The history of Salaria fluviatilis in Cyprus

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Roland L. N. Michell was a British National who lived on the island of Cyprus periodically in the early 1900’s, he was not an ichthyologist nor was he a naturalist, his interest was mainly in ethnography but yet he must have been somewhat enamoured with the wildlife of Cyprus because not only did he collect the first examples ever recorded in Cyprus of Salaria fluviatilis, the freshwater ‘Blenny’, he also seems to have been the only person to ever have done so, and it took him 4-5 years before he succeeded! Michell collected his specimens from less than a handful …

UK aquarist breeds Golden Arowana!

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Another success for C.E. nike chaussure Fish Essentials customer Gregory Day, who has become the first UK hobbyist to breed the Asian Arowana! There is no more suitable day for a dragon to be born than Halloween (well, other than January 23rd 2012, year of the dragon), but anyway, I digress.. ugg homme pas cher Yesterday was a tremendous day for UK aquarist and C.E. ugg australia classic Fish Essentials customer, Gregory Day who now becomes the first UK hobbyist to breed the Asian Arowana (Scleropages formosus) in a home aquarium; equally unique is that the fish were raised from …

Finding the Rio Xingú Golden Discus

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  Brian Middleton was his name, the first man to breed the elusive and incredible Xingu River Discus fish. I tried for years to find him, but he had literally disappeared from the aquarium hobby sometime in the late 1990’s or soon thereafter and seemed unreachable. All I had was one old photo I was able to find online which showed just how magnificent these golden Amazonian gems could become under the right care; if only I could find him… Years passed by and my search had more or less dwindled into some sort of long lost idea .. The …