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Breeders Award Program (BAP)


WELCOMEto the GPASI Breeders Award Program (BAP) – Initiated in April 1976, this BAP program has become known as one of the country’s most highly respected and prestigious among aquarium societies today.  Many other clubs have used this program as the core in the planning of their own BAP.  Designed, in part, to encourage hobbyist to be exposed to all aspects of aquarium life, both freshwater and marine. In addition, the BAP program is designed for hobbyist as a method to educate, gain experience & knowledge in the spawning and reproduction of fish and aquarium inhabitants under natural environments and conditions. The use of artificial additives to induce or stimulate spawning, such as HCG, hormones, steroids, pituitary gland supplements, etc., are not accepted and considered unethical under the GPASI rules and guidelines. Furthermore, manual “propagation”, such as cutting or fragging, is not accepted as natural environmental conditions and not eligible for submission.  If you have a question about manual “propagation”, please inquire with the BAP Chairman for clarification.

Other fish that are not accepted in the BAP program are ones that have been genetically altered or bio-engineered, such as Glo-fish, saltwater guppies, etc., or ones that have been created by mankind, such as Flowerhorn cichlids, Parrothead cichlids, etc. If you have a question about this matter, please inquire with the BAP Chairman for clarification.  The propagation of aquatic animals is essential to keep this hobby active and in many cases, preserve the existence of the species.

Why participate? For the education and the excitement of the experience, set personal goals, compete against fellow hobbyist & friends, help ensure the survival of a species or just for the fun of it!  

Requirements for the individual species certificate

 Each time an individual spawns a different species of fish, a certificate recognizing that spawning will be presented to the breeder upon the completion of the following requirements:

 1. Verification

Six healthy fry must be brought to a general meeting or auction for verification by a member of the BAP Committee. The fry must be between two (2) and four (4) months old. Fry of rapidly maturing species may be verified before two (2) months of age ONLY with the PRIOR permission of the BAP Chair. In special cases (e.g. if moving the fry would endanger them), the breeder may request that a BAP Committee member verify the spawn in the breeder’s home, when the fry are 2-4 months old. The BAP Committee reserves the right to require on-site verification, particularly in the case of target spawnings.

2. Report

A completed BAP spawning report must be submitted at the time of contribution. It is the breeder’s responsibility to complete the form and to correctly identify the species of the fish spawned. The scientific name (genus and species) must be spelled correctly. In addition, location data and color morph information should be provided if it is available.  Individuals are strongly encouraged to make use of current scientific and hobby, literature and resources  in order to identify species accurately. The BAP Chair should be consulted if there is confusion as to the currently accepted scientific name. When the term “unidentified” is used in these rules, it refers to fish unidentified in the scientific literature, not to fish simply unidentified by the breeder.

3. Contribution

The breeder must choose and complete one of the following options (These options are in addition to completing a spawning report):

a. Donate six or more fry to the BAP auction. The fry must be of sufficient size, health, and development to provide them a reasonable chance for survival.  Your best efforts should be made to try and provide both sexes if possible; this will allow another hobbyist the opportunity to spawn them, which is a vital part of this program

b. Write an article about the fish spawned which will be submitted for publication. The article should cover and expand on items covered briefly in the spawning report, as well as interesting and useful information gained by the breeder’s experience and information from the literature (which must be referenced). Inadequate articles will be returned for revision.

c. Give a short verbal/visual presentation on the spawning at a GPASI General Meeting or program, containing the elements listed above for a written article.

  General Rules for  Individual Species Certificates and for Plaques

1. The spawning report must assign the fish to the appropriate BAP Class. “Native” species must be endemic to the waters of the United States, not a species that has been introduced. If a fish is eligible for inclusion in more than one Class, the spawning report must declare which Class is chosen by the breeder.

2. Credit will be awarded only once for any species. Only distinct species will be recognized. Sub-species, color varieties and albinos ARE the same species and will be considered to be such; credit will be given only once.

3. The spawning must have occurred in the breeder’s own aquarium or any other pond, pool tub or container that the breeder physically maintains themselves.  Maintaining constitutes feeding, water changes, testing, cleaning and actions taken to spawn the fish/animal that they personally introduced to the body of water.  Simply draining a pond at the end of a season and pulling out the contents is not acceptable for submission.   You need to put forth an effort and just not let Mother Nature do all the work!

4. Some species normally produce extremely small spawns, or spawn over an extended period. For such species, breeders may apply for credit with six fry produced from more than one spawn. The BAP Committee will consider each case individually. It shall be the responsibility of the breeder seeking such special treatment to support the case with references to published literature.

5. The BAP Committee has final authority to determine the identity of submitted spawns.  Their decision will be based on recognized, published literature of recent copyright.

6. In the instance of distinct, but unidentified species, a certificate will be awarded only if reference can be made to a description and/or photograph in recognized literature. Alternatively, a recognizable photograph and, the specific description may be submitted with the spawning report. In such cases, the certificate shall be designated as “unidentified” with notation such as “Whiptail Catfish, Sturisoma sp.”,  if the genus can be established.  Individuals are strongly encouraged to make use of current scientific and hobby literature, and resources in order to identify species accurately.  The BAP Chairman should be consulted if there is confusion as to the currently accepted scientific name.  When the term “unidentified” is used in these rules, it refers to fish unidentified in the scientific literature, not to fish unidentified by the breeder.

7. Special problems in classifying fish for BAP credit include; “species complexes”,  synonymous species names, and different species impossible for the hobbyist to differentiate from each other will be credited only once to each breeder. Examples:

 A Species complexes include groups of fish (such as the Lake Malawian cichlid “peacock” certain varieties of which are not recognized as distinct species. Photograph identification may be used to differentiate the varieties.

B  Synonymous species names are duplicate names used at various times for the  same fish; e.g. Species name: Geophagus steindachneri (red hump eartheater) = Geophagus hondae, and Geophagus magdalena, and e.g. Genus name: Amatitlania nigrofasciatus (convicts) = Cryptoheros nigrofasciatus, Archocentrus nigrofasciatus, or Cichlasoma nigrofasciatus, the first of which is currently recognized as correct.

C  Cichlasoma bimaculatum (two spot port cichlid) and Cichlasoma portalegrensis (black port cichlid) are distinct species but impossible for the hobbyist to identify with certainty. Likewise Mogurnda mogurnda: Mogurnda adspersa.

*  These groups are listed in the Point Groups (below) at the appropriate locations, marked with an asterisk and enclosed by brackets.

8. If any target species is spawned repeatedly the target status of that species may bere-evaluated by the BAP Committee.   The BAP committee will meet yearly in July, if needed, to discuss any issues that may need to be addressed.

Requirements for Class Plaques and Awards

With the exception of certain species and target species (see below), spawnings awarded certificates will be applied toward completion of the appropriate Class and award of a Class Plaque. For this purpose all fish are categorized into the following Classes, with the required number and type of spawnings necessary to complete the Class as shown.

Class 1:      Livebearers - 6 species

Class 2:     Anabantoids - 5 species

Class 3:      Barbs - 5 species

Class 4:      Minnows and Rainbowfish - 5 species (3 minnows and 2 rainbowfish)

Class 5:      Rasboras - 3 species

Class 6:      Characins - 4 species

Class 7:      Cichlids - Old World - 6 species (3 mouthbrooders and 3 substrate)

Class 8:      Cichlids - New World - 6 species

Class 9:      Killifish - Mop Spawners -4 species

Class 10:   Killifish - Soil Spawners - 3 species (1 old world and 1 new world)

Class 11:   Catfish - 4 species

Class 12:   Sharks, Eels and Loaches - 1 species

Class 13:   Marine Fish and Invertebrates - 1 fishor any combination of invertebrates that total at least 40 points

Class 14:   All Other Fish - 2 species

Class 15:   Native Fish - 3 species (1 livebearer and 2 egglayers)

Target Species Plaque

To encourage BAP members to spawn very difficult or rare fishes, the BAP Committee will award a plaque and an additional 20 points for the spawning of any fish from the Target List within the 20 point group.   The plaque will be awarded following completion of the Bap spawning requirements that were specified earlier in this document.

Any member may propose another species of fish as difficult to spawn as those listed  as Targets (below) and may petition the BAP Committee in writing so that it may be  considered. The petition must be accompanied by written proof as to the difficulty of spawning, with references to published literature.

THE Chairman’s Award

The Chairman’s Award may be presented for any outstanding contribution to the goals of the Breeders Award Program.  It may include such achievements as: a first ever in the world spawn, high number of difficult fish spawned, the highest number of first time spawns within the program etc.   The Chairman’s Award is separate from and in addition to any other awards.


         At the end of each year, awards will be presented for the following:

BAP MOST SPAWNS OF THE YEAR AWARD - Presented to the participant with the   highest number of qualifying submissions for the year. A 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place award will be given

BAP HIGH POINTS AWARD – Presented to participant with the highest total point   value of qualifying submissions for the year. A 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place award will be given.

BAP NOVICE AWARD - Presented to participant, who at the start of the year has      not yet achieved the level of One Star Breeder.  Only a 1st place award will be given.

System of Points for Species Spawned

Within each Class, fish are divided into point categories based upon the relative difficulty of spawning the fish and/or raising of the fry. Fish are assigned values of 5, 10, 15, or 20 points, with “Targets” being valued at 40 points. (20 points plus a 20 point bonus)  At the time a certificate is awarded, the breeder is automatically credited with the appropriate number of points. Although eligible for only one plaque per Class, each breeder continues to receive certificates and points for additional species spawned and reported  in that Class.

Achievement Titles

Achievement Titles will be given based on total points earned, Classes completed, and number of 20 point and target species spawned. The program is made up of six levels of achievement. The Achievement titles are:

         *One Star Breeder;   Requires 100 points plus 1 completed Class

       **Two Star Breeder;   Requires 200 points plus 2 completed Classes

   ***Three Star Breeder;   Requires 300 points plus 3 completed Classes

  ****Four Star Breeder;   Requires 400 points plus 7 completed Classesand at least 1 species spawned from the Target group

               Master Breeder;   Requires 500 points plus 10 completed Classes and at least 9 species spawned from the 20 point groups and at least 2 species spawned from Target groups

   Grand Master Breeder;   Requires “Master Breeder” status and at least 5 species spawned from Target groupsand must have completed All Classes


Any member who achieves the status of any Star Level Breeder will be awarded a certificate


Any member who achieves the status of Master Breeder will be awarded a plaque


Any member who achieves the status of Grand Master Breeder will be awarded a "Grand Master Breeder" award and a life time membership in the GPASI

The BAP Committee

1. The BAP Committee is responsible for reviewing the ongoing program, assigningproper credit, and maintaining BAP records of members. All aspects of the program are subject to review by the BAP Committee and decisions of the committee are final.  A meeting of the BAP committee will be held annually in July, if needed, to discuss appropriate matters

2. The BAP Committee will maintain records for individual members listing all speciesspawned, the Classes credited, and the points awarded.

3. Periodically a roster of participating members with their cumulative record will bepublished. Upon the periodic publication of the BAP roster, it is the breeders’ responsibility to see that their species records are correct and that appropriate points have been credited.

4. Any species not assigned in the Point Groups (below) will be assigned by the BAP Committee.

5. Any person transferring membership into GPASI from another club will receive ourBAP point values for all spawns verified by their previous club. This must first be reviewed by the BAP Chairman and/or the BAP committee.  Their request for assignment of points must be submitted to the BAP Committee in writing, along with a record of verified spawns from the previous club. However, the transferred species will not contribute towards the requirements for Class or Target plaques.


These updates to the BAP Program go into effect on January 1, 2012.  Previously awarded points, certificates, plaques, and the resulting point totals and BAP Members' standings from spawns submitted to BAP prior to January 1, 2012 will not be altered in any way.  All BAP submissions made on or after January 1, 2012 will receive points and awards (certificates, plaques, etc.) based on the updated rules

Point Groups for Species spawned

Class 1:  Livebearers; (6 species)

5 points Brachyrhaphis sp, Heterandriasp.,

Gambusia  sp.  Poecilias (guppy  & molly types),

Xiphophorus  (swords, platys, and variatus), and

all other Livebearers not listed in other point groups

10 points   All species in family Goodeidae, all species from genera Ameca,

                  Belonesox, Chapalichthys, Characodon and Xenotocas

15 points       All livebearing halfbeaks plus all species with published brood

                   records of less than 20 fry.  Any Jenynsia sp, any Micropoecilia sp,

                   Poeciliopsis prolifica, Poeciliopsis infans, Poeciliopsis viriosa,

                   Gambusia geiseri.  Any species that is critically endangered in the wild.  (documentation must be provided)

20 points     Allotoca goslinei, Poeciliopsis turneri, Neoheterandria elegans,

                    Phalloptychus januarius, plus any Allodontichthys sp.

All species with published brood records of less than 10 fry .

Any species that is extinct in the wild.

(documentation must be provided)

Target    Any Anableps sp,  Skiffia francesae, Hubbsina turneri and alllivebearing sting rays


Class 2: Anabantoids  (5 species)

  5 points   Macropodus opercularis, Trichogaster trichopterus  (all varieties such as 3 spot, blue, gold, Cosby and opaline gouramis)

10 points   All mouth brooding betas not listed elsewhere, Betta splendens, Trichogaster leeri  (pearl gourami), any Colisa  sp, any Pseudosphromenus sp

15 points   All species from genus Macropodus, except those listed in other point

                                    groups. All species from the genera Belontia, Trichopsis (croaking

                                    gouramis).  Betta smaragdina, Betta unimaculata.  All other bubble

                                    nest building Bettas not listed in other point groups – Betta

                                   albimarginata, Betta channoides.  Plus all other Anabantoid  species

                                    not listed in other point groups.

20 points   Betta coccina, Helostoma  (kissing), Osphromenus goramy  (true

                      goramy) and Parosphromenus  sp. (licorice & related sp.) any Luciocephalus sp

Targets      Betta macrostoma, Ctenopoma  sp., and

                      Sphaerichthys  sp. (chocolate gouramies)

Class 3:  Barbs; (5 species)

  5 points   Puntius titteya (cherry), Puntius conchonius (rosy),  Puntius sachsi (gold),  Capoeta oligolepis (checker)

10 points   All barbs not listed in other point groups, including 

                  Capoeta tetrazona  (tiger), Puntius nigrofasciatus (black ruby), Puntius fasciatus (melon)

15 points   Barbodes everetti  (clown), Puntius filamentosa, Capoeta arulius

20 points   Barbodes lateristriga  (spanner T), Barbodes barilloides and

                      any African barb species not listed in any other point group

     Target   Barbonymus schwanenfeldii  (tinfoil), Puntius rhomboocellatus, Bathyaethiops caudomaculatus, Bathyaethiops breuseghemi, Barbus jae, and Puntius denisonii


Class 4:  Minnows and Rainbowfishes; (3 minnows and 2 rainbows)

  5 points   All minnows from genera Danio  and Brachydanio, Tanichthys

                      albonubes  (white clouds), all Melanotaenia splendida  rainbows (including all subspecies such as inornata  and rubristriata )

10 points   All species of the genera Glossolepis, and Pseudomugil, Bedotia geayi

                      (madagascar rainbow). All Melanotaenias  sp. not listed elsewhere. Telmatherina ladigesi  and Chilatherina heikobleheri

15 points   All minnows and rainbowfishes not listed elsewhere

20 points   Pseudomugil tenellus

     Target   Iriatherina werneri  (featherfin rainbowfish), Danio dangila, Devario pathirana


Class 5:  Rasboras; (3 species)

  5 points   Rasbora trilineata  (scissortail rasbora),  Rasbora borapetensis (redtailed rasbora)

10 points   Rasbora lacrimula

15 points   Rasbora vaterifloris

20 points   All species of Rasboras not listed in other point groups

   Targets   Trigonostigma (Rasbora) heteromorpha  (harlequin), T espei, T hengeli and Rasbora kalochroma (clown)


Class 6:  Characins; (4 species)

  5 points   Gymnocorymbus ternetzi  (black), Hyphessobrycon flammeus (flame),

                  Hemigrammus caudovittatus (Buenos Aires), Hemigrammus ocellifer (head and tail lite)

10 points   Inpaichthys kerri  (royal tetra), Nematobrycon lacortei  (rainbow tetra),  Nematobrycon palmeri (emperor tetra), Hyphessobrycon colombianus

15 points    All species not listed in other point groups.

20 points   Exodon paradoxus (buck toothed tetra),

                      Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi  (black neon tetra), and

                      all species of African Tetras not listed in other point groups

   Targets   Paracheirodon innesi  (neon), Cheirodon axelrodi  (cardinal),  Phenacogrammus interruptus  (Congo), Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma (bleeding heart), Nannostomus mortenthaleri (Red Coral Pencil) and all species of Serrasalmus  sp. (piranha), Serrasalmidae  sp.(silverdollar), all Carnegiella sp, all Gasteropelecus sp and all Thoracocharax  sp  (hatchetfish)


Class 7:  Cichlids of the Old World;

   (6 species: 3 mouthbrooding + 3 substrate spawning)

  5 points   Neolamprologus brichardi, Anomalochromis thomasi, Pelvicachromis pulcher, Oreochromis mossambicus

10 points   All mouth brooding cichlids from Lake Malawi, Lake Victoria and areas in close proximity to Lake Victoria (Lake George, Kivu, Edward, Yala Swamp etc) except those listed elsewhere, all substrate spawning cichlids from Flowing waters in Africa, Asia and the Middle East except those listed elsewhere, all substrate spawning cichlids from Lake Tanganyika except those listed elsewhere

15 points   Etroplus maculatus, Crytocara  moorii, (Blue Dolphin) all Protomelas sp,  Ptychochromis oligcanthus, all Cyprichromis sp, all Paracyprichromis sp.  All mouth brooding cichlids from Lake Malawi with a published full grown size greater than or equal to 25 cm/10 inches   

20 points   Etroplus suratensis,  Teleograma  sp., all other Ptychochromis sp, Paratilapia sp,  Katria sp,  Altolamprongus sp, Nimbochromis linni, and all mouthbrooding species from Lake Tanganyika except those listed elsewhere

   Targets   Oxytilapia sp, Ptychochromoides sp, Paretroplus sp, Boulengerochromis microlepis, Cyathopharynx  sp. and other Lake Tanganyika “featherfins”


Class 8:  Cichlids of the New World; (6 species)

  5 points   All Amatitlania sp, (convict group), Cryptoheros sp, Cichlasoma bimaculatum, Cichlasoma portalegrensis, Herotilapia multispinosa (rainbow cichlid), Andinoacara pulcher (Blue Acara)

10 points   Pterophyllum scalare  (angelfish: all varieties), all Archocentrus sp, Geophagus steindachneri, Geophagus brasiliensis, Gymnogeophagus balzanni, all Apistogramma sp not listed elsewhere,   all cave and substrate spawning Central, North and South American cichlids except those listed in other Point Groups.

15 points   All species from genera Acarichthys, Biotodoma, Biotoecus, Heros, Crenicara, Geophagus, Gymnogeophagus,  Satanoperca, Retroculus, Mesonauta (festivums) and Neetroplus,  plus all mouth brooding species from South America except those listed in other point groups

20 points   All species of Astronotus, all species from the genera Crenicichla, Dicrossus, Taeniacara, Teleocichla, Apistogramma diplotaenia, Apistogramma elizabethae, Apistogramma wapisana, Apistogramma pertensis group, (A. angayuara, A. inornata, A.meinkeni, A.pertensis, A.velifera etc)  Apistogramma iniridae group (A.uaupesi, A. iniridae etc)

   Targets   Pterophyllum altum, all Symphysodon  species (discus),

                      all Uaru sp,  all Ivanacara sp, and all Cichla sp (Peacock Bass)


Class 9:  Killifish, Mop Spawners – water incubated; (4 species)

Semi-annual species or “switch” spawners are placed in this class and NOT in Class 10

    5 points   All Fundulopanchax, Aplocheilus (including the Golden Wonder),

                    Epiplatys, Pachypanchax & Oryzias (rice fish) 

10 points   All Aphyosemion, Rivulus, Chromaphyosemion, Fundulus, Aphanius,

                  Pseudoepiplatys annulatus, Fundulopanchax sjoestedti (Blue

                  Gularis),  fallax & deltense. Aphyosemion walkeri, Fundulosoma

                  filamentosus & thierryi, plus All mop spawning species not listed in other point groups. 

15 points   All species from the genus Procatopus, Kryptolebias marmoratus, All

Aphyosemion in the  ogoense” group (caudofasciatum, ferranti, labarrei, louessense, ogoense, ottogartneri, pyrophore, tirbaki) and all in the “cameronense” group (amoenum, cameronense, haasi, obscurum, raddai) and all  Kathethys group fish (Aphyosemion bamilekorum, dargei, elberti, exiguum, kekemense), unless listed in other point group.

          20 points  Aphyosemion mimbon, Aphyosemion maculatum,Fundulopanchax


           Targets   Lamprichthys tanganicanus, all species from the Aphyosemion

 diapteron group including A. abacinum, A. georgiae, A. cyanostictum,

A.     fulgen & A. seegersi, Rivulus mahdiaensis and Aphyosemion


Class 10 :  Killifish, Peat Spawners – peat incubated; (3 species)

All species whose eggs naturally need and go thru a dry period in nature. (The Semi-annual species or “switch” spawners are placed in Class 9). Of the 3 species needed, you must have at least one from the Old World & one from the New World 

5 points   Nothobranchius guentheri, Notho. korthausae, Notho. foerschi,

                Notho. palmqvisti,  Simpsonichthys (Nematolebias) whitei and

                Simpsonichthys constanciae

               10 points  Nothobranchius rachovi, Austrolebias nigripinnis

15 points  All soil-spawning species with PUBLISHED* incubation times of

                 less than 6 months, unless listed in other point group

20 points  All soil-spawning species with PUBLISHED* incubation times of

                 six months or more, unless listed in other point group

Targets     Terranatos dolichopterus, Gnatholebias zonatus, Gnatholebias

                 hoignei,Nothobranchius eggersi and Maratecoara lacortei

* Proof of publication should be copied and added to the BAP Form


Class 11:  Catfish; (4 species)

  5 points   Ancistrus “temmincki” and Ancistrus “dolichopterus” (including all colors and varieties of these “Common” bristlenose Plecos which have no known real identification)

10 points   Corydoras aeneus, and Corydoras paleatus, (including albino and longfin forms)

15 points   All pygmy Corys, Synodontis petricola & lucipinnis, C. sterbai

20 points   All Corydoradinae (Cory types) (except those listed in other point groups), Synodontis multipunctatus, All Lepthoplosternum (Hoplo  type) cats, and All species not listed in other point groups

   Targets   Any species from the genus Synodontis. (except those listed in other point groups) and any species of “plecostomus” with known positive “L” or “LDA” numbers or “suckermouth” catfish including Farlowella, Sturisoma, Otocinclus

Class 12:  Sharks, Loaches, and Eels; (1 species)

  5 points   None

10 points   None

15 points   None

20 points   Misgurnus anguillicaudatus  (dojo or weather loach), Acanthophthalmus sp. (kuhli type loaches). All other species not listed in target group

   Targets   Labeo bicolor  (redtailed shark), Botia macracantha  (clown loach), and Mastocembelus  species (spiny eels)

Class 13:  Marine Fish and Invertebrates

(Any combination that equals at least 40 points or 1 fish)

   Manual “propagation” such as cutting or fragging is not accepted as under natural environmental conditions and therefore is not eligible for submission.  The BAP chair should be consulted if there is a question about this or any other questions concerning a submission

5 points     For points only - no credit towards class plaques or any yearly awards,

                (this includes the BAP MOST SPAWNS OF THE YEAR award, BAP HIGH POINTS award and the BAP NOVICE MOST SPAWNS OF THE YEAR award):  for all Mollusca,Bristleworms, Aptasia species anemones, Copepods are not accepted.  In addition, all other highly opportunistic species need to be reviewed by BAP committee. The BAP Chair should be consulted if there is a question about this prior to submission of any species

10 points   Corallimorpharia + disc anemones, colonial anemones ("zoanthids"), mushroom anemones & any other anemone not listed in any other point group, Xenia, common sea squirts, sedentary bristleworms & any snail not listed in any other point group

15 points   Sea urchins, grass/glass shrimp or rock shrimp

                  brittle starfish, cold water livebearing anemones – actina

20 points   All other shrimps, crabs, lobsters, Any corals not listed in any other point group , turbo snails, dwarf sea horses

   Targets   Nudibranchs, all marine fish, cephalopods, cuttlefish + octopods


Class 14:  All other Species; (2 species)

  5 points   For points only - no credit towards class plaques or any yearly awards (this includes the BAP MOST SPAWNS OF THE YEAR award, BAP HIGH POINTS award and the BAP NOVICE MOST SPAWNS OF THE YEAR award) : crayfish, ghost shrimp, bumblebee shrimp and all freshwater snails.

10 points   All fish in the genus Badis and Tateurndina ocellicauda (peacock gudgeon)

15 points   Carassius auratus auratus  (goldfish: all varieties), Chlamydogobius eremius (desert goby)

20 points   Koi, Scats, Mogurnda mogurnda, all others not in other point groups.

   Targets   Brachygobius xanthozona  (& all bumblebee goby types), Monodactylus sebae, Pantodon buchholzi  (butterfly fish), "mudskippers" and all other gobies not listed elsewhere.


Class 15:  Natives; (3 species: 1 livebearer + 2 egglayers)

  5 points   Gambusia affinis, Heterandria formosa, Poecilia latipinna and all livebearing species native to the United States

10 points   All Cyprinodon  species (pupfish), Elassoma evergladei  (pigmy

                      sunfish), Jordanella floridae  (Florida flag fish), and

                      All other egglaying species native to the United States

15 points   All “sunfish” except Elassoma evergladei, and all “minnows”, Gambusia geiseri

20 points   All sticklebacks and catfish

   Targets   All “Darters”

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