Full coloration and pattern will not fully show until they are adults. As juveniles they have a beautiful blue coloration with just a little pattern. The pattern will increase as they mature. The picture is of an adult. Juvenile coloration and pattern will vary. These are not derived from the Pigeon Blood strain and will not have any peppering. We are always willing to try and sex our fish for a customer, but we do not guarantee it. All Discus are unique and the coloration/pattern of each can vary. The Discus you are purchasing is a juvenile. Discus will not show their full pattern and final coloration as in the picture until fully mature at around 5-6 inches.
Gallons needed per inch of Discus: 1.5 for 2", 2.5 for 3", 4 for 4", 6 for 5", 8 for 6"