Retirement and forum shutdown (17 Jan 2022)


John Howell who has managed the forum for years is getting on and wishes to retire from the role of managing it.
Over the years, he has managed the forum through good days and bad days and he has always been fair.
He has managed to bring his passion for fish keeping to the forum and keep it going for so long.

I wish to thank John for his hard work in keeping the forum going.

With John wishing to "retire" from the role of managing the forum and the forum receiving very little traffic, I think we must agree that forum has come to a natural conclusion and it's time to put it to rest.

I am proposing that the forum be made read-only from March 2022 onwards and that no new users or content be created. The website is still registered for several more years, so the content will still be accessible but no new topics or replies will be allowed.

If there is interest from the ITFS or other fish keeping clubs, we may redirect traffic to them or to a Facebook group but will not actively manage it.

I'd like to thank everyone over the years who helped with forum, posted a reply, started a new topic, ask a question and helped a newbie in fish keeping. And thank you to the sponsors who helped us along the away. Hopefully it made the hobby stronger.

I'd especially like to thank John Howell and Valerie Rousseau for all of their contributions, without them the forum would have never been has successful.

Thank you
Darragh Sherwin

Pencil fish

13 Mar 2019 15:10 #1 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
Hi all,

I am looking for some fish to swim near the top of my tank. I was thinking of getting some hatchets (yes my tank is covered) but also came across pencil fish.

Does anyone know if anyone sell them in Ireland?

If so can you let me know.


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13 Mar 2019 22:28 #2 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)
I don't know where in Ireland has them I'm sure the in any LFS could order them for you.

I had a little Shoal of 6 red pencil fish think they go as red pencil tetras also absolutely stunning colours and a fun fish to watch

Nannostomus mortenthaleri
Coral Red Pencilfish

at the end of the day it becomes nite

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14 Mar 2019 13:08 #3 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
Replied by Jonlate (Jon Late) on topic Pencil fish
I have been reading that they are fun to watch, that’s why I want some.
Do you know if seahorse are posting fish yet or are they still say it’s to cold at night to?

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14 Mar 2019 16:54 #4 by Liam29 (Liam Ó Donohoe)
They won't post fish until its nearly 10 degrees at night

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