Friday, January 5, 2018 7:30pm
January General Meeting
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden Ave
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113Event Open to Anyone
Friday, January 5, 2018 @ 7:30
at the Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave. If you
enjoy the aquarium hobby, want to learn more about your fish and you want to
have access to new species and new varieties, join us. Non-members,
visitors and guests are always welcome. No cost to attend. Family friendly.
Children welcome. Get Fishy!
- Our Program:
Following the Fish: a journey into the origins of aquarium species by Mike
Tuccinardi. From my earliest days in the hobby,
learning how the fish species we keep actually make their way from exotic
places around the world and into our home aquariums has held a special
fascination. Paging through books and magazines to read the mysterious-sounding
names of river systems and export points became a full-fledged obsession,
and I’ve been fortunate enough to make a career of “following the fish”
ever since. This journey has taken me from working at a local fish shop,
then on to a major importer, and finally to the countries, export
facilities, farms, and fishing villages where our aquarium fish originate.
In this talk I’ll invite you along to see the fascinating route aquarium
fish take on 3 continents to eventually wind up in our living rooms, basements,
and fish rooms, and touch on the methods used, the people and cultures
involved, and issues of sustainability that arise.
Opportunity: This is a good time for you to step forward if
you have ideas to help us improve our club, meetings and auctions.
Help us make 2018 a better year!
- Mini Auction,
bring your excess fish, plants, equipment. Reminder, only 5 items
per person at the mini auction.
- Our Bowl Show
categories for January are: 1) Minnows (non-native,
Cyprinidae). Danios (zebras, pearl, spotted, etc.), Rasboras, and White
Clouds. Shown in pairs.
2. Corydoras and related genera (Brochis & Aspidoras).
Pairs or two fish per entry. 3) Open class, bring your best fish and win
some auction bucks!
Coming Events, Mark your calendars:
- Friday, February 2, regular
meeting. February show classes will be:1. Rainbows. Shown in
cichlids. Species such as Haplochromis, Larnprologis, Tropheus. Pseudotropheus,
Jewel Cichlids, T. buttikoferi, S. rnosambica, Chromidotilapia, and others
Africa. Shown in pairs with divider, if needed.
- Friday, March 6, regular
meeting. March show classes will be: 1)Bettas. All varieties
of male Betta splendens.
Water Fish. Scats, Pupfish, Monos and other such fish that are kept in brackish
water. Shown as singles or pairs.
- Saturday, March 24, CAS Spring
Auction (confirmed). An all day extravaganza, featuring fish, fish
and more fish.
- April 6, Friday,
regular members meeting: Show classes for April are:
1) Invertebrates. Snails; Starfish; Anemones; Crabs, Shrimp and other
Crustaceans, etc. 2. 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.
- Visit us and see what you have
been missing. Family friendly, guests welcome. For more information, visit our web
site at www.coloradoaquarium.org