Discus Strain Database

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When i first started researching discus in preparation for getting them i wanted to see pictures of as many strains as possible so i decided to make a thread with as many as I could possibly find

Discus are broken down into 3 main groups Asian, German, Wild.

-Asians Discus can be described as the "candy shop" variety defined by the wild colors and wild patterns

-German Discus have the old school feel, they are mainly the original strains and "wild" looking strains

-Wilds are just that, there are bascily 4 wild strains


~WILDS
Heckel


Green


Brown


Blue




~Asian Discus
Zebra


Yellow Diamond


White Calico


Violet Reflection


Velvet


Turquiose


Tri-color Marble


Super Angel Diamond


Spotted Eruption


Snow White


Silver Spotted


Yellow Crystal


Shooting Star


San Merah


Royal Blue


Rose Red


Ring Leopard


Red White


Red Spotted Green


Red Melon


Ocean Green


Blue Knight


Nebula


Maze Leopard


Leopard Snakeskin


King Cobra


Golden Sunrise


Golden Pigeon


Giant Blue


Ghost


Checkerboard Pigeon


Carnation Turquoise


Blue Snakeskin


Blue Sapphire


Altum Flora


Red Cover


Checkerboard Tiger

pic courtsy of Kenny Cheung and Discus Forrest www.kennysdiscus.net

Penang Eruption

pic courtsy of Kenny Cheung and Discus Forrest www.kennysdiscus.net

Mercury

pic courtsy of Kenny Cheung and Discus Forrest www.kennysdiscus.net

Golden Turquoise

pic courtsy of Kenny Cheung and Discus Forrest www.kennysdiscus.net

Virgin Red

pic courtsy of Kenny Cheung and Discus Forrest www.kennysdiscus.net

Golden Lollipop

pic courtsy of Kenny Cheung and Discus Forrest www.kennysdiscus.net

Golden Snakeskin

pic courtsy of Kenny Cheung and Discus Forrest www.kennysdiscus.net

Classic Leopard

pic courtsy of Kenny Cheung and Discus Forrest www.kennysdiscus.net

Blue Diamond

pic courtsy of Kenny Cheung and Discus Forrest www.kennysdiscus.net

Blue Scorpion

pic courtsy of Kenny Cheung and Discus Forrest www.kennysdiscus.net



~German/European Discus
Dark Angel

pic courtesy of Discus Hans www.discus-hans-usa.com

Red Scribbelt

pic courtesy of Discus Hans www.discus-hans-usa.com

Blue Pigeon Blood

pic courtesy of Discus Hans www.discus-hans-usa.com

Silver Pigeon (know as White Butterfly in Asian market)

pic courtesy of Discus Hans www.discus-hans-usa.com

Tefe

pic courtesy of Discus Hans www.discus-hans-usa.com

Solid Turk

pic courtesy of Discus Hans www.discus-hans-usa.com

Santarem

pic courtesy of Discus Hans www.discus-hans-usa.com

Red Turk

pic courtesy of Discus Hans www.discus-hans-usa.com

Red Snakeskin

pic courtesy of Discus Hans www.discus-hans-usa.com

Red Pigeon Blood

pic courtesy of Discus Hans www.discus-hans-usa.com

Pigeon Blood Snakeskin

pic courtesy of Discus Hans www.discus-hans-usa.com

Marlboro

pic courtesy of Discus Hans www.discus-hans-usa.com

Brilliant Turk

pic courtesy of Discus Hans www.discus-hans-usa.com

Alenquer

pic courtesy of Discus Hans www.discus-hans-usa.com
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GeorgeP replied the topic: Re: Discus Strain Database

Wow, Thank you so much. I was looking into discus, and I couldn't find very much good info on all the different color variation's. Can you mix the different types? or is it like new world cichlids and africans where it mixing is a no no?
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Big-Ken replied the topic: Re: Discus Strain Database

That is only a little of whats out there, people do mix but shouldnt mostly cause of differences in immune systems. 10-20 years ago everyone was at the NADA show (NothAmericanDiscusAssociation) and they all were sharing the same net between show tanks and all the German/Euro fish started dying overnight for no apparent reason it also made its way back to a few breeding operations and wiped out ALOT of fish, it was dub the Discus Plauge and since then mixing been a big no no
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Discus Strain Database

now that is a awesome post!! thanks for taking the time to do that I mean I love being able to see all of them there like that and have it broken down with the names!!

thats a great thread needs to be pinned down in the discus section for sure!!!

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Big-Ken wrote: That is only a little of whats out there, people do mix but shouldnt mostly cause of differences in immune systems. 10-20 years ago everyone was at the NADA show (NothAmericanDiscusAssociation) and they all were sharing the same net between show tanks and all the German/Euro fish started dying overnight for no apparent reason it also made its way back to a few breeding operations and wiped out ALOT of fish, it was dub the Discus Plauge and since then mixing been a big no no


Thats a good story wow I know people were devastated when that happen

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Miss Nicki replied the topic: Re: Discus Strain Database

Wow... Nice thread!!!
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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: Discus Strain Database

Very nice thread. I guess you get better at knowing what marks which species, a lot of them look the same to me. A lot of their colours remind me of siamese fighting fish.
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Discus Strain Database

bump because more people should see this ?? ;)

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Big-Ken replied the topic: Re: Discus Strain Database

Thanks Eddie, it is pretty cool to see alot of the strains in one place

Nina, some of them might be the same just diffrent names it happens alot. I need to go through it and research some of the similar looking ones and if they are indeed the same ill just put all the names on one pic
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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: Discus Strain Database

Big-Ken wrote: Thanks Eddie, it is pretty cool to see alot of the strains in one place

Nina, some of them might be the same just diffrent names it happens alot. I need to go through it and research some of the similar looking ones and if they are indeed the same ill just put all the names on one pic


right, so I'm only somewhat crazy :) I really don't know much about discus at all, so this is a really nice place to come and ogle them. I wonder if we can get this thread stickied?
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