April 21, 2023 – Speaker: Eric Thomas

• Presentation: I’m Dying to Get Out of Here! Self-Poisoning in Corydoras Catfish • Description: Corydoras catfish have a reputation for releasing a toxin which can kill the fish when being transported or handled. This presentation covers the latest research on the chemistry of the toxin, how and why it’s released, and what people can…

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February 24, 2023 – Speaker: Joel Antkowiak

• Presentation: Experiences with CARES Priority List Species • Speaker: Joel Antkowiak • Bio: Born on the Southside of Pittsburgh in 1962, Joel’s first brush with the organized hobby came in 1976 when he found an ad for the American Killifish Association in an old aquarium hobby magazine. Having always appreciated the beauty of these…

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BAP Point Standings – 2023

Current as of October 27, 2023 
Edward Moats – 250
Regina Spotti – 170
Cheryl Petrochko – 160
Geoff Humes – 130
Eric Bodrock – 125
Roberto Prati – 70
Donald Lewis – 65
Charles Bialon – 50
Jim Felix – 40
Joe Doyle -…

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December 2, 2022 – Speaker: Scott Ray

• Presentation: Importing and Treating Tropical Fish • Speaker: Scott Ray • Bio:   Scott Ray is the Owner of I Wish I Were A Fish, based in Erie, PA.  He currently runs the business out of his home and orders various fish, some common, come rare.  He has a B.S. in Environmental Biology, with…

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October 28, 2022 – Speaker: Various GPASI Members

• Presentation: Big Fish Convention Experiences • Speaker: Various GPASI Members • Halloween Costume Contest (Aquatic Theme) Adult prizes of a $100 gift card for 1st , $75 gift card for 2nd , and $50 for 3rd. All children who wear a costume will be awarded $10   Meeting Location: Crafton Volunteer Fire Department 8…

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September 30, 2022 – Speaker: Andreas Tanke

• Speaker: Andreas Tanke • You can find information from Andreas to include his bio and previous talks he has given on his website at https://en.amazonoco.de/ Meeting Location: Crafton Volunteer Fire Department 8 Stotz Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15205 Doors open at 6:30 PM; meeting starts at 7:30 PM Turn in your BAP/AHAP Breeders Award Program…

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August 26, 2022 – Speaker: Stephan Tanner

• Presentation: Egg Layers, Loaches and Legal update • Speaker: Stephan Tanner • Stephan’s bio can be found here. Meeting Location: Crafton Volunteer Fire Department 8 Stotz Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15205 Doors open at 6:30 PM; meeting starts at 7:30 PM. Turn in your BAP/AHAP Breeders Award Program (BAP) and Aquatic Horticulture Awards Program (AHAP)…

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June 24, 2022 – Speaker: Grant Eder

• Presentation: Keeping and Breeding Shrimps • Speaker: Grant Eder • Grant Eder owner and operator of The Garden of Eder, has been breeding shrimp for 8 years, and had won several awards for this. Him and his Fiance(Shelby Brown) take care of 300+ tanks and 40+ ponds dedicated just for freshwater shrimp. They have…

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May 20, 2022 – Speaker: Jim Cumming

• Presentation: Keeping and Breeding Central American Cichlids • Speaker: Jim Cumming • Jim Cumming hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and has been keeping tropical fish for over 65 years. Other than a fifteen-year sojourn into the world of killifish (his online name is ‘notho2000’) he has kept and presently keeps Central and South American…

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April 29, 2022 – Speaker: Gary Hater

Speaker: Gary Hater Gary Hater is a former professional biologist with a bachelors and a master’s degree. His professional career was in the environmental field and centered around water quality, air quality, bioremediation, research and development, and waste water treatment. Gary started in the aquarium hobby in the mid 1960’s and slowly moved into goldfish…

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