Researching Discus Fish for Sale

If you’re very serious about getting your home aquarium started, one of the exciting things you’ll be doing is searching for the right fish to bring home. Some fish that many people enjoy watching in their aquariums are Discus Fish. These are a genus of 3 species of cichlid freshwater fishes. They’re native to the Amazon River and are quite popular as beautiful additions to personal aquariums discus fish for sale

Colors and Varieties of Discus

You’ll find lots of different colors of discus for sale as well as many varieties to select from. These varieties include:

  • Alenquer
  • Blue Diamond
  • Brilliant Blue
  • Ocean Gree
  • Pearl Pigeon
  • Spotted Leopard
  • Leopard Skin
  • Leopard Pigeon
  • Ica Red
  • Blue Snake Skin
  • Snow White
  • Red Turquoise
  • Royal Blue
  • Red Melon (White Face)
  • Super Red Melon
  • Red Pigeon
  • Solid Blue Turquoise
  • Millennium Gold
  • Green Leopard
  • Leopard Snakeskin
  • Golden Snakeskin

As you can see, there are plenty of choices for you to select your fish from. It gets even more fun because the same fish can be known by several different names from different sellers. At times, a more common variety will be renamed something a bit more “interesting” to appeal to potential customers. You should also remember that color perception is affected by how the lighting reflects from the surroundings. For instance, a fish appearing as green turquoise in a shop may appear more blue turquoise when you get it home.

Selecting the Best Size of Discus

Before choosing the size of discus fish you want to buy for your aquarium, you should first decide what their purpose will be. To begin with, the cheapest way to start your discus aquarium is to buy very young ones. There are some disadvantages to buying them so young. They won’t be able to breed for a long time and it’s difficult to see what the color and quality is of them. Another issue is that not all of the discus fish will make it to adulthood when bought very young while others may not reach the full size of a discus. As some varieties of these fish don’t start to show their colors until they’re a year old, you may not actually know what you have until then.

If you’re going to breed your discus, it’s easiest to buy around 6 young or juvenile ones so they can grow up together. Getting 8 to 10 fishes will typically afford you at least 2 pairs. On the other hand, if you want a show aquarium, you should purchase adult specimens rather than young ones. However, adult discus for sale are rather costly. That’s why most people buy the smaller ones.

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