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Different strains of Discus: A comprehensive guide

If you’re an aquarium enthusiast or considering adding some beautiful Discus fish to your tank, it’s important to understand the different strains available. In this article, we will explore various Discus strains as featured on OZ Discus.

Understand the origins of Discus fish

Discus fish are native to the Amazon River basin in South America. These cichlids have been selectively bred over the years, resulting in a wide variety of strains with unique colours and patterns. Before diving into the different strains, it’s essential to have a basic understanding of their natural habitat, which will help you create a suitable environment for them in your aquarium.

Read our guide to understand how to set up a Discus tank so your Discus live in optimal conditions.

Explore the different strains of Discus

Discus strains available on OZ Discus can be broadly categorised into three groups: solid colours, patterned, and wild-type. Let’s take a closer look at the strains in each category:

Solid colours

Blue Diamond: This strain boasts a stunning solid blue colour, often with a white or light blue face. The Blue Diamond is a popular choice for its eye-catching appearance and relatively easy-care requirements. The Blue Diamond Discus is known for its iridescent scales.

Cobalt Blue: This stunning variety features a vibrant blue base colour with subtle dark patterns on its body.

Patterned

Leopard Snakeskin: This Discus strain features a distinct pattern of dark spots and lines on a lighter background, resembling the markings of a snake or leopard. The Leopard Snakeskin is a popular choice for its unique appearance and relatively easy-care requirements.

Checkerboard: This strain has a pattern of dark and light squares, resembling a checkerboard. The Checkerboard Discus is a striking addition to any aquarium and is relatively easy to care for.

Wild-Type

Heckel: The Heckel Discus closely resembles its wild counterparts, featuring a dark blue body with bold vertical bars. This strain is more challenging to keep than domesticated varieties, best suited to experienced aquarists.

Green Discus: The Green Discus has a greenish-brown base colour with subtle patterning. This strain requires more advanced care but can be a rewarding addition to an aquarium for experienced keepers.

Disclaimer

The information provided in this article has been generated by the OZ Discus AI, OZ Discus Bot. While we strive to provide accurate and helpful guidance, it is important to recognise that the content may not cover all strains of Discus.

If you require further assistance, we highly recommend contacting OZ Discus directly for personalised advice and support. Remember that the well-being of your Discus fish is of utmost importance, and expert guidance can make a significant difference in ensuring their health and happiness.

OZ Discus is not liable for any losses and holds no responsibility in the event of the death of the fish. Users of this guide are to use the information at their own discretion and accept all risks resulting from the use of this guide.

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Our photos

All the photos you see on our products are what we have in store.

We do not use any stock photography that misrepresent the fish.

Most of our photos are shot without filtering to try give you the truest beauty and colour of the fish we have. 

Any filters we do use are to account for factors that reduce the colour when taking the photo, such as bad lighting. 

We fix using a quick filter to represent the Discus’s real life colour; best as we are able to by eye. These photos are clearly marked as being edited in ‘PhotoRoom’.

Premium Discus Farms

OZ Discus imports from international awarded, show grade, premium Discus breeders.

Each of these breeders are proud to stand behind the fish they supply to us.

By knowing details about the farm and fish, we are able to ascertain the age and breeding line to ensure the highest quality fish are available to you.

View our latest imports from IP Discus, Jagger Discus, Unique Discus, and more!

We are independent

OZ Discus is an independent Sydney store and as such has to uphold important corporate responsibilities.

When you buy from OZ Discus, you get peace of mind that we meet strict RSPCA and AIAA certifications and COVID-19 practices.

We also have dead on arrival (DOA) and returns policies and practices that give you confidence in your purchase.

We hope that you find our range of Discus fish suitable to your pursuit in this very rewarding hobby.

We import from the following breeders and each of these breeders are proud to stand behind the fish they supply to us. By knowing details about the farm and fish, we are able to ascertain the age & breeding line to ensure the highest quality is available to you.

– Tony Tan – IP Discus Malaysia
– Dendy Wijaya – Jagger Discus Indonesia
– Robert Lim – Unique Discus Malaysia
– Lee Chee Fong – Color Fish Malaysia
– Yap Wen Khong – Malaysia
– Koay KL – JIT Laiseng Discus Farm Malaysia
– Dr Teoh – Malaysia
– Julian Sockich & Kephra Richards – East Coast Discus Australia
– Alex Piwowarski – Piwowarski Discus Germany

All photos you see are what we have in store and we do not use any stock photography that misrepresent the fish. Also, our photos are taken straight from a smartphone too without filtering to give you the truest beauty of the fish we have.

We are Independent and have the importance of corporate responsibilities of a Physical Store

OZ Discus is an independent STORE, as well as an IMPORTER in Sydney of Discus fish only and this allows us to source select strains from the Worlds most renowned Discus farms to you.

Moreover, buying from us as an aquarium shop instead of home operators gives you peace of mind. We uphold social and corporate responsibilities in meeting
– RSPCA
– AIAA
– COVID-19
certification and practices.

We also have DOA and returns policies and practices that gives you confidence in your purchase. I hope you find our range of Discus suiting to your pursuit in this very rewarding hobby.