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20 Sep 2013 15:10 #1 by igmillichip (ian millichip)
Name: Ian Guisseppi Millichip (hence igmillichip as my username)
Partner: Justine (also a fish-keeper)

Started Keeping Fish: 1972.

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This photo of me and Justine (my partner) was taken 3 years ago; we haven’t changed much since then (apart from removing the birthday party hats)

Justine is not a member of this or any other forum.

Societies……
Justine and I are both members of the Irish Tropical Fish Society (ITFS). I speak (on this forum) for both my and Justine’s fish.

On a related society, I am co-founder and Chairperson of The Herpetological Society of Ireland; Justine stood in for me as Chairperson for a year, and is now Treasurer of the H.S.I. And that is important as that means we can easily join activities of both interests.

I was a member and founder of a number of aquatic societies or study societies in the UK (so many many years ago)


First Ever Fish: Telescopic-Eyed Black Moor (1972)
First Tropical Fish: Opaline Gourami (1972)
First Marine Fish: Either a Humbug Damsel or a Domino Damsel (1972)

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20 Sep 2013 15:11 #2 by igmillichip (ian millichip)
Aquatic Interests….

Main Fish Group:
Cichlids have been my main group of interest over the years, and the family from which I have kept the most species (especially when I concentrated on Rift Valley Cichlids)
I keep very few cichlids since moving to Ireland.

Other Main Fish Groups of Interest:
Characoids; “Killifish”; Bettas and other “Anabantoids”; and air-breathing fish.

My present selection of fish is more generic rather than the more specialised keeping I used to do. (I’ll post a list of present fish soon)

Main Aquatic Plant Groups of interest:
Cryptocoryne (and splinter genera) and Aponogeton.

Main Aquatic Topic:
Water chemistry and designing of test and filtration equipment; nutrition; and pathology.

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20 Sep 2013 15:17 #3 by igmillichip (ian millichip)
Present Fish List (as of 20 Sept 2013)


~Anabantoids (not gourami)
Siamese Fighting Fish
Betta rutilans
Ctenopoma acutirostre (leopard climbing perch)
Betta coccina
Betta uberis kubu
Betta albimarginata

~Odd-Balls
Schleropages jardini (Saratoga = Australian Pearl Arowana)
Silver Arowana (Osteoglossum bicirrhosum)
African Lung Fish
Polypterus endlicheri
Polypterus delhezi
Polypterus teugelsi
African Mudskipper (Periophthalmus barbarus)
Vietnamese Mudskipper (Periophthalmodon septemradiatus)
Periophthalmus novemradiatus (dwarf Mudskipper)
small Spiney Eel things !! (I can't remember its name in other words)
Pumpinkseed Bass (sunfish) (Lepomis gibbosus)
Stonefish
African Brown Knife Fish
Stiphodon elegans
Hypseleotris compressa (Empire Gudgeon)
Iriatherina werneri (Threadfin Rainbowfish)
Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish - Melanotaenia praecox
Brienomyrus niger (african whale fish)
Gymnotus carapo (?)
Monocirrhus polyacanthus
Badis badis
Parambassis pulcinella (humphead glassfish)
Parambassis ranga (glassfish)
Tetradon miurus (Congo Puffer)
Channa bleheri

~Cichlids
Uaru
Steatocranus tinanti
Steatocranus casuarius
Teleogramma brichardi
Geophagus brasiliensis
Bolivian Ram (Microgeophagus altispinosus)
Rams (M. ramirezi)
Geophagus steindachneri
Discus (various man-made and wild)
Geophagus altifrons
Angel fish
Apistogramma pandourini
Nanochromis transvestitis
Geophagus balzini
Laetacara dorsigera (Red-Breasted Acara)
Wild Angel Fish (red Spot)
Wild Green Discus
Pelvicachromis pulcher
Angel fish (Peruvian wild)
Apistogramma agassizii

~Catfish
Hoplosternum
Corydoras sterbai
Corydoras melanii
Corydoras panda
Corydoras melanistus
Microsynodontis
Synodontis multipunctatus
Ancitrus

~Characoids (not Tetras)

Myloplus rubripinnis (Red Hook Pacu)
Myloplus rubripinnis (Bleeding Heart regional variation)
Spotted Hatchets (Gasteropelecus maculatus)
Silver Hatchet
Carnegiella myersi
Carnegiella marthae
Thoracocharax securis (or stellatus?)
Crenuchus spilurus
Leporinis
Metynnis luna
Charax gibossus
Nannostomus beckfordi
Poecilocharax weitzmani
Hemiodus gracilis
Copella arnoldi
Pyrrhulina laeta
Erythrinus erythrinus. Red Wolf Fish
Metynnis hypsauchen
Metynnis maculatus
Red Belly Piranha (Pygocentrus)

~Cyprinids
Goldfish (a few varieties)
Cyprinella lutrensis (dace)
Asian Rummy Nose (Sawbwa resplendens)
Various Hillstream loaches (some identified, some not, and some I never see)
Harlequin rasbora (Trigonostigma heteromorpha)
Brachydanio rerio (zebra danio)

~Gourami
Lace Gourami
Chocolate Gourami (Sphaerichthys osphromenoides)
The other Chocolate Gourami (Sphaerichthys vaillanti)
Honey Gourami (Colisa chuna = Tricogaster chuna)
Trichopsis schalleri (three line croaking gourami)
Indian gourami
"Red Robin" gourami (a hybrid thing….but nice fish)
Trichopsis vittatus (croaking gourami)
Sparkling gourami (Trichopsis pumila)
Dwarf Gourami (Colisa lalia)
Parosphromenus Blue-Line

~Livebearers
Platy
Guppies (Endlers)
Molly (Black)

~Tetras
cardinal tetra
neon tetra
Emperor Tetra (Nematobrycon palmeri)
Hyphessobrycon pyrrhonotus (red back bleeding heart tetra..wild)
Brachychalcinus orbicularis (Poptella Tetra)
Hemigrammus filamentosus (Phoenix Tetra)
Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma (wild)
Nematobrycon lacortei
Inpaichthys kerri. Purple Emperor Tetra
Glowlight

~”Killifish”
Aphyoseomion gabunense
Aphyosemion striatum
Aphyosemion gardeneri
Aphyosemion sjoestedi
Aphyosemion bivittatum
Nothobranchus rachovii
Nothobranchus rubripinnis
Nothobranchius eggersi (ruvu river)
Nothobranchius guentheri
Nothobranchius foerschi
Pseudepiplatys annulatus (Clown Killi)
Simpsonichthys nielseni
American Flag Fish (Jordonella floridae)
Aphyosemion australe
Hysolebias gibberatus
Austrolebias nigripinnis
various killifish eggs around the place from demised adults

~Marines
Amphiprion ocellaris (nemo fish)
Premnas biaculeatus (maroon clownfish)
Synchiropus splendidus (Mandarin fish)
Stonogobiops yasha (Yasha Goby)
Salarias ramosus (Starry blenny)
Antennarius maculatus (Warty Clown Frogfish) (white)
Antennarius maculatus (Warty Clown Frogfish) (Black)

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20 Sep 2013 16:03 #4 by paulv (paul vickers)
Jeesus ian your list of fish would put any LFS to shame.

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20 Sep 2013 16:06 #5 by CrustyCrab (Peter Biddulph)

paulv wrote: Jeesus ian your list of fish would put any LFS to shame.

Paulv beat me too it! Some list Ian, love the hat too!

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20 Sep 2013 16:18 #6 by anglecichlid (ciaran hogan)
First of all let me say,
You are a handsome devil :P
Secondly that is. Some fish list :ohmy:
Third,as you may gather from the first if I have
Something to say il say it!
Can I see your set up please?

Anyone with a aquarium can keep fish,
But it takes real skill to be a fish keeper,


And it's spongeBob,
SpongeBob lives in a pineapple under the sea
BLANCHARDSTOWN

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20 Sep 2013 16:26 #7 by wylam (Stuart Sexton)
Is that a list of all the fish...... in the world?And is your house a giant aquarium?

Stuart.

Multi tasking: Screwing up more than one thing at a time.

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20 Sep 2013 19:23 #8 by SpiderMonkey (Mark O'Neill)
Wowsers that's a lot of fish Ian how you getting on with the weitzmani?

My ones have the record for the shyest fish in the country!!

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20 Sep 2013 20:17 #9 by irish-zx10r (James feenan)
wow how many tanks do you have ?thats some list of fish

Something fishie going on here

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20 Sep 2013 23:51 #10 by JohnH (John)
Ian,
That's some list - fair play to you for maintaining so many fish.
John

Location:
N. Tipp

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


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It's a long way to Tipperary.

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21 Sep 2013 11:19 #11 by igmillichip (ian millichip)
The fish are in addition to the reptiles, tarantulas, dart frogs, and all my electronic junk :).

Our set-ups are in a bit of a mess at present since we moved home a while ago. I didn't get around to setting up all of the bigger tanks, and that has had a domino effect of housing and limiting the expansion towards my previous set-ups.

I do not think that I will ever get to the size of the set-up I had in the UK (unless I win the lottery and open a public aquarium).

Spidermonkey, I still have some weitzmani left from last year.....most that died died within the first day or two, but once that initial move was over then settled. No breeding though (and that was the main aim).

ian

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21 Sep 2013 11:53 #12 by davey_c (dave clarke)
Had a feelin ians would be quite interestingly extensive and what a list!!
I recognise the faces though from a time we had a day out in dunlaoirghaie (spelling) shortly after feis shop opened and I passed yous on that street... although not seeing your face previously something told me it was you :laugh:
Sorry for the ramble but alot of things tend to stick In my head :whistle:

Below tank is for sale

my plywood tank build.

www.irishfishkeepers.com/index.php/forum...k-build-diary#137768

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21 Sep 2013 14:50 #13 by wylam (Stuart Sexton)
Ian is a prime example of what can happen when your OH supports and participates your hobby/obsession lol.

Stuart.

Multi tasking: Screwing up more than one thing at a time.

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21 Sep 2013 19:29 #14 by igmillichip (ian millichip)
@Davey_C......I am mystified as to how someone can guess me from writings on a forum. Do I really look that eccentric and mad?
I'm not sure if we have met any other time or not.

@Wylam.....Justine can be a bad influence on me at times......she was pestering to get yet another Uaru today in addition to the bush fish and another piranha (but did question the size of some dwarf cichlids I got to day !!).

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21 Sep 2013 19:36 #15 by Melander (Andreas Melander)
Sweet J"¤! that is some amount of fish, very impressive!

Is there any chance of seeing some photos of how it's all organized?

Andreas

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22 Sep 2013 00:37 - 22 Sep 2013 00:38 #16 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)

igmillichip wrote: @Davey_C......I am mystified as to how someone can guess me from writings on a forum. Do I really look that eccentric and mad?
I'm not sure if we have met any other time or not


I have to admit, the first time I saw you (in Seahorse) I knew who you were without being told :blink:

I now have an ambition to own and breed at least one fish you don't have.

(I also briefly misread dart frogs as fart dogs... a less popular breed than you'd think!) :whistle:

"The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life; your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you.They're freeing your soul."
Last edit: 22 Sep 2013 00:38 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley).

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22 Sep 2013 15:20 #17 by Gonefishy (Brian oneill)
@daveyc: fully agree with you. Knew Ian was Ian from in here when I saw him in seahorse.....don't know why but just knew....:)

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23 Sep 2013 10:18 #18 by igmillichip (ian millichip)

Gonefishy wrote: @daveyc: fully agree with you. Knew Ian was Ian from in here when I saw him in seahorse.....don't know why but just knew....:)


I'm starting to get worried now......I've heard of people starting to lool like their dog, but not their writing. :D

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23 Sep 2013 10:53 #19 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)

igmillichip wrote:

Gonefishy wrote: @daveyc: fully agree with you. Knew Ian was Ian from in here when I saw him in seahorse.....don't know why but just knew....:)


I'm starting to get worried now......I've heard of people starting to lool like their dog, but not their writing. :D


I think it's that you look more or less like people expect you to look like :whistle:

"The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life; your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you.They're freeing your soul."

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26 Sep 2013 14:46 #20 by igmillichip (ian millichip)

LemonJelly wrote:

igmillichip wrote:

Gonefishy wrote: @daveyc: fully agree with you. Knew Ian was Ian from in here when I saw him in seahorse.....don't know why but just knew....:)


I'm starting to get worried now......I've heard of people starting to lool like their dog, but not their writing. :D


I think it's that you look more or less like people expect you to look like :whistle:



ummmmm??????? :-((

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08 Oct 2013 19:16 #21 by mrjackdempsey (David Dewick)
Hi Ian, and what a great collection of fish you have there! Joemc told me to have a look at your profile and must say pretty inspirational . Funny thing is I first met you at a fish show in Dublin and recognised you straight away. At least we have some fish in common ( cant be hard from your vast selection)

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08 Oct 2013 19:46 #22 by davey_c (dave clarke)

LemonJelly wrote:

igmillichip wrote:

Gonefishy wrote: @daveyc: fully agree with you. Knew Ian was Ian from in here when I saw him in seahorse.....don't know why but just knew....:)


I'm starting to get worried now......I've heard of people starting to lool like their dog, but not their writing. :D


I think it's that you look more or less like people expect you to look like :whistle:


Sorta got it in 1 :lol: and looks like mrjackdempsey had a similar experience :whistle:
Seriously though if I hada been certain though I possibly would have introduced myself personally but there's always next time B)

Below tank is for sale

my plywood tank build.

www.irishfishkeepers.com/index.php/forum...k-build-diary#137768

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08 Oct 2013 20:08 - 08 Oct 2013 20:11 #23 by derek (Derek Doyle)
That's a great fish collection Ian. I would love to see a video of some of the more unusual ones.

30 tanks specialise in african cichlids, angelfish and various catfish
Last edit: 08 Oct 2013 20:11 by derek (Derek Doyle). Reason: hi Ian...

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08 Oct 2013 22:28 #24 by m_sb (Zac)

paulv wrote: Jeesus ian your list of fish would put any LFS to shame.

same word came in my mind :)

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12 Oct 2013 16:56 #25 by igmillichip (ian millichip)
I could do a few more videos.
Lighting is always a problem for video with some of these fish as most are in peaty tanks with no lighting.

ian

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