The Federation of Scottish Aquarist Societies held there
annual festival which this year was at the Jubilee Community
Centre in Glenrothes on the 10th October 2010.
We welcomed back this year again the Catfish Study Group
which is based in the north of England and is the premier
catfish group in the world with members worldwide. They
brought up their table with fact sheets and other catfish
memorabilia and some live stock of Corydoras
and Aspidoras species. Adrian Taylor and Brian
Walsh manned the table, and also on show were the magnificent
wood carvings of Brian of many tropical species.
Back row L to R:
Harry Shields, Adrian Taylor (CSG), Brian Walsh
(CSG), Errol Mann, Allan James, Alan Locke, Jenn
Front Row L to R: Tom Young, Jake
Milligan, John Steven, Jack Irish.
Study Group stand
The 2010 supreme Scottish Champion was again, as from last
year B&S Chrich from Doncaster with their magnificant
Loricaria species, Hypostomus margaritifer .
Second was a very nice loach specimen from the Yunnanilus
genera, Yunnanilus cruciatus from B. O'Neil
from the Workington club. He also gained the third position
with the "Darter Characin" Characidium fasciatum.
Also held on the same day was an Open Show and auction and
the fish entries were up on last year which was a good sign
for the coming year of 2011.
First again in the Open Show was the Doncaster pairing of
B&S Chrich with a very colouful "African Butterfly
Peacock", Aulonocara jacobfreibergi from Lake
Malawi. Second was Catfish Study Group secretary, Adrian
Taylor with, a very nice Corydoras melini and third
place went to Scottish aquarist Gavin Cowan with his "Guentheri
The auction also went very well with breeders from all over
Scotland selling off their excess stock..
So why don't you mark your calendar for next year and see
some of the best show fish that have been shown throughout
the year and buy at our auction, fish that you have been
Hope to see you in 2011.