Meet Alex Carslaw
Lothian Fishkeepers has some very talented members. Fishkeepers that have achieved what many of us have ever wished for. Being able to boast a collection of rare, wild, and damn right stunning fish must be great. But running a shed with the kind of fish like Alex Carslaw, comes with a level of commitment that borderlines obsession. However Alex Carslaw has just what it takes and I was delighted when he agreed to answer some questions for the Lothian Fishkeeper Channel.
And this is what he said...
|"Indigeous people believed the mountains were the gods and both preyed to them and feared them, then we arrived"|
Through my work with Rainbowfishes I’m lucky to get invited to conventions and clubs to share my experiences. Earlier on in the year I was invited over to the Netherlands to speak at the IRG convention where I met a lot of people I have only ever spoken to online. One of my fellow speakers was a guy called Marten Luter Salossa from West Papua. Marten does some fantastic work highlighting the critical danger that faces Melanotaenia boesemani in its habitat, it was an honour and a privilege to spend time with him. In the Rainbowfish world, another two guys that stand out are Gary Lange and Johannes Graf and I spent my Saturday night with both them and Marten planning this year’s collecting trip to West Papua, for a Rainbowfish geek like myself, it was heaven!
For anyone in the central Scotland area this evening, Alex is giving doing a talk for the Kirkcaldy Aquatic Society. He will be focussing mainly on Blue eyes and everyone is welcome, including non-members.
|Graffiti found in Tower Hamlets London|
|Alex recently featured in Practical Fishkeeping Magazine|