The blue diamond discus is one of the most highly sought after discus fish for tropical aquarium due to its beautiful color and luster. The beautiful blue diamond discus is a cultivated discus that results from a recessive trait of the blue variety of turquoise discus. Whereas blue turquoise discus normally have striations throughout their bodies, those showing the recessive trait have transparent bodies without any markings. These turquoise discus with the recessive trait have been specially bred together to produce the blue diamond discus.
The blue diamond discus has a solid blue hue over a pale body without any markings, and it has a noticeably shiny luster, hence the name “diamond.” Some blue diamond discus will have yellow coloring on their tail fins. The blue diamond discus also has unusual red eyes. Like all discus, it has a noticeably round shape, and its body is flat. The blue diamond’s fins are slightly thinner than most varieties of discus fish, but it still has the rounded shape that discus are known for. A mature blue diamond discus will be about 8” long, and it is almost as tall as it is long.
Although in turquoise discus the lack of markings is recessive, when two blue diamond discus are bred, all of the fry will be blue diamonds. Cultivated discus are much easier to breed than natural discus, and with the proper water conditions, you could soon see your mature blue diamonds pairing off and mating. A family of these blue beauties will be a treat to enjoy in any aquarium.
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Posted by Unknown on 24th Nov 2016
One of the most beautiful blue discus I've ever had. Goes by it's name. Very hardy and healthy discus. Mac is the best and I will only buy my discus from him. :). Happy Holidays to Mac and his staff!!!!
Posted by Jay Strand on 7th Nov 2016
Discus arrived today all in good shape, and acclimated well were feeding by 4:00 PM. Outstanding way to get started, great selection
Posted by Lee LaRiviere on 3rd Nov 2016
Mac's discus are the most colorful, active, and healthy discus I have ever seen. I've been in the hobby for close to 15 years and have never seen discus of such high quality in person. I ordered 11 fish, one of which was the Blue Diamond, and every one is absolutely beautiful!! 2 of the fish died, due to a handling issue during shipping that caused their bags to break, and Steve (Mac) refunded one fish and replaced the other. The quality of the fish and Steve's service is unbeatable. If you are even thinking about purchasing from him, DO IT! You will be very happy you did.
Posted by Gary on 7th Oct 2016
Another great fish. The color is outstanding along with the size!
Posted by Unknown on 25th Sep 2016
This is my first order from Mac's. I really like the way he contacts you to make sure you will be there to get the fish. They arrived exactly when he said they would. I ordered the 6 fish, when they arrived all seemed well but one. It looked like it was a beautiful blue diamond it was my favorite but sadly after about 3 days it did not make it. The other 5 are doing great and the color is getting better and better. Even though I lost the one fish I will be ordering from Mac's again. You can't beat the price and guality of the fish. Thank you
Posted by Marty on 19th Sep 2016
Wow! The fish came in great and looking good Steve. Acclimated them and are all 100% plus in condition and looks!
Thanks a bunch for these great fish at reasonable pricing!
Posted by Ben Young on 25th Aug 2016
Fish arrived right on time. All alive and healthy. They look great. They are currently exploring their new home.
Posted by Carlos Zapata on 15th May 2016
The fish is a 2.25" active, healthy and eating well. Good addition to my blue discus collection.
Posted by Dwight on 7th May 2016
Nice looking discus. Great temperament for my pack. Thanks!!
Posted by scott storey on 29th Feb 2016
the sapphire blue diamond is a very happy and healthy fish. It hangs out in the open water and eats aggressively.
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