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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 11, 2010
Bowl Show  November   Friday, November 05, 2010
Fish Growth  Moonlight Gouramis   5/7/2010 through 11/5/2010
Fish Growth  Purple Passion Danios   5/7/2010 through 11/5/2010
Plant Growth  Dwarf Lily   5/7/2011 through 10/1/2010
Bowl Show  October   Friday, October 01, 2010
Bowl Show  September   Friday, September 03, 2010
Bowl Show  August (Includes July Classes)   Friday, August 06, 2010
Bowl Show  July - Held at August General Meeting!   Friday, August 06, 2010
Bowl Show  June   Friday, June 04, 2010
Bowl Show  April (Held at May General Meeting)   Friday, May 07, 2010
Bowl Show  May   Friday, May 07, 2010
Fish Growth  Cherry Barbs   11/6/2009 through 5/7/2010
Fish Growth  Rainbows - Celebes   11/6/2009 through 5/7/2010
Bowl Show  March   Friday, March 05, 2010
Bowl Show  February   Friday, February 05, 2010
Bowl Show  January   Friday, January 01, 2010




Bowl Show
Championship

Competition Date: 12/11/2010

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: 11/5/2010

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:
Marty Swickard - Vampire Pleco
Winner of Popular Choice:
Nadya Kuzmina - Male Betta (Blue)
  • Catfish. Shown as singles, smaller species better shown as pairs.  (Excludes Catfish that have their own class.)
  • First Place:
    Marty Swickard - Vampire Pleco
    Second Place:
    Dave Schieltz - Ancistrus Sp. Longfin
    Third Place:
    Marty Swickard - Otocinclus
  • 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 - Betta Simplex
    Second Place:
    Marty Swickard - Moonlight Gourami
    Third Place:
    Tally Fells - Moonlight Gourami
  • Open Class.
  • First Place:
    Dave Schieltz - S. Ahli OB
    Second Place:
    ? - Albino Sharks
    Third Place:
    ? - Shubunkin


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Fish Growth
Moonlight Gouramis

Competition Duration: 5/7/2010 through 11/5/2010

Moonlight Gouramis

"The Moonlight Gourami has a basic silvery body with little to no other markings. The fins will have a pearl pattern of lighter silver. Growing to about 6 inches in length, males have very sharply pointed dorsal fins, while the females have a fan shaped dorsal fin. It is best to keep this species as a pair, or harem style, one male with several females. The Moonlight Gourami will prefer an aquarium with some cover, live plants, fake plants or driftwood, where it may spend most of its time hovering in one place. They will eat most prepared foods, be sure to include a vegetable based food in its diet. As can all labyrinth fish, Gouramis can go to the surface and breathe directly from the atmosphere, though this is rarely required in a home aquarium."  - Petsolutions



  • First Place:
    Marty Swickard
    Second Place:
    David Nelson
    Third Place:
    Tally Fells


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Fish Growth
Purple Passion Danios

Competition Duration: 5/7/2010 through 11/5/2010

Purple Passion Danios

"These fish made their first appearance in the United States in 2003, when they were brought over from the UK. The full adult of this fish will typically have a very bright red/orange underside, except for this feature many fish keepers who haven’t seen a Purple Passion before may mistake it for a Pearl Danio. Danios prefer to travel in schools and, if kept singly, can become bored and pick on other fish, but typically without any real damage."  - Petsolutions 



  • First Place:
    Brandy Watson
    Second Place:
    Dave Schieltz
    Third Place:
    Courtney Dawson


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Plant Growth
Dwarf Lily

Competition Duration: 5/7/2011 through 10/1/2010

How to Plant.
No need to bury your dwarf lily bulb.  Let it sink to the bottom and “plant” itself.  Its roots grow into the gravel just fine.  If you move it or reposition it, you will need to re-bury its roots.  - Aqualand Fact Sheets

  • First Place:
    Tally Fells
    Second Place:
    Tom Pierce


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Bowl Show
October

Competition Date: 10/1/2010

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 - Apistogramma Caucatoides
Winner of Popular Choice:
Larry Brown - Apistogramma Caucatoides
  • Oddballs. Any fish not listed elsewhere.  Shown as singles or pairs.
  • Dwarf Cichlids. Shown in pairs.
  • First Place:
    Larry Brown - Apistogramma Caucatoides
  • Open Class.


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Bowl Show
September

Competition Date: 9/3/2010

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 - Red Eared Slider
Winner of Popular Choice:
Larry Brown - Red Eared Slider
  • Native Fish. Shown in pairs, large species may be shown alone.
  • All other non-fish aquarium animals. Amphibians, 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 Eared Slider
    Second Place:
    David Nelson - Malaysian Snails
  • Open Class.
  • First Place:
    Larry Brown - Black Swordtails


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Bowl Show
August (Includes July Classes)

Competition Date: 8/6/2010

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 Jones - Fundulopanchax Gardneri P-82
  • Marine Fish. Species that are exclusively marine.
  • First Place:
    Larry Brown - Engineer Gobies
  • Large Neotropical Cichlids. Shown in pairs. Except for the very large fish.
  • Open Class.
  • First Place:
    Dave Jones - Fundulopanchax Gardneri P-82
    Second Place:
    Mickey Daily - Albino Peacock
    Third Place:
    Mickey Daily - Fuelleborni


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Bowl Show
July - Held at August General Meeting!

Competition Date: 8/6/2010

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

  • Livebearers. Shown in pairs.
  • Goldfish and Koi. Shown in singles.
  • See August Open Class.


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Bowl Show
June

Competition Date: 6/4/2010

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:
Brandy Watson - Bleeding Heart Tetras
  • Characins and Tetras. Shown in twos, with a divider, if necessary.
  • First Place:
    Brandy Watson - Bleeding Heart Tetras
    Second Place:
    Kelly Dawson - Congo Tetras
    Third Place:
    Jason Vermilye - Bloodfin Tetras
  • Barbs. Shown in pairs or twos.
  • First Place:
    Dave Schieltz - Odessa Barbs
    Second Place:
    Larry Brown - Odessa Barbs
    Third Place:
    Mike Delk - Rosey Barb
  • Open Class.


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Bowl Show
April (Held at May General Meeting)

Competition Date: 5/7/2010

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 Delk - YoYo Loach
Winner of Popular Choice:
Mike Delk - YoYo Loach
  • Invertebrates. Snails; Starfish; anemones; Crabs, Shrimp and other Crustaceans, etc.
  • First Place:
    Marty Swickard - Freshwater Panther Crab
    Second Place:
    Dave Schieltz - Apple Snail
    Third Place:
    Marty Swickard - Apple Snail
  • Sharks and Loaches. Singles or pairs may be shown.
  • First Place:
    Mike Delk - YoYo Loach
    Second Place:
    Mike Delk - Albino Red Tail Shark
    Third Place:
    Dave Schieltz - Red Tail Shark
  • Open Class.
  • First Place:
    Vicki Aber - Lacustrus Rainbow
    Second Place:
    Marty Swickard - Brochis Splendens
    Third Place:
    Mike Delk - Albino Kribs


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Bowl Show
May

Competition Date: 5/7/2010

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 - Angel
  • Non-native killifish. All species not native to the US. Shown in pairs or twos with dividers if needed.
  • First Place:
    Mike Delk - Chocolate Australe
  • Angels. Shown in pairs.
  • First Place:
    Mickey Daily - Angel
    Second Place:
    Brandy Watson - Koi Angel
  • Open Class.
  • First Place:
    Marty Swickard - M. lacustrus rainbow
    Second Place:
    Vicki Aber - Bosmani
    Third Place:
    Mickey Daily - Exodon Poradoxus


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Fish Growth
Cherry Barbs

Competition Duration: 11/6/2009 through 5/7/2010



  • First Place:
    Dave Schieltz
    Second Place:
    Kevin Thurston
    Third Place:
    Larry Brown


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Fish Growth
Rainbows - Celebes

Competition Duration: 11/6/2009 through 5/7/2010




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    Bowl Show
    March

    Competition Date: 3/5/2010

    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:
    Linda Olson - Red Dragon Betta Male
    • Bettas. All varieties of male Betta splendens.
    • First Place:
      Linda Olson - Red Dragon Betta Male
      Second Place:
      Linda Olson - Green Butterfly HM Betta Male
      Third Place:
      Larry Brown - Butterfly Betta Male
    • Brackish Water Fish. Shown as singles or pairs.
    • Open Class.
    • First Place:
      Dave Schieltz - Scienchromis Fryeri


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    Bowl Show
    February

    Competition Date: 2/5/2010

    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

    • Rainbows. Shown in pairs.
    • African cichlids. Shown in pairs with divider, if needed.
    • Open Class.


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    Bowl Show
    January

    Competition Date: 1/1/2010

    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 Delk - Rosey Barb
    Winner of Popular Choice:
    Larry Brown - Celestial Danio
    • Minnows (non-native, Cyprinidae). Danios (zebras, pearl, spotted, etc.), Rasboras, and White Clouds. Shown in pairs.
    • First Place:
      Brandy Watson - White Cloud
      Second Place:
      Mike Delk - White Cloud
      Third Place:
      Larry Brown - Celestial Danio
    • Corydoras and related genera (Brochis & Aspidoras). Pairs or two fish per entry.
    • First Place:
      Mike Delk - Cory Longfin
    • Open Class.
    • First Place:
      Mike Delk - Rosey Barb
      Second Place:
      Dallas Barrett - Lithobate
      Third Place:
      Mike Delt - Electric Blue Ram


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