March 22, 2024 – Speaker: Hiep Hong

• Speaker: Hiep Hong Presentation Overview: Learning from context and nature to create a beautiful and natural-looking aquarium Bio: I am a professional aquascaper residing in Texas and have been passionately fishkeeping for over 20 years. I began aquascaping in the early 2010’s when I started keeping dwarf shrimps. A few years later I began…

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February 23, 2024 – Speaker: Rich Terrell

• Presentation: Risk Management and Contingency Planning for Aquarists • Speaker: Rich Terrell • Bio: Rich Terrell has been interested in aquatic life since middle school. He blames this largely on his parents watching lots of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and Jacques Cousteau specials. Rich attended Jacksonville University (Jacksonville FL) where he got a…

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December 1, 2023 – Speaker: Cameron Laufman

• Presentation: Good Enough Fish For Anyone: The Other Siluriformes • Speaker: Cameron Laufman • Bio: Attracted to the rare and exotic from the start, I promptly got into the world of oddball Catfish after I began keeping fish and never looked back. An Indiana native, I kept fish for many years in the harder…

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October 27, 2023 – Speaker: Jason Den Haese

• Presentation: Breeding, Growth, and Survival of Fry in the Armored Catfish Families: Loricariidae and Callichthyidae, an Update from Jason Den Haese’s Fish Research and Conservation Lab at D’Youville University. • Speaker: Professor Jason Den Haese Sr., Clinical Associate Professor of Biology, Dept. of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, D’Youville University • Presentation highlights: Introduction to…

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September 29, 2023 – 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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June 30, 2023 – Speaker: Greg Sage

• Presentation: Having Success with LIvebearers: Specifics of LIvebearer Husbandry • Speaker: Greg Sage • Greg Sage BM., MEd., has written for “Livebearers”, the Journal of the American Livebearer Association. He also led the ALA as chairman for 2 terms, from 2000 to 2004. He has also written articles on Livebearers, Livebearer Husbandry, Selective Breeding,…

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May 19, 2023 – Speaker: Josh Cunningham

• Presentation: Breeding Aftrican Cichlids • Description: Tips and tricks for breeding African Cichlids, from tank size requirements, recommend tank setup, breeding ratios, and anything else required for successful breeding. • Speaker: Josh Cunningham • Josh Cunningham has been keeping and breeding African Cichlids for over 20 years. He started with African Cichlids from Lake…

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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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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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