October 24th Speaker:
Ian Fuller & Annual Halloween Party
Ian Fuller: Collecting Corys in the Madre de Dios region
Born in Birmingham in 1946. A toolmaker by trade, and self confessed Corydoras nut by admission. Ian started keeping tropical fish in 1970 in a small 18-inch aquarium, it was not very long before he had two four-foots and two three-foots set up in the spare room. Over the first two or three years he kept and bred many of the popular fish groups, starting with South American Cichlids, graduating through Barbs, Anabantids and Characins. Although he had kept several species of catfish during this period it wasn't until early in 1973 that I took an active interest in them. From when he bred his first species of Corydoras in 1974, he has been well and truly hooked.
Ian's first fish house took shape in 1977 and was a sectioned off part of his garage, which housed 36 - 18 x 18 x 12 inch tanks. It was then that he started seriously breeding Corydoras a project that still continues to this day in what is now his third fish house. To date Ian has successfully spawned and raised 134 species of Corydoradine Catfish. His 2012 book, Breeding Corydoradine Catfish, Second Edition, now contains a lot more husbandry information and covers 153 species in spawning logs.
Published in 2005, Ian Fuller and Hans-Georg Evers co-authored a book entitled, Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish, followed by Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement 1, published in 2011.
Ian is currently the Chairman of the Catfish Study Group(UK). Please visit Ian's web site to learn more: http://www.corydorasworld.com
EXTRA, EXTRA !!!!
Traveling with Ian from the UK is Brian Walsh, who will also be at our meeting. In addition to being a well known hobbyist himself, Brian is also a Master Woodcarver, see some of his work at: http://www.woodart.me.uk
For the October Halloween Party, there will be NO raffle and NO regular auction, with the exception of BAP & AHAP submissions. There will be snacks, treats and refreshments for everyone. Prizes from Elmer’s Aquarium & Pet Center, Oddball Pets and Aquarium, Aqua-World, and Wet Pets & Friends for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for both kids and adult costumes. All the costumes must have an aquarium related theme to be eligible for prizes.
Adult Prizes: 16 & Older
1st Place - $100 Wet Pets & Friends Gift Card
2nd Place - $75 Elmer’s Aquarium & Pet Center Gift Card
3rd Place - $50 Oddball Pet’s & Aquarium Gift Card
Kids Prizes: Under 16 years old
1st Place - $100 Aqua-World Pet SuperCenter Gift Card
2nd Place - $75 Oddball Pet’s & Aquarium Gift Card
3rd Place - $50 Elmer’s Aquarium & Pet Center Gift Card
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DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM for those who want to get there a little early to socialize.
Meeting Starts at 7:30 SHARP!
|2014 GPASI Monthly Meetings
October 24 - Monthly Meeting
December 12 - Monthly Meeting (no meeting in November)
|2014 BOD MEETING DATES:
|Monthly Meeting Location:
Phipps Garden Center
1059 Shady Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
|Monthly Meeting Location:
ALCOSAN Customer Service & Training Building
3101 Preble Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233
All members are welcome to attend.