We are Australia’s number 1 dedicated discus store.
Why? The reality is Discus requires expert care to ensure that there is a rewarding fishkeeping experience with these tropical fish.
At OzDiscus we only sell the highest quality Discus available in the world and we possess a dedicated quarantining facility, with experienced staff able to identify illnesses and treat our fish.
We provide accurate advice and a healthy Discus keeping community support.
OzDiscus has the widest range of Discus from the most reputable international farms. Full transparency with with you the customer ensures we have a delightful business experience together.
Many times importers of lower quality farms will experience issues with contamination and disease. At Oz Discus we do not compromise on the quality of farms we import from to make a quick dollar.
Having travelled to the major farms in the world, Kelvin Chang is well qualified to advise you on the Discus you are receiving and the care they require.
Water Quality Expertise
Paul and Kelvin at OzDiscus is expert on the water quality required for this fish – a very important factor so your treasured Discus friends stay healthy.
Discus Keeping with OzDiscus
Usually, when Discus is in our holding facility, they are treated with a de-worming product. Usually use praziquantel and levamisole. These products are use to treat worms and gill flukes.
Once this has been completed, we add metro to the food that our Discus eat. All these procedures are conducted as preventative rather than treatment.
This is purely our recommendation and what we have tried that works.
– Blue Planet Gill and Tapeworms – Gill flukes and Tapeworm
– Potassium Permanganate – Gill flukes
– Big L – Round Worms
– Metronidazole (require prescription) – HEX or HITH (Hole in the head)
– Multi-Cure – a bath for your new Discus before entering into your tank
– API Melafix – When introducing new Discus
– Blue Planet Aquaricycline – Require Guidance. Contact OZ Discus
– Epsom Salt – Bloat
– Blue Planet Tri-Sulfa – Finrot and cloudy eyes
– Blue Planet Paracide – Lice and external parasite
Depends on the size of your tank, however, you should aim for at least 6 in a colony. This size is recommended and best for Discus fish.
Rule of thumb is 40L per adult Discus. If you have 400L tank, then you can aim for 10 adult Discus. If you are getting smaller Discus, then you can have more to that ratio however, be very prepared to upgrade your tank when they outgrow.
Starting a new tank is an exciting time for any hobby keeper. Quite often, people forget that you are creating a sustainable environment for your fish. Therefore, the water, bacteria needs to be just right. You must cycle your tank (can take up to 2-3 months). There are options to cycling tank, such as fishless cycle or with fish. The aim is to allow good bacteria in your filtration to tackle ammonia, nitrite and nitrate. Ammonia and nitrite must fall within safe levels. Once you get to the last stage of the cycle, you will have nitrate reading until it falls to sustainable levels.
Always have the testing kits for Ph, Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate at hand.
Yes, we must starve fish for at least 3 days prior to shipping. This is to reduce the collection of ammonia inside the bag. Ammonia spikes once you cut the bag open.This is especially important when shipping runs overnight.