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Buy Discus NYC

Anybody know of a reputable pet store or breeder that sells discus in the NYC area. I live in Staten Island. Even an online site that has a good reputation. Ive been striking out on Staten Island and in jersey. Will travel 35-40 min.
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I've come across quite a few CL ads of breeders selling discus in SI and NJ. I just cant find much near me on Long Island!

If you're on the hunt for a reputable breeder there are a few names that always pop up as being the top of their game. That includes Discus Hans and Kenny's Discus. I think they're in Maryland and California respectively; but both definitely ship fish. You could probably also find something on aquabid and the simplydiscus form always has a section of local breeders looking to sell their fry.

The info is out there....do your research and go with who you think is the best!

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If you ever come into Queens, Monster Aquarium in Flushing has many species and a large amount of Discus.

Here is their FB page with weekly updates and pictures. You will not be disappointed.
https://www.facebook.com/monsteraquariuminc?fref=nf

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There's a guy on SI. Goes by the name of Stuffromlou (Louis) on Aquabid that breeds Discus. Top notch person and good quality discus. It's been over a year now, and I don;t have his contact info, but you may be able to track him down from Aquabid.

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Thanks for the leads. My talk is just about ready. Finally have some tall plant growth for shade now. Thanks for the help
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I second monster aquarium, many discus for great prices downstairs.


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There is cheap discus and there is quality discus.

Head over to http://forum.simplydiscus.com/ to learn how to pick a good discus before you buy.
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There is cheap discus and there is quality discus.

Head over to http://forum.simplydiscus.com/ to learn how to pick a good discus before you buy.
I second these comments.
The simply discus forum has a number of top-notch discus supplier sponsors who are long-term, highly reputable suppliers of high quality discus, and Hans Discus in Baltimore, Md. mentioned earlier, is one of those.
He is without question the best place to get healthy discus for anyone living anywhere in the north-eastern U.S. states.
And in my experience as a discus-keeper for many years, starting off with top quality, healthy discus is 50% of the way to being successful keeping discus !

That doesn't mean that you can't get good quality discus from the many local hobbyist breeders in many states, but you need to be in the market for small young or very juvenile discus if you buy from a breeder, very few of whom will sell anything over 2" to 2.5" in size.

And the problem with getting young fish like that is they require a significant amount of extra care & attention by way of large daily water changes, multiple daily feedings, and bare-bottom tanks ,to grow them out properly without stunting them, or losing them to a variety of pathogens, given their under-developed immune systems. Growing out young discus obtained from hobbyist breeders is only for the well-experienced discus-keeper, not the novice to discus-keeping.

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There's a guy on SI. Goes by the name of Stuffromlou (Louis) on Aquabid that breeds Discus. Top notch person and good quality discus. It's been over a year now, and I don;t have his contact info, but you may be able to track him down from Aquabid.
The discus I bought from Lou were in the 3-4" range if I remember right, and he's right on SI.

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I actually picked up two juvie red turks from Richard a few months back. Hes a real nice guy but I didnt bother mentioning him as he is no where near NYC (or SI or NJ for that matter!) But he does have some great looking fish!

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+3 on monster aquarium in queens. It's right near Shea stadium/city field, I got 4, umm, 'mutt' yellow discus from them, for very cheap, 2in maybe at the time, and try have been very hardy and strong, just took them forever to accept my food. Doing very well, noticing some growth now after 2 months
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If you're not in a rush and would like to learn more about owning,caring for Discus the Brooklyn Aquarium Society is having Discus Hans next Friday for our speaker. Should be very informative and there might be some nice discus at the auction after.
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There you go, Hans is the guy, on the high end side. I also recommend Ken, great guy and super service, kensdiscus.com. If you want someone local go see Mark in Brooklyn, Marksdiscus.com

By the way if you never had discus, buy above 3 inches in size, will make things easier.
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