Discus from Asia have taken the world by storm in recent years. Guarded like diamonds and admired with the same awe these Amazonian wonders can cost several thousand dollars a piece.
Some are not even for sale. Secretly bred in a kaleidoscope of colours, these swimming gems are the result of years of painstaking work by Asian discus breeders.
So much was the interest and so intense was their labour that authors from five countries who spent years on research decided to put their findings in a collection five books which was launched by Petmart at Aquarama 2001.
To this day, the Asian discus remains one of the jewel of the East.
One man who made that contribution was advertising executive Mr Johnny Yip whose dedication even brought him to the Amazon river to see first hand the wild discus habitat.
Asian Discus 2, is his second book. His first was Asian Discus which is now out of print. Mr Yip who took almost all the 800 brilliant photographs for Asian Discus 2, took four years traveling all over Asia talking to top breeders.
The result is an impressive collection of pictures showing the various categories of the Asian discus in their full glory.
If you want to know what sort of discus are being bred in Asia, this book shows them all.
Available in both English and Chinese editions. Contact Petmart Pte Ltd: Tel 62896471