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

A growing family of Ancistrus!

28 Jul 2014 18:01 - 28 Jul 2014 19:57 #1 by Olaf (Olaf Schmidt)
Here's a short video (less than 1 minute) of my pair of Ancistrus and their growing family.
At the start you can see the happy parents, female (left) and male (right), plus their two batches of offspring (about 6 and 2 weeks old).

I'd be happy to give the larger ones away soon, they are about 3-4 cm now. Please let me know if you are interested.

I am in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Last edit: 28 Jul 2014 19:57 by Olaf (Olaf Schmidt). Reason: Added location

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28 Jul 2014 18:28 #2 by JohnH (John)
Please add your location to the video link to give people an idea of where to collect the fish from.


N. Tipp

We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl - year after year.

ITFS member.

It's a long way to Tipperary.

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28 Jul 2014 18:46 #3 by Santiagovalcarcel (Santiago)
Wow ! very prolific and all healthy looking little plecos ... Thanks for sharing

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28 Jul 2014 19:56 #4 by Olaf (Olaf Schmidt)
Sorry John,
I am in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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