Wild Classic Brazilian Heckel Discus

Wild Classic Brazilian Heckel Discus

Wild Classic Brazilian Heckel Discus


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Sure, I’ve got a wild Brazilian outing in my dreams and on my bucket list. Carnaval do Rio de Janeiro, the world’s biggest carnival/festival, with two million people per day on Rio’s streets… that’s the one I dream about attending. What happens in Rio stays in Rio? Nope, that’s Vegas… but it may apply to those adventurers willing to take the plane to the train and get to Brazil.

Brazil’s Wild Brazilian Yellow Heckel Discus tells me this: Enjoy Your Festivals! Honor Your traditions! Here in northeastern Pennsylvania, my mom’s side of the family–Lithuanians from the old country–had their traditions. Ever since I was a small boy, my parents took me to the festivals here in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, anthracite coal country where many European immigrants came to work in the mines. They had it rough, the immigrant miners, owing their souls to the company store. But… they enjoyed a festival now and again. Today their ancestors still hold those ethnic festivals and I bring my children for pierogies, halupki and the culinary artistry of the Pennsylvania Dutch. Shoo fly pie got its name because the Dutch (really Germans) put the pies on the open window sills and had to “shoo” the flies away from the sweet smells emanating into the cool mountain air.

When I was a boy in the PA mountains I stumbled upon my uncle Bill’s book about the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. We talked about going there and from those moments going forward I always dreamt of going to see the most concentrated amount of plants and animals in any one spot on God’s good green earth.

This fish’s yellows and browns scream the word WILD BRAZIL!

“Honey… call our travel agent…”

“But we don’t have a travel agent dear…””

“No worries… we’ll book a flight for Carnival which is held every year before Lent. And then we’ll take a boat up the Amazon and check out the world’s most fantastic rainforest.”

“Will Sting be there dear?”

“No but we will.”

By Robert Gluck

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1 review for Wild Classic Brazilian Heckel Discus

    Wild Classic Brazilian Heckel Discus photo review
    Lee Joseph, Pot Jefferson Station, NY (Verified Customer) Purchase Date: March 5, 2019
    March 7, 2019
    This discus is light mellow blue in body color with a bold dark heckle stripe down the middle with light bars blending in from nose to tail -their is...More
    This discus is light mellow blue in body color with a bold dark heckle stripe down the middle with light bars blending in from nose to tail -their is a trace of red also in body color. The fins are black blue and tipped in red. They are a very docile fish, only wild by nature. They are a close match to the Wild Brazilian yellow face Discus. Fantastic tank mates and will stand out from all strains of discus for their unique character. Keep you water at 88- 89 degrees keep water clean with frequent changes - they eat frozen blood worms and discus pellets.
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Collectors yearning for the iconic look that can only be obtained with a heckel would be hard-pressed to find a fish that exceeds our classic Brazilian heckels. Each fish has the signature jagged “lightning bolt” that runs vertically through the fish sides, almost creating an “Eye of Sauron” Lord of the Rings look.

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