Project Description

Snow White Discus

Snow white is fairly a popular discus which is loved by any fish lovers and kind of a surprise for discus lovers when it was first bred and it became so popular in the west in 1999. This fish has no stress bars and no strips nor spots. The body color is grey-white and they have bigger eyes compared to other strains with black or white or creamy eye-ring.
  • Recommended for: beginners or higher
  • Price Range: or higher
  • Growth Speed:
  • Strength:
  • Family Group: Hybrids
  • Design: solid
  • Best Food: flexible, but try to avoide foods high in red colorations
  • Water Condition: TDS up to 250, PH: 6.5 – 7.5

Care and Breeding Information

General care for Blue Diamond Discus

Snow White is one of the slow-growing discus strain which can be kept by beginners or advanced discus keepers. but it’s recommended to be kept in their private tank as they grow a bit slower the other strains can grow bigger and win over the food eventually. They are usually strong against diseases. if well cared, they’ll live up to 8 to 9 years in aquariums. This strain is usually in a mid-range price for discus, however, some are sold at any higher prices.
Best food:
Snow white skin color doesn’t change quickly because of a not apropriate food, not like white butterfly or yellow (golden) discus, however their sking would still change slightly to a light pink-yellow coloration if they have a lot of red foods like krill and shrimp. Like most other strains It’s best to use an appropriate discus feeding plan for your Snow white 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. Snow-white might look so sensitive but snow-white is usually ok with a wide variety of water conditions, however in rare cases some few of them might show black pigmentations in hard water so water below 300 in TDS and the water temperature of 29.5 -30.5 °C should be just fine in order to showcase it’s the best coloration, expanded fins, eating habits and in general to show you how a happy discus look like. to learn more about how to maintain well-conditioned water for discus click here.
The best tank condition for Snow-white is their private tank for their group of snow-white fish as their growth speed is lower than other strains so they might lose over competing for the food if other tank mates grown bigger already. tanks with brighter backgrounds, less or no Sand and gravel are best. 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 Snow white 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 Snow White 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 skin needs to be bright in color, opened fins, and the gills need to look normal. looking at their poop tells a lot, and the size of their eyes should be large but you should still be able to apply the eye to body ratio formula for them as well. In addition, the dorsal fin and anal fin needs to look symmetrical. Click here to learn more about how to buy a quality discus!
Snow white Discus is often confused with:
Platinume blue angel, Albino platinume!

General Breeding information

Snow white was first bred by Robert chin from Malaysia Melaka in 1998. it was from brown discus, a pure mutation with a grey color appeared on F1 and then a pure white appeared on F2. It’s great to know that many of the famous and beautiful strains of discus were produces using snow-white such as white diamond, red white, yellow-white, blue-white, white leopard and many more other strains is colored with a white color using snow-white like golden which results in yellow melon or yellow-white, or if they cross with red snakeskin, white leopard snakeskin can be bred. so snow white is very useful in breeding.
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 Snow white 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!
Snow white Discus pairs up well with:
Any strains you want them to get whitened, Golden, Leopard skin,vergin red!

Other types of Discus you can learn about: