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COMPETITIONS AND AWARDS:

  • BOWL SHOWS
    NEW! Excel Bowl Show Form...
    Bowl Shows are held at each General Meeting and have two pre-determined classes and one open class. The December Bowl Show is the Championship show. All First Place winners from the previous 11 monthly shows are eligible.
    For more information on bowl shows, Click Here.

  • GROWTH CONTESTS
    CAS holds two growth contests in each of two categories every year:
    • The Plant Growth contests are started on a semi-annual basis in April and October.
    • The Fish Growth Contests are started on a semi-annual basis in May and November.

  • AQUARIST OF THE YEAR
    Members are encouraged to accrue points throughout the year. Points are accrued through a variety of different aspects associated with the club. The member with the highest number of points at the end of the year is awarded the Aquarist of the Year Award.

     

  • BAP - Breeders Awards Program - Gain Points and Awards for breeding fish.  BAP Form
  • AHAP - Aquarium Horticultural Awards Program - Gain Points and Awards for growing aquatic plants.  AHAP Form


Competitions

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Bowl Show  Championship   Saturday, December 05, 2009
Bowl Show  November   Friday, November 06, 2009
Fish Growth  Albino Bushy Nosed Pleco   5/1/2009 through 11/6/2009
Bowl Show  October   Friday, October 02, 2009
Bowl Show  September   Friday, September 04, 2009
Bowl Show  August   Friday, August 07, 2009
Bowl Show  July - May be moved to June or August!   Friday, July 03, 2009
Bowl Show  June   Friday, June 05, 2009
Bowl Show  May   Friday, May 01, 2009
Gowth Fish  Sciaenochromis fryeri   11/7/2008 through 5/1/2009
Growth Coral  Pink Palyanthoa   11/7/2008 through 5/1/2009
Growth Fish  Gold Nugget Sailfin Mollies   11/7/2008 through 5/1/2009
Bowl Show  April (Meeting Moved to 19th!)   Sunday, April 19, 2009
Plant Growth  Annubias   10/3/2008 through 4/19/2009
Bowl Show  March   Friday, March 06, 2009
Bowl Show  February   Friday, February 06, 2009
Bowl Show  January   Friday, January 02, 2009




Bowl Show
Championship

Competition Date: 12/5/2009

Remember:  Only Flat Sided Containers will be accepted.

For More Information on Bowl Show Rules, Click Here

  • Championship class. All first place winners from all classes held during the year are eligible.


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Bowl Show
November

Competition Date: 11/6/2009

Each Bowl Show has two pre-determined classes and one open class.

Remember:  Only Flat Sided Containers will be accepted.

For More Information on Bowl Show Rules, Click Here

Winner of Best in Show:
Dave Schieltz - Syn. Petricola
Winner of Popular Choice:
Nadya Kuzmina - Female Beta
  • Catfish. All catfish not listed elsewhere; examples: Upside-down Cats, Glass Cats, Pimelodus types, Electric Cat, (Callichthyidae) and Plecostomus. Shown as singles, smaller species better shown as pairs.
  • First Place:
    Dave Schieltz - Syn. Petricola
    Second Place:
    Kelly Dawson - Synodontis Angelicus
    Third Place:
    Kevin Thurston - Auchenoglanis occidontalis
  • Anabantoids Gouramis, Paradise Fish, Climbing Perch, and Bettas other than male Betta splendens. Shown in pairs, except for female Betta splendens. Use dividers if needed.
  • First Place:
    Larry Brown - Marigold Gourami
    Second Place:
    Nadya Kuzmina - Female Beta
  • Open Class.
  • First Place:
    Mickey Daily - Aulonacara Lema Jake


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Fish Growth
Albino Bushy Nosed Pleco

Competition Duration: 5/1/2009 through 11/6/2009



  • First Place:
    Mickey Daily
    Second Place:
    Brandy Watson
    Third Place:
    Dallas Barrett


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Bowl Show
October

Competition Date: 10/2/2009

Each Bowl Show has two pre-determined classes and one open class.

Remember:  Only Flat Sided Containers will be accepted.

For More Information on Bowl Show Rules, Click Here

Winner of Best in Show:
Mickey Daily - Betta Crowntail
Winner of Popular Choice:
Mickey Daily - Betta Crowntail
  • Oddballs. Any fish not listed elsewhere; examples: Anableps, Archers, Butterfly Fish, Eels Halfbeaks, Elephant noses, Knife Fish, Lungfish, and Mudskippers. Freaks, mutations, and hybrids are not included. Shown as singles or pairs.
  • Dwarf Cichlids. Includes Apistogramma, Nannacara, Kribs, Rams, other small cichlids of similar disposition. Shown in pairs.
  • First Place:
    Larry Brown - Keribensis
    Second Place:
    Mickey Daily - Honduran Red Point
    Third Place:
    Kevin Thurston - Albino Kribs
  • Open Class.
  • First Place:
    Mickey Daily - Betta Crowntail
    Second Place:
    Mickey Daily - Archocentrus Spilurum RioBlancoGold


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Bowl Show
September

Competition Date: 9/4/2009

Each Bowl Show has two pre-determined classes and one open class.

Remember:  Only Flat Sided Containers will be accepted.

For More Information on Bowl Show Rules, Click Here

Winner of Best in Show:
Kelly Dawson - Parrot
Winner of Popular Choice:
Kelly Dawson - Parrot
  • Native Fish. Fish native to the U.S., such as Bass, Sunfish, Minnows, Catfish, Killies, the Texas Cichlid, wild Sail-fin Mollies (P. Iatipinna), and Mosquito Pish. Does not include Carp, Brown Trout or other imported fishes. Fish shown must be the nati
  • First Place:
    Larry Brown - Rainbow Darter
    Second Place:
    Larry Brown - Silverside Shiner
  • All Other Non-Fish Aquarium Animals. Amphibians (frogs, newts, salamanders), Lizards, Turtles and any other form of aquatic or semi-aquatic life that is not a fish or an invertebrate.
  • First Place:
    Larry Brown - Red Ear Slider
  • Open Class.
  • First Place:
    Kelly Dawson - Parrot


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Bowl Show
August

Competition Date: 8/7/2009

Each Bowl Show has two pre-determined classes and one open class.

Remember:  Only Flat Sided Containers will be accepted.

For More Information on Bowl Show Rules, Click Here

Winner of Best in Show:
Larry Brown - Percula Clown
Winner of Popular Choice:
Larry Brown - Percula Clown
  • Marine Fish. Species that are exclusively marine.
  • First Place:
    Larry Brown - Percula Clown
  • Large Neotropical Cichlids. Cichlids from North, Central, and South America, not listed in any other category, whose adult size is over 4 inches; examples: Oscars, Jack Dempseys, Convicts, Festivums, Discus, Severums, Uarus, most Aequidens, Cichlosoma,
  • First Place:
    Larry Brown - Red Severum
  • Open Class.
  • First Place:
    David Gloudeman - Crowntail Beta
    Second Place:
    David Gloudeman - Angelfish


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Bowl Show
July - May be moved to June or August!

Competition Date: 7/3/2009

Each Bowl Show has two pre-determined classes and one open class.

Remember:  Only Flat Sided Containers will be accepted.

For More Information on Bowl Show Rules, Click Here

Winner of Best in Show:
Keann Brown - Koi
Winner of Popular Choice:
Mike Brewster - Fancy Lyretail Guppy Pair
  • Livebearers. Mollies, Swords, Platys, Guppies & all other fish of the Poecillae family. Shown in pairs.
  • First Place:
    Mike Brewster - Fancy Lyretail Guppy Pair
    Second Place:
    Larry Brown - Black Swords
    Third Place:
    Larry Brown - German Pastel Blue Guppies
  • Goldfish & Koi. Shown as singles.
  • First Place:
    Keann Brown - Koi
  • Open Class.


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Bowl Show
June

Competition Date: 6/5/2009

Each Bowl Show has two pre-determined classes and one open class.

Remember:  Only Flat Sided Containers will be accepted.

For More Information on Bowl Show Rules, Click Here

Winner of Best in Show:
Mickey Daily - Mayai Swordtail
Winner of Popular Choice:
Randy Dawson - Golden Clown Knife
  • Characins and Tetras. Neon’s, Serpaes, Black Tetra, Flame Tetra, Piranha, Silver Dollars, Anostomus, Leporinus, Metynnis, Headstanders, etc. Hatchets, Headstanders and Pencil Fish are classified as non-characins by some, but are included in this class.
  • First Place:
    Mickey Daily - Exodon Paradoxus
    Second Place:
    Marty Swickard - Marble Harchet
    Third Place:
    Larry Brown - Bleeding Heart
  • Barbs. All species of the genera barbus, Barbodes, Capoeta and Puntius. Shown in pairs or twos.
  • First Place:
    Mickey Daily - Cherry barb
    Second Place:
    Randy Dawson - Tinfoil Barbs
    Third Place:
    Larry Brown - Black Ruby Barb
  • Open Class.
  • First Place:
    Mickey Daily - Mayai Swordtail
    Second Place:
    Randy Dawson - Golden Clown Knife
    Third Place:
    Mickey Daily - Crowntail Betta


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Bowl Show
May

Competition Date: 5/1/2009

Each Bowl Show has two pre-determined classes and one open class.

Remember:  Only Flat Sided Containers will be accepted.

For More Information on Bowl Show Rules, Click Here

Winner of Best in Show:
Randy Dawson - Platinum Angel
Winner of Popular Choice:
Randy Dawson - Platinum Angel
  • Non-native killifish. All species not native to the US. Shown in pairs or twos with dividers if needed.
  • First Place:
    Tally Fells - Striatum
    Second Place:
    Larry Brown - A.Oquense Ottogartneri
    Third Place:
    Larry Brown - Aph. Cimmoneum
  • Angels. Shown in pairs.
  • First Place:
    Randy Dawson - Platinum Angel
    Second Place:
    Marty Swickard - Black Angel
    Third Place:
    Larry Brown - Black Angel
  • Open Class.
  • First Place:
    Kelly Dawson - Male Guppy
    Second Place:
    Kelly Dawson - Peacock
    Third Place:
    Mickey Daily - Exodon Piradoxus


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Gowth Fish
Sciaenochromis fryeri

Competition Duration: 11/7/2008 through 5/1/2009

For information on this fish visit this link:
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/species.php?id=1333

  • First Place:
    Courtney Pierce
    Second Place:
    Dallas Barrett
    Third Place:
    Mickey Daily


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Growth Coral
Pink Palyanthoa

Competition Duration: 11/7/2008 through 5/1/2009

This variety of Pink Palyanthoa is very hardy and can handle many lighting conditions.  It has a darker pink center with radiating light (alsmost metalic) pink raditating from the center.  Its pink stalk and tentacles can vary in height, but are generally an average height with slightly chubby tentacles compared to many palyanthoa species.

  • First Place:
    Lori Tucker
    Second Place:
    Larry Brown


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Growth Fish
Gold Nugget Sailfin Mollies

Competition Duration: 11/7/2008 through 5/1/2009

For more information about this species, please visit this link:
http://www.goliadfarms.com/pages/products/fish/livebear/mollies/goldnugget_sailfin.htm

  • Females
  • First Place:
    David Nelson
  • Males
  • First Place:
    Larry Brown


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Bowl Show
April (Meeting Moved to 19th!)

Competition Date: 4/19/2009

Each Bowl Show has two pre-determined classes and one open class.

Remember:  Only Flat Sided Containers will be accepted.

For More Information on Bowl Show Rules, Click Here

Winner of Best in Show:
Mike Bucci - Hi Fin Lyre Tail Swords
Winner of Popular Choice:
Mike Bucci - Hi Fin Lyre Tail Swords
  • Invertebrates. Snails; Starfish; Anemones; Crabs, Shrimp and other Crustaceans, etc.
  • First Place:
    Courtney Pierce - Blue Knight Lobster
    Second Place:
    Larry Brown - Coral Banded Shrimp
    Third Place:
    Dave Schieltz - Albino Apple Snail
  • Sharks and Loaches. Sharks from the Cyprinid Family including the Red-Tailed and Black Shark and loaches from the Cobitis Family including the Kuhli and Weather loaches and members of the genus Botia. Singles or pairs may be shown.
  • First Place:
    Courtney Pierce - Rainbow Shark
    Second Place:
    Dave Schieltz - Rainbow Shark
    Third Place:
    Mickey Daily - Clown Loach
  • Open Class.
  • First Place:
    Mike Bucci - Hi Fin Lyre Tail Swords
    Second Place:
    Mickey Daily - Lab Hongi
    Third Place:
    Mickey Daily - Albino Hap Burtoni


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Plant Growth
Annubias

Competition Duration: 10/3/2008 through 4/19/2009

Annubias Nana

  • First Place:
    Dave Jones
    Second Place:
    Dave Schieltz


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Bowl Show
March

Competition Date: 3/6/2009

Each Bowl Show has two pre-determined classes and one open class.

Remember:  Only Flat Sided Containers will be accepted.

For More Information on Bowl Show Rules, Click Here

Winner of Best in Show:
Larry Brown - Blue Betta
Winner of Popular Choice:
? Please contact CAS if you know.
  • Bettas. All varieties of male Betta splendens.
  • First Place:
    Larry Brown - Blue Betta
    Second Place:
    Larry Brown - Celophane Betta
  • Brackish Water Fish. Scats, Pupfish, Monos and other such fish that are kept in brackish water. Shown as singles or pairs.
  • First Place:
    Larry Brown - Limia Perugia
  • Open Class.
  • First Place:
    Mickey Daily - Amphilophus Citronellum


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Bowl Show
February

Competition Date: 2/6/2009

Each Bowl Show has two pre-determined classes and one open class.

Remember:  Only Flat Sided Containers will be accepted.

For More Information on Bowl Show Rules, Click Here

Winner of Best in Show:
Dave Schieltz - Aulonocara Eureka Albino
Winner of Popular Choice:
?  Please contact CAS if you know.
  • Rainbows. Shown in pairs.
  • First Place:
    Larry Brown - Bosmani
    Second Place:
    Courtney Pierce - Celebes Rainbow
    Third Place:
    Nikki Wolfe -  - Pseudomugil furcatus
  • African cichlids. Species such as Haplochromis, Larnprologis, Tropheus, Pseudotropheus, Jewel Cichlids, T. buttikoferi, S. rnosambica, Chromidotilapia, and others native to Africa. Shown in pairs with divider, if needed.
  • First Place:
    Dave Schieltz - Aulonocara Eureka Albino
    Second Place:
    Dave Schieltz - Aulonocara OB Peacock
    Third Place:
    Dave Schieltz - Aulonocara Eureka
  • Open Class.
  • First Place:
    Duane Cagle - Nothobranchius hengstleri
    Second Place:
    Kelly Dawson - Red Tail Pleco
    Third Place:
    Randy Dawson - Pearl Gourami


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Bowl Show
January

Competition Date: 1/2/2009

Each Bowl Show has two pre-determined classes and one open class.

Remember: Only Flat Sided Containers will be accepted.

For More Information on Bowl Show Rules, Click Here

  • Minnows (non-native, Cyprinidae). Danios (zebras, pearl, spotted, etc.), Rasboras, and White Clouds. Shown in pairs.
  • Corydoras and related genera (Brochis & Aspidoras). Pairs or two fish per entry.
  • Open Class.


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