discus ID

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by bryce1217, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. bryce1217Valued MemberMember

    i just bought these 2 discus a couple days ago. they werent labeled or anything.
    my blue one with black stripes
    here is my red one.

    the fish were labeled as baby discus, and they were 15 percent off. they came out to a total of 18 dollars. this was thier last blue. i asked the guy that dipped them out and he said they couldnt determine their sex or breed of discus.
  2. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember


    They're really cute! I can't tell type because they are too young. Wait a couple weeks for them to get bigger and color up. If I had to guess I'd say your blue was a Brilliant Turquoise (looks similar to some babies that I saw a couple months ago) and the other some kind of Pigeon Blood.
    Discus are almost impossible to sex even when they are full grown. So I'm not surprised the store guy didn't guess the sex.
  3. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    When their small it can be hard to ID them. Check out this site:   then click on the link for colors from small to big. This will give you some ideas as to how they change from small fish to adult fish :)

    Here are some pics of mine as babies 2 1/2- 3 inches. https://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/discus-fish/80671-i-took-plunge.html the solid blue is blue diamond, the one with stripes were cobalt.
  4. bryce1217Valued MemberMember

    thanks! yeah. ive googled ways to sex and havent gotten much of anything. thanks. i got the last blue and the last red of their kind. the rest were completely white and a little bigger. i only got two because i didnt know they school so i see maybe 1 more in my future. :)
  5. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

  6. bryce1217Valued MemberMember

    ok. thanks! i would really like to know what these are. the blue one was solid when i got him and he is starting to get some stripes. my red one hasnt devolped much more color though.

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