Jeff Young
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JE: What is your most frustrating moment with discus?

JY: I have to be careful here. I get very tired of importers and breeders bringing in sick and junk discus passing them off to stores and newbies as great discus. If the person knows what they are buying so be it. Nothing I can do. But often what I see is the B and C grade discus being sold here for premium price. A new person thinks they have something great. We in the US are just so far behind the Asian countries as far as quality and for the most part don’t even know it. The ACA did have some very good quality discus in the show thanks to Cary, Mike and Joe, but that is an exception to what most hobbyists have in their tanks. We need to demand better and pass on so-so discus. Let the person who has them sit on them as a reminder of their junk.

JE: Do you have any future discus plans that you would like to share with us?

JY: I need to finish what I started and get all my tanks going and maintain my current customers. I also need to do a better job of maintaining stock. I have been busy this summer and fell behind. The sale is not over once the customer gets the discus. That is when the work begins. It is my responsibility to teach them to care for this fish. That is where all the time comes in.

JE: How do those in your life feel about discus?

JY: Well its just me and my bro and we are very committed to the hobby. Our job comes first, but discus are right behind.

JE: Do you have any thanks or credit to give for your success with discus? Any mentors or colleagues who you think deserve some kudos?

JY: Yes I do. Danny Ng helped me out a lot in the beginning. Then there is also Cary, Zoids, Sly, Orient and Al. The biggest help I still get is Simply Discus and Aqua Realms. They are the most complete references that exist on discus.

Lastly I would like to thank all my customers who have bought from me and the friends I have made along the way.


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