Discus

discus

We have been “successfully” breeding Discus since 2007.  I say “successfully” because we went through nearly a year of trial and error before we seemed to have found conditions favorable for our fish to spawn.  Nearly all of our breeding stock was purchased as quarter-size fry from reputable breeders all across the country.  These fish were grown-out together, culled as necessary, and as they matured, they were allowed to select their own mates.  We only breed color-pure strains of fish, and do not cross-breed different colors.  This way we can ensure that the fry you purchase, will look like the parents in our photographs.  We are very proud to say that 100% of all the discus we offer for sale have been spawned, hatched and raised in our own tanks!  We do not import any of our Discus offered for sale, and we NEVER use any type of hormones.

Just like our Rams, Angels and Apistogrammas, all of our Discus were raised, spawned, hatched and reared in straight tap water.  We do not use any Reverse Osmosis (R/O) water in any of our tanks.  Living in the suburbs of Chicago, we are very fortunate to get our water from Lake Michigan.  Our water is naturally soft (148 using a TDS meter) and has a pH of 7.2-7.4.  We only add Seachem’s Prime during water changes as a de-chlorinator.   This should make it very easy for our fish to adapt to your local water conditions.

Just like any other living creature, it is very important to the health of your fish to feed them a variety of high quality foods, including flake, frozen, and live.  All of our flake foods are from Brine Shrimp Direct.  We have found their flake foods to be of the highest quality, highly nutritious, and the fish love them.  In addition to flake foods, our discus are fed New Life Spectrum (NLS) pellets, frozen blackworms (from California Blackworms) and our own beefheart mix.

We currently have 12-14 pairs of discus that we are working with.  Obviously, not all fish spawn at the same time, so availability is limited to the pairs that “feel like cooperating.”  

The colors we are currently working with are: