The Malta Aquarist Society will be holding their yearly annual show at the Salina Nature Reserve.
There will be over 300 aquaria on display in different categories, with fish displayed from various continents from Lake Malawi in Africa to the Amazon River in South America.
This year the society has introduced some new categories including the ‘Biotope Setup’ – an aquarium which displays a specific region from a particular river. The fish and plants used must hail from that particular area specifically. Also the rockwork, wood and substrate (gravel, sand) must be as close to the natural habitat as possible.
Another category introduced was that of the Nano setups; be it a marine set up or a freshwater set up, the competitor must be more attentive to detail since the aquarium is just 30 cm cubed.
The show shall be open to the public from the 5th to the 13th October 2019. On both weekends it shall be open between 9.00 am and 8.00 pm whereas during weekdays it shall be open between 4.00 pm and 8.00 pm.
During the weekends, there will be speakers giving talks, including one regarding the Killifish Conservation Project where Mr Ray Caruana will be explaining in detail the reproduction and care of the Mediterranean Killifish (Aphanius fasciatus).
There is no entry fee although a donation is appreciated (children enter for free). With each donation a ticket with the chance to win various prizes which include a weekend break, an aquarium, a dinner for two and many others.
More information may be found on the Facebook event page.