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Red Dragon Discus Fish 2.5 inch


Product Description

As its name implies, the Red Dragon discus is a bold red color with an unusual pattern of striations, making it one of the most beautiful of the cultivated discus available for aquariums. The cross breeding of various varieties of cultivated discus have resulted in a vibrant red color as well as its combination of striations. The Red Dragon discus has a red-orange face, and the tail end of its pectoral and dorsal fins often show this color as well. Its body is covered with intricately woven and connected red striations over white. It has red spots rather than striations close to its head above its pectoral fin. Both its pectoral fin and its dorsal fin are covered with spots and striations. 

The Red Dragon discus will grow to about 8” long. Discus are known for their round shapes, and the red bold universe discus is not an exception. It is almost as tall as it is long, and its full fins also add roundness to its shape. This boldly colored fish will add a burst of color to your aquarium with its vibrant red markings. Its bright colors will contrast with its peaceful, passive nature, and the bold red universe discus will also contrast beautifully with the green vegetation of the tank. Discus are popular because of their vivid colors, round shapes,  and interesting personalities, and this is one dazzling fish that will be sure to stand out among the other tropical fish in your aquarium. 

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  1. Best Discus Fish ever! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Jan 2018

    I recently ordered 10 two inch discus from steve, five different varieties. all arrived on time, health, and quickly ready to eat. Quality of the fish was outstanding. All were similar size and there was no runt or small fish that hung back and refused to eat. I rate Steves fish as a five and wish there was a way to rate them even higher - the highest is appropriate.

  2. Absolutely beautiful 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Jan 2018

    This was one of the fish in my most recent order. They all arrived healthy, active, and vibrantly colorful. Each one is as beautiful as the last. They took to the shoal like they had always been part of it. Took to food right away, and they're eating from my hand in less than a week. The color development is already amazing, and the colors have developed even more in just the first week. Very satisfied with my Red Dragon.

  3. Great Healthy Fish 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Jul 2016

    I really like ordering from Mac. The fish always arrive on time and health. This time I purchased the Red Dragon Discus Fish and upon arrival he had taken to the tank as if he was part of the original shoal.

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Apr 2016

    I wrote a big review under the 6 pack special. This is 1 of the other fish I ordered. Big,healthy,and very beautiful. Glad I picked this Discus to go with the rest.

  5. awesome healthy fish!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Apr 2015

    Great experience from beginning to end with macsdiscus! Highly recommend. Fish are beautiful and healthy. Thanks Steve!

  6. Best Customer Service Ever 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Mar 2015

    The colors and the features of the fish on the website were exactly what I recieved when my order arrived. However I must admit that I was most impressed with the customer service I received with the entire order process from beginning to end. Mac notified me when I initially placed my order that it was too cold to ship the fish and kept me updated with my order status. The packaging was impeccable and I was surprised by the size of the sample food he included. The fish were all in good condition and acclimating to their new environment. I purchase a lot of fish online and Mac's level of customer service including a follow up phone call definitely exceeded the norm.

  7. I bought this beauty at 2 and 1/2 inches 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Feb 2015

    I had looked at Macs Discus several times in years PAST ( I am not sure but think he used to advertise in years past in the aquarium magazines i have purchased in last 30 yrs of fish keeping)...BUT I WAS SKEPTICAL ABOUT ORDERING MY FISH ON LINE AND FEARFUL ABOUT THE QUALITY i'D RECEIVE. i am so EXTREMELY PLEASED WITH THE GORGEOUS FISH that arrived feb 12th...All ALIVE. i HEEDED THE PRECAUTIONS AND STEVES SPECIFIC SUGGESTIONS ON HIS FISH BLOG. i POURED OVER ALL THE INFORMATION. I own numerous books on discus health and some i must say they gave me conflicting info (follow Steves advice)....such as discus being schooling fish....I now know they are...WOW they do wonderfully in schools. another issue where i have made mistakes is I have been more concerned with water quality in times past than feeding my fish enough. They are babies...babies eat often! These eager, trusting, gregarious, little fish LOVE to eat and school and chase each other.
    I ordered Steves 6 pack 2 1/2 inches in contrasting colors... all shipping paid. they traveled through a horrible cold spell in the USA and arrived safely, very tired, but safe and warm. Within 2 days they were no longer weak but fighting for food.
    I received at Steves choice...a Gold diamond, a red melon, a white diamond, a red dragon, a red tiger and his signature High Fin Blue cobalt. They are as colorful and beautiful as a bouquet of flowers and they are juveniles! These are not thin arrowheads but already displaying beautiful body shape, some very round already. I hope you take the leap and purchase them for yourself...just have your tank completely prepared and ready for these little beauties.... they deserve it!!!

  8. Always great fish!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Dec 2014

    I have purchased many fish form Steve at Mac's Discus. The service is great and the selection is fantastic. The fish are still a bit small but the colors are coming out and I'm sure as always I will be very pleased.Steve sells healthy beautiful fish. I highly recommend Mac's Discus

  9. Another flawless transaction. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Jun 2014

    The Red Dragon fish is as bright and beautiful as you see in the picture. They were delivered when promised in great shape. Within 2 to 3 hours, they were already part of the "gang". (I don't have a quarantine tank, but I felt very confident since the fish I have gotten from Mac's have always been very healthy.)

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