EVENING VISIT TO FERRYBRIDGE AQUATICS - APRIL 2012
Text and photographs
by David Marshall
On the evening of Monday 23rd April members of Ryedale
Aquarist Society made a return visit to Ferrybridge Aquatics.
go to the Lawton family, who made us so welcome and who contributed more than
their fair share of food to a lovely 'pot luck supper'.
Kevin and David Lawton, with Ryedale member Richard Hebden on the left of our
photograph, made their visitors feel very welcome
with Sue Marshall and Mark Lyons.
who are not familiar with Ferrybridge Aquatics every nook and cranny houses an
As our members are predominantly tropical freshwater fish keepers
they were thrilled with the array of fish for sale ranging from large Plecs. to
small Danio and from common Angelfish to rare Aspidoras and characin species.
large Gibbiceps Plec.
One of several
large Snakeheads (Channa genus) offered for sale.
people ask for 'fish swaps' with aquatic retail outlets they sometimes bring in
fish that need TLC. This beautiful, and friendly, Short-nosed Clown Tetra (now
'at home' with me) was one such fish.
our photographs shows all types of cichlids are available at Ferrybridge Aquatics
variety of Rift Valley species
each visit the tropical marine section becomes stronger. A couple of days after
our visit, Kevin was planning to visit one of the U.K.'s largest marine wholesalers
in order to increase his marine section even further.
An excellent array of aquatic
accessories and aquarium fish foods are also offered for sale at competitive prices.
had a wonderful evening and as our photographs show, the members had a real job
choosing which fish species to bring home.
Tolomeo choosing fish
the stunning loricarin featured below
again, we thank the Lawton family for their hospitality and thank Richard and
Frank for providing the transport that enabled us all to attend.