Are discus really that difficult to keep?

Chris Ingham Discus Fish 1 Comment

For years many hobbyist have said that discus are difficult fish to keep, years ago many said impossible to keep. Easy for me to say I know after over forty years of fish keeping. But now we are all armed with up to date knowledge we now know about them, discus are not as difficult to keep as you might have imagined. Even today, many new discus hobbyists keep discus in the same conditions as normal tropical fish. The discus look great and are swimming around, feeding and getting on great with cardinals, neon’s, Cory cats and all the other …

A Simple Guide for Discus Show Organizers

Cuneyt Birol Community, Discus Fish, Events Leave a Comment

This article is written to help Club Administrators and Show Organizers get prepared for a show with a minimum number of mistakes. Even though it is written for the Discus Shows, most of the facts written here apply to all kinds of shows with aquatic content. THE VENUE The venue where the show will be held should be chosen with utmost care. If possible, its location should be as close as possible to the airport and also to the official show hotel. If possible, choose a hotel in the same building complex as the venue (or a hotel in the …

Heiko’s Caburi Discus Biotope

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CABURI – LOWER AMAZONIA, BRAZIL Biotope: This is an authentic biotope from the Caburi region which is a northern small tributary of the Amazon River and the only location where Heiko Bleher was able to find Discus near lava stone. nike air max 2016 The decorated biotope shows the rivers edge during rising water (on the right hand-side) and the open water region. The biotope and Discus is he very same as shown on the cover of Bleher’s Discus volume 1. adidas messi Fische: Symphysodon haraldi, a Blue Discus population, one that can be found here with Osteoglossum bicirrhosum, Potamotrygon …

Heiko’s Lago Cuipeuá – Amazon Discus Biotope

Heiko Bleher Biotope, Discus Fish 1 Comment

  Lago Cuipeuá – Amazon Heiko Bleher’s authentic Biotope from the Lake Cuipeuá, Amazon, Brazil. Habitat: This is a lake often confused in with the name Curipera. It is a smaller lake located west from the city Alenquer in the state of Pará in Brazil. There is a single native village of fishermen along its northern shore and the lake is surrounded by growth of large grass, which is submerged during high water period. There are some trees, but most of the area is deforested for cattle and buffalo farming. The lake connects with the Rio Curuá and other bodies …

Fishing for Heckel Discus in the Rio Demini

Marcelo Fernandez Biotope, Discus Fish 2 Comments

In this article my intention is to give some insight into the world of the Heckel Discus (Symphysodon discus) before they arrive to our aquariums. This prior world is less well known but holds all of the joy and satisfaction as keeping the fish themselves. I will tell you only things which I experienced personally in the ten days of this trip, things which taught me a great deal. Amazonia Any ornamental fish lover at some point has thought about what it would be like to see or visit the Amazon. The vast majority of all freshwater fish in the …

Searching for Discus in Peru & Colombia

Antonio Silva Biotope, Discus Fish, Fish History 1 Comment

The discus was a high body Red-Spotted Green. It looked like the high body form commonly reared by Asian breeders. This specimen, however, was unique. It was caught in the Nanay River in Peru. I have seen wild caught Snakeskins, Pigeon Bloods and solid Blue Discus. These examples suggest that the forms developed in Asia have comparables swimming in the wild in South America. The Green Discus was one reason why I had travelled to Iquitos in the Peruvian Amazon and subsequently to the city of Leticia in the Colombia Amazon. I had never visited the habitat of this discus …

Finding the Rio Xingú Golden Discus

Chris Englezou Discus Fish 1 Comment

  Brian Middleton was his name, the first man to breed the elusive and incredible Xingu River Discus fish. I tried for years to find him, but he had literally disappeared from the aquarium hobby sometime in the late 1990’s or soon thereafter and seemed unreachable. All I had was one old photo I was able to find online which showed just how magnificent these golden Amazonian gems could become under the right care; if only I could find him… Years passed by and my search had more or less dwindled into some sort of long lost idea .. The …