20 June 2015 Wood Catfish

Date: 20 June 2015
LOCATION: DREAM LANES BOWLING ALLEY (13 ATLAS CT)

Get ready for summer, this is the last meeting before the summer picinic.   The last opportunity for BAP submissions for 2014 to 2015 BAP year.

TIME: DOORS OPEN AT 12:00 PM …. MEETING STARTS AT 1:00 pm
COST: $5 (INDIVIDUAL) $8 (FAMILY) for non members
Annual dues $25 (individual) $40 (Family)

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  Jeremy Basch

614-562-5710

jeremybasch@gmail.com

http://amazontropics.blogspot.com

Jeremy lives in Columbus, OH but is originally from Westlake, Cleveland, OH. He started keeping fish around 22 years ago when his father took him to a pet shop. At around 16 Jeremy started working at one of the local fish stores and started to acquire various sized aquariums and fish. He became hooked.

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This continued until 2004 when he setup his first fishroom. Currently Jeremy is on his third modified fishroom design which now contains 100+ aquariums ranging in size from 2.5 to 150 gallons. Over the years, he has bred over 40 species of fish including many cichlids, catfish, rainbows, killifish, livebearers and invertebrates. He was also the first person in the world to have the Jaguar Catfish, Liosomadoras oncinus, spawn and give viable offspring!

Centromochlus perugiae

Jeremy’s main focus is on the cichlids and catfish from South America and killifish from West Africa. He is a current member and the chairman of the Columbus Area Fish Enthusiasts. Other fish associations he has belonged to include: the Ohio Cichlid Association, the Greater Cincinnati Aquarium Society, the American Killifish Association and the American Cichlid Association. He has written a few articles which have appeared in the Buntbarsche Bulletin, his hometown club, the CAFE Menu and Amazonas sharing his first successful breeding of Liosomadorasoncinus, the Jaguar Catfish. Jeremy can be seen at many fish shows and conventions throughout the Midwest.

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ALSO AT THIS MEETING:

BAP submissions
Grimey award
Auction

Fellowship afterwards at the Great Dane East Side location

June 20th 2015 Wood Cats

Date: 16 May 2015
LOCATION: DREAM LANES BOWLING ALLEY (13 ATLAS CT)

TIME: DOORS OPEN AT 12:00 PM …. MEETING STARTS AT 1:00 pm
COST: $5 (INDIVIDUAL) $8 (FAMILY) for non members
Annual dues $25 (individual) $40 (Family)

Ali casts his net in Uganda while  Lawrence struggles toidentify one of the many captured fish

Lawrence Kent works for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support projects fighting hunger and poverty in the developing world. He is based in Seattle but travels frequently for his job to Africa and Asia. Lawrence takes advantage of his travels to look for interesting tropical fish in places as diverse as Cambodia, Ecuador, and Nigeria. At home, Lawrence keeps twenty aquaria, many stocked with cichlids he collected abroad. A frequent contributor to Tropical Fish Hobbyist and Cichlid News, Lawrence is fascinated by all types of fish, birds, and reptiles, and the challenge of correctly identifying and breeding them.

ALSO AT THIS MEETING:

Elections for the 2015 to 2016 EB
BAP submissions
Grimey award
Auction

Fellowship afterwards at the Great Dane East Side location

April 2015, Freshwater Stingrays.

LOCATION: DREAM LANES BOWLING ALLEY (13 ATLAS CT)
Date: 18 April 2015

TIME: DOORS OPEN AT 12:00 PM …. MEETING STARTS AT 1:00 pm
COST: $5 (INDIVIDUAL) $8 (FAMILY) – ANNUAL PASSES $25

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Jennifer O. Reynolds has worked as a Senior Biologist in the public aquarium industry for over a decade. Her lifelong passion for fish has resulted in her broad range of experience with many aspects of the industry, including underwater fieldwork in Lake Tanganyika, breeding rare tropical stingrays, opening new aquarium exhibits, and working with wolf eel aquaculture. As an avid photographer and writer, she has published a number of articles in popular aquarium literature including Aquarium Fish International, Cichlid News, and Amazonas, and contributed to several scientific manuscripts.

Freshwater Stingrays in the Wild and in the Aquarium
Learn more about the natural history of South America’s Freshwater Stingrays (Potamotrygonidae), and how to successfully maintain them in aquariums. Jennifer will discuss evolution, biology, captive husbandry (including tank sizes and dietary needs), and provides tips and tricks for dealing with picky or delicate rays, including newborn pups. The talk finishes with a case study of the rare successful reproduction of Tiger Stingrays (Potamotrygon tigrina) under Jennifer’s care.

Jen with leopoldi

ALSO AT THIS MEETING:

Nominations for the 2015 to 2016 EB
BAP submissions
Grimey award
Auction

Fellowship afterwards at the Great Dane East Side location

March 2015, Let’s celebrate spring!

LOCATION: DREAM LANES BOWLING ALLEY (13 ATLAS CT)
Date: 21 March 2015

TIME: DOORS OPEN AT 12:00 PM …. MEETING STARTS AT 1:00 pm
COST: $5 (INDIVIDUAL) $8 (FAMILY) – ANNUAL PASSES $25

Charley Grimes

“Just in time for spring Charlie will talk with us about Yard Ponds!”

Charley

Charley is an avid fish collector, having taken several trips to South America and Mexico. In the spring, he often gets “Native Fish Fever” and collects locally in Indiana and in the southeastern part of the country.

His popularity is the result of his aquaristic skill and experience, his personality and sense of humor.

I got my first fish tank when I was twelve or thirteen years old. It was a 12+ gallon tank that I made from an old gasoline pump cylinder. Shortly after ‘cutting my teeth’ on some Mollies and Zebra Danios, I added my first cichlids, two Angelfish, two Green Severums, and two Festivums. Within six months, my quarter sized Angelfish had body size a lot bigger than a silver dollar and erased any doubt that Angelfish are true cichlids——-they ate all of the Molly fry, and then all of the Zebra Danios.

I learned three things during my first year of fish keeping:
1) I really like keeping fish
2) By and large, it is cichlids nature to eat fish if given the opportunity
3) I really like cichlids!!!

Except for my college years, I have always kept tropical fish, and, I have never been without cichlids. Our current home has a 600 square foot fishroom that I added onto the existing house. I currently have over a hundred tanks operating in my fishroom (I’ve had more, a lot more, but that was too much). For me, a hundred tanks is a good number; enough for both fun and projects, but not so many as to become burdensome. I have, by the way, been keeping fish for sixty years and still love it.

Oh, yeah, there’s another thing I learned 45 years ago:
4) Being around other aquarists makes a fun and rewarding hobby even more fun and more rewarding. Some of the nicest people in the world belong to the A.C.A.”

Charley Grimes

ALSO AT THIS MEETING:

Nominations for the 2015 to 2016 EB
BAP submissions
Grimey award
Auction

Fellowship afterwards at the Great Dane East Side location

February Gadget Contest

LOCATION: DREAM LANES BOWLING ALLEY (13 ATLAS CT)
Date: 21 February 2015

TIME: DOORS OPEN AT 12:30 PM …. MEETING STARTS AT 1:00 pm
COST: $5 (INDIVIDUAL) $8 (FAMILY) – ANNUAL PASSES $25
MAAH’S annual gadget contest

Prizes…Cobalt Canister Filter
What, to encourage the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) spirit MAAH runs an annual contest to bring out new and interesting ideas for fish related themes. Examples of past entries have been DIY glass lids with silicone hinges, egg tumblers for mouthbrooder eggs, egg or fry incubators.

If you want to Submit a Gadget contact Ted (TJUDY on the forum)

ALSO AT THIS MEETING
Voting on the New Club by-laws.
BAP submissions
Grimey award
Auction

Fellowship afterwards at the Great Dane East Side location

January General Meeting – 1/17/2015 Note New Time ….. 1:00 PM

LOCATION: DREAM LANES BOWLING ALLEY (13 ATLAS CT)

TIME: DOORS OPEN AT 12:30 PM …. MEETING STARTS AT 1:00 pm
COST: $5 (INDIVIDUAL) $8 (FAMILY) – ANNUAL PASSES $25
Ashley Smith: Nano Reefs
Ashley

Ashley’s fish keeping began when she was 3 years old with a betta named Tomato. While growing up her dad always had several fish tanks in the house, as well as 2 ponds outside. In college she kept a small tank in her dorm room and quickly became the go-to person for fish questions.

She decided when she got her first house that it was time to get a big tank with more active and interesting fish she had never had before, and this tank ended up being mostly cichlids. Not long afterwards she took this a step further and picked up a 14 gallon biocube and took a chance on saltwater. Since then she has kept a variety of “salty” tanks with most of them being nanos. Her current setups include an 8 gallon macro/soft coral tank and a 34 gallon reef.

ALSO AT THIS MEETING
Introduction of New Club by-laws.
BAP submissions
Grimey award
Auction

Fellowship afterwards at the Great Dane East Side location

Holiday Potluck Dec 13th 1:00 Pm to 5:00 PM

See http://www.madisonaquatichobby.com/forum/index.php?threads/maah-holiday-party-dec-13th-1-00-pm-to-5-00-pm.6959/ for details.

November MAAH… MAS Fish Bowl!

There will not be a meeting for MAAH in November.  Instead, we are going to go to Milwaukee to support the Milwaukee Aquarium Society’s 2014 Fish Bowl event.  You can get all the details here:  MAS FISH BOWL

Dates:  November 14-16

Location:  New Berlin Alehouse (16000 West Cleveland Ave, New Berlin, WI)

 

October 18 General Meeting

Where:  Dream Lanes Bowling Alley (13 Atlas Ct., Madison…  near the intersection of Stoughton Rd (Hwy 51) and Cottage Grove Rd.)

When: Doors open at 11:00 AM, meeting starts promptly at 11:30 AM

Cost:  Individuals $5   Families $10   $25 Annual Passes are still available

Speaker Presentation:

Ken Boorman:  Fishes of Australia

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Ken, is originally from Australia, but is now living in Chatham, Ontario with his wife Lisa and their daughter Kathleen. Ken has kept fish for around 50 years. A good part of this time he has dedicated exclusively to collect, keep and breed Australia and New Guinea native fishes in his numerous home aquariums. These fish belonging to several families. He has been a member of the Australian New Guinea Fishes Association for many years and is currently the North American co-ordinator for that group. He is also President of the Chatham-Kent Aquarium Society and is active in CAOAC where he is presently Vice President. He will be familiar to many people as the person who operates Lisa’s Lair Bookstore. He is well-read on most aquarium and terrarium subjects.

Also at this meeting:

  • BAP Submissions
  • Grimey Award
  • Mini-auction (if you are planning to sell, please arrive EARLY to check in your items)
  • After-party at Great Dane east side

 

September General Meeting – 9/20

Location:  Dream Lanes bowling alley (13 Atlas Ct)

**the meeting will be in the room behind the bar this month… turn left just as you come in the front door

Time:  Doors open at 11:00…. meeting starts at 11:30

Cost:  $5 (individual)  $8 (Family)  -  Annual Passes $25

Speaker Presentation by Liz Marchio

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Liz has been keeping fish all through childhood but never seriously until 2000. She has worked in every fish-specific aquarium store in Columbus, Ohio where she became involved in the Columbus Area Fish Enthusiasts (CAFÉ). During that time she bred and maintained many fish taxa but most notably livebearers, small cichlids, rainbowfish, and shrimp. While living in Columbus she maintained 200+ gallons of aquaria and earned HAP and BAP awards in CAFÉ.

In 2010 she completed her degree in Zoology at Ohio State University then obtained her Masters of Science in 2012 at Southeastern Louisiana University studying Ichthyology. She is now working on her Ph.D. at Texas A&M University. Currently she keeps wild-caught livebearing fishes from the highlands of Mexico.

Liz will be presenting her talk “Fieldwork in Belize” which will cover the ichthyofauna of Belize, and fieldwork for her Master’s degree thesis which included discerning two potential species of Belonesox livebearers. If you’re interested in international fieldwork and taking a peek into the more scientific realm of ichthyology, this talk is not to be missed.

Liz’s current studies are how the public and biological sciences interact. Once her talk is over, feel free to come and tell her your fish-related stories!

Liz’s website is www.lizmarchio.com

ALSO AT THIS MEETING

  • BAP submissions
  • Grimey award
  • Annual passes are available (only sold through November)
  • Auction