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Discus

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 Heckel Discus WILD Fish
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    Blue Heckel Discus WILD Fish

    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...

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  • Blue Turquoise Discus
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    Blue Turquoise Discus

    Blue Turquoise Discus The blue turquoise discus was the second color bred variations of the wild discus developed by Schmidt-Focke of Germany (the ...

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  • Cobalt Discus
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    Cobalt Discus

    Cobalt Discus Cobalt discus are diamond blue discus with one or more black vertical stripes on the body. The stripes can range from just a couple t...

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  • Diamond Blue Discus
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    Diamond Blue Discus

    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...

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  • Golden Pigeon Blood Discus
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    Golden Pigeon Blood Discus

    Golden Pigeon Blood Discus The golden pigeon blood discus was developed in the 1980s in Thailand. While discus are considered cichlids they are not...

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  • Green Tefe Discus WILD
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    Green Tefe Discus WILD

    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...

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  • Leopard Skin Discus
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    Leopard Skin Discus

    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...

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  • Peru Wild Discus
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    Peru Wild Discus

    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...

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  • Pigeon Blood Discus
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    Pigeon Blood Discus

    Pigeon Blood Discus The Red Pigeon Blood Discus, sometimes called the Checkerboard Discus, had a distinct red checkerboard pattern on a cream body....

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  • Red Marlboro Discus
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    Red Marlboro Discus

    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...

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  • Red Turquoise Discus
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    Red Turquoise Discus

    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...

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  • Snakeskin Discus - AquariumFishSale.com
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    Snakeskin Discus

    Snakeskin Discus The snakeskin discus is a more recent bred variation of the beautiful family of ornamental discus fish. The snakeskin pattern is n...

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  • Snow White Discus
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    Snow White Discus

    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...

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  • Super Red Discus
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    Super Red Discus

    Super Red Discus Super Red discus, sometimes called Red Alhandra discus have a red body with some black striping - to completely red. The super red...

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  • Yellow Marlboro Discus
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    Yellow Marlboro Discus

    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...

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