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Catfish Study Group (UK) Convention, 2006 - II

 by Marina Parha

In the back room, Pier had more surprises for me. Notably, 4 gorgeous Hypostomus Luteus, all around 40-50 cm each:

Sometimes even I have to say no to catfish, much as it hurts. Who knows, maybe one day Ö

I was rewarded for showing some character, though, with the inhabitants of the next tank. Some gorgeous young Titanicus were waiting for me:

Yes, three of these would be my fish, and I knew which three too!

Ok, I didnít get a picture of everything. But you get the drift. I could just move into Piers, there was no question about it.

There was an issue though. We were supposed to go back to the conference and we werenít due to return home till about midnight at the very earliest. This would mean that the fish had to stay packed in the car for over 12 hours. Was that possible?

Claire assured us the fish would be absolutely fine. I didnít question it too much; we started packing them.

Just look at this boy!! (Currently happily sitting under a big piece of bogwood).

By the time we loaded everything in the car there was no space for James to sit:

Well, you canít go to a catfish conference and not get catfish, that was my excuse. We took the fish back to Britannia for the afternoon session.

Ingo Seidel was kicking off with a presentation on searching for Loricariids in the Rio Xingu:

The talk included information on sexing and anatomy of the fish:

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