About Us

A Lasting Aquatic Commitment


Discus.ae (aka Discus Fish Trading) was founded in 2015 by Hamad Al Suwaidi, an animal enthusiast and local art director who developed a connection with the world-renowned Stendker hatchery in Germany to transport their exclusive specimens to the UAE - what started out as a private collection of the first ever German discus imported into the region has grown to become the very first specialist freshwater and aquatic design store in the Middle East.

Located in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Discus.ae is designed to offer our visitors the necessary elements to develop a successful aquarium with the assistance of our professional team and specially curated supplies. The exquisite quality of our Stendker discus fish mandates us to equip our store with the finest and most reliable aquarium products, to help our customers establish a complete and long lasting environment for their finned friends.


As admirers of Nature Aquariums and landscape design, it was equally important for us to create a dedicated outlet for aquatic plants which allows anyone to develop their own underwater gardening experience.

Carrying the largest range of fresh selections from the leading Danish plant producer Tropica, as well as all required plant care products and complete accessories to serve established enthusiasts and new hobbyists the correct tools to venture into the beautiful world of aquascaping.


With thousands of aquatic animals in our facility, including a large variety of beautiful and harder to source tropical fish, our species are carefully selected based on their adaptability in planted setups and compatibility with our exclusive discus fish, taking extreme measures to maintain stocks which are free from disease and tapeworms.

All of our community fish are thoroughly quarantined under strict conditions to ensure only healthy stocks are allowed to enter our system.


With the high skill and expertise of our talented partners we have managed to put together a team capable of designing and building custom aquarium setups to meet any individual size and requirement.

Maintenance, installation, and aquascaping services are also available for your aquarium at competitive rates and for both corporate and private clients - for any inquiries or contract requests, please contact us by email or call to book an appointment for us to discuss your special project.

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Providing access to the best fish, the best plants, and the best supplies is both a personal passion and a great responsibility which everyone at Discus.ae is dedicated to facilitate.

Hamad Al Suwaidi