Combo!!! Prepare your discus for a contest + Interview


Prepare your discus for a contest ... Ok, I admit it; It is a few months late i announce the publication of my article in the AquaMag magazine 38.

But spring was rather a busy one for me ...

For those who have missed it you will be able to find this number with the weblink Animalia Editions who will appear below (In green) in this article presentation.

David delgoulet élu grand champion france discus show 2016

David Delgoulet, amateur breeder and Grand Champion of France Discus Show 2016


Why a "combo"?

Aquamag 38

This issue of Aquamag contains two focus about me ... The article "Preparing for his discus competition" but also an interview conducted by Philippe CHEVOLEAU.

This "Words of expert" talk about my beginnings and you will discover a little more.

As we are often limited by the number of edited pages, you will find here some unpublished pictures.


Prepare your discus for a contest

Prepare your discus for a contest

This article may also have been called "prepare your discus to transport", or "prepare hyour discus for a meeting". Indeed, many aspects are presented so that the movement of discus goes well.

Préparer ses discus à un concours

Discus blue diamond well acclimatized swimming in front of the glass of its aquarium.

Also, admittedly, this seemed to me essential to support-help hobbyist breeders. They will not always have access to certain technical elements.

Many people are reluctant to move to present their fishs; and it is very understandable!

With this theme, I just wanted to give them some keys so that their experience become positive. This article can also be used for the next contests coming! I hope Animalia Editions planned good stock!!!

The article is divided into 4 shutters:

  • Harvesting of information related to the organization of the event: What is important to know before taking part.
  • The pre-competition preparation; or know and understand how we should prepare our animals.
  • The discus transport and acclimatization .
  • The "post contest" management or how to handle returns of Champions.

Ammo blocking for trafficReduce the ammonia content in transit…

I am convinced that a good preparation is the key to success: For the discus as a living being (what seems to me essential ...), for the owner, for visitors and the organizers. This because this experience has to become and remains a good memory.

Fish subject to flash during event

The fish must be prepared to stress that await them… (As the flashes of photographers)

For the Cognac contest 2018, amateur participants still largely answered "present". I hope those who read this article had found valuable informations.


The interview in "Talk of expert" section

Interview Yann Hoiret AquaMag 38

It is with great pleasure that I lent to the game of questions and answers. In the 5 interview pages, you can find questions related to my career. But also my views about the hobby and discus competitions.

I would also like to thank here all those who have participated in doing what I am today.

My family always supported me from the beginning ... Bringing me right to left across multiple stores, wholesalers, events etc ...

Or my wife followed me for example pregnant in Germany after hours of driving (I thought she would give birth there)…

Or all professors that were of an exceptional quality ... My friends no less crazy about fish of all kinds who were (and remain) an unlimited source of emulation.

Griot mari et femme prof anglais-aquaculture BTS

" The Griot " husband and wife… involved teachers of aquaculture and English (In-deserved retirement!)

And all these passionate professionals or amateurs who have crossed my path.

Thank you again to everyone for your trust!

The story continues and I hope to have many things to share with all of you!

For those that would not yet read it, you will find the number 38 Aquamag of the site of Animalia Edition.

Also, I wanted to thank my friend Lilian Moissonnier for proof reading! thank you again my chicken 😉

See you soon for new adventures!


Nordic Discus Show 2018

Nordic Discus Show 2018

Aquamag Athènes Greek Discus Show

Athens Acropolis

Meet Jack Wattley Pope discus world championship Duisburg 2006

With the legend Jack Wattley… the discus Pope (Author of " Discus for perfectionists" )

Chez Henri Bak discus Paris show 2015

In Henri Bak place during the first edition of Paris Grigny Discus Show

1999 Jeff Nicolas Dubosc David JC Nourissat Yann Hoiret Toulon at JC

In Jean Claude Nourissat, one of the pioneers in discus France


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.

A comment

  1. Glue Mielziner Christiane.R on

    I would like to thank you for Yann.H Your article in Aqua mag, to prepare her for a discus contest… because for me it was the first time I participated and especially to very stressed 500 km for my protected, your article helped me a lot.
    Discus have arrived, quietly and once in the support tray, no signs of stress, and I was happy for them.
    Thanks Yann

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