Rainbowfish lecture at West Lothian Aquarist Society

This months gathering at the West Lothian Aquarist Society saw the first sponsored lecture on Rainbowfish by C.E. Fish Essentials ambassador, Alex Carslaw.

This afternoon, Alex Carslaw, undoubtedly the UK’s most dedicated keeper, breeder & conservationist of Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfish to you & I) hosted his first official sponsored lecture about the husbandry of these wonderful genera at the West Lothian Aquarist Society. Attendees had the opportunity to grasp a better understanding of breeding methods used by Alex and how to successfully propagate these attractive fish  (some for the good of their species survival).

The members of the West Lothian Aquarist Society

  

Alex’s lecture at the W.L.A.S was well attended

  

Alex’s work, whether his hours upon hours investing time & money with his fish, or researching, learning and teaching others about the wonderful Rainbowfish of the world, helps to keep an awareness of the need for the future of many rainbowfish to be protected. Some of these species originate from single lakes in what are now ‘developing areas’ and hence being destroyed, polluted or filled with invasive species which are outcompeting or even predating upon these pressurised populations. For some of these fish, their propagation within the aquarium hobby is there only chance to remain on earth…

Great work Alex!

Attendees of Alex’s lecture all received FREE 10% off vouchers on all C.E. Fish Essentials products

Alex feeds all of his fish with our Community Plus formula

Photography: Sharon Johnston  ©  (https://www.facebook.com/ZionAngelPhotography)

Alex Carslaw is without doubt the U.K’s most dedicated Rainbowfish enthusiast – award-winning in fact and he has made it his passion to become a significant contributor to the field in hope of preserving both their keeping in the aquarium hobby and in many cases stabilizing a future for several species of these graceful, diverse and unbelievably underappreciated fish. Alex has been keeping and breeding fish for just over 30 years and his passion for Rainbowfish began with a consigment of the stunning Melanotaenia boesemani which he encountered when working for a Glasgow importer of tropical fish. Alex is a great believer in the power of social media and has used this platform to create a worldwide network of Rainbowfish enthusiasts through his Facebook group and personal website. Alex’s work, whether his hours upon hours investing time & money into his fish, or researching, learning and teaching others about the wonderful Rainbowfish of the world, helps to keep raising awareness for many Rainbowfish which are in urgent need of protection. Some of these species originate from single lakes in what are now ‘developing areas’ and hence being destroyed, polluted or filled with invasive species which are outcompeting or even predating upon these pressurized populations. For some of these fish, their propagation within the aquarium hobby is their only chance to remain on earth.

Alex Carslaw

Alex Carslaw is without doubt the U.K's most dedicated Rainbowfish enthusiast - award-winning in fact and he has made it his passion to become a significant contributor to the field in hope of preserving both their keeping in the aquarium hobby and in many cases stabilizing a future for several species of these graceful, diverse and unbelievably underappreciated fish. Alex has been keeping and breeding fish for just over 30 years and his passion for Rainbowfish began with a consigment of the stunning Melanotaenia boesemani which he encountered when working for a Glasgow importer of tropical fish. Alex is a great believer in the power of social media and has used this platform to create a worldwide network of Rainbowfish enthusiasts through his Facebook group and personal website. Alex's work, whether his hours upon hours investing time & money into his fish, or researching, learning and teaching others about the wonderful Rainbowfish of the world, helps to keep raising awareness for many Rainbowfish which are in urgent need of protection. Some of these species originate from single lakes in what are now 'developing areas' and hence being destroyed, polluted or filled with invasive species which are outcompeting or even predating upon these pressurized populations. For some of these fish, their propagation within the aquarium hobby is their only chance to remain on earth.

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