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Odd and unusual fish you find in your local fish store

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Idea of this thread is to share when we find odd and unusual fish in our local, or not so local LFS.

I’ll start, lovely looking fish labelled as Luciocephalus Aura:
 

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L. aura is a fish from the acidic waters of Southeast Asia, most commonly found in blackwater. It’s a rather rare fish and really pretty! Great find!


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Lovely Peppermints there @castle...damn you I'm supposed to be cutting down on fish and I've been after these for a while 😂
Take it they're in MA Notcutts?

These are in Maidenhead inside Scottsdale’s Cambridge, one near great shelford. Honestly, it’s very rare for me to seriously consider buying a fish that isn’t on my ‘list’ and I almost left with them. However, I felt like they were a little thin.
 

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Spotted some nice fish today in Taverham Garden Centre, been wanting to try these for a while. Though, as they get huge I’m not quite ready to try them.

Young (labelled as) Uaru amphiacanthoides amongst others.
 

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I popped into Taverham yesterday as I was working round there....seriously not impressed with that place!
£14.99 each for the GBR'S in that tank is outrageous even accounting for covid/Brexit etc
 

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Yes, I have some reservations but they have a lot of stock and fish looked quite healthy. Very dimly lit tanks which I don’t love. I’d say they’re worth looking in, but very pricy. I am told they’re not buying fish from locals anymore? I can’t confirm that though. Either way, had some nice gourami too 👍
 

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I am told they’re not buying fish from locals anymore? I can’t confirm that though.

They aren't. I was told it's because they need traceability of stock for their pet shop licence so can only get stock from proper suppliers. If that's correct then notcutts should be in the same predicament.

I've not been to any shop for 18 months plus but 14.99 for a ram is very shocking.
 

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Hi all,
These are in Maidenhead inside Scottsdale’s Cambridge, one near great shelford. Honestly, it’s very rare for me to seriously consider buying a fish that isn’t on my ‘list’ and I almost left with them. However, I felt like they were a little thin.
Newport Aquatics have some of these as well, and they are feeding.

cheers Darrel
 

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They aren't. I was told it's because they need traceability of stock for their pet shop licence so can only get stock from proper suppliers. If that's correct then notcutts should be in the same predicament.

I've not been to any shop for 18 months plus but 14.99 for a ram is very shocking.

Unless I’m mistaken I think this is a Broadland council pet trading requirement. As it closed down the little fish selection in Fidos in Dixon’s. Maidenhead still take fish (from me) but it’s for store credit and has to be why they’re after (SA l numbers, etc)

I did notice that everything seemed to be a little more than what was normal.

They had these gourami, I felt sorry for them and almost brought them home but I’d spent a fortune on a tree fern 😅
 

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They certainly do, I love a half beak and don’t see them that often round my way.

Another entry from me, as I was on a hunt for pond plants I visisted Amwell aquatics, I’d say they’re not quite worth going out of your way for but they did have some nice looking fish, especially this guy.

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Pao baileyi, 149.99£. The first time I’ve seen one of these.

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There used to be a shop in Edinburgh, it's closed down now, that for whatever reason would sometimes have incredibly rare fish without really knowing what they were or how rare they were. I didn't fully appreciate it at the time but they used to get a lot of rare Hisonotus somehow. I would literally crawl through broken glass and take bath in vinegar to get ahold of Hisonotus aky these days.
 
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