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 Livebearer Plaques 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
Mollies Jeff Plazak taking 1st, 2nd & 3rd with silver Mollies Barbs 1st- Jeff Plazak Black Ruby Barb 2nd -Jeff Plazak Tiger Barb 3rd - Misty & Will White Veiltail Cherry Barb Suckermouth Catfish 1st - Jeremy Harsh Albino Bristlenose 2nd - Misty & Will White L333 Pleco 3rd - Misty & Will White L201 Pleco
and a BIG WELCOME to all our NEW MEMBERS!
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.