Back-to-Nature guide to Discus
by Dick Au
Discus are by far the most elegant and regal of all ornamental
fishes. At one time, they were extremely expensive and the varieties were
limited. Today, as a result of hard work by hobbyists and professional
breeders alike, they are becoming abundant and affordable. With names like
Blue Diamond, Red Diamond, Marlboro Red, and Golden Sunrise, discus have
color varieties sure to please any hobbyist. Be it in a decorated community
aquarium or in a tank all alone, discus will add vibrancy and fascination
to your hobby.
The author Dick Au (San Francisco, California) has been
involved with discus for over forty years. His first experience with discus
dated back to the early 1950ís when he observed the first commercial spawning
of brown discus while working in a fish farm in the Orient. A well-known
breeder of aquarium fishes, he consistently produces quantities of quality
discus year after year. He has received numerous awards for contributions
to the aquarium hobby as well as lifetime memberships to several aquarium
societies. Insisting on keeping discus as a hobby and not as a business,
the author spends much of his time giving lectures at aquarium societies,
judging fish shows, and writing about discus.
128 pages, 300 color photos, hardcover, and size: 7" x 9.5".
$24.00 US postage paid by Priority mail in the US. All foreign orders sent
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