Since 1965, the Stendker family have been breeding their popular Discus in the Münster region of Germany. Mr. 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 1986, Mr. Stendker turned his hobby into a profession by taking the first unit of 200 square meters and approximately 500 fish tanks into service. Gradually, the business expanded and both Jörg Stendker and Volker Stendker joined their father in his 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. Approximately 200 to 300 thousand fish in 23 different colours come to life every year at their professional hatchery in Warendorf. The Stendker discus have grown immensely popular for being very well accustomed to tap water, this German-bred captive fish doesn't demand low PH levels or rigorous water maintenance making it much easier to raise in a home aquarium.
The company's philosophy is: “Only the best for our discus” and that is evident in the high quality of the Stendker fish. The Stendker team is made up of approximately 40 employees, working around the clock with great care at 30 °Celsius and 100 per cent humidity across their five halls.
As the largest discus breeder in Europe, the company have been supplying their fish internationally for many years. All Stendker discus come exclusively from their own in-house reared stock. Their high quality standards are your guarantee for easy-to-keep fish that are ready to breed at all times.
Luckily for us this world-famous Discus is now finally available to hobbyists in the UAE, making this the first specialist shop in the region to supply these beautiful fish which are imported directly from the hatchery in Germany without involving a middle-man service. Our Stendker discus are kept in a carefully sanitized holding facility where no other fish are allowed to avoid cross contaminations and to ensure that our stock is kept free of disease and tapeworms.
The facility which is located in Abu Dhabi follows the highest care standards in the country as we strictly implement the same care routine which the Stendker company has outlined, we also feed all our discus the Stendker GoodHeart mix to make sure our fish continue to receive the same nutritional value they were accustomed to in Germany (also available in our online store).
"Keeping discus fish – made easy!"
Both the Stendker hatchery and us aim to help you keep your STENDKER Discus Fish thriving in your aquariums. They are the ideal aquatic pet and without a doubt one of the most beautiful and healthiest fish available in the hobby - contact us for any inquiries and we will be more than happy to offer our assistance.