Francis et Yann Denitto Hoiret
Dear discussophiles, It is with great pleasure that I present this article. Indeed, for the first time I leave the pen in a discussion of Mr., Dr.. Francis Denitto.
Francesco authorizes me to publish in French and translated his article on Fanatik-discus.
Fans will recognize the co-author of "Trophy Discus" a book dedicated to the selection, and discus competitions. He is the founder of the "Gruppo acquariofilo Salentino" which is organizing the "Mediterranea Discus" you will discover. He is regularly in panels of judges at competitions. The number of his writings and lectures on the aquatic world not to have more…
I let you discover his blog : Blog of Francesco Denitto .
Similarly you will appreciate the quality of this photo. Because Francesco shared his photos, as Natalia (You know may be in the name of "Vera".)
I thank greatly for his beautiful shots.
Vera is originally from Ukraine and lives in Malta in recent years. When it to learned that a discus competition would be held in Lecce, She decides to go to enjoy the show !
As many of us this passion began with some discus to finish them dedicating a room entière…
Once again, grazie Francesco ! nirringrazzjak Natalia !
The fifth edition of the international discus competition organized by the Group Aquarium Salentino (G.A.S.) took place in Lecce (Italy) of 16 18 April 2010. The competition was held in a beautiful historic building in the centre of the old town of Lecce, during the Aquarium called "Salento Acquari" exhibition organized by the same association.
Most of the fish at discus championship course came from the Italy. However, a number were come to Greece. The competition has recorded a total of 70 registrations, Although more than twenty requests had to be rejected because of their too late submission.
Partial view of the competition
The ten categories were respectively:
Class 1 Wild types Heckel
Class 2 Wild Brown types
Class 3 Wild Blue types
Class 4 Wild green types
Class 5 Turquoise striated (including the Snakeskin red turquoise)
Class 6 United blue (Cobalt, Turquoise United, Blue Diamond, Reflection (d), etc.)
Class 7 Red/yellow United (Marlboro, San Merah, Red Melon, etc.)
Class 8 Spotted (Leopard, Leopard Snake Skin, Red Spotted Snakeskin)
Class 9 Pigeon Blood
Class 10 Open (Non-classifiable and crosses varieties)
Registered discus were of very good quality. At the opening of the exhibition, a panel of international judges spent the morning to choose the winners in various categories.
The panel of judges included discus experts who have responded positively to the invitation of the president of the jury, Dr.. Francis Denitto (Italy). International judges were respectively M. Jeffrey Tan of Malaysia, the German Explorer M. Heiko Bleher, M. Nicola Palmieri (Italy), M. Kersten Opitz of the Czech Republic and M. Sebastiano Solano (Italy).
To facilitate the assessment of fish, the president of the jury, which did not participate in the vote, has adopted the procedures of judgment usually used in major international championships of discus based on awarding points assessing body size, the proportion and harmony of body, the State of health, the fins and tails, the head, eyes, the pattern of the head and fins, the color of the body and the general impression. The best of the competition has been chosen by the jury from among the top ten classified for each category.
The best of show was a very nice red discus United belonging to Italian farmers Andrea Sassi and Antonello Grecco (Italy) and selected by following a proper breeding programme.
At the same time, the jury has decided to reward the award "Best wild discus of the show" (The most beautiful wild of the competition) a beautiful royal blue discus belonging to Antonio Ferrara (Naples Italy).
As is often the case in discus competition, There were several 'controversy' about the winning fish as well as fish elected 'Best of show '..
Many visitors would have liked to see reward an another beautiful discus ; a very nice Leopard snake skin winner of its category and inscribed by a farmer Greek Mickail Pikis.
Another beautiful popular fish of the visitors was a discus to reasons listed in the "open" category and belonging to Antonio Stima (Sicily Italy). This discus had beautiful grounds on the fins and body, a beautiful form and beautiful colors ; with of yellow eyes instead of Red. (A better color in competition)
The discus was the winner of the "open" category and totalled one of the highest score of the competition.
The next visit to the 6th edition of Meditrranea discus is programmed to 2012 Lecce, as for hard
Translation Yann Hoiret
Winning discus in the wild categories
From left to right, 1er in Heckel / 1is a bleu a "best of the wild" / 1ER Brown
On Left, second in blue. Right 1 green
First category pigeon blood
Left the second category pigeon blood, Right the third
First category turquoise striped
First category red spotted
Left the second category red spotted, to right the third
Uni blue category winner
On the left the first blue category United, to right the third
The second red category United
First and "Best of the Show" category red united