Festival of fishkeeping

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10 Oct 2014 23:15 - 21 Oct 2014 23:17 #1 by platty252
Hi folks. Myself and some of the other ITFS members went over to the FBAS festival of fishkeeping in London last weekend.
It was the final of all the years fish shows in the UK.
Its great for meeting old fishkeeping friends, meeting new ones and for sharing information with fellow hobbyists.

Here is just a few pix of some of the fish on show.

Here is a little Cory I haven't seen around in some time.
Corydorus bondi.
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I don't have a name for this guy. I think it's a labyrinth fish. Possible a climbing perch but large. Anyone a name for this guy?
EDIT: Cenopoma kingsleyae.
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My lack of photography skills don't do these fish justice. The colours of this fish was remarkable.
Sunshine platy.
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An elegant little livebearer. Anyone got a name for this well endowed fella?
Phallichthys ......
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Nothing sparkles like a mature Odessa barb.
Puntius padamya.
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Hemiancistrus sp. L128 male. (I think he was the electrician on site)
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apistogramma agassizi 'fire red'
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I'm not the best at the rift valley Cichlids. If I got the name wrong let me know.
Aulonocara jacobfreibergi
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A relative of the banjo catfish but a lot bigger. A passer by arm was borrowed to give it some scale.
Platystacus cotylephorus
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I wont make a guess at the name of this fish. Anyone recognize it?
EDIT: Vieja zonatus
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Two pairs of small Rainbowfish.
Pseudomugil paskae..
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A fish show would not be completer without an emperor tetra.
Nematobrycon palmeri.
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Often mistaken for an elongated Cory.
Scleromystax barbatus.
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A livebearer you don't see every day.
skiffia francesae.
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Moth catfish. ?
EDIT: Hara filamentosa.
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this was a beautifully coloured Loach. Anyone got a name for it?
EDIT: Serpenticobitis octozona.
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It's when I come across little beauties like this that I wish I was better with my camera.
Rumor has it there is two pairs of these in Malta with my name on them. :whistle:
Simpsonichthys fulminatis.
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So if someone can help fill in the blanks with some of the names, that would be great.

Darren.
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11 Oct 2014 01:09 #2 by JohnH
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I'm probably wrong (again) but the livebearer under the Sunset Platy looks awfully like what we used to know many years ago as the Merry Widow (I think the genus was something like Phallicthys).
John

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11 Oct 2014 07:26 - 11 Oct 2014 07:26 #3 by Homer
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Lovely stuff! Thanks for taking the time Darren.

Kev.

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It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!
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11 Oct 2014 09:38 #4 by Ski
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Lovely fish under the pic of the arm! No idea what it is either

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11 Oct 2014 12:02 #5 by JohnH
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Lovely fish under the pic of the arm! No idea what it is either

When I first saw that picture you refer to I thought: Cichlasoma argentea - but now I'm not so sure. As you can tell, Central American Cichlids aren't my 'thing' (even though I quite like some of them).

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11 Oct 2014 12:16 #6 by Eric
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Great to see some pics from the weekend Darren


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11 Oct 2014 21:30 #7 by JustinK
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I reckon that Central American cichlid is a Vieja zonatus.
Its fairly light coloured possibly washed out, but the long bar and thr pink/red trim on the edge of the fins aswell as possible speckles on the gill points towards V. zonatus

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17 Oct 2014 12:13 #8 by JohnH
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Darren:
I just saw this on the PFK site,
"The Festival Open Show was won by a Serpent loach, Serpenticobitis octozona, by Stuart and Sarah Brown".
There's a picture there of the same fish, taken by Dick Mills.

John

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21 Oct 2014 23:26 #9 by platty252
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John you are very close with the merry widow liveberer. I would say the same genus.

Justin you are bang on with the V. zonatus. Very washed out looking because of my poor photography skills, all the glass reflections and the white marques.

Anyway most of the names are filled in now. If I can get the full name of the liveberer I will edit and fill it in later.

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