Thursday 17th June was the second Table Show of the new season and almost 20 fish-keepers were there on the night. This despite football being on the TV and it being a beautiful summer’s evening.
John reminded everyone it was The Union of Scottish Aquarists annual Open Show and auction on Sunday 27th June. Details and schedules can be seen on the USA website.
Jean had sent out letters to various shops and companies asking for donations and had received a very poor response. Clearly the economic situation is being felt hard. The club will have to review its own policy on Open Show prizes as giving tubs of food for all those who get a ticket will cost way too much money.
John has received some new books for the library with more to come. Graham donated a book to the library which is starting to look a lot better with many more up-to-date and interesting books.
Graham Geddes will organise a show pack for the FCAS Open Show.
It was Table Show night. There were 27 entries on display and the results are here. The standings are on the Table Show page here.
Whilst the judges went about their duties a discussion was held about various topics. Ian Sinclair had researched the Emperor tetra which had been the subject of a quiz question last week. The eye colour had proved a bone of contention with opinions differing. It turns out the answer is – it depends. In fact it depends what is meant by emperor tetra. I’ll write a post about this tomorrow.
Graham had some of his young Scleromystax sp. C112 which went for a fiver for a bag of three.
Thursday 1st July and it’s “Bring a fish” night. Members are requested to bring in a fish or two, either to give a short talk on it or to ask questions about it.