Sorry for the late notice for the February meeting, but it turned out to be a lucky delay, as our scheduled speaker is unable to make it. Instead we will have a presentation by Rick Borstein, noted fish breeder and aquarium society guru from Chicago. Rick is a goal-oriented fish breeder who has dominated the Greater Chicago Cichlid Association’s BAP program for many years (which is notable because the GCCA’s system is very simple… 1 spawn = 1 point), and he once submitted 100 cichlid spawns in a single year. Rick took up an interest in livebearers a few years ago, and recently helped to found the Chicago Livebearer Society. Rick will make the drive up I90 to give us a talk about live bearers:
Livebearer Reproduction Strategies
Livebearers are an incredibly diverse group of fish. Yes, there’s a lot more to livebearers than guppies, swords and platies. In this talk, you’ll learn how to sex livebearers, take a look at livebearer anatomy, see a livebearer give birth, and learn about mate selection and nourishment of embryos. In addition, there is a bit of livebearer trivia and coverage of a few oddballs.
Location: Dream Lanes (13 Atlas Ct., Madison)
Time: Doors open at 11:00, meeting gets started at 11:30
Also at this meeting:
- Grimey Award
- BAP and CBP/CARES submissions
- Monthly split auction
Plan to join us after the meeting at the Great Dane – East side (876 Jupiter Drive… about a mile from the meeting location).