Golden Red Discus Fish. A golden red discus is one of the loveliest fish you can own. Careful selection and cultivation produced a gorgeous pattern of solid and broken red lines on a creamy golden background. The horizontally striped pattern decorates the Golden Red Discus’ upper body in solid stripes, the center of the body with denser but discontinuous stripes. The lower third of the body is again marked with discontinuous stripes but not as densely placed as in its midsection. When moving, this fish is truly captivating. As many of the fish from the depths of the Amazon River, this fish will jump when it becomes scared or startled. Although they feel happiest in a serene environment, it is a show of grace and agility when they do leap from the water. Not only will this fish delight you with its movements, it will also entertain and astound visitors.
With a body shape that is almost round and thin like an athlete’s discus, this little beauty is covered from mouth to caudal fins in bright, lively color. Its distinct looking dorsal fin is tri-colored, displaying black, white and red in an exciting color combination. It is reminiscent of an aquatic mohawk hairstyle. The Golden Red Discus’ anal fin alternates white and red stripes. The dorsal and anal fins combine at the back of the body to form a delicately striped caudal fin. In an aquarium, this fish will catch the eye of any onlooker in amazement. It is fascinating in shape and color pattern and is not a commonly seen fish.