I am passionate about aquariums since 1983.
My very first passion was for the Anabantidi, that I bred with great dedication for several years. Then my attention has shifted to the South American cichlids.
In 1990 I bought my first discus, and in 1993 I began to breed them successfully.
Since then I have always been breeding Discus.
In 1999 I founded the first Italian association on the theme: the Sicilian Association Discus (Associazione Siciliana Discus).
From 2000 to 2002, I have been Vice President of Discus Club Italy.
Since 1998 I have written several articles for specialized magazines.
Since 2002 discus study is my job, and I breed mainly classical shapes.
My greatest passion is the observation and the study of the genetics of the discus.
My favorite discus is the red turquoise Schmidt-Focke.
I am aquarium consultant for several major companies among which Sera Italia, NaQ and others.
Since 2013, I'm working on the creation of a cultural project that will include the development of a permanent exhibition of large Amazonian aquariums.
In 2010 I was in charge of organizing the jury and the regulation of NaQ Discus Contest.
In 2010 I created the award in memory of Dr. Schmidt-Focke.
In 2011 I was the only responsible for the entire Naq Discus Show.
I coordinated – together with Jeffrey Tan – NaQ World Discus Congress.
I was judge in the most part of recent shows, (Spain, Germany, Greece, Singapore)
I held lectures about DIscus genetics, food and breeding and Aquarium training courses