With the November deadline for Breeder of the Year entries looming, five different members provided six BAP entries at the September monthly meeting. There will be three more opportunities to bring in entries to be counted for the Breeder of the Year award: October monthly meeting, November monthly meeting, and the giant fall auction on November 6th.
Elvin Eaton led the charge with two entries to edge closer to the 500 point plateau and the Master Breeder award. Elvin spawned black fin goodeid livebearers (Goodea atripinnis) and albino paradise fish (Macropodus opercularis), a bubble nesting anabantoid.
Dan Koenig was next up with a spawn of catfish (Corydoras stenocephalus) to hit the 300 point mark and earn the Advanced Breeder award. Chip Hildreth followed with an entry of Japan blue guppies (Poecilia reticulata) to move closer to the intermediate breeder award. Allan O’Briant entered the mop-spawning African killifish Epiplatys roloffi, and Larry Jinks entered a cave spawning Central American cichlid (Cryptoheros nanoluteus).
It should be an exciting race to November as these members and others bring in more entries to our Breeder Award Program. All members are invited to join in the fun of the Breeder Award Program.