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Spring Show 2021

Please keep up to date with this page as details are not fully in place due to uncertainty in booking and planning. This is to be our first event in just over a year, so we ask you bear with … Continue reading

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Gambusia marshi (Minckley & Craddock, 1962)

Etymology:Gambusia: derived from the Cuban term Gambusino, which means “nothing”marshi: named in honour of E. G. Marsh, Jr, First description:Minckley, W.L. 1962: Two new species of fishes of the genus Gambusia (Poeciliidae) from northeastern Mexico. Copeia 1962 Common name:Robust gambusia History:Collected by Minckley, Craddock, Donald R. … Continue reading

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Spring Show 2020

14th and 15th March 2020 What’s happening?We are holding our spring show in collaboration with our sister association – Fancy Guppies UK and as part of a new venture the British cichlid AssociationThe show will consist of talks, the opening leg of the … Continue reading

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BLA – Show rules

The exhibitor has a duty of care to ensure that the fish provided for the show are the optimum condition. The organisers will not allow any fish into the show that is:- Heavily gravid Showing poor health Showing signs of … Continue reading

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Bringing your fish to auction

Preparing your fish for sale It is preferable to starve your fish the day before bagging for the auction, this reduces the possibility of your fish producing waste and ammonia which can contaminate the water within the bag. Water and … Continue reading

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Limia melanogaster (Günther 1866)

Etymology: Limia: Limia derived from the Latin ‘limus’ meaning mud, pertaining to the feeding habits of the fish melanogaster meaning black abdomen. First description: Gunther A, 1866 Catalogue of the Physostomi, containing the families Salmonidae, Percopsidae, Galaxidae, Mormyridae, Gymnarchidae, socidae, Umbridae, Scombresocidae, Cyprinodontidae, … Continue reading

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Limia zonata (Nichols 1915)

Etymology: Limia: Limia derived from the Latin ‘limus’ meaning mud, pertaining to the feeding habits of the fish zonata: First description: Nichols, J.T. 1915. On Heterandria zonata sp. nov. and Heterandria versicolor (Günther) from the Island of Santo Domingo. Bulletin … Continue reading

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Limia perugiae (Evermann & Clark, 1906)

Etymology: Limia: Limia derived from the Latin ‘limus’ meaning mud, pertaining to the feeding habits of the fish perugiae: named after Dr. Alberto Purugia First description: Evermann, B.W. and H.W. Clark. 1906: New fishes from Santo Domingo. Proc. U. S. Natl. Mus., … Continue reading

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Limia vittata (Guichenot, 1853)

Etymology:                            Limia: Limia derived from the Latin ‘limus’ meaning mud, pertaining to the feeding habits of the fish Vittata: (Latin) meaning “striped” or “banded” First description: Guichenot, A. 1853: Poissons. In: De la sagra, R., Histoire physique, politique et naturelle de l’Ile de Cuba. Vol. … Continue reading

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Neoheterandria elegans (HENN, 1916)

Etymology:                 Neoheterandria: from the Ancient Greek Neo meaning new, heteros, meaning ‘other, another, different’, and andros, meaning ‘male’. elegans: from the Latin elegans, meaning fine, elegant, and handsome. First description:        Henn, A. W., 1916 – Annals of the Carnegie Museum 10(1-2): 93-142 on various South American … Continue reading

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