August showed steady BAP activity as three different members entered five species for BAP credit. President Frank Montillo entered the Malawi mouthbrooding peacock cichlid Aulonocara hueseri to move into third place in the “Breeder of the Year“standings.
Elvin Eaton entered two African cichlids for points. These were Metriaclima greshakei, a mouthbrooding Lake Malawi cichlid and Paracyprichromis nigripinnis, a Lake Tanganyikan mouthbrooding cichlid. These entries moved Elvin into fifth place in the cumulative standings and fifth place in the “Breeder of the Year” standings. I’m already looking forward to a talk scheduled for March 2016 in which Elvin will discuss his breeding of the large mouthbrooding Lake Tanganyikan cichlid Cyphotilapia frontosa!
Finally, BAP chair Larry Jinks entered two substrate spawning cichlids. Laetacara araguaiae from South America and the large jaguar cichlid from Central America ( Parachromis managuensis).