Archive for January, 2011

Fundulopanchax gardneri (male)

Gardneri killifish - Image via Wikipedia


Twelve members for tonight’s meeting which was a talk by Graham on cultivating live food.


Topics for the next few meetings were decided.


Demonstrations were given of the following types of live food.

  • Paramecium
  • Brine Shrimp
  • Vinegar eels
  • Microworm
  • Grindal worm
  • White worm

I’ll upload an article on this in due course.


4 kribs – £4
3 swordtails – 50p
8″ net – £1
Xiphophorous birchmanni – £1
Fundulopanchax gardneri – 50p

Next Meeting

10 th February – a talk on building small tanks and show jars by Eric.


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P. tetrazona that is close to sexual maturity

Tiger barb - Image via Wikipedia


Fifteen fish-keepers for tonight’s meeting which was a Table Show & round table.


The main business  was Table Show number 7 of the season.


A round table discussion on various topics.


3 pairs Aphanius sp. – £3
2 Aphyosemion bivittatum – £1
Bags Amazon frogbit – £3
Panda guppies – £2
Limia nigrofasciata – £1
3 Danio kyathit – £3
5 Limia nigrofasciata – £3
3 tiger barbs – unsold

Next Meeting

27 th November – a talk on cultivating live food by Graham.

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Corydoras julii

Corydoras julii – adults

Corydoras julii was described by the Austrian ichthyologist Franz Steindachner in 1906. The original description does not mention who the fish was named after.

Distribution & Availability

Found in the Rio Parnaiba in Brazil, C. julii is available very rarely with almost all fish advertised being C. trilineatus. It is seen occasionally in the better shops as a wild caught import and is sometimes sold at specialist and club auctions. Considering how rare these fish are they are not that expensive being around twice the price of the common bronze and pepper corydoras. (more…)

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Melanoides tuberculatus

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Pest aquatic snails are most commonly ramshorn snails, tadpole snails and turret snails. Ramshorn snails (Planorbis spp.) have flat, spiral shells and most are small (less than a quarter-inch across). Tadpole snails or pond snails (Physa and Physella spp.) have bulbous, translucent-brown shells up to a half-inch long. They lay their eggs in distinctive jelly-like clumps. Turret snails or Malayan livebearing snails (Melanoides tuberculata) have conical shells up to an inch long with purple flecks. They are nocturnal and prefer to burrow through sand, but are sometimes active by day.

A decent article on snails from Neale Monks Ph.D.

Read more here – Fish Channel.com

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 8,500 times in 2010. That’s about 20 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 97 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 110 posts. There were 156 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 27mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was January 15th with 144 views. The most popular post that day was Links

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were faircityaquaristsociety.co.uk, tropicalfish.site5.com, corydorasworld.com, mail.live.com, and planetcatfish.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for pelvicachromis subocellatus, fair city aquarist society, fair city aquarists, nannacara anomala, and corydoras urucu.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

  1. Links December 2009
  2. Diary December 2009
  3. Table Shows December 2009
  4. Top Ten – worst beginner’s fish March 2010
  5. Dwarf gourami – Trichogaster lalius April 2010


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