Sept 2014 Meeting — Lo-Tech vs. Hi-Tech Planted Tanks
We had an awesome Guest Speaker at the last meeting on Sept 17, 2014, Kirk Gibson, who
talked & shared with our club member attendees a keynote presentation on the Pros & Cons of
Lo and Hi-Tech Planted Tanks. He showed us the products & plants available & necessary for
each and did comparative studies on them. Great job Kirk! Thank you.
Bio: Kirk has successfully grown and propagated 100+ species of aquatic plants, and has over 25 species of Cryptocorynes.
Bowl Show Results, Sept 2014 PLANTS
1st Place Hayden Pounder for his spotless (no algae anywhere!) Bolbitis heudelotii fern.
2nd Place Scott Vanderfleet for his Microsorum Pteropus sp. 'Trident' fern.
Oct 2014 Meeting — Pre–Auction
Members had a chance to see the inner workings of the MyGroupAuctions.com, which we will use for our annual auction Nov 2, 2014. We used this auction system for our meeting mini auction and it worked like a charm.
Bowl Show Results, Oct 2014 PLECOSTOMUS
1st Place Denise Antler, Hypostomus plecostomus.
2nd Place Scott Vanderfleet, L144 Ancistrus Blue-Eyed.
3rd Place Scott Vanderfleet, Long–Fin Green Dragon.
Nov 2014 Meeting — Costa Rica Fish Collecting & More
Tom Mason gave us a great presentation on his expeditions into Costa Rica. He has found or
collected many varieties of fish, birds, plants, reptiles & other animals.
Bio: Tom has worked in zoos for more than 30 years. 20+ years at Toronto Zoo. Traveled and collected on 5 continents. Lead tours for fish and reptile enthusiasts to Costa Rica. Worked on three recovery teams for Ontario endangered species. Have bred over 50 species of reptiles and amphibians. Worked on conservation projects in Cuba and Costa Rica.
Bowl Show Results, Nov 2014 CICHLIDS
Jan 2015 Meeting — Rainbowfish, Really Easy Care?
A colourful presentation by Dave Pauls at our Jan 21st PRAC fish club meeting. Dave is an active Rainbowfish breeder right here in Ontario. He also has a great Facebook Group , RainbowFish Aquarium. Very anticipated & impressive talk with a great slide show. Amazing turnout by club members. We also had 3 new visitors, whom all joined the club! Thanks for a great night Dave. Lol
Bowl Show Results, Jan 2015 Swordtail / Platy / Molly
1st Place Scott Vanderfleet, Xiphophorus nezahualcoyotl a.k.a. Nezzy Swordtail
2nd Place Scott Vanderfleet, X. helleri lyre tail Swordtail
3rd Place Scott Vanderfleet, X. helleri 'Pineapple' Swordtail
Feb 18, 2015 Meeting — Amphibious Killi? Fish out of water?
The Peel Regional Aquarium Club proudly presented Andy Turco , our February Guest Speaker. Andy is presently a PhD student at the University of Guelph and is focusing his studies on the Mangrove Rivulus, Kryptolebias marmoratus. He also holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Animal Physiology and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Marine and Freshwater Biology. Andy has also authored several publications on Killifish. Andy's talk focused on the Mangrove Rivulus. Wow! Did you know this fish is amphibious and spends up to 80% of its entire life out of water? This was a very informative presentation. Again, a great turnout by members.
Bowl Show Results, Feb 2015 Killifish, Rivulus
1st Place Scott Vanderfleet, Fundulopanchax walkeri Kutunse GH2/74
2nd Place Hayden Pounder, Chromaphyosemion bitaeniatum ijebu ode
3rd Place Hayden Pounder, Chromaphyosemion poliaki bolifamba
March 18, 2015 Meeting — Shrimp Keeping
The Peel Regional Aquarium Club proudly presented Tommy Lam , our March Guest Speaker. Tommy is presently the proprietor at Shrimp Fever & the unofficial expert on freshwater shrimps & invertebrates in the GTA. Shrimp Fever was a very generous sponsor of our Fall Auction last year.
Bowl Show Results, Feb 2015 Guppy
1st Place Scott Vanderfleet, Deltatail Male
2nd Place Scott Vanderfleet, Deltatail Male
3rd Place Scott Vanderfleet, Blue Glass Male