Live in Dunoon, Argyll, a small town on the west coast of
Scotland and have been breeding and showing fish seriously
since 1981, with catfish, especially Corydoras and
Synodontis, being my first love.
I am presently a Judge with the Federation
of Scottish Aquarist Societies, so I tend to see quite a few
cats in the shows. I have been a member of the
Greenock & District Aquarist Society since 1983 and also
a long standing member of the Northern Area Catfish Group
based in Wigan, England, which is now the Catfish
When I first started ScotCat I had been online with
Compuserve and decided to break away and acquire my own domain
at www.scotcat.com ( 24/09/99) so
please update your bookmarks. I will be updating and
adding a monthly factsheet on any given species and also new
articles, so please call back to see the new additions.
As of September 1st 2001 I have basically redesigned ScotCat
from top to bottom and it is now theoretically Version 2 of
the site. I would appreciate any feedback on the new pages.
Version 3 is now here as from April 2004. Please let me know
what you think of the new design whether you like it or not!
If you would like me to feature a particular favourite catfish
of your liking in my monthly factsheets please let me know
and I will do my best to oblige.
I have now added a PayPal account
to the site which means that if you find that any of the pages
have been useful to you and you feel that you would like to
donate money of any denomination, you can by credit or debit
card. This will of course go towards the running of ScotCat
and hopefully keep it going for a good few years yet. Thanks
As off January 2005 there is now a forum onboard and I hope
you will come along and participate. Update:
We have now terminated the forum on the site but you can go
to the FB group to ask any questions or try out our Help pages
As from 2013 we now have a ScotCat
group on Facebook
which I hope you will join and participate and also get all
the updates from there.
We have also added a YouTube
channel as of 2015.
As you may have noticed (as of July
2019) we are now redesigning the site to be mobile friendly
and some of the pages will be different until they are all
updated. This will take a while but I hope to finish this
Allan James. e-mail : [email protected]