Consanguinity in discus fish !?


Consanguinity in discus fish is one of the topics discussed in the article you can find in AquaMag 37. This to answer your numerous e.mails asking for a following to the publication of what will become the first part publicated in issue 35 (Carry out a selective breeding of discus)…


A following plebiscite

The publication of AquaMag number 35 was the basics allowing breeders to better understand the genetics of their discus. This type of subject; few discussed in the literature was very well received by readers.

You have also been many to ask a sequel to this article. After reading your several questions, i decided to propose a second part to the redaction of the magazine. A proposition immediatly accepted by Philippe Chevoleau, the editor in Chief.

So was born this article dédicated to selective breeding.


Article Yann Hoiret AQUAMAG 37 Consanguinité chez les discus


Consanguinity in discus; line notions

In this article, you will be able to find some informations who could interest breeders concerned by their selections and their improvement. You will discover that consanguinity in discus is necessary to obtain quality animals.

Extraits AQUAMAG 37 Yann Hoiret

because far from being a ''big word'' or a taboo subject, it is infact this method who will able breeders to reach their goals.

Line breeding will be also discussed. This to allow you to use inbreeding methods without having the bad effects.

You will discover my article in Aquamag 37 « Carry out a selective breeding part 2 » in your favorite bookseller (In France). Or on the website of Animalia Editions: AQUAMAG 37.

For those who missed the 1st episode; Feel free to visit the same place to find the issue 35 😉


« SAV » of the article?

Couverture AquaMag 37

I confirm what i proposed on the Fanatik-Discus Facebook. For those who wish to, i propose you to post your questions related to this issue here .

If you need more informations, or if something is not tottaly clear for you, do not hesitate and i will answer you below.

See you soon!


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.


  1. Thierry.T on

    Is there a fixed albino gene to be able to cross? For, for example having less coal on some pigeon?

  2. Yann Hoiret on

    Hello Thierry,

    The albino is a recessive mutation. So that the gene is expressed, it automatically takes the 2 mutated alleles. (Either both parents carry the gene at least) By reproducing two albino together, you will get progenies albinos.Le discus "albino pigeon blood" would not actually colliery. But albinism is difficult to sustain…
    To limit the colliery in "pigeon blood"; It is better to bring the "golden" gene and select fish with no Colliery over generations.

    See you soon

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