The tropical award went to Bernard O’Neill of Rydale AS with a Yunnanulis cruciatus
  or Hovering Zebra Loach.  This rare fish (breeding unknown) is found only in Central
  Vietnam’s streams among very dense vegetation – hence its other common name:   Vietnamese Multi Banded Zebra Loach…

  The Show had 58 entries in the 40 Classes; which is actually an FNAS OS incorporating   the Champion of   Champions from the original BAF show.  Firsts in each of these   classes were won by members from seven of    the Federation clubs: Club 2000, Port   Talbot, CSG  (Catfish Study Group), NGPS, Stamps, Ryedale and Workington.

 The Best in Show was a Botia histronica called the Burmese Loach, Golden Zebra Loach
  or Silver Striped Loach.  Owned by John Egan of Port Talbot.

Judging was by FNAS Judges, Bill Ward, Bill Drake, Barry Booker and Roy Johnson

 Winners of a First in the 40 Classes…..

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  The British Aquarist Festival

                       2013   (2014&5 - no shows)

 The British Aquarist Festival (BAF) continued its long tradition of finding the Champion  of Champions in  Coldwater and Tropical fish each year.  Held at Darwen in Lancashire  on Sunday October 13th, BAF is organised by the Federation of Northern Aquarium  Societies (FNAS) and is an Open Show, but the Championship class is only available to  fish that have won a first this year.

 At the BAF2012 show a first was won by a (not so common) goldfish by Sherridan  Moores, Chairman of the NGPS (Northern Goldfish & Pondkeepers Society) - hence it  became eligible for the CofC Coldwater and won the BAF2013 award….

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