Andréa Sassi and Antonello Greco managent their breeding of discus for a few years in SG Discuscoltura. This two breeders become references in the discus world after good results gained in European competitions..
Farming is not open to the public, There are only few available images hosted in this breeding fish.
In February 2012, I had the chance to spend beautiful hours to their contact and I invite you to discover some photographs taken during my stay…
I propose more of 60 photos in thumbnails. Click on one of them to start the slide show. You can then browse by scrolling the picture with the left or right arrow.
To begin our Italian tour, I present to you first the discus 'red' which have sacred Andrea and Antonello Grand champion of the last recognized worldwide competition, Napoli 2011… (Here the pictures of the winners)
Andrea and Antonello in Napoli 2011
The following without delay the melon red…
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Continue our visit with the turquoises…
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Here are the fish that made the world reputation of SG Discuscoltura… The pigeon blood!
Andrea and Antonello work several varieties of discus pigeon blood. In 2008 they will be sacred world champion at the Duisburg Championship with a variety usually controlled by Asian breeders. (Video of the Pigeon blood world champion fish 2008)
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Some new varieties?
Like any good breeder self-respecting, The two Italians explore new crosses or select relatively recent varieties.
This is particularly the case with gene "golden" will be integrated into varieties such as leopards or the pigeon blood. The presence of the golden gene; In addition to rid animals of black pigmentation (Or strongly reduced), to obtain beautiful shades of colors.
Furthermore, you'll be able to see few young albino discus (low quality photo) It is still difficult to raise these varieties…
I let you discover some tracks of work…
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Difficult varieties to select…
Same with the spotted varieties (Leopard or snake) with good quality fishs.
These strains will gradually benefit from the 'touch' of Antonello and Andrea. Antonello showed me the progress made on its varieties with a pattern already well marked in young subjects (At about 5/6 cm). Despite a few small imperfections, the selection bears fruit gradually.
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Some pictures of their facilities…
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Tanks reserved to the selection
A number of fish are selected and will be the opportunity to integrate the breeding herd. Not many place, the selection is really severe.
A little less represented, farmers however plan of things interesting with their turquoise…
So, I hope that my invitation to visit you to plu,
See you soon