Our next Project for the Aquaristik Fachmagazin. It is a long-term Project, taking care of this beautiful Stendker-SANTAREM Discus Fish in a Nature Aquarium. It is now 7 months old and runs like a Champ! You can read the first article about setting up this project in the magazine coming out next month and the following ones describing how to take care and maintenance the tank!
Fressnapf headquarters tests and certifies Stendker
The 1. Year – “GROW UP”-documentation by Florian Nolte
THANK YOU to Mr. Nolte, he wrote to us:
Hello Mrs. Stendker, now I´m sending you the pictures from day 1 until to this day. I have got the STENDKER-Discusfish for just over 1 year and they have evolved very well. I received the discus at the size of approximately 8 cm. Everything is running fine and in the meantime they have reached the size of
14 – 15 cm.
According to your suggestions I fed with 100g blister and 500g flat-bars STENDKER-Good Heart as follows:
3 x times a day Stendker beef heart (defrosted in a fridge), dosing calculated for 14 discus, 31,5 g per day. I have got the animals since 15.05.2014 and they really gained in weight and mass.
I would always buy animals from you, because quality has got highest priority. The service of your office-team has got high significance, always nice behavior in case of questions and concerns.
Summary: I would by animals from you again and again and I can only suggest everyone to buy Stendker Discus-Fish.
However, with this I´m not creating an official breeding documentation. As the founder of the group “Discus Friends”, I preliminary like to show to other discus-keepers how to breed small discus from 8 cm to final size. I make notes about the progress and in the end of the documentation I´m going to publish my personal result. At the moment, I have just uploaded some photos and a video within the group “Discus Friends”. With my documentation I intend to show the people that the suggestions you give on your homepage are working and that they are easily to realize if you follow the following:
Size of the aquarium: 180 liter during the breeding. Terms of water-change: once a week approximately 40-50 % of the total volume. Feeding: 3 times a day with the suggested Stendker beef heart mixture measured in precise gram.
At the moment I have got 14 Stendker-Discus:
They are 7 x Tefé, 4 x Santarem, 2 x Red Scribbelt, 1 Red Tourqoise. I keep them in an aquarium with the size 100x40x40 and 160 l water. For the filtration I use a Hamburger mat filter which is working with an Eheim compact pump. To reach the desired oxygen saturation I have got two aeration stones running for 24 hours. I also added a night-light. Before the changing water is running into the aquarium, it is running through a carbon blocking filter which exists from two parts – a sediment part in the first and a carbon block cartridge in the second part.
During the breeding, I use the following products:
-Aqua Kraut (by Discusstudio Tinnes), - Preis Discus Minerals (my water is very soft with just a little amount of minerals), - carbon blocking filter.
My water parameters are as follows: N03: 10; No2: 0; GH: 7; KH: 3-6; PH: 6.4; CL2: 0.
With my GROW UP Dokumentation I like to show that the suggestions from your homepage are working.
At the end of the documentation time the animals will be transferred into an aquarium with more than 500 l water, which will be built up close to their nature and their natural habitat. The only difference shall be in the fact that they are offsprings of Stendker breedings. Therefore I mostly took natural colour strains.
Create a home fit for the king of fish with Nathan Hill’s step-by-step guide.
Dennerle Pflanzen für das Diskus-Aquarium
Dennerle InVitro Pflanzen aus dem Labor sind wegen der Sterilität auch gut bei unseren Diskusfischen zu verwenden und brauchen in der Regel nicht mehr auf die bakterielle Verträglichkeit getestet zu werden!
Vielen Dank an dieser Stelle an Herrn Dipl.-Biol. Christian Homrighausen
Leiter Vertrieb Deutschland / Oesterreich
Dennerle GmbH, Vertrieb Deutschland
So macht Zusammenarbeit SPASS!
Bei Dennerle finden sie eine Pflanzendatenbank, gibt man dort die Suchfunktion (3. Punkt) "Eignung" Diskusaquarium ein,
öffnet sich eine Vielzahl von tollen Pflanzen, die gut mit der Haltungstemperatur von 28-30°C zurechtkommen.
Ein tolles Angebot!
Dennerle Pflanzen erhalten Sie über den Zoofachhandel. Fragen Sie Ihren Zoofachhändler (Siehe Händler -> Händlerliste)
Take the opportunity to meet us at the „Diskustage“ from 10th -11th October 2014 at Zoo Zajac in Duisburg. At this event you can buy STENDKER-discus fish directly from our hatchery!
In the next years we will continue to focus on the training of the staff members of our customers and to improve the presentation of our discus fish in their pet shops.
That is why the trade fair INTERZOO 2016 (that is not open for general public) will be the next fair that we attend.
We kindly ask for your understanding and we refer to 1,500 pet shops in Germany where you can buy our STENDKER-discus fish. Please notice that you can agree a direct delivery from our hatchery to your place with our customers.
Our well trained customers in your vicinity will be happy to help you with all questions concerning discus fish. You can find a trader list here: LINK
Thank you for your understanding.
We are looking forward to your visit at Zoo Zajac - the biggest pet shop worldwide!
Angelika & Jörg Stendker
Diskuszucht Stendker GmbH & Co. KG
Private discus tank of STENDKER
Private discus tank of STENDKER
Aquascaping and discus fish
by Angelika Stendker & Jörg Stendker
In this article we present our private discus tank. We hope you enjoy your reading.
Article with kind permission of Dr. Hans-Joachim Herrmann, Tetra Verlag
Here you can see the video:
In diesem Artikel stellen wir unser privates Diskus-Aquarium vor. Wir wünschen Ihnen viel Vergnügen!
Mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Dr. Hans-Joachim Herrmann, Tetra Verlag GmbH
The second challenge followsseven hobbyists all raising eight fish from the Stendker hatchery in germany. The discus were supplied to the contestants by Mark Evenden of devotedly discus and each contestant received four brilliant turquoise and four marlboroughs. The fish were all 5 to 6 cm in size. The success ang failures are all shown below.
Report Stendker Discus Fish Hatchery from discus-welt.com
Stendker Discus Fish Hatchery, Warendorf - Germany’s largest discus fish hatchery is also the biggest hatchery in Europe. Here are some “behind the scenes” photos.
Text: Michael J. Schönfeld
Photos: M.J. Schönfeld, Stendker GmbH
Courtesy of nature and animal-Verlag GmbH, Münster,
Author Rainer Stawikowski, published in the July 2012 Datz