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24 Sep 2013 13:05 #1 by ipcompto (Ian Compton)
Hi everyone.....was reading the profiles some great fish collections.I have been keeping fish since i was eleven....unfortunately i started with a biscuit tin...my dad was not big into the idea and also he had a hell of a lot of trouble keeping me from fishing as i would disappear for days at a time....i spent quite a lot of time locked in my bedroom....

As for profiles..i have a massive collection of my own personal stock some have been with me for well over ten years.I am not just a fish seller i am a fish horder.I am a fish keeper too so i will try and stick my current collection on paper for the first time....this is goin to be fun....my fish collection cost me nearly €1000 a week to run and maintain by the way......

I will start off with some of my tank busters:

Male and female adult Pacu...Male is over 15lbs and still growing he is well over 60 cm...

I have a 60 cm alligator gar

i have two Paroon Sharks 45 cm each

i have a 60 cm giant gourami

i have a 70 cm pictus catfish

i have a 30 cm oscar

i have 8 adult silver dollars

i have 2 pangassius sutchi 50 cm each

i have a 30 cm giraffe catfish

i have 50 adult red bellied piranha

i have 4 caribe piranha

i have a specimen 30 cm hi back wild black rhom....in his own 500 litre tank of course

i have 2 electric catfish one is 30 cm

my japanese koi collection.....mmmmmmmm

i have Kohaku

tancho kohaku

Doitsu showa (stunning)

sanke

Kujaku

Shiro utsuri

Hi utsuri

Shusui

Showa several different types

gin rin yellow ogon

a very hard to get benigoi

in all i would have about 40 20 cm individuals that i bought this year.....i love them

i have about 20 adult burundi frontosa......stunning........my babies thank you Patrick....:)

i have 12 adult Tropheus Dubosi

6 breeding tropheus kaiser

6 breeding topheus firecracker sp

i have an adult breeding pair of clarias catfish...

in my african tank i have over 250 cichlids in it....

I have an Adult male 40 cm Butterkoferi

an adult vieja argentea cracking specimen

i have 4 adult geophagus tapajos red tops.....

i have 2 40 cm gibbiceps
i have a 40 cm l001 cracking

i have a 50 cm adonis plec

i have a 30 cm giraffe catfish

i have a breeding group of yellow tailed acei 8 individuals

i have an adul vc 10 cichlid

i have an adult trio of Livingstoni.......15cm each

i have a breeding group of venustus....15cm

calico peacock adult

8 adult careleus

i have a breeding group of ch 44 cichlids

astilotilapia aenocolor

breeding group of zebra obliqueden

willamsi adult male

tropheus moliro adult male

red tailed black shark 4 up to 15cm

rainbow shark

black shark

4 gibbiceps up to 30 cm

breeding pair of crabbro

aulonacara firefish

albino zebras breeding group

malawi eyebiter x 2

hongi adult

morii adult group x 6 individual

adult jewl cichlids x 3

taiwan reef breeding group

borelyi adult male

polystigma

labidochromis trewasse

socolifi breeding group

aulonacara stuartgranti breeding group

i have two 13foot burmese pythons

i have an adult male Tegu

i have an adult iguana

an african bullfrog

i have run out of steam....there is more...

So next time your kid wants to keep fish let him...or he will end up like me.....

None of the fish on my list are for sale...i don't sell my own fish.....

Thanks for reading have a nice day.....and Ian Milli chip hope you get well really soon.....
Ian

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24 Sep 2013 13:27 #2 by JohnH (John)
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That's a fair old list Ian - well done for maintaining that many - and thanks for telling us about them.

John

Location:
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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24 Sep 2013 13:31 #3 by bmcg38 (Brian McGrath)
no neons ?

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24 Sep 2013 13:31 #4 by ipcompto (Ian Compton)
Ha ha good comeback.....

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24 Sep 2013 13:52 #5 by Ski (Alan McGee)
Wow Ian, some really cool monsters there. Would love to see a pic of the rhom if you have one?

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24 Sep 2013 14:36 #6 by paulv (paul vickers)
As anybody that ever visits ian's hide away knows his collection is truely monster. A 70cm pictus catfish, realy, :blink:

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24 Sep 2013 14:56 #7 by Homer (Kevin)
My Thumb is tired from scrolling!

H.

The Glass is always greener on the other side.


It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!

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24 Sep 2013 15:06 #8 by Melander (Andreas Melander)
Wow, another massive list.

I'll have to have a look at that Adonis sometime, must be a very impressive fish.

Andreas

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24 Sep 2013 15:09 #9 by ipcompto (Ian Compton)
Yea he is some baby alright i may take a few pics and post them up when i get the chance!
:)
Ian

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24 Sep 2013 15:10 #10 by igmillichip (ian millichip)
Cool Ian for posting up some superb fish.

:cool:

ian

Irish Tropical Fish Society (ITFS) Member.

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25 Sep 2013 14:24 #11 by sheag35 (Seamus Gillespie)
Bloody hell Ian where the hell do you keep them all, must take up most of your house and leave you with just the box room.... Impressive list you have to post a few pictures

Fishkeeping the Only way to get wet and wild

currently 25 tanks, and breeding is the aim of everything i keep
location:Limerick

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26 Sep 2013 10:43 #12 by ipcompto (Ian Compton)
Hello

I keep all these fish in work with me....i spend 7 days a week there up to 100 hours per week so at least i get to mess about with them that is why i have so many display tanks....it's a sickness really...i should be selling fish not hording them but that is the madness after all....sure u probably have your work cut out looking after all your own stuff...i hear good things about you Seamus...
cheers
IAn

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26 Sep 2013 21:29 #13 by 2poc (2poc)
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Nice one Ian, probably the only pictus in the world that eats grapes :)
Great to see the frontosa breeding for you. In fact everything seemed to be breeding the last time I was up there.. Have you been sharing your *medication* with the fish??

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26 Sep 2013 22:45 #14 by sheag35 (Seamus Gillespie)

ipcompto wrote: Hello

I keep all these fish in work with me....i spend 7 days a week there up to 100 hours per week so at least i get to mess about with them that is why i have so many display tanks....it's a sickness really...i should be selling fish not hording them but that is the madness after all....sure u probably have your work cut out looking after all your own stuff...i hear good things about you Seamus...
cheers
IAn


its all lies Ian :lol: :P ;)

Fishkeeping the Only way to get wet and wild

currently 25 tanks, and breeding is the aim of everything i keep
location:Limerick

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29 Sep 2013 13:11 #15 by Melander (Andreas Melander)

ipcompto wrote: Yea he is some baby alright i may take a few pics and post them up when i get the chance!
:)
Ian


Some photos of him and some of the other lads would be very welcomed!

Cheers,

Andreas

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09 Dec 2015 20:39 #16 by robert (robert carter)
I have known IAN since he started aquatic village about 15 years ago , a really nice guy and very knowledgeable . Have some of his brilliant koi in my pond ,including a 18 inch dotsui sanke purchased the day after my mum passed away 5 years ago , guess what her name is ,yep it's mum. Anyway Ian continued success and thanks

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