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by stanman
Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Discus
Topic: Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history
Replies: 21
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Re: Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history

I want to add two additional points to my comments. One, Mr. Bleher is right when he says I have not found an exact date for Carroll Friswold's work with the enamel pan/egg-yoke method of rearing fry before the 1968 publication date on his (Friswold's) book "Anyone Can Raise Discus". Secondly, Mr. B...
by stanman
Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Discus
Topic: Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history
Replies: 21
Views: 14274

Re: Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history

Hello cichla "Thank you Robert for all the informative stuff. I enjoy reading it. We should acknowledge that you keep your contribution fair and objective." Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you found the material informative as that is my hope. In the interest of fairness I was double checking wh...
by stanman
Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Discus
Topic: Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history
Replies: 21
Views: 14274

Re: Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history

Hello Gordon, What wonderful news. I would love to hear your memories of Friswold's place, how it was set up and what you remember of his discus. I understand there were concrete vats in the back were he raised live food. I'm also very curious about his guppies. At the time you knew him did he menti...
by stanman
Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Discus
Topic: Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history
Replies: 21
Views: 14274

Re: Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history

Bleher wrote: I am sorry I cannot take the time you have, and what it seems to me, is that you do not read what I wrote: "I can publish an possible Errata in my final volume 3 of Bleher's Discus. You must understand that I must have it for the reference and also to proof what you are saying is corre...
by stanman
Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Discus
Topic: Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history
Replies: 21
Views: 14274

Re: Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history

Part 6: Bleher wrote: “Jack Wattley said and wrote in his book "Handbook of Discus" 1985 (" Jack developed the formula food composed of egg yolk...").” Me: It seems strange to me that Bleher would quote this passage from Wattley’s 1985 TFH book to support his mistaken information on who developed th...
by stanman
Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: Discus
Topic: Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history
Replies: 21
Views: 14274

Re: Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history

Part 5 Bleher: Also you did not read correctly what I wrote under the photo on page 874: "... in T.F.H. at the end of 1970s..." I did not write when it was bred, only when it was published in T.F.H. (see references). Another miss-reading of your (as Mary confirmed the English is correct). Me: Yes, I...
by stanman
Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:08 am
Forum: Discus
Topic: Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history
Replies: 21
Views: 14274

Re: Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history

Part 4 Bleher: you just did repeat what I wrote (my research), maybe to make it look as it was your merit ... Thanks. This also shows that in reference to the real early breeders from before WWII, you have no idea about them, and it proofs that you are learning from my (historical) book (hopefully a...
by stanman
Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:32 am
Forum: Discus
Topic: Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history
Replies: 21
Views: 14274

Re: Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history

Part 3 Bleher: And dear Mr. Rellermann (Ellermann): Would you be so kind to tell me HOW can I know (or anyone), how many discus fry Miss Saphien raised from day one away from the parents? (Do you know?) Me: You said Saphian raised only a small number of fry. In her article, Lois Saphian listed the n...
by stanman
Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Discus
Topic: Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history
Replies: 21
Views: 14274

Re: Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history

To clarify, I see that I forgot to mention the title of Harry Matson’s article on rearing discus fry on powdered egg-yoke in “Tropicals” in the above reference. It was entitled “Secrets Revealed For Raising Discus!” Now, returning to Carroll Friswold’s little book “Anyone Can raise Discus”, allow me...
by stanman
Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:07 am
Forum: Discus
Topic: Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history
Replies: 21
Views: 14274

Re: Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history

Hello Heiko, First, to offer you all the material you request (and need) this reply has turned into a rather long article. This is the first part with much more to follow. It's Robert Ellermann -- as signed at the end of my post - hence “Rellermann”. I'm sorry you took my very limited corrections to...
by stanman
Mon May 09, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Discus
Topic: Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history
Replies: 21
Views: 14274

Re: Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history

Glad you liked it. The history of the hobby fascinates me, particularly discus and particularly those men and women involved, so I have pieced it together over the years. I should say that the original Matson article on egg yoke was in 1960 not 1961 and, according to Rosario LaCorte, Matson was give...
by stanman
Sat May 07, 2011 2:05 am
Forum: Discus
Topic: Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history
Replies: 21
Views: 14274

Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history

I received the second volume of Bleher's Discus and in many ways it is as visually impressive as the first and full of richly detailed information. A masterpiece and deeply fascinating. Almost too much information to digest. That said, I was disappointed in the history section of the book for severa...

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