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Allan James

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.

Judges and CSG.

Back row L to R: Harry Shields, Adrian Taylor (CSG), Brian Walsh (CSG), Errol Mann, Allan James, Alan Locke, Jenn Bennett.
Front Row L to R: Tom Young, Jake Milligan, John Steven, Jack Irish.
Catfish Study Group stand
Brian Walsh carving
   Catfish Study Group stand
   Brian Walsh carving

The 2010 supreme Scottish Champion was again, as from last year B&S Chrich from Doncaster with their magnificant Loricaria species, Hypostomus margaritifer .

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.

Yunnanilus cruciatus 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 Swordtail".

Aulonocara jacobfreibergi
Corydoras melini
Xiphophorus guentheri

 Results and pictures here  

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 craving for.

Hope to see you in 2011.