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Location: NY, United States


LOVE Aquatics? So do we! Growing the Hobby is our passion and helping newcomers and old timers alike to be successful in their aquatic endeavors is how we do it... ALWAYS happy to talk FISH ; )

Specializing in... peaceful thru semi-aggressive, regionally native community fish, line bred (in house) color morphs, "exotic" livebearers and aquatic/semi-aquatic amphibians. We also offer 3R (see policy below) fish, amphibians and services.

ALL of our livestock (including amphibians) are successfully integrated into multi-species communities before breeding... so we CAN tell ya what they're REALLY like to keep!

To be considered "DISCO" all livestock MUST...

- be able to be kept in open-top tanks (except terrestrials)

- be compatible with multiple species

- fit comfortably in standard 5-75 gal tanks (with some notable exceptions)

- NOT have excessive special needs (diet/pH/temp)

Species that don't make the cut, aren't bred here!


FISHROOM - ALL livestock are quarantined for a minimum of 2 weeks (HIGHLY recommend) and dewormed (Levamisole) prior to entry into the Fishroom. Any/all abnormalities and health concerns are addressed prior to breeding. NO animals with conformational defects are bred at all, ever! Species colonies and phenotype lines are rigorously culled* against an "ideal" standard to provide the best possible quality livestock.

*In some cases (particularly with amphibians), animals with visible birth deffects may be offered at a discounted price to PET ONLY homes.

We prefer a "naturalistic" approach to nutrition and fast all livestock for 2-3 days per week. We feed (depending on species and size) a rotation of...

DRY - OTC/high quality fake/pellet mix, algae wafers, dried bloodworms, shrimp, mealworms, soldier fly larva and crickets

LIVE - daphnia, blackworms, snails, dud fish/amphibian eggs, water lettuce, duckweed, wilted greens (reptile leftovers), fruitflys, crickets, Dubia roaches, red wigglers and Guppy fry

FROZEN - crickets, Convict fry, Dubia roaches, tilapia, fruitflys and bloodworms

Multiple species cohabitate successfully (breeding/raising fry) in each community breeding tank. Tankmates are selected by region, temperament and tank size requirements (HIGHLY recommend). We introduce ALL new fish and amphibians through a barrier (HIGHLY recommend), for 24-72 hrs prior to releasing into an established community. Calcium/mineral supplementation is provided for ALL livebearers and invertebrates (HIGHLY recommend) via locally collected mussle/snail shells and/or plain (no vitamin D) calcium powder.

ALL tanks are maintained (without individual heaters) at room temperature by overheating the room, using fans and continual temperature monitoring...

Main Fishroom - summer 70-82F; winter 60-72F

Basement Ponds - summer 60-72F winter 50-62F

SHIPPING - We are currently shipping USPS Priority and Priority Express on Mondays ONLY. Flat Rate is available on both Mondays and Fridays

USPS Flat Rate guarantees* delivery within 1-3 days.

USPS Priority guarantees* delivery within 1-3 days.

USPS Priority Express guarantees* delivery overnight or by next day by 3pm.

*Guaranteed by USPS, not by Disco Fish ; )

**All carriers are still experiencing Covid related shipping delays and have been running 1-2 days behind on Priority and Express, but 3-4 on Flat Rate.

NO fish can be shipped via Flat Rate. And we HIGHLY recommend choosing Priority Express for orders outside of NYS itself.**

ALL livestock are fasted for 24-72 hrs prior to shipping (including 518 Local Delivery) to avoid fecal contamination of their water during transit. Orders placed Monday-Friday will be shipped on the FOLLOWING Monday. Orders placed over the weekend will NOT be shipped without proper fasting, and MAY BE DELAYED an additional week.

518 Local Delivery is available on Fridays ONLY. Delivery fees are based on travel time and include ALL items purchased in a single order. Delivery fees payable with PayPal and CashApp, just ask us about it ; )

Flat rates ($5-20) charged within the Tri-City Area and immediate vicinity.

$1/min ONE-WAY travel time outside the Tri-City Area.

***We are currently testing USPS Flat Rate shipping... check out the Flat Rate Shipping Test item if you would like to participate and receive FREE aquatic and/or emersed plants!

Initial results are in, good aaand Flat Rate shipping is NOW AVAILABLE for plant and/or invert orders! ***

LIVE ARRIVAL GUARANTEED on ALL orders shipped via USPS Priority, Priority Express and Flat Rate for 72 hrs from receipt by our local Post Office. This warranty DOES NOT cover shipping delays of ANY kind, for ANY reason beyond 72 hours.

Send CLEAR pics of any DOA in the UNOPENED bag within ONE (1) HOUR of arrival to receive their full value (less shipping charges) in credit towards your next order (placed within the next year)... buyer is solely responsible for replacement shipping charges.

In order to maintain such a variety of species, many are kept in small colonies or pairs... so same species replacements are not always available.

PROMO DISCOUNT - Promote us on social media and earn discounts in 2 easy steps...

1. tag and mention @DiscoFish78 on any social media platform* 

2. enter Promo Code 5%OFF at checkout (MUST INCLUDE SCREENSHOT AND/OR ACTIVE LINK TO BE REDEEMED) - limit ONE discount per order.

And you'll receive 5% off your order (excludes shipping) from Disco Fish! Earn 25% off the single most expensive item after 6 such promotions. 

*PLEASE be mindful of all LIVE animal sales rules and restrictions!

518 LOCAL SERVICES - We LOVE this Hobby and are dedicated to helping newcomers and old timers alike be successful in their endeavors. Currently offering the following services within the Tri-City (Albany, Schenectady and Troy, NY) area. Email for more info and pricing.

- aquarium resealing

- breeder incentives (% split co-listing and brokering)

- consignment sales (equipment)

- Custom Community (see policy below)

- delivery

- driftwood collection and H²O acclimation

- paludarium building and design

- 3R (see policy below)

- shipping

- trade/credit (livestock, plants and equipment)

CUSTOM COMMUNITY - We specialize in (and keep mostly) multi-species communities. Happy to share what works for us and help plan something special for y'all! Discount incentives available for social media promotion. Email for more info and pricing.

3R - We understand that no matter how much love you put into aquatics... sometimes it just doesn't work out and without judgement, offer CONDITIONAL Rescue, Rehab and Rehoming (3R) service for many aquatic and semi-aquatic species. Pre-approval and Contract REQUIRED. Shipping kits available. Email for more info and pricing.

We are a family, NOT a 501c Rescue organization. 30+ years of experience, our own $ and a LOTTA love for aquatics are what make this possible. And as such, we reserve the right to deny sale (via refund) of any/all 3R animals without proof of adequate capacity to meet their individual/special needs.

We DO NOT offer legal (as in cruelty) advise, wildlife rehab or veterinary advice.

We DO offer troubleshooting support, personal experience and networking in cases where shipping and/or delivery are not viable options.


Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

  • Rating: 5 / 5
  • Comment: The guppies were wonderful and packed well and are doing great. Many Thanks for the great transaction.
  • Rating Date: 09/01/2021
  • Order Date: 08/18/2021
  • Buyer: fishaddict

  • Rating: 5 / 5
  • Comment: Awesome seller with great quality products.
  • Rating Date: 05/02/2021
  • Order Date: 05/02/2021
  • Buyer: Stoney Lake Aquatics

  • Rating: 5 / 5
  • Comment: Amazing Fish, Healthy, I love them❤️ Excellent care taken with packaging and shipping. Really Impressed. Thank you🥰🥰🥰
  • Rating Date: 04/01/2021
  • Order Date: 03/20/2021
  • Buyer: Miaquarium

  • Rating: 5 / 5
  • Comment: Items were shipped and arrived on time. The plants were well insulated and all healthy. I can’t express how thrilled I am to have contacted this seller, they are passionate about their work and have made a profound impact on my hobby!
  • Rating Date: 03/21/2021
  • Order Date: 03/10/2021
  • Buyer: Rhamel

  • Rating: 5 / 5
  • Comment: Excellent packing and recommendations on plants! They’re exactly what my pirate perch wants! Highly recommended with her knowledge and service!
  • Rating Date: 11/11/2020
  • Order Date: 11/03/2020
  • Buyer: Dbane333

  • Rating: 5 / 5
  • Comment: Cynthia’s knowledge, flexibility, and attention to detail made this an amazing overall experience. Very transparent with communication through the whole process, and you can’t go wrong with some of the unique species she’s able to locate. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
  • Rating Date: 10/22/2020
  • Order Date: 10/19/2020
  • Buyer: Dbane333