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EVENING VISIT TO FERRYBRIDGE AQUATICS - APRIL 2011


 

EVENING VISIT TO FERRYBRIDGE AQUATICS - APRIL 2011

Text and photographs by David Marshall

On the evening of Monday 11th April members of Ryedale Aquarist Society travelled 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'.

Proprietor Kevin Lawton and his 'good lady wife

For readers who are not familiar with Ferrybridge Aquatics every nook and cranny houses an aquarium. Here you will find a vast array of tropical freshwater fish that vary from tiny Guppies to large Silver Dollars; from commonly seen Tiger barbs to rare Chiloglanis catfish and cichlids galore, which all compliment one of the best selections of Corydoradinae in Northern England. The tropical marine section is more compact but houses high quality fish and invertebrates. Coldwater fish are restricted to three very deep aquariums and on our visit we had the surprise of finding Garra hughi offered for sale.

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

Pike Cichlid
Lemon Asian Parrot


Snow white Discus

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

Frank Tolomeo makes his list of fish to purchase.
Mary Fairweather admires the Goldfish on sale.

 

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

Richard Hebden decides which fish to purchase.
Young David Lawton catching Richard's fish choices.

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.Jackie Goulder helps Kevin Lawton with the 'bagging' of chosen.. Goldfish.


'Bagged' fish await collection.

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

Finally, our photograph of a member of the Silver Dollar family reminds me that you always need to take plenty of pennies with you to Ferrybridge Aquatics, as you will always find something of aquatic interest to purchase.

Metynnis


 

 

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