RYEDALE AQUARIST SOCIETY AND THE AQUARIUM GAZETTE AT THE PETS AT HOME
CLIFTON MOOR (YORK) BRANCH 'EVENING OF FISHKEEPING' 2010
Text by David Marshall
by Sue and David Marshall
The 25th Anniversary year of the Ryedale Aquarist
Society began with the acceptance of an invitation to take part in the Pets At
Home Clifton Moor Branch 'Evening of Fishkeeping', that was held within the aquatic
department of the store on Monday
Marshall and Frank Tolomeo.
Frank and David
Grayson looking around the accessorises section
the members in attendance waited for the programme of events to begin they were
able to browse around the retail area. The stock tanks house an excellent selection
of tropical freshwater (where the emphasis is very much on cichlids and community
fish), tropical marine and coldwater fish. The accessories section has all the
items required both to start and maintain an aquarium of your choice.
types of cichlids were on sale
Manager had advertised the event within the store so as members of the general
public gathered the programme of events began.
Our Secretary, Mr. David
Marshall, was asked to give the first presentation and used power point to explain
all about Ryedale Aquarist Society and show snippets from the events we held during
Our Show Secretary, Mr. Frank Tolomeo, followed with a talk about
the breeding of the beautiful cichlid Archocentrus sajica. Frank had brought along
with him small tanks that held adult sajica and fry/youngsters of various sizes
and this caused great interest from the people present, who were soon asking various
questions about how these fish were kept.
Miss Sue Marshall and Mrs.
Ann Grayson then gave a talk on their involvement within the Society and encouraged
the people present to come along to forthcoming events and meetings.
to David, who showed the people present, through small show tanks, what wild type
Guppies look like and then presented a scaled down version of the power point
Guppy talk he gives to Aquatic Societies that features Guppy varieties old and
David then continued with a power point talk about both his work with,
and Editorship of, The Aquarium Gazette CD magazine.
With our contributions
at an end a young member of the store's staff took the people present on a 'walkabout'
of the various tropical marine displays and explained how, with the advance in
maintenance techniques, the keeping of marine fish is much easier today than it
was a decade ago.
staff member on his 'walkabout talk'
of many tropical marine displays
Finally, we had
the chance to view the very impressive filtration system that keeps the stock
The Branch Manager and his staff were really pleased
with the contribution we had made to their evening and invited us to return at
a future date. Speaking for the members present I know that all had an enjoyable
So, as the night shutters went down on the store, we headed home
after getting our
25th Anniversary year off to such a good start.