The quest for the Red discus


The Red discus has always been part of my favorite fish. Last year, Philippe Chevoleau, Editor-in-Chief of magazine Aquamag had mentioned me his idea of an article dedicated to this color of discus.

And it is with great pleasure that I proposed an article that you can discover in the issue 30 months of March/April/May of Aquamag magazine...

Bannière discus rouge


The Red discus : several varieties ?

AquaMag 30 Quête du discus rouge

AquaMag number 30

Article that I have written has aims to present the main varieties of Red discus ; but also to give some keys to the reader to understand their genetic.

These types of discus can become a real puzzle for farmers, and I wanted to share some information here to help amateur breeders to select their fish or make good crosses.

You will find here the established varieties that are red melon, San merah, Red cover, White red or red golden diamond.


Some unpublished information...

discus rouge

As breeder amateur red forms, I have always sought to understand how these fish were selected. And it is sometimes not easy to understand the genetic makeup of certain phenotypes...

Also, English literature to glean some information.

In addition, Here, you will find unpublished anecdotes that I share over paragraphs...


Aquamag magazine travels very well !

Aquamag is available in the French language, and you can find it at some specialty stores, your bookseller or store large surface with a RADIUS Bookstore.

Otherwise, There is still the sales solution remotely with the site ofAnimalia Editions. This is what my friend of Québec Fred prune to fact !

And the magazine will have crossed the ocean to arrive in the hands of this North American enthusiast.

Convenor of the Group and longtime enthusiast of «»Quebec discus breeders''", I was delighted to learn that this article could be of interest to it.

Fred Pruneau AquaMag 30 Fanatik discus

Fred prune Quebec… I hope that article you will be pleased!


I hope that you also enjoy this article dedicated to the Red discus !

Yann Hoiret

About Author

Discus Breeder and Discus columnist, Yann Hoiret share on the website Fanatik-Discus his experience and passion for the King of aquariums. From 2014 He worked as a writer for the french magazine "AquaMag", the German magazines "Discus Live" and "Discus yearbook". He participated as an international judge in France Discus show 2014 and 2016 in Arvert, au Greek Discus Show 2014 in Athens, Discus Show in Paris Grigny 2015, 2017 and 2019, au FIDO concurso 2016, 2017 and 2018 Spain, au Nordic Discus Show 2018 Sweden, au France Discus Show 2018 Cognac, Discusvrienden the discus competition 2018, 2019, 2022 in the Netherlands.

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