Retirement and forum shutdown (17 Jan 2022)


John Howell who has managed the forum for years is getting on and wishes to retire from the role of managing it.
Over the years, he has managed the forum through good days and bad days and he has always been fair.
He has managed to bring his passion for fish keeping to the forum and keep it going for so long.

I wish to thank John for his hard work in keeping the forum going.

With John wishing to "retire" from the role of managing the forum and the forum receiving very little traffic, I think we must agree that forum has come to a natural conclusion and it's time to put it to rest.

I am proposing that the forum be made read-only from March 2022 onwards and that no new users or content be created. The website is still registered for several more years, so the content will still be accessible but no new topics or replies will be allowed.

If there is interest from the ITFS or other fish keeping clubs, we may redirect traffic to them or to a Facebook group but will not actively manage it.

I'd like to thank everyone over the years who helped with forum, posted a reply, started a new topic, ask a question and helped a newbie in fish keeping. And thank you to the sponsors who helped us along the away. Hopefully it made the hobby stronger.

I'd especially like to thank John Howell and Valerie Rousseau for all of their contributions, without them the forum would have never been has successful.

Thank you
Darragh Sherwin

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14 Aug 2013 17:17 - 14 Aug 2013 17:23 #1 by Homer (Kevin)
I have just realised, after receiving 30 of these from another Fish Keeper , that lots of us miiss out on wonderful Fish because of our ever present impatience, these are, by far, the most beautiful specimens I have ever seen, their size goes beyond the Book accepted size and their colouration is wonderful. He also had a collection of Venustus one of which had the most intense colouration as did that of an adult Eyebiter, the colours were amazing and all under T8 Lighting.

I think we would all understand our Fish an enjoy them more if we held our Horses and waited till the Fish we have, mature and show us what can end up with a little patience.


The Glass is always greener on the other side.

It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!
Last edit: 14 Aug 2013 17:23 by Homer (Kevin).

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14 Aug 2013 17:20 #2 by sheag35 (Seamus Gillespie)
totally agree Homer, well said

Fishkeeping the Only way to get wet and wild

currently 25 tanks, and breeding is the aim of everything i keep

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15 Sep 2013 12:14 #3 by Santiagovalcarcel (Santiago)
Hi Homer :

I agree with ya mate I have a few from a good breeder and friend and they are really nice fish to watch :-)



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15 Sep 2013 13:31 - 15 Sep 2013 13:32 #4 by CrustyCrab (Peter Biddulph)
I agree 100%
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16 Sep 2013 14:05 #5 by SpiderMonkey (Mark O'Neill)
If you get the time H stick a pic up would like to have a gander

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