Heiko Bleher, a dedicated scholar of the conservation of aquatic habitats, plants, fish and biotope correct aquaria, will be giving a presentation at this year’s Aquatic Experience Expo in Chicago. His presentation will highlight the proper care for Discus fish, otherwise known as pompadour fish. He will cover how to create a simple routine to maintain healthy fish, how to avoid diseases, and other common mistakes made when keeping fish. As the ‘king’ of aquariums, the Discus fish is known to be the most ‘finicky and aggressive’. In this presentation, Bleher will discuss how this is a misconception and demonstrate that with a little bit of effort, this beautiful pompadour fish can be enjoyed in an aquarium.
Bleher’s lectures and seminars take him around the world to deliver talks to aquarium enthusiasts. He specializes in biotope aquariums, aquascaping, and fish judging. Each year he edits numerous publications including the aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology and DISCUSBOOK, a magazine dedicated to the Amazon region. Bleher travels yearly to the Amazon region and provides updates on how ornamental Discus fish.