Special Discounts on Pre-ordered Discus from Island Discus, click here.
Chris Gazdick, owner of Island Discus, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, is a Long Island native and is happy to return to talk with us about the care and breeding of discus.
Chris’ fascination with discus was inherited from his grandfather, who told him of large, peaceful, and beautiful fish that were like no other. Chris already had some experience with aquarium fish, but after visiting a local pet store with his grandpa, they left with a second tank and two discus, and as Chris says, “The addiction had begun …” One discus tank turned into two and then four until Island Discus was born. Today, Island Discus operates from Chris’ home, with over 35 tanks, 15 breeding pairs and 3,000+ gallons of water. Chris specializes in healthy high grade rare discus and his goal is to help everyone appreciate them as much as he and his grandpa.
Discus are some of the most challenging and spectacularly beautiful aquarium fish. So don't miss this unusual opportunity to learn about them from one of the nation's top discus experts.
Special Auction: Classic Aquarium Books.
Book of Marine Fishes - by Hilary Hauser
The Board of Trustees and the members of the Long Island Aquarium Society would like to express their gratitude & appreciation to Zoo-Med for their generosity. Zoo-Med has been a loyal supporter to LIAS for many years. We congratulate Zoo-Med on their 41st anniversary in business. This company, founded by Gary Bagnall in 1977, is in San Luis Obispo, California. Zoo -Med has a well-known reptile breeding program and a Turtle Nirvana Greenhouse, which is home to over 30 species of turtles and tortoises. Zoo- Med is well-known for their donations to more than 100 aquarium, reptile and avian societies. LIAS is proud to be among the organizations receiving support from Zoo-Med.
On April 5, Magic Isle Pet Store in Centerreach had a destructive fire that killed animals and put the business out of operation. The store has been a long time source of fish and advice for many in our hobby and many know Joe Carpinone personally.
Our sympathies go out to Joe and his family and we hope they recover and rebuild soon. If you would like to contribute to a GoFundMe campaign on behalf of the store, go to: https://www.gofundme.com/help-magic-isle-rebuild
LIAS Meetings are held at SUNY Stony Brook's Maritime Science area. Room 120 in Endeavor Hall on the State University at Stony Brook Campus, Stony Brook, NY 11790
West onto South Drive off of Nicolls Road (County Rd 97). At the light, make a right onto Marburger Drive and then make the next right (the street has no name but there are signs indicating that you are near the Marine Sciences buildings). Follow the road all the way to the back and you will see three buildings - Discovery, Challenger and Endeavour – the last one is Endeavour Hall.
For more information, see this map on the SUNY Stony Brook website.