Red Dragon Discus Fish 3 inch

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As its name implies, the Red Dragon discus is a bold red color with an unusual pattern of striations, making it one of the most beautiful of the cultivated discus available for aquariums. The cross breeding of various varieties of cultivated discus have resulted in a vibrant red color as well as its combination of striations. The Red Dragon discus has a red-orange face, and the tail end of its pectoral and dorsal fins often show this color as well. Its body is covered with intricately woven and connected red striations over white. It has red spots rather than striations close to its head above its pectoral fin. Both its pectoral fin and its dorsal fin are covered with spots and striations. 

The Red Dragon discus will grow to about 8” long. Discus are known for their round shapes, and the red bold universe discus is not an exception. It is almost as tall as it is long, and its full fins also add roundness to its shape. This boldly colored fish will add a burst of color to your aquarium with its vibrant red markings. Its bright colors will contrast with its peaceful, passive nature, and the bold red universe discus will also contrast beautifully with the green vegetation of the tank. Discus are popular because of their vivid colors, round shapes,  and interesting personalities, and this is one dazzling fish that will be sure to stand out among the other tropical fish in your aquarium. 

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13 Reviews

  • 5

    Red Dragon Discus

    Posted by Nancy Wagner on 22nd Oct 2020

    I love my new babies! They are beautiful and a true delight.

  • 5

    Discus Purchase

    Posted by Jason on 22nd Oct 2020

    They arrived about an hour ago and look great, they are exploring their new home and swimming around great, and a couple of them are forging off my other discus morning feed. Thank you so much for healthy fish and great customer service!

  • 5

    Red Dragon Discus 2.5 inches

    Posted by Jody Dunstan on 8th Aug 2020

    Absolutely stunning!! Even at this age and size the color and markings make this discus the star of the entire tank!

  • 5

    Red Dragon

    Posted by Kirsten Witherell on 13th Dec 2019

    Tiniest discus I've ever seen but already amazing coloring. This is the one by far I'm the most excited about receiving and watching mature. Very aggressive eater, not the least bit shy so I expect he/she will grow very quickly!

  • 5

    Best Discus Fish ever!

    Posted by Don Helsel on 20th Jan 2018

    I recently ordered 10 two inch discus from steve, five different varieties. all arrived on time, health, and quickly ready to eat. Quality of the fish was outstanding. All were similar size and there was no runt or small fish that hung back and refused to eat. I rate Steves fish as a five and wish there was a way to rate them even higher - the highest is appropriate.

  • 5

    Absolutely beautiful

    Posted by Brian Levy on 16th Jan 2018

    This was one of the fish in my most recent order. They all arrived healthy, active, and vibrantly colorful. Each one is as beautiful as the last. They took to the shoal like they had always been part of it. Took to food right away, and they're eating from my hand in less than a week. The color development is already amazing, and the colors have developed even more in just the first week. Very satisfied with my Red Dragon.

  • 4

    Great Healthy Fish

    Posted by Ralph on 3rd Jul 2016

    I really like ordering from Mac. The fish always arrive on time and health. This time I purchased the Red Dragon Discus Fish and upon arrival he had taken to the tank as if he was part of the original shoal.

  • 5


    Posted by Jeannie Fenstermaker on 29th Apr 2016

    I wrote a big review under the 6 pack special. This is 1 of the other fish I ordered. Big,healthy,and very beautiful. Glad I picked this Discus to go with the rest.

  • 5

    awesome healthy fish!!!

    Posted by joy on 3rd Apr 2015

    Great experience from beginning to end with macsdiscus! Highly recommend. Fish are beautiful and healthy. Thanks Steve!

  • 4

    Best Customer Service Ever

    Posted by Mr Dorian Price on 25th Mar 2015

    The colors and the features of the fish on the website were exactly what I recieved when my order arrived. However I must admit that I was most impressed with the customer service I received with the entire order process from beginning to end. Mac notified me when I initially placed my order that it was too cold to ship the fish and kept me updated with my order status. The packaging was impeccable and I was surprised by the size of the sample food he included. The fish were all in good condition and acclimating to their new environment. I purchase a lot of fish online and Mac's level of customer service including a follow up phone call definitely exceeded the norm.

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