aquarium trade in 1934 and two breeding pioneers subsequently created the colorful variations we are familiar with today. Dr. Edward Schmidt-Focke of Germany and Jack Wattley of the United States created most of the popular color variations in the 1960s, including the blue diamond, red turquoise, snakeskin, and blue turquoise varieties.
Blue Turquoise Discus The blue turquoise discus was the second color bred variations of the wild discus developed by Schmidt-Focke of Germany (the ...View full details
Diamond Blue Discus Diamond blue discus, or blue diamond discus, were developed by Jack Wattley in the United Stated in the 1960s and became popula...View full details
Golden Pigeon Blood Discus The golden pigeon blood discus was developed in the 1980s in Thailand. While discus are considered cichlids they are not...View full details
Green Tefe Discus Dr. Pelligrin discovered this sub species in the western Amazon basin of Brazil in a region called Tefe, hence this discus is ref...View full details
Leopard Skin Discus The leopard skin discus variation was bred by Jack Wattly in the 1970s and once commanding an incredible price. Now these beaut...View full details
Peru Wild Discus The wild Peru discus, sometimes called the less romantic name brown discus, have a golden brown body with black and blue edging. T...View full details
Pigeon Blood Discus The Red Pigeon Blood Discus, sometimes called the Checkerboard Discus, had a distinct red checkerboard pattern on a cream body....View full details
Red Marlboro Discus The red marlboro discus was bred by Jack Wattly and first called the Red Panda after the solid red body and cream color face. A...View full details
Red Turquoise Discus The red turquoise discus was the first color bred variation of the wild discus developed by Schmidt-Focke of Germany. This col...View full details
Snow White Discus Snow White discus have a complete white body and a blue hue develops on the fins as the fish matures. The snow white discus can c...View full details
Super Red Discus Super Red discus, sometimes called Red Top discus or Red Alhandra discus have black stripes at three inches but these give way to ...View full details
Yellow Marlboro Discus The yellow marlboro discus was bred by Jack Wattly and first called the Yellow Panda after the solid yellow body and cream c...View full details