The Breeder Award Program continued rolling at the February meeting with nine entries from five different members which added some excitement and competitive bidding to the monthly auction. With the early action, there are already seven members separated by only 40 points in the “Frank Montillo Breeder of the Year” competition!
New BAP member Doug Brown started off with a bang, bringing in 50 points and vaulting to second place in the BOY. Doug entered Ancistrus catfish (bristlenose plecos), tequila sunrise guppies (Poecilia reticulata) and a rarely seen Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos, a mouth-brooding Lake Malawi cichlid termed the electric blue mbuna.
Elvin Eaton entered two livebearers to move closer to the Master Breeder award: Zoogoneticus tequila, a goodeid, and Micropoecilia minima, a tiny poeciliid. Dan Koenig scored with the beautiful and peaceful dwarf South American substrate-spawning cichlid Laetacara ararguaiae, while Matt DeGroodt held on to first place in the BOY with Columbian red and blue tetras (Hyphessobrycon columbianus). Larry Jinks entered a West African substrate-spawning cichlid (Pelvicachromis taeniatus “Kienke River”) and the native rainwater killifish (Lucania parva).