Exotic Aquatics Announces // Stendker Discus
23 October 2015
We are delighted to now stock the best quality discus in Europe, now in N. Ireland! We will be launching a dedicated Discus section within the store, and will specialist food also, we continue to lead the way as the #1 aquatics company in the country.
In 1965, Heinz Stendker assembled the basic stock for the present-day professional fish farm in the form of four discus fish. It was by pure chance that these 2 pairs raised approximately 1,000 juveniles in the course of 6 months.
In this way, the foundation was laid for the ”discus bug“ which bit him and later also his two sons and never left them.
In 1986, Jörg Stendker turned his hobby into a profession by taking the first unit of 200 square meters and approx. 500 fish tanks into service. Gradually, the business expanded and both Heinz Stendker and Volker Stendker joined their father in the venture, making discus breeding their main profession.
In the summer of 1998, the change-over of the two generations took place for good and the company Diskuszucht Stendker GmbH Co KG was formed.
As the largest discus breeder in Europe, Stendker have been supplying their fish world-wide for many years. All their fish available for sale come exclusively from our own in-house reared stock. Most recently, Pigeon Blood, Snakeskin and Blue Diamond were introduced for hybridisation to introduce new blood, leading to assorted new colour nuances.The high quality standards are a guarantee for easy-to-keep fish suitable for interbreeding at all times. A further advantage in their favour is the size of the breeding facility, witch at present stocks about 200,000 discus fish allowing them to fulfil any order at any time.
At Exotic Aquatics we travel the world, to all the top trade shows, so that N. Ireland has access to the latest and greatest of the aquatics industry. One of the highlights of our Open Night on the 6th November will be these amazing fish - so make sure you get along!