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EVENING VISIT TO FERRYBRIDGE AQUATICS - APRIL 2012


 

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.

Our thanks 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
Kevin with Sue Marshall and Mark Lyons.

For readers who are not familiar with Ferrybridge Aquatics every nook and cranny houses an aquarium.
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.

A large Gibbiceps Plec.
One of several large Snakeheads (Channa genus) offered for sale.

When 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.

 

As our photographs shows all types of cichlids are available at Ferrybridge Aquatics

Discus
a variety of Rift Valley species

 

On 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.

A remarkable Clownfish

An excellent array of aquatic accessories and aquarium fish foods are also offered for sale at competitive prices.

We had a wonderful evening and as our photographs show, the members had a real job choosing which fish species to bring home.

Frank Tolomeo choosing fish
Mark admires the stunning loricarin featured below

L200

 

Once again, we thank the Lawton family for their hospitality and thank Richard and Frank for providing the transport that enabled us all to attend.


 

 

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