Of the 1000plus international articles on discoveries in remote areas, some can be viewed here
Heiko’s expeditions have taken him to over 180 countries, here is some information on those trips
Heiko has been invited for lectures on nature already with the age of 19
Heiko has participated in international exhibitions since 1963 and never stopped
In 1963 Heiko received his first diploma for the best aquarium decoration and has never stopped since
Heiko has organized the first international fish-championship in Tokyo, 1986, and many more since
Conservation of aquatic habitats; expeditions & research; scientific & popular publications
Mexico – Guadalajara, 26-28 June, 2013
After a very successful start in June of 2012, the Nürnberg/Messe North America (affiliation of the world famous organiser of the largest pet fair on earth, Interzoo) at the beautiful Guadalajara Expo, the second MexicoPetExpo will take place. And this time with many animal exhibitors and also with the 1st Mexican Discus Championships coordinated by Heiko Bleher and Manuel Morales Zamudio, see also
Mexico – Guadalajara, 26-28 June, 2013
Heiko Bleher has been invited again for seminars at the largest pet fair ever in Mexico, which took place for the first time in June of 2012 with an incredible international success, see. The seminar-schedule will be announced soon, the topics as well as the other scheduled speakers. Soon more details on the schedule of seminars and their topics ...
In 2001 Heiko, with Natasha, discovered a new rainbowfish in the river Ifaupan on Misool Island, Raja Ampat, Indonesia and introduced this beauty to the aquarium hobby. At the time Australian rainbow fish specialist Gerald R. Allen believed it was the same as Melanotaenia misoolensis. This year (2013), together with Gerald, Heiko went back to the island for research and collected additional specimens. Finally G. Allen will describe this rainbowfish as a new species. William Mathews Brooks sponsored the trip where Heiko was able to collect also several possibly new gobies, unique freshwater shrimps and snails...
Heiko Bleher had been invited by the Russian company UNITEX to Judge in Sankt Petersburg last October their JBL Biotope Aquarium Contest. This was a fantastic organized biotope Aquarium competition with authentic biotopes under water from all over the world. The 10 finalists came to S. Petersburg during the yearly Zoosphere Exhibition and had to decorate another biotope and at the end of this video, which shows the details of each biotope in nature and how to make it in aquaria, Heiko explains to each participant what is done correctly and where they cold improve and also handed out the prizes and gave a talk. Very well made video for this ground-breaking event every nature lover, and specially all aquarists, should look at all the way to the end of it.
Finally the latest model of Heiko Bleher’s special folding hand net is available from Aquapress for everyone.
With this unique hand net, which Heiko had designed years ago to carry around easily and to resist the tough places he surveys, he was able to collect and catalogue probably more small freshwater fish species than anyone else. Now it is available in an even stronger version, to scrape over rocks and any other extreme hard obstacle in creeks, rivers or lakes, it will even resist the most un-penetrable places. The hand net is made from the toughest net-material available on the market. The mesh size is 4 mm, the sack 40-50 cm deep, and the frame 80 x 50 cm – folded only 80 x 8 cm. And it has the Aquapress-Bleher – Heiko Bleher’s logo on it.
Aquapress has published a new yearly edition, DISCUSBOOK03, full with innovations and not only discus; also fascinating and unique discoveries – the very firsts worldwide ...
Only in english language
Aquapress Publishers and Heiko Bleher are proud to announce the publication of two more language issues of Bleher's Discus Volume 1, possibly the most sold Discus publication in history. The Czech and Portuguese are available from now on on-line, to read (after one has registered and bought) the entire volume, or anyone of the 5 chapters individually. The entire information about the book is free to access. The 9th, 10th and 11th language issues (Chinese, Greek and Polish respectively) are being translated. See also some of the reviews and comments from around the globe.
suggested by Heiko Bleher at the First World Discus Congress during Napoli Aquatica 2010, which was recognized by the 10 – possibly the most recognized – discus judges world-wide.
Available only in english language
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