Red Marlboro Discus Discus For Sale
Marlboro Red Discus For Sale

Red Marlboro Discus

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Marlboro Red Discus is another strain of Discus fish which is quite popular in the aquarium market. Unlike the elegant blue color found in solid blue discus, the Red Marlboro features itself with the vivid red body and light-yellow face, which if you observe from a far distance, a group of Red Marlboro Discus will look like a small flame waving beautifully underwater.

Marlboro Red Discus are mostly found captive bred. As a variant of Discus fish and a member of family Cichlidae, Marlboro Red Discus are famous for the distinctive disc-shaped appearance, and regarded as quite difficult to care for, yet once successfully, the fish become the pride and joy of those aquarists who possess them. The reason behind the advanced care level mainly lies in Discus’s size and high demands for living conditions. Although they are mostly captive-bred species, Marlboro Red Discus still incline to tropical environments. They will prefer dwelling in calm water flows with abundant live plants around. Warm and clean water are still the key factors for the survival of Red Marlboro Discus. More importantly, their big size with a distinctive disc-shaped appearance, despite highlighting the aquarium, increases the difficulty of care level by impelling the aquarists to pay more attention when setup and maintenance of the fish tank.

Nevertheless, if you grasp some key points, keeping the Marlboro Red Discus is not as hard as you’ve imagined.

  1. Big size, big tank: If your fish are large, then your tank should be large, too. The average size of Discus fish is about 6 inches (above 15 cm). And, they often live in groups of six specimens. Hence, you may need a 75-gallon tank in the least for this case. Also, be aware of the pecking order issue as it is often established among Discus fish.
  2. Water conditions: Appropriate water temperature and clean water are two main issues when it comes to living conditions of Discus. Make sure your tank imitates the tropical areas characteristics (you could refer to our suggestion below), and the water change process is well performed regularly (30% per week). Given its large size, Discus eats a lot and disposes of the comparative waste. Thus, performing water changes diligently helps filter their waste out and return the clean conditions for them to thrive in captivity.
  3. Semi-aggression disposition: Try to reduce their aggression level by providing sufficient ample spaces and live aquarium plants to hide them from each other. Discus will be happier and surely appreciate such additions.

What You Can Expect From This Fish:

  • Distinctive disc-shaped appearance with a variety of bright coloration
  • A focal point in the aquarium
  • Thriving in heavily planted tanks


  • Temperature: 85° - 86°F (29° - 30°C)
  • pH: 6.8 - 7.6
  • KH: 1 - 4 dKH
  • GH: Soft to medium
  • Minimum tank size: 75-gallon tank suits a group of six to seven specimens (provided water change performed weekly gallons)


  • Diet: Discus are omnivores and prefer both plant matter and live food. Although their favorite is bloodworms, they can accept other food sources such as tropical fish flakes, mosquito larvae, brine shrimp, and shrimp pellets.
  • Social behavior: Semi-aggressive towards the same species (especially during breeding seasons), yet relatively peaceful to the tank community. 
  • Origin: Tank-bred [Ng check thêm điểm này nha.]
  • Average adult size: [] inches ([] cm)
  • Average purchase size: [] inches ([]cm) 

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 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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