June 2015 BAP Report

The May meeting featured 3 BAP entries from 2 members. Dan Koenig continued to move up in the standings, climbing to eighth place in the cumulative list and third place in the “Breeder of the Year” race with an entry of firemouth cichlids (Thorichthys meeki). The ever popular firemouths are a Central American cave spawning cichlid which makes great parents, raising and guarding their fry. BAP chairman Larry Jinks entered two South American cave spawning cichlids. Aequidens patricki males grow to about 5 inches with trailing filaments from their dorsal and anal fins. The females are somewhat smaller. Keyhole cichlids (Cleithracara maronii) grow three to four inches with little difference between males and females. Both species are excellent parents.