Bristol Fishkeeping Show 2007

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This year, Bristol Tropical Fish Club held its 46th annual show. This is a few of the fish at the show, but by no means is it exhaustive; due to time constraints I could only take a small number of photos from the show. In some areas I have only one fish in a category. I could not get a photo of the overall winner due to its exeptioanally exited nature, but it was a rare Killifish, scientific name later on.
There were about 200 entrants this year, 60 of them from one person alone. He won an incredible 18 firsts and 16 seconds, but I diddent manage to get his name.
There are a number of sepecialist breeders and keepers there, including Ian Fuller, the lendendary Corydoras keeper and breeder. Stands from the British Cichlid Assotiation, The Kilifish Assotiation and the Livebarers Assotiation were also there and they provided a helpful insight into what they do, also selling a number of speciallist books at excellent prices. An auction was held, with a number of different fish for sale, including young Ansistris, Angel fish and a large variety of quality Guppies at very low prices. A friend also managed to purchece a 6" Snakeskin gourami for £3, a bargin for such a stunning fish. The venue is situated near to a Garden Center, which has an excellent fish section with a few rare and unusual fish on sale, as well as an excellent selection of Malawi cichlids and Corydoras cats.

Im afraid some of the photos are not great due to light reflection, time restraints and incompetence on my part.

Anyway, these are a few of the fish from a few of the categories in the show. First up:

Class C: Characins

A Darter Tetra

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A Marbeled Headstander:

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A Male Congo Tetra

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A Dragon Characin

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Class D: Cichlids

A Vieja regani who won the class

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A Aequidens sp. "Gold-saum"

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Steatocranus Casuarius

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Class Db: Dwarf Cichlids

Apistogramma hongsloi

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Class Dc: Rift Valley Cichlids

Julidochromis Marlieri

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Class E: Labyrinths

Class winner Microctenopoma Fasciolatum

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Class F: Egglaying Toothcarps

Aphyosemion spooren berzi

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Aphysemion marmuratus

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Class G: Tropical Catfish

Synodontis angelicus

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Class Ha: Brochis

Brochis splendens

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Class M: Any Other Species.

Melanotaenia preacox

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M. Maccullochi

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My own Butterfly fish

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My friend Tom's Stiphodon sp. "Red Lightning"

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My own Dormitator maculatus (who came last, damn thing)

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The class winner: Eleotris Vittata. Very annoyed that i only got one photo.

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Class Oa: Male Guppies

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So, thanks for looking everone, I hope you enjoyed looking at these as much as I enjoyed my day there. I hope thoes of you who live near by will pay a visit to the show next year.
Let me know what you think, Max.
 
These are pictures from the breeders classes.

Class XB-M: Breeders Egglayers

Galaxy Rasboras

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Clown Killie

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Peacock Gobies:

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Class XO-T: Breeders Livebarers

Poecilia wingei

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Heterandria Formosa

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Hi Severum BoyFishman 1 here! The guy who won alot! I told you wrong about how many first places I got to which I appologise :blush: It was in fact 17 firsts and 14 seconds as well as loads of 3rds and fourths. I also had best in show, but it was not a danio. It is in fact an extremely rare killifish called an Aphanius Dispar.You do have a couple of other mistakes which I will help out on. :good:
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"The Class winner, Julidochromis Marlieri" did not win the class, it was my yellow mustax that won. :rolleyes: The "An Indian Glass Barb swimming" is comonly known as a Dragon tetra/characin.Here is a pic of my goby as well.Please understand no offence is intended on your excellent report on the show and your nice pictures. Keep up the good work!
 

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That's a lot of nice fish in one place,thanks for the pics :hyper: .
How many extra fish did you go home with ?
 
here is a picture of the neolamprologus mustax which won Class Dc: Rift Valley Cichlids. :good:Here is a better picture of the aphanius dispar on the day.And following on is Ian Fullers galaxy rasbora which won the rasbora championship class.
 

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May I ask, how do the fish owners tank the fish to these shows, dont they upsett the fish? Also, water issues?
 

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