La natura si mette in mostra 2004
translation = Nature show off herself 2004
On the 29th and 30th May of this year, "La natura
si mette in mostra" has took place in S.Pietro in Casale (Bologna). This
event was dedicated to the Nature and to all its fans, expecially to who love
the underwater world . The event has been held inside Sera's factory, who has
been kindly offered by Sera, together with all the aquariums and the show
Twelve aquarium has been prepared, by some aquaristic
association, recreating some particular biothopes from all the world.
Ten lectures has been given from ten different
speakers who teached us a lot of things from how works the fitodepuration to an
overview of the fantastic world of killifish.
More than 100 tanks hosted pairs and trios of show
guppy for the 2nd italian guppy contest, plus 100 more tanks who hosted killies,wild
livebearers and guppies not in the contest (also from foreing associations),
for a total of more than 200 tanks!
Below we report the association who helped us
preparing an aquarium for the show, sending fishes for the show or sending us a
speaker for a lecture:
ACL Acquarium Club Lanterna from Genova, prepared an
aquarium with cichlids of the genus Cichlasoma.
AFAB Associazione Ferrarese Arte Bonsai from Ferrara,
showed some nice bonsai and some Suiseki's works, which consists in a zen compostion of stones shaped by
AFV Associazione Francese Vivipari from France, who
sent us a lot of guppies. We would like also to thank Denis Barbč who visited
us and has been a judge for the guppy contest.
AIAM Associazione Amici del Mediterraneo, who prepared
an eco-aquarium recreating the mediterrean sea using discarded things from the
AIC Associazione Italiana Ciclidofili who gave us an
interesting overview of th cichlid's world. Thanks to the speaker Aldo Reggi.
AIK Associazione Italiana Killifish who sent us some
interesting killi's species such as Nothobranchius from a recent collecting trip
from Mozambico. AIK chairman, Stefano Valdesalici also gave us a lecture about
this group of fish.
AIPC Associazione Italiana Piante Carnivore, showed a
collection of bogplants, also with some rarities!
DCI Discus Club Italia, prepared a tank with some wild
GAEM Gruppo Acquariofilo Erpetofilo Milanese from
Milan, showed us an interesting video concerning the underwater life in the
GARB Gruppo Acquariofilo Riviera del Brenta prepared
an african cichlids' aquarium and also a terrarium with some frogs of the genus
GAS Gruppo Acquariofilo Salentino from
Puglia, gave us a lecture on Discus. Thanks to the speaker
GAV Gruppo Acquariofilo Discus Verona from Verona,
prepared an aquarium with some young Discus and also a kind of nursery-tank with
a lot of ancistrus' juveniles and their parents
IGC Italian Guppy Club, helped us to organize the 2nd
Italian Guppy Show Contest.
We would like also to thank all the speakers who gave
us lectures during the event:
Dr. Fabrizio Malaspina (AFAE) " The
fitodepuration in our tanks"
Ing. Giovanni Camera Roda " The
importance of filtration in the aquarium"
Dr. Maurizio Lodola (Sera Italia) "
The alimentation of guppy "
Prof. Giuseppe Mosconi (Sera Italia)
" The health diseases of guppy"
Prof. Massimo Trentini " Nervous
perception in the fish"
Dr. Alessandro Cellerino " The
genetic of the guppy"
Associazione Ferrarese Acquariofilia ed Erpetologia
thanks again everyone who partecipated or helped us to make a succes of this
La natura si mette in mostra
- Work in Progress
Pictures of the event
The 2nd Guppy Show Contest