Penang Eruption Discus, Proven Breeding Pair

Penang Eruption Discus, Proven Breeding Pair

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It’s a hot, humid day in mid-June and the sun hangs high above. I’m at the summer carnival that’s held each year in the center of my small hometown in Pennsylvania. At eight years old, I only anticipate Christmas morning more than this carnival. My parents give me money for games, rides, and treats. I’ve ridden the merry-go-round twice, and had a corndog before running over to the ice cream stand for an orange creamsicle. These aren’t confections from a box. They’re made fresh with milk from the dairy just a few miles away. My eyes widen as the man behind the cart dips the long, smooth vanilla cylinder into the orange glaze. He pulls it out and lets it set. Then, he hands me the towering orange treat. It’s flawless.

This creamsicle is the exact color of the spots on this penang eruption discus. As I lick my treat I savor the flavor of the tangy orange meeting the cool creamy center. Now, the vanilla ice cream starts to peek through the orange. It’s at this point the patterns and colors most strong resemble that of the penang eruption disc. Gazing into my tank at these gorgeous specimens brings me back to the carefree days of my youth, the excitement, of the carnival, and the perfect treat that I waited all year to enjoy.

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4 reviews for Penang Eruption Discus, Proven Breeding Pair

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    William B., Los Angeles, CA (Verified Customer) August 10, 2022
    September 4, 2022

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    Noe P., Milpitas, CA (Verified Customer) May 24, 2022
    May 29, 2022
    Hi there, I'm NOE Perez from Milpitas CA. Today got the breeding y from your store, thank you so much for the quick service. Here are some pictures of...More

    Hi there, I'm NOE Perez from Milpitas CA. Today got the breeding y from your store, thank you so much for the quick service. Here are some pictures of the conditions of the male, right side of the body seems to have scratches or something else, hopefully they can recover in the next hours.



    The female is going good so far. Once again, thank you so much. For sure I will place several more orders in a very near future. I just hope this one gets better. Have a great evening.
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    Aaron W., Breckenridge, MI., (Verified Customer) January 6, 2021
    January 10, 2021
    These are the pairs that I have gotten. But I can't call them pairs yet, not until I see wigglers. Thanks Michael, I'll be in touch when any of them a...More

    These are the pairs that I have gotten. But I can't call them pairs yet, not until I see wigglers. Thanks Michael, I'll be in touch when any of them are successful.

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    Frank M., Mars, PA (Verified Customer) January 2, 2020
    November 23, 2020
    Michael first two are from this week's order last 3 are from my first order in January. All are doing well
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Every fish we sell bears our gold seal that represents the Discus.com promise to our customers. When you make a purchase with us, you are entrusting our team with shipping you a collector grade specimen of unparalleled quality, beauty, size, and heft based on our judgement accrued over 25 years of experience. We guarantee the fish you receive will match the exact fish represented in our product photos. We are the gold standard of discus. Note: our discus are always measured from tip of nose to end of tail.

 

Category Rating
Care Level: Moderate, see our Learning Center for comprehensive care.
Temperament: Peaceful
Color Form: Huge variety available
Lifespan: 15-25 Years
Adult Size: 8-12 inches
Diet: Omnivorous
Family: Cichlidae
Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons
Tank Set-Up: Bare-bottom, or Intermediate
Compatibility: Often compatible



Natural Habitat for Discus

Discus are found in floodplain lakes and flooded forests of the lowland Amazon River basin and some of its tributaries, including the Rio Negro.  These areas experience extreme changes in water level due to seasonal flooding.  Discus tend to congregate near fallen trees, known as “galhadas”, along the shore.  They prefer quiet water, and are rarely found in areas where there is strong current or wave action.

Discus Water Requirements

Discus prefer warm, soft, acidic water.  pH should be between 6.0 and 7.0, with hardness between 1° and 4° dKH (18 to 70 ppm).  Temperature should be kept between 82° and 89° F. Water conditions for both wild and hybrid discus are the same. While captive bred discus can be kept in dechlorinated tap water  reverse osmosis or deionized water supplemented will ensure the the best conditions. Discus require pristine water quality, and depending on the filtration system being used, a weekly or bi-weekly water change of 10% to 25% is highly recommended. Don’t forget to treat tap water with conditioner before refilling your aquarium!  

Housing Requirements for Discus

Discus grow to be quite large, and full sized discus will require an aquarium of 50 gallons or larger when they reach adult size.  Tall aquariums are best, to accommodate their body shape.  Current should be gentle, and décor if used at all should include large broadleaf plants and driftwood that is arranged vertically to simulate downed branches and trees.  A few floating plants can also be added to provide shaded areas and cover. Substrate should be fine to medium grade and smooth surfaced, as discus like to forage along the bottom for food.

Discus Behavior/Compatibility

Discus are generally calm, peaceful fish, but as cichlids they can be aggressive toward one another, especially when attempting to pair off and spawn.  Shy or submissive fish should be removed if they are unable to compete. Most serious hobbyists do not mix their discus with too many other species. However, suitable aquarium mates include cardinal tetras, neons, emperor and rummy nose tetras, as well as clown loaches and dwarf cichlids such as rams and Apistogramma species. All of these fish tolerate the high temperatures and low pH/hardness required by discus.  

What do Discus Eat?

In nature discus eat a considerable amount of plant material and detritus, but also forage along the bottom looking for worms and small crustaceans.  They are omnivores and will thrive on freeze dried black worms, beefheart, frozen blood worms, and a variety of pellet and flake food. Frozen and live foods may be fed as treats or to help induce spawning.  For best results, rotate their diet daily and feed only what they can consume in 2 to 3 minutes, once or twice a day.

Discus Breeding Level – Difficult

Captive bred discus will pair up and spawn relatively easily, but young, inexperienced parents may eat their eggs the first few times, particularly if other fish are present.  After hatching the young feed on heavy body mucus secreted by the parents for a few days until they begin to free-swim.  Parents will transfer the young back and forth several times a day.

Q: How are your stated fish measurements conducted?

A: All measurements are made from tip of nose to end of tail. Photographs are representative of the strain or variety, and not the exact specimens that will be shipped.

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