The golden albino discus is one of the rarest cultivated discus, and it makes a great addition to a tropical aquarium. Most of the patterns found in many cultivated discus have been bred out of the albino golden discus, and it has been bred to exhibit a pale gold color. When first born, the golden albino discus will be pale and almost colorless, but the golden color will develop as the fish matures. The golden albino discus has several very faint vertical stress bars, but its face and body are typically void of any spotting or striations. The dorsal and pectoral fins of the gold diamond discus have a series of white striations. Its tail fin is opaque, but it is a slightly darker color than the rest of its body. The golden albino discus has striking pale eyes with red pupils.
Discus are known for their flat, round shapes, bright and unusual colors, and their large size. At maturity, the golden albino discus will be 8” long. Its body is almost as tall as it is wide, which gives the fish its rounded shape. The pectoral and dorsal fins of the discus are very full, and they cover most all of its body, which adds to the round appearance of the golden albino discus. The golden albino discus is a tropical fish, and it will enhance the variety in your freshwater aquarium. Discus prefer to be in schools of five or more, and a glittering gold school of these discus in your aquarium will add beauty, and their passive nature will provide a calming effect. The golden albino discus is one fish belongs in any discus collector’s aquarium.