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03-14-2014, 08:52 AM
I have just bought my 1st discus :)
After getting them home and settled into their tank I've noticed that one of them has an orange/yellow colour to its eyes, the others have red eyes!
Is this a problem with the fish or just a poorly bred fish?
The fish in question is a Marlboro red ( if that makes any difference)

Nick Klimkowski
03-14-2014, 09:34 AM
Do you have a pic of it? It is most likely not a problem as long as both eyes are the same color.

03-14-2014, 12:23 PM
I don't have a pic yet no, will try n get one up soon, and yes both eyes are the same colour

03-14-2014, 10:55 PM

I am new in the forum but from the experience by visiting LFS, i have noticed red, yellow, grey or patches of black spot. Just wonder if there is any issues, will like to know from experts bro/sis here. :)

03-14-2014, 11:20 PM
Red eyes are prefered, but they may also be yellow/amber. It isn't considered a defect.

03-15-2014, 01:48 AM
May i know is there any reason for the eye to have different colors and what does it indicate any meaning?

03-15-2014, 04:31 AM
Thanks guys, will post a pic when I get chance, he has some peppering on him too, and with the eyes not being red I was just wondering if it was a problem, but he's settled in now and is eating ok, so hopefully he'll be fine :-)

03-15-2014, 07:38 PM
Just FYI, i found another thread with the answer to my question on what it meant to have red rims,

The redder your discus' eyes are is usually a sign of health and vitality.