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Trophy Discus The art of selecting, grooming, and showing discusThis book celebrates the beauty of discus, it provides pinpoint advice on what to look for in selecting show quality discus and how they are judged in competitions
Author: Dick Au & Sun See Seng & Francesco Denitto, 2009
Published by Cichlid Press, El Paso, U.S.A.
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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 fluorescent blue?
128 pages, 300 color photos, hardcover, and size: 7" x 9.5".