Project Description

Golden Discus

yellow discus,

Golden Discus is for sure one of the most eye pleasing strains of discus in the whole world which is having a beautiful solid yellow color and they usually have no or maybe up to 2 stress bars which is still considered in no stress bar group. unfortunantly this beautiful strains is in one of the few who are being kept unprofessionally by many discus lovers and that’s because of how they should be fed.
  • Recommended for: experienced or higher
  • Price Range: or higher
  • Growth Speed:
  • Strength:
  • Family Group: Hybrids
  • Design: solid
  • Best Food: foods with yellow pigmentations & NO red pigmentations
  • Water Condition: TDS less than 150, PH: 6.5 – 7.5

Care and Breeding Information

General care for Golden Discus

Golden is beautiful yellow discus strain which is very popular because of their unique yello coloration. this strain is not really recommended for beginners who like to keep different types of discus in their tank. it is really suggested to keep golden discus in their own private tank which makes it easy to feed them with the right food. if well cared, they’ll live up to 8 to 9 years in aquariums.
Best food:
You should never feed golden and yellow discus with common foods with red colorations such as krill or because they can easily change color to red, they actually never turn really red, but it can’t be called yellow anymore and it’ll be more like a mate orange color. itls better to add natural yellow color foods like chlorella or even a bit of turmeric, saffron. Like most other strains It’s best to use an appropriate discus feeding plan for your Golden yellow discus as it helps you not only to have a growing and healthier discus but also a cleaner tank as well.
Suitable water and tank condition:
Conditioning water is always an important factor for every aquarium and it seems to be even more important when it comes to Discus. Golden is a solid type of discus that needs the water not to be hard as this strain is a bit easy to show black pigmentations so it’s best to keep the TDS below 150 and the water temperature of 29.5 °C should be the best for this strain. to learn more about how to maintain well-conditioned water for discus click here.
The best tank condition for Golden can be tanks with brighter backgrounds to reduce the stress in your fish. Golden needs a private tank for themselves as we explained the reason above because of the special food they need. Woods and plants can be used if you are not a fan of bare bottom tanks but it’s better to avoid high-density planting as it makes it difficult to clean the tank up to its cleanest. You can always use pots or plant on woods if you love having plants but a clean tank at the same time. to learn more about the best tank conditions for discus click here.
A healthy Golden discus should look like:
I can’t stress it enough, Buying healthy discus and from a reliable source is like the MOST IMPORTANT step of every discus lover which will save you a lot of headache and money. There are common signs of a healthy and quality discus but talking about Golden Discus, First, you’ll need to pay attention to their skin, as their skin is very sensitive and a good reflection of their health. the yellow needs to be bright in color, open fins, and the gills need to look normal. looking at their poop tells a lot. Additionally, the dorsal fin and anal fin needs to look symmetrical.  click here to learn more about how to buy a quality discus!

General Breeding information

Golden was the result of a genetic mutation from brown discus first by Mr.Kim Hoo in Penang Malaysia and this attractive discus with its uniques and the eyecatching color was first introduced in 1993 at aquarama. It’s obvious to know that many of the other famous strains of golden sunrise, golden snake, golden ghost, solid red golden and any other strains with yellow color are all Golden’s grandchildren.
Pairs Preparations For Breeding Discus
If you want quality eggs, you’ll need a healthy pair. So one thing I found vital in successful breeding is to prepare the pair for breeding at least 15 days before laying the eggs you are planning to work on. using Chloramine-T on Flubendazole every 5 days and for 3 cycles. click on here to learn how to use chloramine-T or Flubendazole!
Water Condition for Breeding Golden Discus
The water you put in the breeding tank first is usually the water of the bigger tank where your pair fell in love! Remember, your matured discus could be stronger in some various water conditions but that might not be the case for their eggs. If you want a high rate of discus eggs hatching, apart from using methylene blue you’ll need soft water, TDS from 30 to 70 is fine and my favorite number is 50. You just take care of this number and the rest of the parameters will simply adjust to it’s best (Such as the PH and etc).
Tank and filtration system for Breeding Discus
To explain it briefly and based on my experience, I think The best size for a breeding tank is 50cm * 50cm * 50cm Which ends up holding 125 Liters of water. It is best to choose a similar size for the Lenght, width, and height of the breeding tank. but none of them should be less than 40 cm while holding 125 Liters of water.
Then for filtration set up, you’ll need a simple, and easy to use a sponge filter.  We’ll want to remove the sponge filter when the eggs are hatched and to replace it back after the fry are better swimmers. read more here!
Next is the heater, for such tank, you’ll need a 150W or 200W to maintain a temperature of 28°C – 28.5°C. Here is a trick I use all the time, as 30% to 50% water change is recommended daily and it helps to soften the water. I purposely choose to add enough water of 25°C until I can decrease the tank temperature by 1°C or 1.5°C suddenly, and the heater works to bring it back to the beginning temperature of 28°C or 28.5°C. This happens to lead the pairs into temptation and desire for sex.
lastly, we’ll need to have a breeding cone or anything else like ceramics, Pvc pipes to provide a surface for laying the eggs although they might still decide to lay their eggs anywhere else they like!
Golden Discus pairs up well with:
You can pair up any other strains with golden when you want to make a brighter color of discus.
you can get golden leopard if your pair up leopard with golden discus.

Other types of Discus you can learn about: