OzDiscus

General FAQs

Why shop at OZ Discus?

OZ Discus is Australia’s number one dedicated Discus fish importer and store located in Sydney, Australia.

We only sell the highest quality Discus that we have sourced from world renowned breeders. We possess a dedicated quarantining facility and have experienced staff that are able to identify illnesses and treat our fish.

We uphold social and corporate responsibilities in meeting RSPCA and AIAA certification and practices.

Thanks for choosing OZ Discus in your fish keeping journey.

Do you negotiate on price?

At OZ Discus, we strive to bring you select strains of quality imported Discus from world renowned farms and we are proud to stand behind the fish they supply to us. This means that we do not negotiate on the price that we sell the Discus to you.

We do have regular specials and sales on our Discus. View our specials here.

To keep up to date with the latest offers, apply for an OZ Discus membership.

Discus FAQs

Do you medicate your Discus?

Usually, when the Discus are in our holding facility, they are treated with a de-worming product. We usually use praziquantel and levamisole. These products are used 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.

I’m starting a new tank, what do I need to check for?

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.

How many Discus is ideal?

This depends on the size of your tank, however, you should aim for at least 5-6 in a colony. This size is recommended and best for Discus fish.

How many fish can I keep in my aquarium?

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.

What medication should I have in my cabinet?

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 Aquacycline – Require Guidance. Contact OZ Discus
– Epsom Salt – Bloat 
– Blue Planet Tri-Sulfa – Finrot and cloudy eyes
– Blue Planet Paracide – Lice and external parasite

You can find some of these medications here.

How do I introduce new fish to my tank?

You can watch our video and read our complete guide here: How to introduce new fish to your tank.

Shipping & Delivery FAQs

Do you starve your fish prior to shipping?

Yes. We must starve the fish for at least three 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.

Looking for something else?

Interested in other varieties of fish or fish tanks? Be sure to visit our partner shop Nano Tanks Australia.

Nano Tanks Australia is your friendly local aquarium outlet. They are diligent about selling only healthy fish and are uniquely RSPCA compliant.

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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.

Our photos are taken straight from a smartphone without filtering to give you the truest beauty of the fish we have.

Start exploring our range of Discus fish today!

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.