Aqua Fair 2008

Malaysia – Kuala-Lumpur, 20-23 November 2008

Image Aqua Fair 2008 took place for the second time and has become already the largest Ornamental Fish Exhibition & Conference in Asia. Heiko Bleher was invited again for seminars and judging discus fishes on this incredible event sponsored by the Government of Malaysia.

The Aqua Fair 2008 was again hosted below the fantastic Twin Towers of Kuala Lumpur – the Petronas Towers – in the surroundings of the beautiful 17 acres KLCC park with jogging and walking paths, a fountain with incorporated light show, wading pools, and a children’s playground   – a unique site. Below some photos of these buildings, some of the extraordinary exhibits, fishes, aquariums and the beautifully organized festivities.

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The Twin Towers site. When completed in 2004 they were for a short time the world’s tallest buildings, but must still be the most beautiful designed skyscrapers in the world, an incredible work of the famous Architect Cesar Pelli from Argentina. Its spire is 451.9 m, the roof 378.6 m and its top 88th floor 375.0 m high. Later, also in 2004, the Taipei 101 received the Emporis Skyscraper Award as the highest building in the world with a spire 508.0 m, the roof 448.0 m and the 101th (top floor) 438.0 m high. But again the Taipei 101 was over taken in height on August 8th, 2007 by the Burj Dubai in Dubai, UAE which upon the completion in September 2009 of that building’s 189th floor with a total hights of 950 m the title of „world’s tallest building“ will be claimed by the Burj Dubai
 

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Aquaculture stands Aquatics International, one of Malaysia’s largest ornamental fish exporters. And the latter displayed also lyre-tail kois

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OFI, which Heiko has founded in 1977, was present with their secretary Alex Ploeg from Holland

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The “Betta-Discovery” stand had a very interesting display of the vat full of starving Tilapias – as soon as you place your feet in the water they will nibble on them in search for food – a free foot massage… See also Jalan Petaling…

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Goldfish were also displayed correctly as in Shanghai

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There was a beautiful Garden stand

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Xiang Leng Holdings from Johore, Malaysia, had besides the Blood Red Arowana and exceptional goldfishes, also freshwater stingrays on display. They breed already over 2000 of the latter per year – probably the largest stingray breeders in Asia. They have pearl rays, leopoldi, henli, but also many (mostly) hybrids

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Tropical from Poland, the famous fish food company was represented by their export manager Grzegorz Seweryn and Bekir Öder from the export department

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Tetra had its own large stand as well

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The very active Betta Society of Malaysia who’s members really take care of breeding their own wild and tank raised Betta species – getting all the prizes in competitions

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The Discus Society of Malaysia – who invited Heiko to judge and distributes Bleher’s Discus, Volume I successfully – had also their own stand

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Magical Aquarium presented the world’s only genuine Pin Water aquarium, in which freshwater and saltwater fishes live together. The question is only for how long? (And the freshwater species were the robust goldfish acceptable to brackish water)

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There were also nice marine tanks on display, inclusive several nano marine aquariums

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Asian arowanas with red parrot fishes – what a mixture

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The Department of Fisheries, Malaysia, had a beautiful, marine ornamental fish display, as well as freshwater ornamentals and were promoting their new aquatic plant tissue culture

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KW Aquatics Supply stand

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Besides the 260 Discus fishes (link to championat) to be judged, there were also Bettas, Goldfishes, Arowanas, Flowerhorn and Planted Aquariums to be judged

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The fishes in the competition were amazing, probably best ever anywhere shown. Here just a few of the hundreds in the competition. The lower two are a couple of the Goldfish champions

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There was also something very nice: a colouring competition for children refugees from very poor and political problematic countries and each one was to win an education tour of Malaysia – a special event sponsored by the government and the Betta Society of Malaysia, and…

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…there was a fantastic welcome diner,  given on the evening of November 20th with an introduction by the Director General of the Department of Fisheries and all the exhibitors and VIPs were invited accompanied by different beautiful Malaysian cultural dances

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Come to 2010 Asia’s greatest Aquatic Show

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