SEPTEMBER 8th MEETING! WELCOME BACK YOU ALL!
Alright you cichlid nuts! Summer break is coming to an end! Time to get things rolling again, and to kick off the new season, we have a real treat for you guys! Jimena Golcher-Benavides will be coming into town, to speak about her adventures underwater in Lake Tanganyika!
Jimena began working towards her PhD in the Program in Ecology at the University of Wyoming in Fall 2015. She came to Dr. Catherine E. Wagner Lab’s at UW with extensive background in tropical biology, particularly fieldwork with cichlids in her native Costa Rica and in Nicaragua. She received an MS from the University of Konstanz, Germany, prior to coming to UW. In the past two years, she has been conducting research in Lake Tanganyika, Africa, trying to better understand species distributions, ecology and variation. In her talk, Jimena will take the audience on a journey to the underwater world of Lake Tanganyika cichlids, share her experiences while in Tanzania and hopefully encourage others to go and explore cichlids in their natural habitat.
Growth Contest Time! Every couple months we provide our Members with a fun game called a Growth Contest, where we bring in and sell some fry/juveniles basically at cost. Every time we hold a Growth Contest, we rotate the type of cichlid it is. Members who win in the Growth Contest get “Auction Dollars” Which get rewarded at the time of our big Auctions. Become a Member! Membership is only $15 for a Year! Memberships help fund these little events.
This month we will be bringing in a Rare South American species.
How it works…
For example: We usually bring in about 100 fry/juveniles. (Give or take) If 10 people raise their hand for entering the contest, each member will buy a bag of 10 fish. Or if 20 people raise their hand to enter, each person will buy a bag of 5 fish.
Growth Contest Rules:
1. Fish are NOT to be traded in, or resold to pet stores or online at anytime before the contest is due back!
2. This is a Members Only event.
3. It only takes 1 fish to win out of the bag lot you get. Who Ever Raised the BIGGEST ONE WINS!
Mini-Fish Auction! Please bring a bag or two to sell! Our Monthly Mini-Auctions have been growing, and becoming “not so mini” So if you have some extra fish you’d like to sell, plants, ext. Bring them!
We will also be bringing in fish from davesfish.com for the Mini-Auction. Feel free to contact Dave if you would like to order any fish and save with no shipping cost. Just tell Dave to ship it to the RMCA September meeting.
Also there is a Bowl Show, categories listed below.
Lets show off some of our Best Fish!
Pot luck, and Door Prizes!
So if you’d like, please bring some goodies!
3800 South Pierce Street
Denver, CO 80235
Bowl Show setup starts at 6:30pm
Meeting Officially Starts at 7pm.
LAKE MALAWI – GROUP 1—HAPLOCHROMINES—Alticorpus, Aristochromis, Buccochromis, Caprichromis, Champsochromis, Chilotilapia, Copadichromis, Cyrtocara, Dimidochromis, Exochochromis, Fossorochromis, Lethrinops, Lichnochromis, Mylochromis, Nimbochromis, Otopharynx, Placidichromis, Protomelas, Rhamphochromis, Scieanochromis, Serranochromis, Stigmatochromis, Taeniolethrinops, Tramitichromis, Trematocranus, Tyrannochromis.
LAKE TANGANYIKA – GROUP 3—FEATHERFINS, FRONTOSA, TROPHEUS, PETROS—Aulonocranus, Benthochromis, Cunningtonia, Cyathopharynx, Cyphotilapia, Opthalmotilapia, Petrochromis, Tropheus.
OTHER AFRICAN/ASIAN CICHLIDS – GROUP 1—VICTORIA BASIN CICHLIDS—Allochromis, Astatoreochromis, Astatotilapia, (A. aenocolor, A. latifasciata, A. nubila), Enterochromis, Haplochromis (not H. burtoni), Haplotilapia, Harpagochromis, Labrochromis, Lipochromis, Lithochromis, Mbipia, Neochromis, Oreochromis (O. esculentus, O. mossambicus, O. niloticus, O. variabilis), Paralabidochromis, Platytaeniodus, Prognathochromis, Psammochromis, Pseudocrenilabrus (not P. nicholsi), Ptyochromis, Pundamilia, Pyxichromis, Xystichromis, Yssichromis.
NEW WORLD CICHLIDS – GROUP 3—SOUTH AMERICAN DWARF CICHLIDS—Apistogramma, Apistogrammoides, Biotoecus, Cleithracara, Laetacara, Mikrogeophagus, Nannacara, Taeniacara, Tahuantinsuyoa.
OPEN – ADULT PAIRS (Male & Female of same species/morph)
(To view upcoming Bowl Show Categories visit the link below.