Golden Dragon Discus. The golden dragon discus has been crossbred from other cultivated discus to give it its unique and striking appearance. Like all cultivated discus, the golden dragon discus is a result of careful cultivation of select discus chosen for their color and markings to create a unique new variety. The golden yellow color of the golden dragon discus gives it a luster that makes it shine, and they are a very sunny shade of gold. Careful crossbreeding has also eliminated the vertical stress bars that are typical of natural discus, although the golden dragon discus has retained the fin striations that many discus, both natural and cultivated, possess.
The body of the golden dragon discus is a solid golden yellow color, and its face is also golden. Its face has a few white striations on it, but its body does not. The golden dragon discus has pale gold dorsal and pectoral fins with white striations, and the upper half of the fins are opaque. The fins are tipped in a darker color. The tail fin is a dark color that is free of striations. This tropical beauty has a round, flat body, and it will grow to approximately 8” at maturity. Its body is almost as tall as it is wide, which accounts for its roundness. It has a very rounded head, and its full dorsal and pectoral fins also contribute to its roundness. In a tropical aquarium, this golden beauty will stand out among all of its tank mates, discus or other.