This is one of the most stunningly beautiful cultivated discus, and it will make an excellent addition to your tropical fish collection. Discus are cultivated to enhance certain qualities and to breed out unwanted traits to achieve a particular look. The breeders of this beauty have eliminated all trace of the vertical stress bars found in wild discus. The colors have been enhanced, and a striking pattern has been produced in the red checkerboard pigeonblood discus. The head of this discus is a tan to gold color, and it has white striations on it. The rest of its body is a vibrant reddish orange color, and it is marked with white striations. The striations are irregularly shaped spots, and they are clustered in a close pattern in the center of its body. Closer to the fins, the striations are longer and more loosely patterned. Both the dorsal and pectoral fins of the red checkerboard pigeonblood discus also have white striations that vary in length and width. The tail fin of the red checkerboard pigeonblood discus is opaque and free of markings.
The red checkerboard pigeonblood discus is a large, vibrantly colored fish, and its shape makes it special among tropical fish. The red checkerboard pigeonblood discus grows to about 8” in length, and it is nearly as tall as it is wide. Its flat and round shape is enhanced by its full, rounded pectoral and dorsal fins. In your tropical aquarium, the size, and vivid coloring of the red checkerboard pigeonblood discus will make it a standout among your other fish.
Posted by Joe Puglisi on 27th Feb 2017
I cannot say enough, dealing with Steve before I placed my order to his concerns about weather conditions across the country, to finest quality on-line fish I have ever experienced. I placed this order in dead of winter, late February. I have had tropical fish my entire life and have had discus for the past 25 years. All of the 7 fish I received are alert and extremely healthy and doing well. I have never acclimated fish the way Steve suggest and it worked like a charm. I would definitely purchase a more fish in the future.
Posted by A Been on 15th May 2016
All 5 arrived in great shape, acclimated well and came out to eat in 3 hours. One of five in the order and it is the standout. Colored just as the picture and after a week, it is now the standout in the tank of 15.
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Posted by louis nielson on 19th Aug 2014
I have the nick name lucky Louis. that does not mean good luck always. but in this case doing business with mac has been the best. I have had tropical fish since I was around eight years old. i'm now seventy three. dealing with mac is my first experience with discus. I have purchased ten and they arrived healthy and they are beautiful and doing well. I have ten more ready to be shipped. I must give praise where it is do. I have called mac numerous times and he is always more than willing,and cheerfully helps me with all my questions. I honestly feel that I have a new friend. good fish good service and live delivery. thank you mac, for taking the time to help an old guy have these beautiful fish to provide me with great times and good feelings about a hobby with many benefits. lucky louis