The Discus Club Singapore organized in December 2012 the third edition of its history.
As often in contest in this area of the globe, the level was particularly high!
I suggest you to follow me and discover the pictures of the three winners of each category. I take the opportinity of this introduction to thank my friends Jeffrey Tan, Victor Lim, Raymond Lee, three regular reporters of the blog Fanatik-Discus.
The quality of their pictures will allow you to fully appreciate this discus presentation.
Raymond Lee photographed by my friend Victor
Let's talk about the championship
Some judges came to evaluate the Champions. Among those ones, the famous Wayne ng, Andrew Soh (Author of "Discus the naked truth"), Sebastiano Solano, Kuo-yun Kuan.
The deliberations were not easy because of the quality fishs .
And it is with application that the three winners of each category have been designated.
From left to right, judges Wayne Ng, Andrew Soh and Kuo Yun Kuan
Some categories that you will discover after, hosted absolutely impressive discus.
Little characteristic, the championship ... it took place outdoors making it difficult taking pictures due to many glints. (Congratulations to the photographers!)
Colin Heng renowned for its spotted discus has won the title of Grand champion with a red spotted snakeskin with a remarkable pattern.
Tony Tan win fame with a large number of trophies won, and a triple in the Red category. But where we will stop this breeders?!
Some of you will say that I repeat myself… but I find again that the categories proposed to the participants to register their fish is very discerning; leaving the opportunity to each discus to be able to compete a "level playing field"..
I think that organizers of this championship maybe propose the best classification that it is possible to propose in contest.
Discus Club Singapore Discus show 2012
Discus albino pattern
Left the third from Peter Low, the second on right from Lo Tsz Ching
The winner of the category from Robert Yap
The Albino discus are varieties still difficult to breed . Here, the fishs already show well selected patterns. The winner stand out, with more distinct spots, well distributed throughout the body. The body shape is also very harmonious.
The solid albino discus
Left the third from Andy Hwang Peng Kiat, On right the one of Injaaz Discus arrive at the second place
The winner of the category from Peter Low
Just like the category Albino pattern, the breeders progress in the selection. For a "solid" category there are still a few vermicules goshawks of opercula. But the shape of fishes is very pretty (Especially for the two first discus). Also note the color quality of the eyes.
Discus open pattern
On Left, the fish from Tony Tan arrived third, on the right the second from Ho Kwai Kuen.
On the first step of the podium this white leopard discus from Tony Tan
More Motley category «» Open pattern ' gratifies us of two relatively recent varieties. (And particularly to a enough level to be exposed) A heckel cross discus who, with a more long central bar would undoubtedly win more few points; and a nice White leopard who win the first place.
Tony selected these two varieties since some time now. He was justly awarded.
The snakeskin as for him arrived second with a very interesting and uniform pattern but with eye color that remains to be improved (The red color is desired).
Discus solid open
Left the third a chromatic variant of discus «» pigeon blood " from Terence Chia. Right the second, a superb «» snow white "from the same breeder.
Discus «» snow white "winner of the category of Terence Chia
The fish arrived third is a variant of pigeon blood also called «» White butterfly" . To my knowledge, There are few’breeders which are interested on this color (stable variety?). For fans of this type, I advise you to visit the Rajan's blog, a breeder of 'White scorpion '..
Both fishes in firsts places are simply splendid. The «» snow white "often have the defect to be yellow on the first third of the body. Here the fishes are white with a very nice shape. It was long time that a such variety climbed on a podium.
Les discus pigeon blood
Left the third discus from Eric Chan. The second on right from Keith
First of the category from the discusfarm of Tony Tan
I found this category pigeon blood was a little less quality than others. I think that the shapes have been better in the past. On the other hand the discus arrived first deserves to their place with an interesting shape and a beautiful pattern.
The third belonging to Tony Tan You can enjoy the two profiles.
The fish who came second from Lawrence Chong
The first from Colin Heng
The category «» Red spotted "is a relatively homogenous quality. I admit to having a weakness for the fish on the third place I find very elegant. The pattern that extends onto the head region is, however, much better in the fish come first.
Discus red spotted snakeskin
Left the second from Lawrence Chong , right the third of Tony Tan
First of the category red spotted snakeskin chosen one «» Grand champion" , More beautiful fish of the competition. (Colin Heng)
The Category red spotted snakeskin always catch everyone's eye . It is indeed one of the most difficult varieties to select; the difficulty is to get with selection a subject with a uniform pattern with separate spots. The number of spots should be the most numerous possible and do not join to form lines.
The most beautiful subjects will have small spots on the opercula and pelvic fins. Select this kind of varieties means keep a large number of mature fishs . Indeed, a coloring pattern can not be considered "successful" only when obtained from an adult fish.
Young discus can show a good potential, and become less interesting once become adult (Often because of points become lines )
With these few explanations, You can easily enjoy the work of Colin Heng. Observe the finer points of the spots of his fish as well as the repartition . This kind of result is difficult to obtain.
The shape could be better, but it remain correct. Combine a maximum of qualities on a same fish is a real challenge, and even more in this category!
Colin is used to the podiums and spotted varieties belong to his specialties.
Solid blue discus
Left the third from Ho Wing Lam, The second on right from Cheng Wen Chin
The winner, a blue diamond discus from Dear Alvin Yong Cheng
Personally, I find that the winner of this category cannot raise debates. It surpasses its competitors on all items. The color of the eyes, the uniformity of the pattern, the shape…
Observe the caudal fin of the three fishes. The winner have translucent one…
A nice fish!
The solid red discus
…..A… two… Three… TONY ! Tony Tan IP discus won "just" the first three place in the red category uni. You will notice the uniformity of these three fishes. The "touch" of the breeder is really present.
The color of the eyes is very interesting, just like the intense red body. Personally I have a preference for the fish arrived in second place because its color better cover the body and the head area seems more clear. Similarly this discus have less vestigial stripes on the opercula. But this is details at this level of quality.
Tony Tan won the third (on right) and second place in this category.
Robert Yap of Singapore won the first place.
Overall, These fishes are harmonious. The color turquoise is totally eye-catching.
The eyes color of the three winners can largely be improved and if we detail a little bit those fishs, you will notice a pattern that could be more uniform on the fishes third and second. On this matter the first discus is the best.
What is more, the contrast between the red background color and the turquoise is more pronounced on the winner discus of this category.
Here we are at the end of this trip… I hope that all these fishs makes you wonder!
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