HIGH QUALITY DISCUS IS OUR SPECIALTY! We here at Exotic Discus not only have some of the best discus and prices around, we also have the largest selection of discus in the Chicago land and the Midwest. We can ship discus to anyone in the United States (We have cheaper shipping rate than most sellers!). Please contact us for more info. All discus in pictures are our discus.
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We are located in Oak Forest, IL 60452. (South Chicago ) All visits are appointment only. Please call 815-557-3966 or email us at if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.
Please let us know on what date you'd like to receive your order. You can let us know by using ADD NOTE TO SELLER in the shopping cart page before checkout. All shipping is via FedEx or UPS overnight - arriving next day at or before 10:30am(some rural areas may take up to noon delivery time). We here at Exotic Discus have 100% live arrival guarantee. If for any reason the fish is dead upon arrival, we will reimburse the full cost of the fish, including shipping charge. We are extremely confident with our shipping method and know that the fish will arrive to you in good condition. Other sellers will only reimburse for the fish but not the shipping charge. Of course we don’t feel that’s right! It’s not the customer’s fault if the fish somehow die before reaching their new home. We have no issue reimbursing the full amount, including shipping, as long as the following conditions are met:
1. You must be available to receive the fish when they are delivered.
2. You must notify us with the problem within one hour of receiving the shipment. (Phone call is the preferred method of contact in this situation).
3. You must provide a picture or video of the deceased fish in the original, sealed bag(s). (We may also require you to take pictures of the deceased fish out of the bag(s)
We reserve the right to postpone shipping in cases of extreme weather conditions!
Quarantine and Acclimation
Whenever you get new discus fish it’s always a good idea to quarantine them before adding them into your main display tank. The purpose of this is it gives you the opportunity to inspect your new discus and to be sure that they are healthy. It will also give them time to recuperate after their travel and allows the fish to get used to you and their new environment. New discus can also face territorial aggression at the beginning from discus you may already have in the tank. The stress from shipping, new environment, and territorial aggression can be overwhelming for the new discus to handle all at once - that is why it's very important to ensure all new discus have fully recuperated from shipping and that they’re eating aggressively before adding them to the main display tank.
QT/Holding tank recommendations
Small tank 10-30gal
Small heater to keep temp around 85F
Constant small amount of air bubbles running (please note, too much surface agitation from too much air bubbles can cause stress to discus).
Low Flow Filter that has mechanical and biological filtration. (Please note: Discus prefer a calm environment. If the water current is too strong from the filter it can cause stress to the discus).
QT/Holding Tank light should not be too bright.
Instructions to help you with your new and beautiful Discus after they arrived.
1. Turn the QT/Holding tank light off and place the closed bags into the aquarium and float them for approximately 30 minutes for the temperature to be adjusted.
2. Open and pour bag water out, and place fish into the QT/holding tank. It’s recommended to keep tank light off for 24 hours.
3. Sometimes it can take new fish from few hours to 24 hours to start getting used to their new environment. It will take at least few days before they’re completely settled in so be patient. You can give them their first feeding after few hours if they don’t seem stressed. Frozen Brine Shrimps are an excellent first choice.
4. Do daily water changes and vacuum the tank bottom of waste and uneaten food.
5. It’s recommended to keep new fish in QT/holding tank for minimum of 2 weeks. If you don’t see any signs of stress and they’re all eating aggressively then you can place them into the main display tank.
(All visits are by appointment only)
Oak Forest, IL 60452