Our Autumn auction is set for Sunday17th September. Take a look at the events page for further details. Also check back regularly, as we will be updating the page with what items sellers will be bringing in the run up to the day. This Spring, the auction had a raffle. Many thanks to our sponsors for this, Fish Science, King British, Waterlife, TMC, JMC, Aquarian/API, Coalville Aquatics and Fishphilosophy. The Events page also has the revised Code of Practice that we will be implementing at this auction and which all sellers will be required to adhere to. The code also includes great advice on buying fish at auctions, so is well worth a look, even if you aren’t selling. The Code of Practice can be also be found HERE.
As part of our 25th anniversary celebrations, we will have the pleasure of the company of guest speakers on 3 separate evenings this year. All club meetings start at 8pm at the Highbank Community Centre, Farnborough Road, Clifton, the same venue as our spring and autumn auctions. The guest speaker nights are:
On Monday April 10th, we will have the pleasure of the company of Dr David Pool of Fish Science foods who will be giving a talk titled “What’s wrong with my fish?”. The talk will cover the importance of good foods and how food can affect fish health.
At the same venue on Monday June 12th, we will be having a hands-on Aquascaping Demonstration by world renowned Aquascaper George Farmer, whose articles you can read each month in Practical Fishkeeping magazine.
At our meeting on Monday September 11th, Dr Donna Snellgrove and Tim O’Brine will be giving talks on how Mars Fishcare are supporting the breeding of marine fish and coral reef rebuilding in Indonesia. Some of you will remember Tim’s recent article on the subject in Practical Fishkeeping magazine. A video of the reef rebuilding project can be found on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFYkQ31pCt8.
Everyone is very welcome, you do not need to be a member to attend as visitors can attend three meetings before being approached about membership. Hope to see you on these evenings!
We will continue to hold mini-auctions at the end of our Monday night club meetings, given the success of these since 2013. This is the opportunity for members to sell a few fish they've bred, stock they'd like to change, plants they've grown or food cultures up to a maximum of 8 items. Visitors are welcome to bid on and buy items, but sellers must be full members of the club. Have a look at the calendar page for the dates of our regular club meetings and what's on each evening.
Here’s what has come up for sale at club meetings for the year so far (January to May 2017).
Tiger, Black Bar, Red, Peacock and Blue Endlers
Blonde, Snakeskin Guppies
Brown, Gold Albino, Calico, Super Red and Albino Longfin Bristlenose
Panda, Albino Sterbai, Bronze, Peppered, Albino Corydoras
Red Eyed Red, Red, Green Swordtails
Jenysia onca, One Sided Livebearers
Black and Salt & Pepper Mollies
Checker and Odessa Barbs
Unidentified Amazon Floating plant similar to Indian Fern
Red Water Lily
Also a small range of second hand equipment such as filters, small tanks, pumps, bogwood and dry food.