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

identification help needed

29 Apr 2016 22:25 #1 by wildlifebiology93 (Sean O'Sullivan)
Recently took ownership of 4 males and 7 females of this killifish as they proved a bit rambunctious for his community tank.

All he could tell me is that they were killifish.
Did a bit of googling and I think they are Fundulopanchax gardneri Nigerianum but would be grateful if any of the killi experts on here could confirm if i have/have not correctly id these fish.


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30 Apr 2016 09:14 #2 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)
Steel Blue Killifish! (Gardneri)

I would be 99% sure!

Watch out...they jump!....Keep the lid on tight!

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30 Apr 2016 14:14 #3 by igmillichip (ian millichip)
It is Fundulopanchax nigerianus.

But would have been known Fundulopanchax gardeneri nigerianus (or just Aphyosemion gardeneri or Fundulopanchax gardeneri at one time).

Ordinarily, you would expect to have the locale added to the end of the name...........so if this were from Makurdi then it would be named Fundulopanchax nigerianus Makurdi

Now, as the pedigree is not known for this particular specimen (it could be a cross of 2 locales), I am not going to put a locale to it.


Irish Tropical Fish Society (ITFS) Member.

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30 Apr 2016 19:04 #4 by wildlifebiology93 (Sean O'Sullivan)
Thank you both for the help.

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