The emerald green discus is a truly stunning fish, and it looks beautiful in any aquarium. This beautiful fish is the result of cross breeding several varieties of natural discus, such as the blue and green discus, and cultivated discus. The resulting fish is a magnificent deep green shade with variations of blue and green throughout. Although the vertical stress bars are lighter than they appear in naturally occurring discus, they have five distinctive bars. The center of the emerald green discus often shows a darker green color than the overall coloring of the fish, and the color often deepens the closer it gets to the tail fin.
The body of the emerald green discus has striations on it that are varying shades of green to a dark blue color. The pectoral and dorsal fins also have striations on them, but the pattern is reversed among the two. The dorsal fin has darker colors at the bottom and a lighter color on the tips, but the pectoral fin is often lighter at the bottom and darker at the tips. These colors vary, and not every emerald green discus displays the pattern in exactly the same way.
The juvenile emerald green discus is a pale green with noticeable vertical bars. As the discus matures, the patterns of striation become more visible, and its color deepens to a beautiful shade of green. Full grown, the emerald green discus will be approximately 8” long. It is almost as tall as it is wide, which accounts for its round body shape. The emerald green discus is a beautiful addition to any tropical aquarium.
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Posted by Brian on 27th Feb 2017
Beautiful fish. Very bright color and healthy. I will be ordering more fish from Mac
Posted by Unknown on 21st Oct 2016
Been in the hobby for over 10 years. Mac's discus are by far the most colorful and beautifully patterned (or fully solid) that I have ever seen in person. His communication is outstanding, answers emailed questions almost immediately. I ordered 11 fish, lost 1 right away which Steve replaced and said was very unusual and rare (the bag it was in leaked...maybe FedEx handling?), but the other 10 fish were active and eating like pigs immediately upon entering the tank. 10 days later and their color and activity continues to impress. If you are even just thinking about buying some from Macs, JUST DO IT! YOU WILL BE SO HAPPY YOU DID. TRUST ME!!
Posted by Jodie Pointer on 18th Aug 2016
The discus arrived healthy. Everything from the customer Service to the care and arrival of the fish has been over the top great. If you are looking for discus you need not look anywhere else.
Posted by bob on 23rd May 2016
ordered a variety of discus all arrived in very good condition. schooling and eating anything i throw at them. but the best part when i email with a question i get an answer back. top notch service.
Posted by joe on 19th May 2016
Fish arrived healthy. Good size, shape, and color. Eating well.
Posted by Felecia on 6th Sep 2015
As with all of the Discus we have ordered have arrived on time, and in happy and healthy condition.
Posted by ken lewis on 4th Jul 2015
This is a first class on line discus store, will continue to shop here
Posted by Marty Freeman on 7th May 2015
All five fish were as shown on the web site and were delivered healthy and securely packaged. Very please with purchase
Posted by annie m. on 25th Jan 2015
started eating and were very healthy.would order from mac's again.
Posted by Lida on 20th Jan 2015
All 6 discus we ordered were as beautiful as those shown in the pictures and very healthy. They acclimated to their new tank quickly and are all thriving. Thanks so much!
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