Blue Turquoise Discus

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Blue Turquoise Discus (scientific name: Symphysodon sp.) catch the hearts of aquarists by the vivid combination of blue and red patterns/ striations on over the disc-shaped body, dorsal and anal fins, and on the gill. Such strain is known as being developed in US regions from several crossings of wild and tank raised blue and green Discus.

Given the average large size of around 5 – 8 inches, Discus fish normally require a fairly big aquarium tank to dwell in. They are shoaling by nature, hence keeping Blue Turquoise Discus in groups (from 6 -7 specimens) is more preferable. The distinctive body also challenges the Discus-keepers’ skills in controlling water quality to meet the fish’s requirements. As Blue Turquoise Discus consume a large amount of food and dispose of comparable waste. Therefore, in addition to setting up a soft and slightly acidic water environment for the species, water change of 30% per week should be performed regularly. This ensures the waste is entirely removed and the water is kept hygiene.

Mind that Discus fish are very sensitive to drastic changes in living conditions. Thus, to allow them to get accustomed to your tank soon, you should ask the fish store where you buy the fish for more information on their origin. This could help you get a closer step to the actual need of Discus fish as well as avoid any mistake while preparing their home aquarium.

Although most serious hobbyists don’t let Blue Turquoise Discus live in a community tank, you could somehow realize it. However, you then need to pay close attention to diet time. As the fish are known for outcompeting other fish. Neon tetras, rummy-nose tetras, and ember tetras are the first come in the recommended list as they are beautiful yet pretty easy to care for. Other considerations could include gouramis, Bolivian rams, Pencil fish, and Sterbai Cory Catfish.

Unfortunately for beginners, Discus fish are regarded as difficult in terms of care. Hence, they are not appropriate for the fishkeeper’s first try, despite their strong passion for the species.


What You Can Expect From This Fish:

  • Impressive vivid combination of blue and red patterns/ striations on over the disc-shaped body 
  • Difficult to care for
  • Aggressive (particularly towards the same-species)


RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:

  • Temperature: 78° to 86°F (26° to 30°C)
  • pH: 6.8 - 7.2
  • KH: 1 – 4 dKH
  • Minimum tank size: 75 gallons for groups (highly recommended ratio is 1 individual per 10-gallon)


CARE GUIDELINES:

  • Diet: Discus fish are omnivores and prefer both plant matter and live food. Their favorite is bloodworms and can accept other types of food such as tropical fish flakes, mosquito larvae, brine shrimp, and shrimp pellets.
  • Social behavior: Shoaling, aggressive (particularly towards the same-species)
  • Origin: Amazon River Basin, tank-bred

See more details about care guide for Discus fish here.




This is only apply to live fish order.

Live Arrival Guarantee:

We have a lot of experience with shipping live fish orders. In 2021, Our records showed that we only have a 0.5 % Dead on Arrival rate for all live fish orders, compared to the industry standard is at 1.5%. This means that out of 1000 live orders that we shipped to our customer only 5 orders would have fish that arrived dead.

At Splashy Fish, we ensure that our customers are happy and satisfied with their orders. We offer a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee on all of our animals that are shipped to the customer via USPS, UPS, and FedEx.

Splashy Fish has the right to void Live Arrival Guarantee protection if these circumstances include: 

  1. The customer has chosen USPS First Class Mail as a shipped method. 
  2. Shipping address to a PO Box
  3. The order was refused delivery by the customer. 
  4. The order was held for pick up at USPS, UPS, FedEx offices no longer than 24 hours after the last update on the tracking number. 
  5. Live Arrival Guarantee claim does not include all the requirements mentioned below
  6. Live Arrival Guarantee claim made after the arrival period is mentioned below. 
  7. The Fish/Animal have to be in original packaging. 

Live Arrival Guarantee Claim Period: 

For Live Fish and other invertebrates: one and a half hours (1.5 hours) of posted delivery time or customer received time. 

For Snails48 hours of posted delivery time or customer received time. 

How to claim for Splashy Fish's Live Arrival Guarantee: 

If there is an incident when your fish are delivered "dead on arrival,” 

  1. Take 1 picture of the shipping box and the shipping label. 
  2. For live fish and other invertebrates: Take 2 pictures of each of the fish bags that is dead on arrival (the pictures have to show the bag in its original condition, unopened with the original rubber band)
For Snail: Snail generally take longer to acclimate, our customer will have 48 hours of posted delivery time to claim for Live Arrival Guarantee. Please place the snail at the one corner of the tank and within 48 hours and any snail didn't move. Please take pictures of the snail where the opening. 
  1. Send us an email to DOA@splashyfishstore.com with the subject line: DOA and Your Order Number OR messaged us on our social media
  2. Body of the text: Your tracking number
  3. The claim must be sent within the claim period mentioned above. 

After submitting all the information required above it will take us 1 to 3 business days to determine the cause of dead on arrival. If the claim was valid and approved by our team, There is two option for you to choose from:

  1. Complimentary one-time replacement of the fish you ordered (pending current inventory availability). Customers are responsible for the replacement shipping charge. 
  2. Received the store credit for future purchase of the dead on arrival fish excluding the shipping cost. 

If the Live Arrival Guarantee claim doesn't include all the requirements listed above, Splashy Fish has all the rights to reject your claim.

 

 

We ship all of the customer orders from our warehouse located in Springfield, VA. We pack and ship our orders depending on the orders with the exception of someday we cannot ship out live fish.

All Live Fish orders will be shipped out on Tuesday and Wednesday each week for overnight shipping by UPS.

Monday to Saturday:  We will pack and ship out all orders that do not contain live fish. 

Sunday: (Splashy Day) Today is the day we let our hard-working team members and our fish to destress and ready for the following week's shipment.

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