Rod Lewis
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JE: How did you decide to take the plunge into breeding as a professional endeavor?

RL: No formal decision was ever made, my fish room and the amount of fry I was producing allowed me to cut my hours at work so I could concentrate even more on the fish.

JE: What were the major obstacles involved in setting up as a breeder?

RL: No major obstacles really, my room had developed over many years, and although a fairly basic setup, it is very efficient. I had already developed some nice strains at that stage so I simply increased the amount I was breeding.

JE: Any advice for aspiring breeders?.

RL: I can see how obtaining good stock to breed from could be a problem for prospective breeders, be highly selective especially when it comes to shape and form. Nicely shaped discus are easy to sell.

JE: How many pairs do you currently have producing?

RL: ATM I only have a a few pairs set up at any one time. I'd have around 15 pairs of discus here at the moment that I rotate, although I say the word pair loosely as I believe discus are not monogamous and most male discus will breed with a female that is ready


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