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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  2011 Championship   Saturday, December 10, 2011
Bowl Show  November   Friday, November 04, 2011
Fish Growth  Synodontis petricola   5/6/2011 through 11/4/2011
Bowl Show  October   Friday, October 07, 2011
Plant Growth  Sagittaria subulata (Narrow Leaf Sag)   4/1/2011 through 10/7/2011
Bowl Show  September   Friday, September 09, 2011
Bowl Show  August (Includes July Open Class)   Friday, August 05, 2011
Bowl Show  July - Held at August General Meeting!   Friday, August 05, 2011
Fish Growth  Julidichromis Marlieri   2/4/2011 through 8/5/2011
Bowl Show  June   Friday, June 03, 2011
Bowl Show  May   Friday, May 06, 2011
Fish Growth  Harlequin Rasbora   11/5/2010 through 5/6/2011
Fish Growth  Siamese Alge Eaters (SAE)   11/5/2010 through 5/6/2011
Bowl Show  April   Friday, April 01, 2011
Plant Growth  Narrow Leaf Chain Sword   11/5/2010 through 4/1/2011
Bowl Show  March   Friday, March 04, 2011
Bowl Show  February   Friday, February 04, 2011
Bowl Show  January   Friday, January 07, 2011




Bowl Show
2011 Championship

Competition Date: 12/10/2011

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: 11/4/2011

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

  • Catfish. Shown as singles, smaller species better shown as pairs.  (Excludes Catfish that have their own class.)
  • 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.
  • Open Class.


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Fish Growth
Synodontis petricola

Competition Duration: 5/6/2011 through 11/4/2011

How to Successfully Keep Synodontis petricola

Synodontis petricola Factoids

Origin

Lake Tanganyika

Size

Rarely over 3.5 inches

Sexual Differences

Females chubbier and darker

Temperature

75 to 80 F.  Warm up a bit to spawn. 

Attitude

Very active day and night

Security

Likes caves

Foods

Heavy eater

pH

Prefers higher pH

Biggest Threat

Dirty water

Breeding Comments

Lots of babies for such a small catfish

- Aqualand Fact Sheets http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Catfish,%20Syn.%20petricola.htm

 




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    Bowl Show
    October

    Competition Date: 10/7/2011

    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 - Apisto Agazzi
    Winner of Popular Choice:
    Kevin Thurston - Elephant Nose
    • Oddballs. Any fish not listed elsewhere.  Shown as singles or pairs.
    • First Place:
      Kevin Thurston - Elephant Nose
    • Dwarf Cichlids. Shown in pairs.
    • First Place:
      Larry Brown - Apisto Agazzi
      Second Place:
      Dallas Barrett - Jewel Cichlids
    • Open Class.
    • First Place:
      Dave Schieltz - Auloniocara Sp. Blue Neon


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    Plant Growth
    Sagittaria subulata (Narrow Leaf Sag)

    Competition Duration: 4/1/2011 through 10/7/2011

    Aquarium Plants Profile: Sagittaria subulata
     (Narrow Leaf Sag)

    INFO FROM: http://www.freshwateraquariumplants.com/plantprofiles/narrowsag.html

     

    Grows to a height of 8 to 16 inches (Mid to background)
     The width of each stem is about .25 inches, based on leaf growth
     Moderate to high lighting (1.5 - 4 watts/gal)
     Optimum temperature range is 64.4 to 82.4 degrees


    Sagittaria subulata is an ideal, undemanding foreground plant whose short runners form a compact group. Place individual plants 2-4 cm apart. In the aquarium it sometimes sends a long flower stem to the surface, and small white flowers unfold just above the water surface. (Partial Excerpt From Tropica)

    Sagittaria Subulata is an easy to grow rosette plant that will thrive in most aquariums. The plant typically grows to a height of 8 to 16 inches, usually tallest under high light conditions. The width of each stem is about .25 inches, based on leaf growth.The leaf is linear to strap shaped light green submersed.

    In order to achieve strong growth the substrate should contain iron and light is less important. Planted in a group or as a standalone this aquarium plant can be striking. Sagittaria Subulata can grow well in both hard and slightly soft water. Optimum growth temperature is 64.4 to 82.4 degrees. It can withstand temps from very low to 84 degrees.

    Sagittaria subulata requires low to high lighting (1.5 - 4 watts/gal), Saggitaria Subulata grows quickly and propagates by runners which will form a dense grouping producing 2 - 3 leaves and one runner per month.


    Don's Notes:

    My experience with this aquarium plant is that Sagittaria subulata is very easy to grow and does not like to be disturbed once planted. In most instances this aquarium plant does not grow higher than about 8 inches! This makes it an excellent candidate for sides and corners in the aquarium or to offset driftwood or rocks! The best way to plant Saggitaria subulata is to push the roots all the way down and then pull up so that just the top of the root crown is showing. When this plant is growing well, the number of leaves and runners will increase in a monthly period. Sagittaria subulata does much better with sufficient iron fertilizer in the substrate. An individual plant has a fountain appearance. This plant is also found in brackish waters and so will do well in a brackish setup!

    This aquarium plant is indigenous to the Eastern U.S. and South America.

    Don Matakis is the Aquatic Grower & Senior Aquaculturist for freshwateraquariumplants.com

    - http://www.freshwateraquariumplants.com/plantprofiles/narrowsag.html

     



    • First Place:
      Dallas Barrett


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    Bowl Show
    September

    Competition Date: 9/9/2011

    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 - Green Darter
    Winner of Popular Choice:
    Kevin Thurston - Mega Raphael Cat
    • Native Fish. Shown in pairs, large species may be shown alone.
    • First Place:
      Larry Brown - Green Darter
      Second Place:
      Larry Brown - Spotfin Shiner
    • 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 Ear Slider
    • Open Class.
    • First Place:
      Kevin Thurston - Mega Raphael Cat
      Second Place:
      Brandy Watson - Albino Rainbow Shark
      Third Place:
      Dave Schieltz - OB Ahli


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    Bowl Show
    August (Includes July Open Class)

    Competition Date: 8/5/2011

    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 - Engineer Goby
    • Marine Fish. Species that are exclusively marine.
    • First Place:
      Larry Brown - Engineer Goby
    • Large Neotropical Cichlids. Shown in pairs. Except for the very large fish.
    • First Place:
      Dallas Barrett - Rhytisma
      Second Place:
      Kevin Thurston - Severum
    • Open Class. (Includes July Open Class)
    • First Place:
      Kevin Thurston - Marble Head Stander


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    Bowl Show
    July - Held at August General Meeting!

    Competition Date: 8/5/2011

    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 - Black Swordtails
    • Livebearers. Shown in pairs.
    • First Place:
      Larry Brown - Black Swordtails
      Second Place:
      Tally Fells - Guppies
    • Goldfish and Koi. Shown in singles.
    • First Place:
      Kelly Dawson - Goldfish Shubunkin
    • See August Open Class.


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    Fish Growth
    Julidichromis Marlieri

    Competition Duration: 2/4/2011 through 8/5/2011

    More Information:

    http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/j_marlieri.php

     




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      Bowl Show
      June

      Competition Date: 6/3/2011

      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

      • Characins and Tetras. Shown in twos, with a divider, if necessary.
      • Barbs. Shown in pairs or twos.
      • Open Class.


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      Bowl Show
      May

      Competition Date: 5/6/2011

      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 - Celiae Mambanda
      Winner of Popular Choice:
      Brandy Watson - Blue Platinum Angel
      • Non-native killifish. All species not native to the US. Shown in pairs or twos with dividers if needed.
      • First Place:
        Larry Brown - Celiae Mambanda
        Second Place:
        Larry Brown - Gold Gardneri
        Third Place:
        Larry Brown - Gabunese Marginatus
      • Angels. Shown in pairs.
      • First Place:
        Brandy Watson - Koi Angel
        Second Place:
        Brandy Watson - Blue Platinum Angel
        Third Place:
        Sam Johnson - Orange Koi Angels
      • Open Class.
      • First Place:
        Dallas Barrett - Rhythsma
        Second Place:
        Sam Johnson - Dwarf Garumis


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      Fish Growth
      Harlequin Rasbora

      Competition Duration: 11/5/2010 through 5/6/2011

      Fish from http://www.southbroadwaytropicals.com/

       

      Harlequin Rasbora    

      Despite the relatively uniform water chemistry of its various habitats, the Harlequin Rasbora is an adaptable fish in the aquarium, provided that migration of the fishes to waters of differing chemical parameters is conducted with due care. The fish will live in an aquarium in waters ranging from a pH of 6.0 to 7.8, and hardness ranges from zero to 15°dH.

      - Wikipedia  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlequin_rasbora

       




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        Fish Growth
        Siamese Alge Eaters (SAE)

        Competition Duration: 11/5/2010 through 5/6/2011

        Fish From:  http://www.azgardens.com/

         

        Size: up to 3" to 4" in 3 years.

        Typical lifespan: 5 years.

        pH: 6.8-7.4

        GH: 10

        Temp: 25C or 78F

        Origin: SE Asia

         

         "Beautiful fish to watch.  When they've got all of your algae under control, they will need to be fed a good supplemental pellet food like the H20 Stable Wafers, but don't overfeed them or you'll turn them into fat lazy fish.  Let them do what you hired them to do, be your janitor. "  - Arizona Aquatic Gardens  http://www.azgardens.com/p-163-algae-eating-fish-siamese-algae-eaters-true-sae.aspx




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          Bowl Show
          April

          Competition Date: 4/1/2011

          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:
          Dallas Barrett - Albino Rainbow Shark
          Winner of Popular Choice:
          Courtney Dawson - Blue Knight Lobster
          • Invertebrates. Snails; Starfish; anemones; Crabs, Shrimp and other Crustaceans, etc.
          • First Place:
            Courtney Dawson - Blue Knight Lobster
            Second Place:
            Courtney Dawson - Pinocchio Shrimp
            Third Place:
            Kelly Dawson - Blue Lobster
          • Sharks and Loaches. Singles or pairs may be shown.
          • First Place:
            Dallas Barrett - Albino Rainbow Shark
            Second Place:
            Dave Schieltz - Red Fin Shark
            Third Place:
            Courtney Dawson - Rainbow Shark
          • Open Class.
          • First Place:
            Sam Johnson - Koi Angels
            Second Place:
            Kelly Dawson - Hapalchromis Moorei


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          Plant Growth
          Narrow Leaf Chain Sword

          Competition Duration: 11/5/2010 through 4/1/2011

          Plants from:  http://www.fishdendenver.com/

           

          Common name: Chain Sword ¨C Narrow Leaf, Pygmy Chain Sword
          Scientific name: Echinodorus tenellus
          Care Level: Moderate
          Lighting: Moderate
          Placement: Foreground
          Temperature: 68-84¡ã F
          Alkalinity: dKH 3-8
          pH range:  pH 6.2-7.5
          Propagation: Adventitious Plants, Runners, Seeds
          Max. Size: 6¡å
          Color Form: Green
          Supplements: High Quality Aquarium Fertilizer
          Origin: Farm Raised
          Family: Alismataceae

          http://www.thehomeaquarium.com/chain-sword-narrow-leaf/



          • First Place:
            Courtney Dawson
            Second Place:
            Jane Scott-Kukel AND Larry Brown


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          Bowl Show
          March

          Competition Date: 3/4/2011

          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 - Black-White Butterfly
          Winner of Popular Choice:
          Linda Olson - Black-White Butterfly
          • Bettas. All varieties of male Betta splendens.
          • First Place:
            Linda Olson - Black-White Butterfly
            Second Place:
            Larry Brown - Halfmoon Betta
            Third Place:
            Linda Olson - Multicolor Betta
          • Brackish Water Fish. Shown as singles or pairs.
          • First Place:
            Larry Brown - Limia Perugia
          • Open Class.
          • First Place:
            Dave Schieltz - S. Petricola
            Second Place:
            Courtney Dawson - L183 Starry Night Pleco
            Third Place:
            Courtney Dawson - Debauwi Cats


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          Bowl Show
          February

          Competition Date: 2/4/2011

          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 - Lab Fuelleborni
          Winner of Popular Choice:
          Dallas Barrett - OB Peacock
          • Rainbows. Shown in pairs.
          • First Place:
            Dave Schieltz - Lacustrus Pr.
          • African cichlids. Shown in pairs with divider, if needed.
          • First Place:
            Mike Delk - Lab Fuelleborni
            Second Place:
            David Nelson - Neon peacock
            Third Place:
            Dave Schieltz - S. Fryeri
          • Open Class.
          • First Place:
            Dallas Barrett - Rhythsma


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          Bowl Show
          January

          Competition Date: 1/7/2011

          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 - White Clouds
          Winner of Popular Choice:
          Mike Delk - Electric Blue Jack Dempsey
          • Minnows (non-native, Cyprinidae). Danios (zebras, pearl, spotted, etc.), Rasboras, and White Clouds. Shown in pairs.
          • First Place:
            Brandy Watson - White Clouds
            Second Place:
            Larry Brown - Galaxy Danios
          • Corydoras and related genera (Brochis & Aspidoras). Pairs or two fish per entry.
          • First Place:
            Courtney Dawson - Pygmy Cories
          • Open Class.
          • First Place:
            Dave Schieltz - Royal Pleco
            Second Place:
            Mike Delk - Electric Blue Jack Dempsey
            Third Place:
            Courtney Dawson - Marble Hatchets


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