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    Hi all, was wondering if there was still a way of acquiring some German Wonder discus now that Stendker has closed down? If not, is there an available asian strain you would recommend? Thanks!

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    There's some funky stuff going on with Stendker "shutting down"... it doesn't seem like that's entirely the case (maybe just until it is?).
    Supposedly they're setting up a US breeding facility at Super Cichlids.

    Take that for what it's worth. I think they also made a post saying that Stendker would ship directly to customers now instead of going through distributors. But I figured that's just in the EU, not worldwide. But I could be wrong.

    Every discus I own is Stendker and I'm happy with them. But I wouldn't buy another one just based on what's gone on with the company.

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    Post a pic of what you’re looking for and someone here will be able to help. Same fish have different names depending on where you go.

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    GW-Jumbo-scaled.jpg

    GW10-3-scaled.jpg

    Here's a couple from the Stendker website.

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    apologies for late reply; jacob, that's incredibly interesting about stendker. not sure what to make of the news, but happy that maybe i'll be able to source someday. located in US though, so i'm probably out of luck. those pics are exactly what i'm looking for!

    pablos, great looking fish!

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    Gorgeous discus !! Thanks for sharing. Sorry Stenkers are having so much trouble now.

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    I think there's plenty of alternative sources for fish that look very similar to the German Wonders if you're having trouble sourcing Stendkers.

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    Default Re: Source for German Wonder

    Such as what? The closest thing I can thing of is tiger Turks and even those arenít the same.

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    Might be a good idea to talk to the owner of Super Cichlids. They visited Stendker last year, and just brought in about 600 Stendker Discus. They don’t ship live fish, but if they have them in stock, they would already be in the U.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dicsus34 View Post
    Such as what? The closest thing I can thing of is tiger Turks and even those aren’t the same.
    I was really close to getting a bunch of the German wonders, but the more I did looking around, the more I saw of the more mature version and they didn't look very similar to the smaller sizes. As you can see above, even on Stendker's website... the adult version of the German Wonder changes quite a bit... or at least in my opinion it does. And I understand that's a part of fish maturing. That's not to say they're not beautiful at all stages, I think they are. But in most cases I've seen, they lose that stark yellow head for the most part. Just the adult form seems to look pretty similar to some other strains. In particular, a number of the leopard options. Again, this is just my opinion, obviously.

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