Super Eruption Discus, Blue Base

Super Eruption Discus, Blue Base

Super Eruption Discus, Blue Base

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The cool blue base and warm auburn tones of this Super Eruption Discus contrast beautifully to create pure aquatic luxury. The vivid blue foundation is as radiant as the renowned blue sea of Capri…as vibrant as that unmistakable little blue jewelry box. The rich spots sprawl across the surface so intentionally, as if each spot has a story to tell.

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about this incredible design is how the blues and auburns coexist in perfect harmony – as if to complement each other and become whole, without disrupting the individual beauty of each part. This fish doubles as a work of art – a nature-made mastery that can elevate an entire space.

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18 reviews for Super Eruption Discus, Blue Base

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    Lisa G., Oakland, OR (Verified Customer) October 11, 2021
    October 17, 2021
    No, it's about 3 inches bigger than what I wanted. Send me a baby one and I would be happy because he seems kinda sickly. From Michael: Lisa, discus g...More

    No, it's about 3 inches bigger than what I wanted. Send me a baby one and I would be happy because he seems kinda sickly. From Michael: Lisa, discus generally need a few weeks to become fully adjusted to a new environment. We don't ship sick fish because it's much easier canceling an order than it is to ship fish that are not up to par. You ordered a 3.5" fish. Based on your ruler photo, your fish is less than 4.5". We always try upgrading fish sizes whenever possible.

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    Josh F., Warsaw, IN (Verified Customer) September 14, 2021
    October 10, 2021
    Hi, this is Josh F... my fish are happy fish!! Thanks, we love them!!! as for favorite, NOPE I love them all.From Michael: Pay attention to this custo...More

    Hi, this is Josh F... my fish are happy fish!! Thanks, we love them!!! as for favorite, NOPE I love them all.

    From Michael: Pay attention to this customer's white substrate. It significantly brings out the maximum coloration of his discus. Wonderful setup, and you clearly understand what you're doing.
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    Brent R., Mckinney, TX (Verified Customer) May 6, 2021
    August 15, 2021
    3 month update!
    Hi Michael. I am very happy with the fish you sent me. I got 9 Discus from you and the only thing wrong was I hoping for a solid color cobalt. The fis...More

    Hi Michael. I am very happy with the fish you sent me. I got 9 Discus from you and the only thing wrong was I hoping for a solid color cobalt. The fish are all still healthy and good, I even have a pair that have laid five different sets of eggs since I received them.

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    Glenn G., Plainview, TX (Verified Customer) July 28, 2021
    August 1, 2021
    Wow!
    My favorite fish to date. Super brilliant color on day 1 of arrival. The best quality I have ever seen in fish. Thank you.
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    Edgar G., San Jose, CA (Verified Customer) June 11, 2021
    June 20, 2021

    Yes everyone arrived fine, they are so beautiful, I'm very happy with them, and I'll 100% be buying from you again.

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    Reid W., Odessa, TX (Verified Customer) June 12, 2021
    June 20, 2021
    Did you ship me the incorrect discus? What do you think? Thanks, Reid W From Michael: No, I did not ship you incorrect discus. You ordered 3.5" fish, ...More
    Did you ship me the incorrect discus? What do you think? Thanks, Reid W From Michael: No, I did not ship you incorrect discus. You ordered 3.5" fish, and they appear to be very well-matched based on the photos you've provided. Thank you for sharing them with me. Congrats, and enjoy!
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    Binh H., San Jose, CA (Verified Customer) June 2, 2021
    June 20, 2021
    Hi Michael, I appreciate your picks. They are definitely the most beautiful discus that I have ever owned. Everyone still looks ok except for the yell...More

    Hi Michael, I appreciate your picks. They are definitely the most beautiful discus that I have ever owned. Everyone still looks ok except for the yellow one. I send you a picture below. Can you tell me what wrong which it? Any experience from you to help it. Thank you, Michael!

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    Daniel S., East Hampton, CT (Verified Customer) May 31, 2021
    June 6, 2021
    I found the article starting the acclimation process now they look good a couple are stressed but that is to be expected. The tank is a 125. The most ...More

    I found the article starting the acclimation process now they look good a couple are stressed but that is to be expected. The tank is a 125. The most important part is that they look healthy and happy. Thank you again. If you would like you can share the pics.

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    Brent R., Mckinney, TX (Verified Customer) May 6, 2021
    May 23, 2021
    Good afternoon Michael happy Friday. This is Brent R. the fish delivered Tuesday and I love them. This is from yesterday afternoon when I turned on th...More

    Good afternoon Michael happy Friday. This is Brent R. the fish delivered Tuesday and I love them. This is from yesterday afternoon when I turned on the lights! I was wearing my Discus.com tshirt yesterday when I was acclimating my fish.

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    Luke V., Antioch, CA (Verified Customer) May 2, 2021
    May 9, 2021

    They are here! Robust and beautiful. In the acclimation process. I will get pictures to you. 


    Thank you again. I’m stoked!!
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    Curt T., Mountain Home, AR (Verified Customer) March 31, 2021
    May 3, 2021
    Michael, first picture is the fish I’ve been concerned about the most, still won’t eat not interested in even looking at food the second picture is on...More

    Michael, first picture is the fish I’ve been concerned about the most, still won’t eat not interested in even looking at food the second picture is one that has quit eating in the last couple of days but his color is still good and he seems disoriented at times. The last two pictures are a couple of the other seven that are absolutely ravenous in the morning and they’re eating very very well. I did a 50% water change yesterday with water that’s been sitting for over a week and that seem to help a bit so we’ll see I guess.

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    Michael A., Newman Lake, WA (Verified Customer) March 12, 2021
    March 24, 2021
    Beautiful
    Thanks Michael! At 3.5-4" I can't wait to see the colors at full size!
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    FRANCESCO S., Culver City, CA (Verified Customer) March 4, 2021
    March 15, 2021

    It's adapting to the tank and the other discus. Looks beautiful.

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    Roger M., Jerome, ID (Verified Customer) January 25, 2021
    February 8, 2021
    Beautiful Eruption Discus
    My order arrived on time & fish are healthy & Beautiful
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    Roger M., Jerome, ID (Verified Customer) January 25, 2021
    February 8, 2021
    The snowball pleco is good size you out did yourself on that one. Thanks for the nice fish.
    Hi Michael, all arrived safely. I picked them up at the Customer Center just outside the Airport .. much better than waiting for frozen fish to arrive...More

    Hi Michael, all arrived safely. I picked them up at the Customer Center just outside the Airport .. much better than waiting for frozen fish to arrive late. Lights are low & all 3 Discus are lighten & are showing color. I figure I'll give him a week in the quarantine tank before I put them in the 180. Pleco needed to get into the big tank & he's doing fine. The Discus you picked out look Great & I'm very happy with the color. The pleco is good size & is doing well. So far so good I do not foresee any problems but you never know. They are all in good water so I think we're fine. Thanks for the selection.



    God Bless talk with you soon


    Roger M. 
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    Sal D., Corona, CA (Verified Customer) January 25, 2021
    January 31, 2021
    Afternoon Michael, can you call me when u have a minute? I received my oder today, thank you. 6 out of 7 appear to be in good health, but 1 is not loo...More

    Afternoon Michael, can you call me when u have a minute? I received my oder today, thank you. 6 out of 7 appear to be in good health, but 1 is not looking too good. Overall--good. I would make a future purchase. I found your website and general info/articles to be very helpful.

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    Kent S., Jasper, IN., (Verified Customer) December 6, 2020
    December 11, 2020
    The newbies hanging out
    They arrived alive. They’re doing better today. Moving around the tank and interacting with one another. They do have ammonia burn and I’m keeping a c...More

    They arrived alive. They’re doing better today. Moving around the tank and interacting with one another. They do have ammonia burn and I’m keeping a close eye on them.

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    Timothy M., Shoreham, NY (Verified Customer) July 16, 2020
    July 30, 2020
    Shipped without my knowledge of when I should expect the fish. No tracking number provided. The remaining portion of my order was shipped separately f...More
    Shipped without my knowledge of when I should expect the fish. No tracking number provided. The remaining portion of my order was shipped separately from a different company via two day shipping without my knowledge.



    Fish came in emaciated and loaded with ich. I’m not sure of this fish is a blue base super eruption.



    From Michael: I'm not sure if this customer has access to email or checks it at all. Multiple notifications were sent out. Timothy, please check your spam folder! Plants are always shipped separately from discus due to different temperature requirements (one needs to be cold, the other warm). Also, with regards to your discus, all fish are starved and medicated for 48 hours prior to being shipped -- of course they will look thin, as that's part of the shipping process. Zero chance of ich. By the way, your fish looks fine in your photo. Please keep me posted.
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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.

Q: How do I make a purchase?

A: Every discus you see on our website is available for immediate purchase and ready to be shipped to you. Click the “Add to Cart” button on your desired products, adjust your quantities, and follow the checkout instructions. We honor all special requests. Please allow a 2-day minimum handling period for discus.

Shipping Tiers for Live Tropical Fish: 

  • $60 Airport Shipping, $80 UPS Overnight
  • Free Discus/Altum Shipping on orders over $400
  • Free Discus/Altum Shipping PLUS your choice of a Complimentary Handcrafted Breeding Cone OR Discus.com T-Shirt  on orders over $600: (add your desired selection to your cart, and use the promo code: BONUS-CONE)

Blackworms: Free USPS Postal Shipping

Plants: $10 FedEx Priority Shipping, Minimum Order: $15

International Buyers Please Note: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to purchasing.

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