Leopard Snakeskin Discus

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Discus Fish Stocklist

Common Name Size Pcs /Box
MIX DISCUS 2″ 112
MIX DISCUS 3″ 64
MIX DISCUS 4″ 24
MIX DISCUS 5″ 16
RED DISCUS 2″ 112
RED DISCUS 2.50″ 100
RED DISCUS 3″ 64
RED DISCUS 3.50″ 48
RED DISCUS 4″ 24
RED DISCUS 5″ 16
SUPER RED DISCUS 2″ 112
SUPER RED DISCUS 2.50″ 100
SUPER RED DISCUS 3″ 64
SUPER RED DISCUS 3.50″ 48
SUPER RED DISCUS 4″ 24
BLUE FACE DISCUS 2″ 112
BLUE FACE DISCUS 2.50″ 100
BLUE FACE DISCUS 3″ 64
BLUE FACE DISCUS 3.50″ 48
BLUE FACE DISCUS 4″ 24
BLUE FACE DISCUS 5″ 16
TURQUOISE DISCUS 2″ 112
TURQUOISE DISCUS 2.50″ 80
TURQUOISE DISCUS 3″ 64
TURQUOISE DISCUS 3.50″ 48
TURQUOISE DISCUS 4″ 24
TURQUOISE DISCUS 5″ 16
COBALT BLUE DISCUS 2″ 112
COBALT BLUE DISCUS 2.50″ 100
COBALT BLUE DISCUS 3″ 64
COBALT BLUE DISCUS 3.50″ 48
COBALT BLUE DISCUS 4″ 24
COBALT BLUE DISCUS 5″ 16
PIGEONBLOOD DISCUS 2″ 112
PIGEONBLOOD DISCUS 2.50″ 100
PIGEONBLOOD DISCUS 3″ 64
PIGEONBLOOD DISCUS 3.50″ 48
PIGEONBLOOD DISCUS 4″ 24
PIGEONBLOOD DISCUS 5″ 16
PEARL PIGEON DISCUS 2″ 112
PEARL PIGEON DISCUS 2.50″ 100
PEARL PIGEON DISCUS 3″ 48
PEARL PIGEON DISCUS 3.5″ 48
PEARL PIGEON DISCUS 4″ 24
PEARL PIGEON DISCUS 5″ 16
BLUE DIAMOND DISCUS 2″ 112
BLUE DIAMOND DISCUS 2.50″ 100
BLUE DIAMOND DISCUS 3″ 64
BLUE DIAMOND DISCUS 3.50″ 48
BLUE DIAMOND DISCUS 4″ 24
BLUE DIAMOND DISCUS 5″ 16
PURPLE COBALT DISCUS 2″ 112
PURPLE COBALT DISCUS 2.50″ 100
PURPLE COBALT DISCUS 3″ 64
PURPLE COBALT DISCUS 3.50″ 48
PURPLE COBALT DISCUS 4″ 24
PURPLE COBALT DISCUS 5″ 16
COBALT BLUE TURQUOISE DISCUS 2″ 112
COBALT BLUE TURQUOISE DISCUS 2.50″ 100
COBALT BLUE TURQUOISE DISCUS 3″ 64
COBALT BLUE TURQUOISE DISCUS 3.50″ 48
COBALT BLUE TURQUOISE DISCUS 4″ 24
COBALT BLUE TURQUOISE DISCUS 5″ 16
RED COBALT DISCUS 2″ 112
RED COBALT DISCUS 2.50″ 100
RED COBALT DISCUS 3″ 64
RED COBALT DISCUS 3.50″ 48
RED COBALT DISCUS 4″ 24
RED COBALT DISCUS 5″ 16
SNAKE SKIN DISCUS 2″ 112
SNAKE SKIN DISCUS 2.50″ 100
SNAKE SKIN DISCUS 3″ 64
SNAKE SKIN DISCUS 3.50″ 48
SNAKE SKIN DISCUS 4″ 24
SNAKE SKIN DISCUS 5″ 16
SNAKE SKIN PIGEONBLOOD DISCUS 2″ 100
SNAKE SKIN PIGEONBLOOD DISCUS 2.50″ 100
SNAKE SKIN PIGEONBLOOD DISCUS 3″ 64
SNAKE SKIN PIGEONBLOOD DISCUS 3.50″ 48
SNAKE SKIN PIGEONBLOOD DISCUS 4″ 24
SNAKE SKIN PIGEONBLOOD DISCUS 5″ 16
RED MARLBORO DISCUS 2″ 112
RED MARLBORO DISCUS 2.50″ 100
RED MARLBORO DISCUS 3″ 64
RED MARLBORO DISCUS 3.50″ 48
RED MARLBORO DISCUS 4″ 24
RED MARLBORO DISCUS 5″ 16
SUPER RED TURQUOISE DISCUS 2″ 112
SUPER RED TURQUOISE DISCUS 2.50″ 100
SUPER RED TURQUOISE DISCUS 3″ 64
SUPER RED TURQUOISE DISCUS 3.50″ 48
SUPER RED TURQUOISE DISCUS 4″ 24
SUPER RED TURQUOISE DISCUS 5″ 16
SUPER RED PIGEONBLOOD DISCUS 2″ 112
SUPER RED PIGEONBLOOD DISCUS 2.50″ 100
SUPER RED PIGEONBLOOD DISCUS 3″ 64
SUPER RED PIGEONBLOOD DISCUS 3.50″ 48
SUPER RED PIGEONBLOOD DISCUS 4″ 24
SUPER RED PIGEONBLOOD DISCUS 5″ 16
GOLDEN DISCUS 2″ 112
GOLDEN DISCUS 2.50″ 100
GOLDEN DISCUS 3″ 64
GOLDEN DISCUS 3.50″ 48
GOLDEN DISCUS 4″ 24
GOLDEN DISCUS 5″ 16
RED EAGLE DISCUS 2″ 112
RED EAGLE DISCUS 2.50″ 100
RED EAGLE DISCUS 3″ 64
RED EAGLE DISCUS 3.5″ 48
RED EAGLE DISCUS 4″ 24
RED EAGLE DISCUS 5″ 16
RED DIMOND DISCUS 2″ 112
RED DIMOND DISCUS 2.5″ 100
RED DIMOND DISCUS 3.5″ 48
RED DIMOND DISCUS 4″ 24
RED DIMOND DISCUS 3″ 64
RED DIMOND DISCUS 5″ 16
RED PANDA DISCUS 2″ 112
RED PANDA DISCUS 2.50″ 100
RED PANDA DISCUS 3″ 64
RED PANDA DISCUS 3.5″ 48
RED PANDA DISCUS 4″ 24
RED PANDA DISCUS 5″ 16
YELLOW PANDA DISCUS 2″ 112
YELLOW PANDA DISCUS 2.50″ 100
YELLOW PANDA DISCUS 3″ 64
YELLOW PANDA DISCUS 3.5″ 48
YELLOW PANDA DISCUS 4″ 24
YELLOW PANDA DISCUS 5″ 16
RED DRAGON DISCUS 2″ 112
RED DRAGON DISCUS 2.5″ 100
RED DRAGON DISCUS 3″ 64
RED DRAGON DISCUS 3.5″ 48
RED DRAGON DISCUS 4″ 24
RED DRAGON DISCUS 5″ 16
GHOST DISCUS 2″ 112
GHOST DISCUS 2.5″ 100
GHOST DISCUS 3″ 64
GHOST DISCUS 3.5″ 48
GHOST DISCUS 4″ 24
GHOST DISCUS 5″ 16
LEOPARD DISCUS 2″ 112
LEOPARD DISCUS 2.5″ 100
LEOPARD DISCUS 3″ 64
LEOPARD DISCUS 3.5″ 48
LEOPARD DISCUS 4″ 24
LEOPARD DISCUS 5″ 16
LEOPARD SNAKE SKIN DISCUS 2″ 112
LEOPARD SNAKE SKIN DISCUS 2.5″ 100
LEOPARD SNAKE SKIN DISCUS 3″ 64
LEOPARD SNAKE SKIN DISCUS 3.5″ 48
LEOPARD SNAKE SKIN DISCUS 4″ 24
LEOPARD SNAKE SKIN DISCUS 5″ 16
RED BROWN DISCUS 2″ 112
RED BROWN DISCUS 2.5″ 100
RED BROWN DISCUS 3″ 64
RED BROWN DISCUS 3.5″ 48
RED BROWN DISCUS 4″ 24
RED BROWN DISCUS 5″ 16
RED MELON DISCUS 2″ 112
RED MELON DISCUS 2.5″ 100
RED MELON DISCUS 3″ 64
RED MELON DISCUS 3.5″ 48
RED MELON DISCUS 4″ 24
RED MELON DISCUS 5″ 16
RED SPOTTED GREEN DISCUS 2″ 112
RED SPOTTED GREEN DISCUS 2.5″ 100
RED SPOTTED GREEN DISCUS 3″ 64
RED SPOTTED GREEN DISCUS 3.5″ 48
RED SPOTTED GREEN DISCUS 4″ 24
RED SPOTTED GREEN DISCUS 5″ 16
RED VELVET DISCUS 2″ 112
RED VELVET DISCUS 2.5″ 100
RED VELVET DISCUS 3″ 64
RED VELVET DISCUS 3.5″ 48
RED VELVET DISCUS 4″ 24
RED VELVET DISCUS 5″ 16
ROSE RED (TOMATO) DISCUS 2″ 112
ROSE RED (TOMATO) DISCUS 2.5″ 100
ROSE RED (TOMATO) DISCUS 3″ 64
ROSE RED (TOMATO) DISCUS 3.5″ 48
ROSE RED (TOMATO) DISCUS 4″ 24
ROSE RED (TOMATO) DISCUS 5″ 16
SUN MERAH (SOLID RED) DISCUS 2″ 112
SUN MERAH (SOLID RED) DISCUS 2.5″ 100
SUN MERAH (SOLID RED) DISCUS 3″ 64
SUN MERAH (SOLID RED) DISCUS 3.5″ 48
SUN MERAH (SOLID RED) DISCUS 4″ 24
SUN MERAH (SOLID RED) DISCUS 5″ 16
SIAM RUBY DISCUS 2″ 112
SIAM RUBY DISCUS 2.5″ 100
SIAM RUBY DISCUS 3″ 64
SIAM RUBY DISCUS 3.5″ 48
SIAM RUBY DISCUS 4″ 24
SIAM RUBY DISCUS 5″ 16
SNOW WHITE DISCUS 2″ 112
SNOW WHITE DISCUS 2.5″ 100
SNOW WHITE DISCUS 3″ 64
SNOW WHITE DISCUS 3.5″ 48
SNOW WHITE DISCUS 4″ 24
SNOW WHITE DISCUS 5″ 16
SIAM GOLD DISCUS 2″ 112
SIAM GOLD DISCUS 2.5″ 100
SIAM GOLD DISCUS 3″ 64
SIAM GOLD DISCUS 3.5″ 48
SIAM GOLD DISCUS 4″ 24
SIAM GOLD DISCUS 5″ 16
PIGEONBLOOD SKIN DISCUS 2″ 112
PIGEONBLOOD SKIN DISCUS 2.5″ 100
PIGEONBLOOD SKIN DISCUS 3″ 64
PIGEONBLOOD SKIN DISCUS 3.5″ 48
PIGEONBLOOD SKIN DISCUS 4″ 24
PIGEONBLOOD SKIN DISCUS 5″ 16
SUPER PIGEONBLOOD DISCUS 2″ 112
SUPER PIGEONBLOOD DISCUS 2.5″ 100
SUPER PIGEONBLOOD DISCUS 3″ 64
SUPER PIGEONBLOOD DISCUS 3.5″ 48
SUPER PIGEONBLOOD DISCUS 4″ 24
SUPER PIGEONBLOOD DISCUS 5″ 16
WHITE SPOTTED DISCUS 2″ 112
WHITE SPOTTED DISCUS 2.5″ 100
WHITE SPOTTED DISCUS 3″ 64
WHITE SPOTTED DISCUS 3.5″ 48
WHITE SPOTTED DISCUS 4″ 24
WHITE SPOTTED DISCUS 5″ 16
TIGER SKIN DISCUS 2″ 112
TIGER SKIN DISCUS 2.5″ 100
TIGER SKIN DISCUS 3″ 64
TIGER SKIN DISCUS 3.5″ 48
TIGER SKIN DISCUS 4″ 24
TIGER SKIN DISCUS 5″ 16
RED-WHITE DISCUS 2″ 112
RED-WHITE DISCUS 2.5″ 100
RED-WHITE DISCUS 3″ 64
RED-WHITE DISCUS 3.5″ 48
RED-WHITE DISCUS 4″ 24
RED-WHITE DISCUS 5″ 16
WHITE DISCUS 2″ 112
WHITE DISCUS 2.5″ 100
WHITE DISCUS 3″ 64
WHITE DISCUS 3.5″ 48
WHITE DISCUS 4″ 24
WHITE DISCUS 5″ 16

 


The Leopard Skin Discus is less man-made than many of the other strains of discus, as it is a direct result of selective breeding from two naturally occuring variants of wild red spotted green discus originating from different areas of the Amazon and not through genetic mutation. This breeding work was performed by breeders in Hong Kong, who over the course of about a decade were able to selectively breed the discus to achieve what we now call the Leopard Skin Discus. They became available within the aquarium hobby in 1993, and since then multiple variations of the Leopard Skin Discus have risen that have differenet size of the spots, some with red rings within rings in the pattern and those with blue highlights within the red rings.

Discus originate from the Amazon River Systems of South America, where they were first imported into the aquarium hobby in the early 1930s. Ever since their introduction into the hobby to this day, Discus are considered one of the most colorful, demanding, rewarding and expensive of all tropical freshwater aquarium fish species. Due to their popularity and the high price tag that they command, Discus are very popular with fish breeders. Over the years breeders have not only raised enough tank-bred specimens to largely fulfill the demand from the aquarium hobby, but have developed completely new color strains and patterns as well. Discus are very popular amongst intermediate to advanced fish keepers, and are widely considered to be one of the most rewarding and challenging to keep of the freshwater tropical community fish species available within the hobby.

In the wild, Discus are found living in the upper tributaries of the Rio Negro and Rio Madiera along with the surrounding lakes and flood plains. The water is very low in mineral content, which makes it “soft” water with a low pH ranging from 4.0 to 7.0. The water also maintains very stable and consistent water parameters year round, including water temperatures that range between 80 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit both during the day and night. When keeping Leopard Skin Discus in the home aquarium, it is extremely important to replicate their natural surroundings and water parameters as closely as possible. It is also very important to maintain very consistent water parameters that have very little pH, temperature and dissolved mineral fluctuations.

Leopard Skin Discus aquariums should closely resemble their natural Amazonian habitat with plenty of plants and branching root. Water parameters should be very consistent with a pH near 6.8 to 7.2, temperature between 82° to 86° Fahrenheit with low to medium water currents. Discus can thrive in a wider range of water parameters as long as the changes are not sudden and the fish has adequate time to adjust to changing parameters. Leopard Skin Discus should not be housed with aggressive or boisterous fish species or in aquariums with intense lighting or strong water currents. If strong aquarium lighting is used for plant growth, be sure that the density of the plant life is great enough to provide shaded areas for the Leopard Skin Discus to retreat to when needed. Strong biological and mechanical filtration along with weekly partial water changes are required to keep water quality high and water parameters consistent. When keeping Discus with live plants, it is best to keep the aquarium pH between 6.0 to 6.8 and a lower water hardness of 150 PPM or less. Lastly, be sure to maintain excellent water quality at all times as Discus do not leave a lot of room for error when it comes to water quality and consistency. Recommended tank mates include: most Tetra species, loaches, cory catfish, smaller Plecostomus species, Siamese Algae Eaters, Ottocinclus, Rams, peaceful Rasbora species, Rainbow fish, Hatchet fish and Pencilfish.

Being closely related to the freshwater Amazonian Angelfish, it was assumed that Discus breeding requirements would be the same. Early hobbyists removed the eggs, attempted to hatch them in a separate tank and grow the fry on. We now know this is not possible with Discus because fry consume the mucus excreted from the sides of the parents. Discus were not successfully spawned until the late fifties with Jack Wattley in America and Eduard Schmidt-Focke in Germany doing the pioneering work.

During the 1970s breeders began to concentrate on producing more colorful Discus with a broader range of colors and patterns. They selectively bred specimens for their blue striations that eventually produced Turquoise and Cobalt Discus, while other breeders intensified the natural red striations that later produced Leopard Skin Discus and Pigeon Blood Discus. The 1980s and 1990s saw an explosion in new Discus mutations with the development of the Ghost, Snake Skin, Pigeon Blood, Blue Diamond, Snow White and Albino Discus variations. Through selective breeding, todays aquarium hobbyists can choose from a wide variety of brightly colored and varied patterned Discus now available within the hobby.

Leopard Skin Discus should be fed a variety of nutritional meaty foods including: white worms, blood worms, Tubifex worms, high protein pellet and flake foods. Juvenile Leopard Skin Discus should be fed at least 3 to 5 times per day, while adult specimens should be fed 2 to 3 times per day. Their overall diet should be higher in proteins and fats then the average tropical fish species. As with most other fish species, they should be fed an amount of food that they will consume within 10 minutes, with leftover foods removed from the system by either a quality mechanical filter or manually if strong filtration is not present.

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