Hobbyist fish sale? Video and interview…


You've never heard about hobbyist fish sales dedicated to aquarium fish? You ignore what's this can may be? Then follow me, and let you be surprised by this hobbyist fish sale which held near Grenoble city (France…). I found a warm ambiance and passionate aquarists that came for sell fruits of their small reproductions. So, I had envy to share here, with you; a short video of the event!

Stand bourse Eybens 2018 insect eater Tasting of insects!!!!

Exchange for Eybens fish 2018


A hobbyist fish sale… Translation please!

French aquarists often gather in associations. There are of course the national associations such as for example the AFC (Association France Cichlid) or even the AFV (Viviparous France Association) to mention only these two.

Side discus, regular readers of the site will remember the’Association Discus Passion, soda (Organizer of the France Discus Show), or the EDA (Who organises the Paris - Grigny Discus Show).

At the regional level, There are also a number of associations. Each offers various activities or meetings; and it is not uncommon that they organize their annual hobbyist fish sale. This event generally represents an essential inflow of funds. It also allows for those who wish to sell or exchange their own reproductions.

So, for a day (Who will have requested hours of preparations…), aquarists proposing their fishes are regrouped in a room prepared to welcome the animals as best possible.

After few hours; the doors can be opened to the public! Visitors often discover species or less common varieties they could find in stores. But also, chat with a large number of enthusiasts!

Eybens Fish Exchange Photographer 2018


A group of initiated persons?

Must confess there is most of the time passionate persons of long-time! Under sometimes professional aspects, This type of event can be confusing for a beginner.

Indeed, even if we could be overwhelmed by a "frantic" feeling; It should be better to be informed before making its acquisitions. Do not give in to buying impulse! Because it can happen that face of the flow of people, the seller cannot always take 15 minutes to explain the how and why…

So, an advise; When you go to a hobbyist fish sale, the ideal is to have an idea of what you are looking for. Sometimes, organizers communicate beforehand a list of species that will be presented the "D Day" by all of the exhibitors.


Appointment near Grenoble in Eybens city!

I do not always have the chance to move on a hobbyist fish sale… But this year; I had the opportunity to attend in Eybens near Grenoble city.

Indeed, Nicolas Carmona, an enthusiast who maintains discus m & rsquo; has very sympathetically invited to visit them! For this event attracts a growing number & rsquo; aquarists…

Yann.H et Nicolas Carmona Bourse aux poissons Eybens

Right Nicolas 🙂

Furthermore a good number of discus lovers!!!

Fanatik-Discus Eybens Friends 2018

A group of discus enthusiasts who regularly roam the Facebook groups…

Jean Marc Sentenac Eybens 2018

Jean Marc Sentenac, amateur breeder awarded at the last Discus Show of Arvert France


... So, nothing like as a tiny video to show you what a beautiful fish event it was! You can discover the dynamism of’Aquaristic association in Grenoble Area who proposed an very well organized event!

I had the pleasure interviewing Frédéric Salmeron, the president of & rsquo; Association; a Killifishs and live food enthusiast.

Frédéric Salmeron President aquarist Association Grenoble Eybens 2018

I said no more and I wish you a good video! (English subtitles available via Youtube!)

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Thanks to Marc Petersen for his very nice shot


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. Hello Yann,

    Thank you for this wonderful story that sheds light scholarships fish.
    We met in Eybens with Jean Marc and Paul, I am the president of the Circle Aquariophile Meyzieu (69), Saturday we have a meeting with our members, I would like to distribute your story to feed one of our subjects live food.
    Are you authorized me to circulate?


  2. Yann Hoiret on

    Hello Eric,

    Thank you very much!
    Yes, no concern 😉
    I wish you all a good meeting and numerous discussions!

    Take care,


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