The September meeting brought us a new monthly high for the Breeder Award Program as six different members recorded a total of 14 entries. Club president Frank Montillo led the charge with six entries solidifying his hold on second place in the cumulative standings and moving to second in the “Breeder of the Year” race. Frank showed his breeding versatility as he spawned two livebearers, an African cichlid, a barb, a killifish and a rainbowfish. Elvin Eaton scored with two Lake Malawi mouthbrooders and albino bushynose pleco catfish to move into fourth place in the cumulative standings and fourth in the “Breeder of the Year” race. Dan Koenig, Allan O’Briant and Jesse Perry all entered livebearers, while BAP chairman Larry Jinks entered two more new world cichlids.
The September BAP spawns were:
Frank Montillo - sailfin molly (Poecilia latipinna), shelldweller (Neolamprologus multifasciatus), Bleher’s rainbow (Chilatherina bleheri), cherry barb (Puntius titteya), killifish (Rivulus), spiketail platy (Xiphophorus xiphidium);
Elvin Eaton - Cynotilapia zebroide, Melanochromis chipokae (Ancistrus sp. Albino)
Dan Koenig - Xiphophorus alvarezi
Allan O’Briant - Xiphophorus alvarezi
Jesse Perry - Poecilia latipinna
Larry Jinks - Hypsophrys nicaraguensis, Krobia guianensis