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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  November   Friday, November 02, 2012
Bowl Show  October   Friday, October 05, 2012
Plant Growth  Golden Pothos - Epipremnum aureum   4/13/2012 through 10/5/2012
Plant Growth  Pygmy Chain Sword - Echinodorus tenellus   4/13/2012 through 10/5/2012
Bowl Show  September   Friday, September 07, 2012
Bowl Show  August (Includes July Open Class)   Friday, August 03, 2012
Bowl Show  July   Friday, July 06, 2012
Bowl Show  June   Friday, June 01, 2012
Bowl Show  May   Friday, May 04, 2012
Fish Growth  Labidochromis caeruleus "electric yellow"   11/4/2011 through 5/4/2012
Fish Growth  Sciaenochromis ahli   11/4/2011 through 5/4/2012
Bowl Show  April   Friday, April 13, 2012
Plant Growth  Java Moss   10/7/2011 through 4/13/2012
Bowl Show  February (Held at March General Meeting)   Friday, March 02, 2012
Bowl Show  March   Friday, March 02, 2012
Bowl Show  January   Friday, January 06, 2012




Bowl Show
November

Competition Date: 11/2/2012

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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Bowl Show
October

Competition Date: 10/5/2012

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

  • Oddballs. Any fish not listed elsewhere.  Shown as singles or pairs.
  • Dwarf Cichlids. Shown in pairs.
  • Open Class.


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Plant Growth
Golden Pothos - Epipremnum aureum

Competition Duration: 4/13/2012 through 10/5/2012

Golden Pothos - Epipremnum aureum

Occasionally grown fully inside an aquarium, this vine plant is usually grown with only part of the stem underwater and the leaves outside the tank.  The roots grow in the water from dark nodes (bumps on the stem).
 
This plant can grow very long outside the aquarium and filters nitrate out of the aquarium water very efficiently.
 
More information can be seen here:
 



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    Plant Growth
    Pygmy Chain Sword - Echinodorus tenellus

    Competition Duration: 4/13/2012 through 10/5/2012

    Information

    Common Name: Pygmy Chain Sword
    Proper Name: Echinodorus tenellus
    Category: Rosette Plants
    Temperature: 19 - 28 C
    PH: 5.0 - 7.5
    Lighting: Medium
    Growth Rate: Medium
    Difficulty: Easy
    Origin: Americas
    Position in Aquascape: Mid-Ground,Foreground
     

     



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      Bowl Show
      September

      Competition Date: 9/7/2012

      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

      • 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.
      • Open Class.


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      Bowl Show
      August (Includes July Open Class)

      Competition Date: 8/3/2012

      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

      • Marine Fish. Species that are exclusively marine.
      • Large Neotropical Cichlids. Shown in pairs. Except for the very large fish.
      • Open Class. (Includes July Open Class)


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      Bowl Show
      July

      Competition Date: 7/6/2012

      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.
      • Open Class.


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      Bowl Show
      June

      Competition Date: 6/1/2012

      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: 5/4/2012

      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

      • Non-native killifish. All species not native to the US. Shown in pairs or twos with dividers if needed.
      • Angels. Shown in pairs.
      • Open Class.


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      Fish Growth
      Labidochromis caeruleus "electric yellow"

      Competition Duration: 11/4/2011 through 5/4/2012

      Labidochromis caeruleus

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      Labidochromis caeruleus
      The naturally occurring yellow morph of L. caeruleus is popular with aquarium hobbyists.
      Conservation status
      Scientific classification
      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Actinopterygii
      Order: Perciformes
      Family: Cichlidae
      Genus: Labidochromis
      Species: L. caeruleus
      Binomial name
      Labidochromis caeruleus
      Fryer, 1956

      Labidochromis caeruleus is a species of cichlid fish that is endemic to the central western coastal region of Lake Malawi in East Africa. It is also known as lemon yellow lab, the blue streak hap, the electric yellow or yellow prince, depending on the colour morph. A naturally occurring yellow-coloured variant from Nkhata Bay is one of the most popular cichlids amongst aquarium hobbyists.

      This species is a maternal mouthbrooder, meaning the eggs are carried, hatch, and develop in the mother’s mouth (buccal cavity), for about three weeks. These fish are ovophiles and the male will excavate a pit in the sand within his territory, in which the female lays the eggs; the female then takes these eggs into her mouth for fertilization.

      Electric yellows inhabit water with a pH between 7.8 and 8.9 and an ideal temperature range of 23–26 °C (73.4–78.8 °F).

       

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labidochromis_caeruleus

       




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        Fish Growth
        Sciaenochromis ahli

        Competition Duration: 11/4/2011 through 5/4/2012

        Electric Blue Hap

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        Electric blue hap
        Conservation status
        Scientific classification
        Kingdom: Animalia
        Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Actinopterygii
        Order: Perciformes
        Family: Cichlidae
        Genus: Sciaenochromis
        Species: S. ahli
        Binomial name
        Sciaenochromis ahli
        (Trewavas, 1935)

        The electric blue hap (Sciaenochromis ahli) is a species of fish in the Cichlidae family. It is found in Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania. Its natural habitat is freshwater lakes.

         

        More information here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Blue_Hap

         




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          Bowl Show
          April

          Competition Date: 4/13/2012

          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

          • Invertebrates. Snails; Starfish; anemones; Crabs, Shrimp and other Crustaceans, etc.
          • Sharks and Loaches. Singles or pairs may be shown.
          • Open Class.


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          Plant Growth
          Java Moss

          Competition Duration: 10/7/2011 through 4/13/2012

          Java moss

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          Java Moss
          Scientific classification
          Kingdom: Plantae
          Division: Bryophyta
          Class: Bryopsida
          Subclass: Bryidae
          Order: Hypnales
          Family: Hypnaceae
          Genus: see text
          Species: see text

          Java Moss is a moss belonging to the Hypnaceae family. Native to Southeast Asia, it is commonly used in freshwater aquariums. It attaches to rocks, roots, and driftwood. The identity of this well-known plant is not resolved; formerly thought to be Vesicularia dubyana (Brotherus, 1908), it may actually be Taxiphyllum barbieri.[1]

          Java Moss does not require any special attention. It accepts all kind of waters, even weakly brackish, and all kind of light qualities. It grows best at 70 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 24 degrees Celsius), but can live in temperatures of up to 85 to 90 °F (29 to 32 °C). It is a low light plant and makes a great foreground plant. In aquariums it should be planted where there is good water current because debris gets stuck on it easily and gives it a brown fuzzy appearance. Due to its clinging nature Java Moss can also be made into a moss wall. This can be accomplished by folding a net and spreading the moss evenly across it. Then, the net can be secured together by polyester strings, and held on the aquarium wall by using suction cups. It is a slow starter until it has established itself.

          It is especially popular among aquarists raising fry (baby fish) and tadpoles, to protect them from cannibalistic adults. Java Moss can also provide food for the newly formed fry, which can be challenging to feed. Some shrimp like to tear the miniature leaves off it to eat.

          Java Moss can be easily propagated via division. It is suitable for both aquariums and vivariums.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_moss

           




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            Bowl Show
            February (Held at March General Meeting)

            Competition Date: 3/2/2012

            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
            March

            Competition Date: 3/2/2012

            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

            • Bettas. All varieties of male Betta splendens.
            • Brackish Water Fish. Shown as singles or pairs.
            • Open Class.


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            Bowl Show
            January

            Competition Date: 1/6/2012

            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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