Our April meeting is happy to welcome Joe Doyle back to our club with his presentation “Getting Ahead in BAP!”
Joe was supposed to do this presentation for our January Meeting, however the weather had other plans and we had to reschedule. Here is hoping for sunny skies this time! (click the “Read More Tag” below for his full bio)
We also have a special easter suprise! Our Rainbow Goldfish Plush above is looking for a new home, so don’t miss your chance to take them home!
April’s Bowl Show Catagories are Female Guppies Corydoras, Aspidoras, Brochis Photography
Our guest speaker this month was “Big Rich Price” from Ohio Fish Rescue!
“Big Rich” along with his wife Tracy and son Josh, gave a very entertaining and colorful recount of one of their most challenging rescues yet, a rescue that also just so happened to be “the one that started it all!”
Details of the 72 hour trip, with 800 gallons of water, in a box truck, two teenagers and 19 fish averaging 3 FEET PLUS was definitely a story to hear! Few people realize just how difficult and risky it is moving fish the size of a labrador!
Thank you Rich & the Price family for your excellent presentation! We look forward to visiting the Rescue for a Club trip soon!
We had 6 BAP & HAP Spawns turned in, with 4 Certificates and 3 Plaques to be awarded!
Congrats Bud White on earning your Master Breeder Catfish and LivebearerPlaques and Dave Williamson on your G.A.A.S. Centurion 100 Species Plaque!
Our Raffle table was plentiful and Elsie’s buffalo chicken dip, Brownies, Cookies, and Cake was amazing on our Refreshment table!
Congrats to Bill Kosar on Winning the Gift Card donated by Big Rich Price
and Wayne Toven for Winning our $20 RMS Doorprize Giftcard.
Our Bowl Show had 20 entries, the winners were
Jeff Plazak taking 1st, 2nd & 3rd with silver Mollies
1st- Jeff Plazak Black Ruby Barb
2nd -Jeff Plazak Tiger Barb
3rd - Misty & Will White Veiltail Cherry Barb
1st - Jeremy Harsh Albino Bristlenose
2nd - Misty & Will White L333 Pleco
3rd - Misty & Will White L201 Pleco
On a more serious note, I was very glad to see the Rescue speaking at our Club this month. So many shops are selling these monster fish as only babies that are just a few inches long for just a couple dollars each and because of this, so many of these fish get brought home and stuck in tanks that are NOWHERE NEAR even close enough to meeting the needs of a fish that grow 2, 4 and even 8 feet long! While the Rescue helps immensely by either providing or finding a home to try and meet the needs for those fish lucky enough to make their way there, we as aquarists, all need to be informed and aware of what fish we can realistically provide for. So the next time you see these adorable baby Common Plecos, Bala Sharks, Pacu, Red Tailed Catfish, Iridescent Sharks and Gars…. Remember the MONSTERS these guys become!
To read more about Big Rich Price and The Ohio Fish Rescue, as well as the original meeting announcement, read below.
We would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who came out and joined us at our Spring Auction.
We had a phenomenal turn out and our auction was a HUGE success, in fact, this auction saw the best numbers in YEARS! So again to everyone that came out, THANK YOU! Our members and guests at these events are what keeps our club running!
A big Congratulations go to all our Raffle Winners!
(I wasn’t able to get the 50/50 Raffle Winner pics)
and Remember JUNE 9-10 will be our next AUCTION and FISH SHOW during our ULTRA AQUA 2018 EVENT!