Handbook of Discus


Discover the captivating world of discus fish with “Handbook of Discus” by renowned expert Jack Wattley. This comprehensive guide offers essential insights into the care, breeding, and maintenance of these stunning fish. Perfect for both novice and experienced aquarists, the book covers tank setup, water quality, feeding, health management, and breeding techniques.


Author: Jack Wattley
Cover: Hardcover
Pages: 112
Condition: Used: Good

Dive into the colorful and fascinating world of discus fish with the definitive guide by Jack Wattley, a renowned expert in the field. In “Handbook of Discus,” Wattley delivers a comprehensive exploration of these captivating creatures, offering both novice enthusiasts and seasoned breeders invaluable insights into their care, breeding, and maintenance.

Within the pages of this handbook, readers will embark on a journey through the intricacies of discus fishkeeping, from selecting and setting up the ideal aquarium environment to understanding the nuances of discus behavior and health maintenance. Wattley meticulously details every step of the process, ensuring that both beginners and experienced aquarists can create a thriving habitat for their discus fish.

Handbook of Discus

Key Features of the Book:

  • Comprehensive Care Guidelines: The book covers all essential aspects of discus care, including tank setup, water quality, filtration, and feeding. Wattley’s detailed instructions on maintaining the right water conditions—considering parameters such as pH, temperature, and hardness—help ensure the health and vitality of your fish.
  • Behavioral Insights: Understanding the behavior of discus fish is crucial for their well-being. Wattley provides keen observations on their social dynamics, territorial instincts, and interactions, enabling readers to create a harmonious aquarium environment.
  • Health and Disease Management: Wattley addresses common health issues and diseases that affect discus fish, offering practical advice on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. His expertise in maintaining a disease-free tank through proper quarantine procedures and medication use is invaluable for any discus keeper.
  • Breeding Techniques: Drawing upon years of hands-on experience, Wattley shares proven techniques for breeding discus fish. From selecting breeding pairs to successfully raising fry, he guides readers through each stage of the breeding process. His tips on creating optimal spawning conditions and nurturing young discus will benefit both amateur breeders and professional aquarists.
  • Feeding and Nutrition: Proper nutrition is key to the vibrant coloration and growth of discus fish. Wattley discusses various feeding regimens, including live, frozen, and prepared foods, and offers recipes for homemade fish food that cater specifically to the dietary needs of discus.
  • Species and Varieties: The handbook includes an in-depth look at different species and color varieties of discus fish, complete with beautiful photographs and descriptions. This section helps readers identify and appreciate the diverse beauty of these fish, and select the perfect varieties for their aquariums.
  • Expert Tips and Tricks: Throughout the book, Wattley shares his personal tips and tricks garnered from decades of experience. These insights help readers troubleshoot common issues and optimize their aquarium setups for the best possible discus-keeping experience.
  • Engaging and Informative: More than just a practical manual, “Handbook of Discus” is infused with Wattley’s passion for these mesmerizing creatures. His engaging writing style and personal anecdotes make the book a pleasure to read, offering readers a glimpse into the joy and fulfillment of discus fishkeeping.

Whether you’re a seasoned aquarist looking to expand your repertoire or a newcomer eager to embark on a rewarding journey, this book is an indispensable resource for anyone captivated by the beauty and elegance of discus fish. With Jack Wattley’s expert guidance, “Handbook of Discus” ensures that every reader can achieve success in keeping and breeding these extraordinary fish.

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Weight0.5 kg