The art of selecting, grooming, and showing discus
Sun See Seng, and
The discus fish (genus Symphysodon) is one of the most celebrated
ornamental fish today. There are literally dozens of books already
written offering detailed recipes for the successful selection, rearing
and propagation of the “King of Aquarium Fish”. For the inquisitive
and dedicated hobbyists, the basic challenges of keeping discus have mostly
been overcome. For decades since its discovery, discus breeders have made
this beautiful fish look more striking through selective breeding.
Some chose to make the faint blue striations thicker, more intense and
extended through the length of the body. Others merged these blue
lines together turning the fish a solid fluorescent blue. For a brief
period, it was thought that the pinnacle of discus breeding had been reached.
What more can be done beyond making a naturally brown colored fish completely
This book celebrates the beauty of discus. For enthusiasts, it provides pinpoint advice on what to look for in selecting show quality discus and how they are judged in competitions. For breeders, it offers suggestions on how to improve existing strains and pursue new ones. It is also a photo journal of Trophy Discus.
128 pages, 300 color photos, hardcover, and size: 7" x 9.5". $29.50