These are a beautiful pale blue/red as juveniles. As they mature the purple coloration will deepen ending in beautiful purple stripes with a turquoise base when fully mature. The amount and type of pattern on them can vary significantly. They can look much like Red Turquoise Discus as juveniles. Juvenile Red Turquoise Discus will have more emphasis on the red as opposed to more deep red and turquoise coloration on the juvenile Royal Purple Discus. 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"