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AquaNews

A Minnesota Aquarium Society Publication SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2006


AquaContents
3 President’s Message | Mike Fries
4 Membership Report | Bob Carter
5 Cichlid Matters | Bob Randall
8 The Plant from Hell | Dale Skiba
9 Copadichromis virginalis “Nkanda” | Chris Juvinall
10 Fishroom Tour: The Bruelands | Emily Brueland
13 MAS Meeting Rewind: Aug. ‘06 | Bob Randall
14 Bowl Show 2006-07 | Tiffany Severson Aulonocara stuartgranti, Ngara
Photo by Bob Randall
15 Bowl Show 2005-06 | Bob Randall
16 BAP Report | Chris Smith and Randy Carey
18 HAP Report | Milo Squires and Dave Behler
18 MAS Board Meeting Minutes | Mike Harris ON THE COVER
“Betta” by William Picard
18 Upcoming MAS Events | Dani Ellickson

FromTheEditor
It’s really about the Aqua News splendid creative talents and giving serve on the web design commit-
the MAS members the opportunity to tee. All skill and creativity levels are
Let me begin by groveling to the mem-
enjoy your work. welcome. I am planning on having the
bership and begging your forgiveness
committee gather two times a month
for the tardiness of this issue of the
Garrett and Emily Brueland have of- on an initial basis. I expect to have the
Aqua News. In the words of one of my
fered a peek into their fish room for first meeting in October. I realize this
favorite comic strip characters, “I’M
us this month, and for that I’m very may seem like a lot of time to commit
SORRY! BEAT ME!! I’M AN INSECT!” I
grateful. Thank you both! I am always in everyone’s busy schedules, but this
could regale you with excuse after ex-
amazed at how our apartment-dwell- project will need our attention and
cuse, but I won’t. Life simply got in the
ing members can squeeze so many diligence if we are to develop a new
way and I tripped over it. Enough said.
aquariums into their homes. They have design within a reasonable amount
all the joys of fish keeping and none of time. I will do my best to schedule
I received a number of emails and
of the tribulations of home owner- the gatherings based on the schedules
comments regarding the online ver-
ship. I expect great things from Garrett of those that are willing to volunteer.
sion of the Aqua News. The general
and Emily’s ‘Fish Apartment’! Who Please contact me at webmaster@mn-
consensus is that everyone loved it! I’m
will step up to the plate and share aquarium.org if you are interested.
just tickled pink! I want to give credit
their fish room for the next issue of
where credit is due. I am not the mas-
the Aqua News? Please contact me The MAS domain name has been trans-
ter behind the online version of the
at editor@mn-aquarium.org if you’re ferred to a new hosting site. For folks
Aqua News. I am but a lowly editor, or-
interested in being highlighted in that maybe aren’t technically savvy,
ganizer and data transfer method. Joe
the next issue, even if you’re photo- this techno-babble may mean very
Lover is the mastermind and king of
graphically challenged. We’ll make little. But what it does is enables us to
design behind the eye-popping layout
sure you’re covered. Write something begin revamping the MAS website and
and bright fantastic colors you were
about yourself and your fish room and provide dynamic content to you, the
able to enjoy in the last edition. That
we’ll take it from there. members, while making administra-
being said, Joe, if I weren’t on a plane
tion of the website easier. Technical
right now, I’d stand up and applaud
I am still looking for volunteers to
you! Thank you for volunteering your
cont. on page 22
President’sMessage
President* .........................................................Mike Fries
651-489-2973 ....................... president@mn-aquarium.org I want to thank our past president issue of Aqua News.
Vice-President* (tie breaker only) ........... Jenny Kruckenberg Jenny Kruckenberg, last year’s board
952-529-3596 .................................... jennyk@usfamily.net of directors and the many volunteers Starting in October, we’ll meet
Treasurer* .....................................................Tom Gromek who truly made our 75th anniversary informally on the first Friday of the
651-462-8223 ................................................tjg@usgo.net a special celebration. A year filled month. I’ll host the meeting at my
Secretary* .......................................................Mike Harris with national speakers, special events, house (but hope others might be
651-882-4715 ........................secretary@mn-aquarium.org and one of our largest tropical fish interested in taking a month). These
Under-director* ............................................ Milo Squires shows ever will be hard to top. meetings will have NO formal struc-
952-448-4153 ................................... squiresmn@msn.com ture, just a chance for us to talk. It
Director-2yr.* ........................................... Anchor Sarslow As your new president, my focus for could be about the previous night’s
763-856-0940 ....................................anxsar@netzero.com the coming year is to meet the need speaker, it could be about a great
Director-2yr,* .................................................Bob Randall
of our current members, grow our movie you just saw, or maybe we’ll
952-432-6298 ................................... bobrfish@yahoo.com membership (currently at 175), find bring our camera and help each other
new ways to publicize MAS, build take better pictures of our wet pets.
Director-1yr.* ..............................................Dani Ellickson
............................................underwaterjewels@gmail.com stronger relationship with area pet No formal structure, just a chance to
shops, and have some fun. I would socialize and get to know other MAS
Director-1yr.* .............................................. Brad Hedlund
............................................ BHedlund@timesaversinc.com like to use the balance of this mes- members – and have some fun.
sage to lay out my plan to accomplish
Aqua News Editor ......................................Dani Ellickson
....................................................editor@mn-aquarium.org these goals. Growing our membership is beneficial
to all. The more members we have,
Auction Chair ................................................Tom Gromek
651-462-8223 ................................................tjg@usgo.net A few months ago I surveyed the the more resources we have for infor-
members attending the June meet- mation, more chances that someone
Auction Chair ............................................. Brad Swanson
612-522-4399 ....................................wifabo@myexel.com
ing. What a diverse group we are! might have that rare fish you have
Some members have many years been looking for and a larger pool of
BAP Data ....................................................... Ted Jolivette of experience and 100’s of tanks in volunteers if the club decides to host
763-783-9416 ............................... t.jolivette@comcast.net
their fish room. They are looking a national show in the future.
BAP Spokesperson ....................................... Randy Carey for specialized information from
651-780-8068 ................................aquaria@randytech.net
experts. Many of our new members As you know, there are many benefits
Bowl Show Chair .................................... Tiffany Severson are just getting starting in the hobby to your MAS membership. In addition
651-487-8073 ................................ tiffnseve@hotmail.com
and confused by all the conflicting to receiving this excellent publication,
Book Points Chair ...........................................Mike Harris information that is out there – they you have the opportunity to use the
651-882-4715 ........................secretary@mn-aquarium.org
just want to know the basics at this MAS library, purchase fish and plants
Special Event Chair ............................ Jenny Kruckenberg point. Other members are focused on (usually at rock bottom prices) during
651-457-2302 .................................... jennyk@usfamily.net
the ‘aquascaping’ aspect of the hobby the BAP and HAP auctions, receive
Donations Chair.......................................... Dennis Drews and others want us to spend more a larger percent of sales of your
952-529-3596 ................................. drews5255a@aol.com
time talking about the saltwater side items at MAS auctions, and purchase
Exchange Editor ........................................ Brentt Helland of the hobby. So how does MAS meet plants (at cost) at the December
...............................................................brentt_@msn.com the needs of such a diverse group? Plant Extravaganza. In addition, your
HAP Spokesperson ....................................... Milo Squires The simple answer is by sharing our membership helps defray the cost of
952-448-4153 ................................... squiresmn@msn.com experiences with one another. We all national speakers and the use of the
HAP Data ........................................................Dave Behler have made those beginners mistakes church two Thursdays a month. Not a
952-215-2043 ..................................................................... and all of us have some tips to share bad deal for $15.00.
Librarian ............................................................ Jon Heyer that others can learn from.
952-215-2043 .................................... Jpheyer@yahoo.com Our annual tropical fish show is one
MAS/ACA Liaison ...........................................Bob Randall Now I’ll be the first to admit that way we publicize the club. We also
952-432-6298 ................................... bobrfish@yahoo.com there just is not enough time to have ads in all three tropical fish
MAS/FAAS Liaison ................................. Carter McAninch socialize at the regular meetings, so publications and an excellent website
763-784-4937 ..............................._carter_mc@excite.com here are some ideas. Starting with (more on the website below). While
Membership Chair ...........................................Bob Carter the September meeting, I am inviting I will continue to serve as public-
651-633-4351 ..........................................bcarter@visi.com members to arrive at 7:00 pm (instead ity chair for the annual tropical fish
Program Chair............................................... Randy Carey of the normal 7:30 meeting time) show, Tiffany Severson has volun-
651-780-8068 ................................aquaria@randytech.net and we’ll meet in the kitchen and teered to take on the role as publicity
Show Chair .....................................................Bob Randall try to answer any aquarium related chair. As the new MAS secretary, Mike
952-432-6298 ................................... bobrfish@yahoo.com questions you may have. Feel free Harris will assist Tiffany by sending
Webmaster ..................................................Dani Ellickson to email me questions in advance to information about club meetings to
........................................... webmaster@mn-aquarium.org president@mn-aquarium.org. We also area publications. I would like to see
Historian .................................................Rodger Anderson invite you to email your questions other MAS members join this new
763-535-4364 .................................. rodgea@earthlink.net and we’ll answer them in the next publicity committee. I think there are
Advertising & Promotions..................... Tiffany Severson
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MembershipReport
►ABOUT THE MAS We set off to start our 76th year as a Please join me in welcoming the fol-
The Minnesota Aquarium Society (MAS) is an club. It is going to be hard to top last lowing new MAS members:
incorporated, non-profit organization of tropi- years cast of speakers and events.
cal fish enthusiasts that was established in the But something tells me that we are Randy and Kerri Johnson
1930s. The MAS is one of the largest local level
clubs in the U.S., averaging about 200 current
going to have fun anyway. Jason Swanson
members. MAS is a member of the Federation Leigh & Norman Eigenheer
of American Aquarium Society (FAAS). For those of you that missed the Koi Robert Meyman
Acres and Star Prairie Trout Farm
►MONTHLY MEETINGS trip, you did really miss something Anybody that joined or renewed in
Monthly meetings are held on the 1st Thursday interesting. I want to publicly thank the last couple of months can pick
of each month (note: there are no meetings in Jenny and Ken for organizing a up their updated or new member-
July) at 7:30pm at St. Christopher’s Episcopal
great Saturday with the fish folks ship card at the September meeting.
Church, 2300 N. Hamline Ave., Roseville, MN (at
the NE corner of Hwy 36 and Hamline). Most and a couple of great stops along With fall rapidly approaching and
meetings focus on a presentation by a speaker the way. I didn’t really know what to fishkeeping season beginning to
who is often nationally-recognized. Visitors are expect from Koi Acres, but the place wind up again, the discounts that
welcome to attend. was amazing. And the knowledge are available to MAS members from
that the two boys and their parents some of the local fish shops may
►BOARD MEETINGS shared with us was fantastic. I now once again be put to good use. If
MAS Board of Directors meetings are held on
need to buy a couple of neighbor’s you’ve lost or misplaced your card,
the 2nd Thursday of each month, except for
July, at the same location as our general meet- houses and demolish them. I’ve got let me know and we’ll get a replace-
ings at 7pm and are open to MAS members. to make room for a pond like that. ment created for you.
I don’t think it is going to happen
►AQUA NEWS anytime soon though. The trout Last but hardly least; please remem-
Aqua News is a bi-monthly publication of the fishing and picnic were incredible. ber to check your mailing label. Your
MAS. It has been recognized with national First, the trout fishing brought back membership expiration date is listed
awards and is included with membership. many fond childhood memories from just above your name. Keep getting
Members are encouraged to send original
articles and photos for publication. Submit
when my family would go trout all the benefits of MAS membership
them by sending to the MAS mailing address or fishing together. At least the Carter by keeping yours current. For those
to the editor via meetings or email. Electronic tradition / rule did not seem to be in of you with a highlighted expiration
versions of the article are strongly recom- effect for this trip. Nobody fell into date, this is the last Aqua News you
mended. Photo quality/resolution will deter- the stream. I love eating trout (okay will receive unless you renew quickly.
mine whether it is used. All articles are subject who am I kidding, I love eating most Don’t miss a thing, renew today.
to editing.
anything). The trip was a blast. The
only thing better than the trout was See you in the fishroom,
►EXCHANGES + REPRINTING
Exchanges with other non-profit groups are Ken’s homebrewed root beer. I could
welcomed. Articles may be reprinted provided drink that all day long. Bob Carter
proper credit is given to the author, the MAS, Membership Chair
and AquaNews. Two (2) copies of the publica-
tion containing the article must be sent to the
exchange editor at the address below. Any
other reprinting is by permission of the author
only.

►MINNESOTA FISH KEEPERS FORUM


The Minnesota Fish Keepers Forum is a great
local online resource for fish keepers of all
kinds. Stop by and share fish knowledge with
fellow fish keepers in Minnesota! The MFK is
endorsed by the MAS. www.minnfish.com.

►E-MAIL GROUP LIST


MAS has a monitored e-mail announcement list
available to all members. Messages are sent to
all members on the list. If you’d like to broad-
cast a message or subscribe to the list, send
your request to mas-admin@careytech.net.

►DISCUSSION GROUP LIST


MAS maintains a monitored discussion list
through yahoo groups. MAS members can
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by Bob Randall

Cichlid
matters
Hello my friends. Just a few quality images. The cichlids
days ago, we were together
at August meeting discuss-
ing American Cichlid As-
in these images are those
I favor for one reason or
another. They are not all
1
sociation (ACA) Convention. cichlid entries within show.
At least a dozen Minnesota
Aquarium Society (MAS) I bet some of you would
members attended this like to know the names of
event and it sounded as if the cichlids displayed here
we all had a wonderful time. in the AquaNews. This is
where you the cichlid reader
I hope y’all are aware that comes in. I propose a chal-
AquaNews has entered the lenge to all you cichlidiots.
digital age. Those primar- Name each cichlid seen in
ily responsible for this leap these images and email me
are Dani Ellickson and Joe your answers. When email-
Lover. July/August 2006 issue ing me your answers, place
was placed on MAS website.
Please take a look at our
digital AquaNews and com-
pare it to digital AquaNews.
answers in order from 1-15.
The person who submits the
greatest number of correct
answers wins. There is no
2
Let your Board of Direc- way anyone can cheat here
tors and your AquaNews as everyone is encouraged
editor have your opinions, to use www, books, friends,
thoughts and comments whatever to determine fish
about either or both. Put names. Latin or scientific
me on record that Dani and names are preferred but
Joe have performed a great common names will receive
service to MAS and I appreci- half credit. If a tiebreaker
ate their efforts. is required, a name will be
randomly drawn from the
This month Cichlid Matters is winners. If there is still a tie,
going to take advantage of then multiple winners will
a digital AquaNews. Those be named. If the challenge
reading digital or online itself does not fire up your
AquaNews will be viewing
images of cichlids entered
in ACA – 2006 Cichlid Show.
desire to identify these
cichlids, then how about
Dainichi Ultimate cichlid
3
For those photographer pellets? I will give half a
readers, please accept my kilo to the winner. Send
apologies regarding quality any challenge questions
of these images. I took the and your list of names to
images with a Nikon Coolpix bobrfish@yahoo.com. Have
4100. This is a point and fun.
shoot camera and does not
allow aperture and shut- Bob Randall
ter speed control, which Show Chair
is a good excuse for lower

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by Bob Randall

Cichlid
matters
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by Bob Randall

Cichlid
matters
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THE PLANT FROM
In a recent plant order I was Well, it didn’t work. The
tempted to pick up a plant plant dried up. Fungus
I didn’t know much about. formed on the dried up
Borneo Fern is what they leaves. Total mess! Perhaps

HELL
called it. Very pretty and this one needed constant
very cheap. So, I picked up a misting? Perhaps it was
few. It looked like a compact too warm due to our heat
form of Bolbitis (African wave? Unlike other plants to
Fern). See the main plant avoid, which frequently are
image on this page. house plants which would
do quite well in a pot of
When the plant arrived, the dirt, Trichomanes javanicum
roots were unlike any aquat- is something which requires
ic plant I had seen before, so a very specialized environ-
I did some online searching. ment to grow. It really was
(This was what I should have a plant from Hell that was
done before I ordered it.) best avoided.
Turned out that this plant
was on several aquarium Here’s how my plant ended
avoid lists. It was really a ter- up (see image directly be-
rarium plant. Also known as low).
Aqua Fern, something of a
misnomer. Well, that wasn’t The frustrations with this
a serious problem since I plant led me to buy Aquar-
could raise it in my emersed ium Plants, The Practical
tank -- or so I thought. Guide. Turns out that the
photo that vendor was using
I did the logical thing -- I to sell their “aquatic plant”
planted it in a pot of flora- was the same used to iden-
base, in tank with standing tify it as a not-for-aquarium
water, with the stems of the bog plant on pages 200
plant above water level and and 206. It’s the exact same
the roots below water level. picture! I wonder how that
If it worked for well Anubias happened?
why not for this plant?
• Dale Skiba

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Copadichromis virginalis “Nkanda”
My Experience Spawning
the Gold Virginalis of
Lake Malawi | By Chris Juvinall
Copadichromis virginalis beside a large boulder.
“Nkanda” (a.k.a. the Gold Next, the female laid a
Virginalis) is a maternal couple of eggs and picked
mouth brooder native to them up in her mouth.
Lake Malawi in east Africa. Rather than continually
I obtained two males and circling each other as many
two females that were four- mouth brooders do, the
inches long from a private pair assumed a loose “T”
breeder in Georgia. Males position while the female
achieve a size of roughly bit at the egg spots of the
six inches and have a silver male fertilizing the eggs. I
base color with a gold crest am not sure whether this
and dorsal fin and sport was simply because there
a large number of yellow was not enough room for
egg spots on their anal fin. the pair to circle one an- One interesting point to the nest. Also, I have never
While attempting to lure a other at this spawning loca- note is that in the six months kept Malawian fish with my
female to breed, the male’s tion or simply the way they that I have had these fish, I Enantiopus melanogenys be-
silver body color turns to naturally spawn. I suppose have NEVER seen the female fore. However, due to a lack
a VERY dark, almost shim- time will tell. eat. The male gobbles up of tank space, I was forced
mering blue/black color and food as soon as it touches to try the combination this
all yellow markings greatly The pair laid approximately the surface, but I have never time. To my surprise, both
intensify. Females achieve thirty yellow eggs. After seen the female touch a species ignored each other
a size of five inches and are spawning, the female piece of food. She must and spawned regularly.
basically silver with a hint of retreated to a hiding place eat….she has lived in my Copadichromis virginalis
black on the front edge of to avoid harassment by tanks for six months and has is one of those “sleeper
the dorsal fin. tank mates. I left the pair in produced a bundle of fry, cichlids”; the kind no one
the same tank for twenty- yet I have never seen her eat pays attention to until they
The fish bred for me in a 125 one days prior to stripping one morsel of food. One see it in person. I do not see
gallon tank which contained the eggs from the female. theory that I have is that she this fish for sale very often.
Tahitian Moon black sand Approximately thirty eggs is straining fine particles out Yet, since I have now kept
and several large, smooth were viable and hatched of the water column while and spawned it, I wondered
boulders. The tank was after twenty-two days. The all other fish are eating the why it took me so long to
filtered by a two Emperor fry were a spitting image of larger flakes and pellets. acquire such a mild-man-
400 power filters and had their mother – silver body Again, it’s just a theory. This nered, beautiful fish. I am
a pH of 8.2. I performed color with a black edge to remains, at least to me, one not a good photographer,
bi-weekly water changes the dorsal fin. of those mysterious experi- but hopefully you will be
equal to 30% of the tank ences that occur while keep- able to appreciate this fish
volume and used fluorescent The fry didn’t require any ing fish. through the pictures that I
lighting for about 12 hours special care on my part. I put have submitted on the fish
each day. I fed the fish New them in the 30 gallon tank This is perhaps one of the in my tanks (the best picture
Life Spectrum Cichlid Pellets, with about thirty Enantiopus most peaceful fish I have is used by permission and
HBH Graze, and frozen brine melanogenys fry. I used an ever kept. The only time was taken by Alan Bliven, an
shrimp. ATI Hydro IV sponge filter that the male exhibited accomplished cichlid breeder
for filtration and started the any aggression was when and owner of www.cichlid-
When spawning, the blue fry off on Golden Pearls as he was courting the fe- lovers.com).
and black colors of the male well as crushed flake food. male. Even then, he didn’t
intensify while females The fry grew quickly and chase or nip at her fins. He Happy fish keeping!
remain silver. The male reached the length of one simply displayed and tried
cleaned a small area of sand inch after about six weeks. to entice her to come to

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FISH
ROOM
TOUR

Garrett used to keep fish fish, including rainbows, living/dining area, there are a five-gallon tank, and a
back when he was in high plecos, cories, a loach, a two fifty-five gallon tanks, a two-and-a-half-gallon fry
school. However, he moved few kinds of tetras, rasbo- thirty-gallon hex, a twenty- tank. In the bedroom, we
to Florida and back several ras, and some platies. We gallon long, two ten-gallon have a fifty-five-gallon tank
times in the follow- and the original ten-gal-
ing years, and didn’t lon tank. We also have
really have room in a 120-gallon and a 110-
the car for fish tanks. gallon in storage that I
This last Easter, we know Garrett is itching
were bored and to set up, but unfortu-
found ourselves at nately that has to wait
Petsmart, where Gar- until we have a house.
rett convinced me Probably the biggest in-
to let him get a tank vestment so far besides
-”just a small one.” the fish is the Coralife
We started with some 4x65W Power Compact
guppies and it turned Light we have on the
out I liked to watch community tank, and we
fish. So a week or so take pride in the stands
later Garrett talked that Garrett has built
me into letting him for some of the tanks,
get a 55 gallon. Next especially the bowfront
thing I knew, the which he will eventually
apartment was full of close off with doors on
tanks! the front, and we’ll use
for a display tank.
We no longer have Neolamprologus pulcher
guppies - well ok, In our fish apartment,
two stragglers. Now Garrett does most of the
it’s mostly cichlids, includ- don’t have as many tanks as longs, and a five-gallon feeding and other main-
ing Malawi, Tanganyikan, some, but considering the tank. In the kitchen, there tenance, including dealing
and South American. We do size of the apartment, we’re is a thirty-gallon bowfront, with the breeding, because
have quite a variety of other doing pretty well. In the a twenty-nine gallon tank, he knows a lot more than

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FISH
ROOM
TOUR

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Fishroom Tour, cont.

I do, though I’m learning!


Also, I have a tendency to
overfeed every once in a
while. ;) However I do most
of the planting and rear-
ranging because I have more
patience and an eye for it.
What can I say, I like a pretty
tank! We do share the water
changing duty though.
Someday when we get a
house, hopefully in the not
too distant future, we hope
to have a proper fishroom in
the basement, and a pond in
the backyard. The best thing
about fishkeeping is it’s a
hobby that we can both
enjoy.

Following Dani’s lead, here


are some questions that we
answered so you can get to
know us better as fellow fish
keepers.

Favorite fish:
Emily - My angelfish, and
Nanochromis transvestitus
even though they hide a lot.
Garrett - Aulonocara Stuart-
granti Chiwindi

Most frustrating fish:


E - The ones that uproot the
plants!
G - Tiger barbs

Our current MAS and fish


keeping goals:
E - To enter almost all the
bowl shows and win at least
once, and to start a dwarf
species tank and get my
angels to spawn.
G - Become a participant in
the Breeders Award Pro-
gram, and to spawn my wild
Pelvicachromis sacrimontis.

G - I need to be better about we both enjoy, and I really


Most wanted fish: like watching the fish and
E - Threadfin rainbows and a testing water quality more
learning so much about
FISH
bumblebee goby. often. Also, paying atten-
tion to the python while their behavior.
G - Any type of featherfin. G - That my wife enjoys
doing water changes, we’ve
Area that needs the most had enough floods! it too and we get to do it ROOM
together, and I also like the
work:
E - Overfeeding! That and Favorite thing about fish- social aspect of it, getting to TOUR
keeping: know other fish keepers.
learning which foods are
best for which fish. E - I love that it’s something
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MAS MEETING a look back at what you missed

At the August, meeting DeOrio, selling Syn- to appeal to beginning as there were many nice
we discussed American odontis petricola in the cichlid hobbyists. Any- discus present. I would
Cichlid Association (ACA) back of room during one new to cichlids may like to point out that
convention held in Chi- the discussion, was also find ACA speakers at a Tiffany Severson won 1st
cago. Not all Minnesota in Chicago selling these convention a bit over place in the Tropheus
Aquarium Society (MAS) catfish. Matt was one whelming. An exception, class with a Petrochromis
members who attended of many. Beyond Lenny, Mo Devlin gave a talk in kasumbe. I believe Tiff
the convention were other MAS members Chicago that everyone refers to her winner as
present. Those in at- discussed the convention could enjoy. Maybe MAS Daddy Mac.
tendance at the August as a place to find unique will invite Mo to visit us
meeting were Randy cichlids not kept in MAS some day. Ted Judy will Jen brought in some
Carey, Jen Kruckenberg, community. I will agree be coming to MAS in the photos she took during
Tiffany Severson, Mike to that. Eventually, we next few months, he also ACA convention. We
Fries, Carter McAninch, discussed what fish we spoke in Chicago. talked a bit about some
Brad Hedlund, Tom Chro- purchased at convention of the people she caught
nakos, Lenny Ancheta and brought back home. There were opinions that while in Chicago. Jen
and I. Randy asked each ACA show leaves a lot to also talked about Shedd
of us how many ACA Another area we talked be desired in comparison aquarium. Many MAS
conventions we attended about was the speak- to MAS shows. The rea- members went to visit
and what we enjoyed the ers. It was pointed out son behind this remark is Shedd. Jen took behind
most. Of those present, that Randy Carey gave a that at an ACA show, all the scenes shots and
the number of conven- talk at ACA convention tanks are identical 10 gal recounted her meeting
tions present varied from and that his presenta- tanks, bare of any deco- two large catfish while
one to eight. A number tion was well received. ration. Tank busters are touring there. Aquarium
of this group attended There was some discus- allowed a 20 gal tank. manufacturers have
ACA convention in 1993 sion that MAS brought in The only item in each always donated freely
hosted by MAS. Lenny speakers during our 75th tank other than the cich- to ACA. This year four
was president of MAS year that were equal to lid is a sponge filter with tanks were donated and
that year and of course ACA convention speak- optional heaters (discus). raffled. Tom won a 120
he was at 1993 conven- ers. That may be true Those who find this gal tank. I hope he uses
tion as were Jen and but I find it difficult to Spartan approach disap- the tank for cichlids.
Randy. measure one group of pointing prefer MAS That is it for the August
speakers against another tradition of decorating meeting.
The majority of conven- group. I believe both tanks with backgrounds,
tion attendees go to groups were excellent substrate, rocks, plants, I would like to point out
obtain fish and not just and each speaker from mermaids, etc... I did this is a new column for
cichlids. Lenny talked either group appealed to not get a chance to say AquaNews. Your Board
about the many catfish someone listening. I re- it at the meeting but I of Directors (BOD) has
for sale at ACA conven- marked, ACA convention love the ACA show. I see determined a monthly
tions. In fact Matt speakers are not selected cichlids that I have never meeting review is in
seen before. I see cichlids order. Currently, BOD is
in peak condition that I seeking a volunteer to
may have seen in a dark write this short col-
tank, hiding somewhere umn. Please contact the
but are now coming to AquaNews editor if you
the glass to meet me. are interested in this
The size and colors seen position by emailing
in cichlids never cease to editor@mn-quarium.org.
amaze me. Best in Show
this year was an Aulono- Bob Randall
cara sp.“lwanda”. Best Show Chair
in Show could just as
easily have been a discus

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Bowl Show 2006-07
MINNESOTA AQUARIUM SOCIETY

August Bowl danios, rasboras) Class III Freshwater invertebrates


- Snails, crabs, shrimps, etc… You
Show Results 2nd Melanotaenia Boesmani,
Mike Harris
Class III Anabantoids may also bring an amphibian ONLY
December 2006 if it spends the majority of its time
For the month of August we 3rd Glossolepsis Dority, underwater.
had a total of twelve entries. Jen Krukkenberg Class I Floating plants *
We had one junior entry in May 2007
Junior, Bumble Bee Goby, Class II Rooted plants *
the True Boney Fish cat- Brianna Harris Class I - Pikes and Perches - This
Class III Red and Green fish. ** class will also include all native
egory, four in the “Corydo-
January 2007 fish. This is also a good reminder
ras” group, and then in the that the Darter hunt is coming up.
“True Boney Fish” class. The August participants
Class I Old World Cichlids
class for pond plants had Mike Harris, 4 entries Class II Pond fish - What fish you
Class II New World Cichlids will put in your backyard or patio
zero entries. Hopefully we Jen Krukkenberg, 4 entries tub this summer?
will have a better turn out Class III Oddballs - Gobies, puffers,
Garrett and Emily Brueland, 2 and any other fish we don’t have a Class III Aquarium Plants
in our plant class in the next entries bowl show class for.
month. June 2007
Sue McMillan, 1 entry February 2007 Class I I bet you never thought.
Now is the time to start Brianna Harris, 1 entry Class I South and Central American This is the “showoff /stupe the
prepping for our “Bowl Catfish other club members” class. Bring
September 2006 in your fish that no one would
Beautiful” Miniature Class II Non-South American
Class I Killies - With enough entries, ever think you keep, or still keep.
planted tank competition. Catfish Names will be posted of who is
this class will be split in to peat
All Tanks must be less than and mop spawners. Class III Bowl Beautiful - Miniature participating separate from the
five gallons and contain at planted tank competition. All tanks fish. Club members will try to
Class II Characins - (tetras, head- must be less than five gallons and match the owner to the fish. The
least three species of plants standers, hatchet fish, pencil fish,
and two of fish/inverte- contain at least three varieties of owner with the least amount of
piranhas plants and two types of fish and or correct answers wins. More than
brates. This is an aquascap- invertebrates. This is an aquascap- one entry per person is allowed.
Class III Fish art - Photos, illustra-
ing competition. Miniature tion, artwork, etc…It must have ing competition. Miniature species (Hey Anchor, bring out some acei
species are encouraged but been created by you. No time are encouraged. ** you have stashed away!)
be creative. Five gallons can frame except done at some point Class II Best of the Bowl Show
after you were born. ** March 2007
be a good amount of space - Want to bring back your winner?
to work in but you can go Class I Biggest Fish If your fish has gotten a bowl
October 2006 show ribbon this year bring it back
smaller as long as it meets Class II Smallest Fish (Fish must be
Class I Ugliest Fish ** an adult. No fry allowed.) for the bowl show version of the
the requirements. playoffs.
Class II Prettiest Fish ** Kids Class My favorite fish. Bring in
your favorite fish or two or three. Class III Fish art! - Photos, illustra-
Tiffany Severson Kids Class Decorate your bowl for tion, artwork, etc, it must have
Bowl Show Chair Halloween. Round bowls, sub- No species just one that you’re
REALLY fond of. been done by you. No time frame
strate and decorations are allowed. except done at some point after
At least one fish or invertebrate you were born. **
August 2006 must be present in tank to win. April 2007
Corydoras Halloween/Harvest colored fish and Class I Egg layers, school or family Kids Class To be determined.
decorations are encouraged. All - Group of at least six fish, parents
1st Corydoras Melanistius, “bowls” must be under five gallons plus six fry or a combination of six
Mike Harris and not leaking (I say this because adult and juvenile fish (If you are * These classes will be combined
2nd Corydoras Aeneus, I have fear one or more of you showing juveniles with adults, you if there are not enough entries to
Jen Krukenburg might carve a pumpkin and try to can bag the juvies and BAP them make up two classes.
get a fish to live in it). ** after the bowl show). *
3rd Corydoras Panda, ** The winner of this class will be
Mike Harris November 2006 Class II Livebearers, school or voted on by the members of the
family, Group of at least six fish, club present at the meeting,
Class I Livebearers - (platys, gup- parents plus six fry or a combina-
pies, mollies, swordtails, half beaks, tion of six adult and juvenile fish.
True Boney Fish four eyes, goodeids) (If you are showing juveniles with
1st Tetradon Nigroviridis, Class II Cyprinidae - (sharks, gold- adults, you can bag the juvies and
Sue McMillan fish, algae eaters, minnows, barbs, BAP them after the bowl show) *

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Bowl Show 2005-06
MINNESOTA AQUARIUM SOCIETY

August 2005 (Class 1 and 2 to be determined by February 2006 Sue MacMillan


membership vote)
Class 1 True Bony Fishes (knife fish, Class 1 Smallest fish 3rd Poecilia reticulate, red guppy
elephant nose, rainbows, gobies, shown by Jen Kruckenberg
blennies, snakeheads, arowanas, 1st Boraras brigittae shown by
November 2005 Carter McAninch Junior
spiny eels, puffers, pipe fish)
Class 1 African cichlids 1st Microsynodontis batesii, 1st Zoogoneticus tequila, crescent
1st Melanotaenia maccullochi, goodeid shown by Brianna Harris
common dwarf rainbowfish shown African bumblebee shown by Jen
1st Pundamilia nyererei, Makobe Kruckenberg
by Dani Ellickson Island shown by Jen Kruckenberg 2nd Poecilia reticulate, guppy
3rd Paracheirodon innesi, neon shown by Brianna Harris
2nd Glossolepis dorityi, location 2nd Aulonocara sp. “lwanda”,
Jaiquim shown by Jen Kruckenberg tetra shown by Mike Harris Class 2 Cyprinidae (sharks, gold-
common name redtop peacock
shown by Jen Kruckenberg 3rd Pseudepiplatys annulatus, fish, algae eaters, minnows, barbs,
3rd Iriatherina werneri, common danios, rasboras)
threadfin rainbowfish shown by clown kille shown by Milo Squires
3rd Labeotropheus fuelleborni
Dani Ellickson shown by Dani Ellickson 1st Boraras maculates, dwarf ras-
bora shown by Carter McAninch
Class 2 Pond Plants - maybe grown Class 2 Non-African cichlids Class 2 Largest fish
emerged but roots have to be in 2nd Barbus titteya, cherry barb
the pond 1st Symphysodon aequifasciatus 1st Amphilophus citrinellus, midas shown by Jen Kruckenberg
axelrodi, Rio Alenquer shown by cichlid shown by Bob Randall
Jen Kruckenberg 3rd Barbus tetrazona, tiger barb
2nd Barbus filamentosus, black shown by Mike Harris
September 2005 2nd Microgeophagus altispinosus spotted barb shown by Jen Kruck-
shown by Dani Ellickson enberg Junior
Class 1 Killies - peat spawners
1st Barbus conchonius, rosy barb
1st Nothobranchius korthausae, lo- shown by Brianna Harris
cation Rungungu TAN 02-11 shown December 2005 March 2006
by Jen Kruckenberg
Class 1 Plants grown aquarium Class 1 Labyrinth fish excluding
2nd Nothobranchius foerschi, immersed Betta splendens (aquarium strains) May 2006
shown by Craig Rees
1st Vesicularia dubyana, java moss 1st Betta albimarginata, shown by Class 1 South American catfish
Class 2 Killies - mop spawners shown by Jen Kruckenberg Peng Lee
1st Ancistrus punctatus, starlight
1st Chromaphyosemion riggenba- Class 2 Red and green fish 2nd Microctenopoma ansorgii, bristlenose pleco, L 182 shown by
chi, location Dibeng shown by Jen shown by Jen Kruckenberg Dani Ellickson
Kruckenberg 1st Paracheirodon axelrodi, cardi-
nal tetra shown by Jen Kruckenberg 3rd Trichogaster leeri , pearl 2nd Peckoltia ucayalensis, bola
2nd Fundulopanchax marmoratus, gourami shown by Tiffany Severson pleco, L 146, L 232, LDA 30 shown
shown by Jen Kruckenberg 2nd Hemigrammus bleheri, rummy by Tiff Severson
nose tetra shown by Jen Krucken- Class 2 Betta spendens (aquarium
3rd Aplocheilicthys luxopthalmus, berg strains) 3rd Hypancistrus sp. unknown,
common lampeye killie shown by queen arabesque pleco shown by
Milo Squires 1st shown by Susan MacMillan
Dani Ellickson
January 2006 2nd shown by Susan MacMillan
Junior
Class 1 Perch 3rd shown by Jen Kruckenberg
October 2005 1st Hypostomus punctatus, com-
1st Etheostoma spectabile, orange Junior mon pleco shown by Amy Marvin
Class 1 Ugliest fish
throat darter shown by Jen Kruck- 1st shown by Amy Marvin Class 2 non South American catfish
1st Aplocheilus lineatus gold, enberg
shown by Jen Kruckenberg No awards, exhibition only.
2nd Badis badis shown by Milo
Class 2 Prettiest fish Squires April 2006
1st Acanthicus adonis, common Class 2 Freshwater invertebrates Class 1 Livebearers (platys, guppies, June 2006
polka dot lyretail pleco shown by mollies, swordtails, half beaks, four
Tiff Severson 1st Atyopsis species, African wood eyes, goodeids) Class 1 Loaches (includes botia)
shrimp shown by Milo Squires
2nd Dario dario, common scarlet 1st Phalloceros caudimaculatus Class 2 Characins (tetras, head-
badis shown by Carter McAninch 2nd Caridina japonica, amano shown by Carter McAninch standers, hatchet fish, pencil fish,
shrimp shown by Milo Squires piranhas)
3rd Tateurndina ocellicauda, com- 2nd Xiphophorus montezumae,
mon peacock goby shown by Jen 3rd Marisa rotula, red ramshorn Montezuma swordtail shown by
Kruckenberg snail shown by Jen Kruckenberg

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►Species BAP’d in 2006◄

BAP BAP
BAP
BAP BAPBAP BAP BAPBAP
BAP

►BAP Rookie Breeder of the Year (2006)◄

Breeder Ends Points


BAP

Spawns
Date

05/06
04/06
04/06
Species

Ellickson, Dani
08/06
05/06
Pelvicachromis taeniatus, Moliwe
Poecilia wingei
Ancistrus punctatus L182
Moenkhausia pittieri
Sciaenochromis fryeri
Points

10
10
20
15
10
04/06 Protomelas sp. steveni taiwan 10
Ellickson, Dani 03/2006 250 24 04/06 Corydoras pygmaeus 15
Johnston, Brian 02/2006 105 11 04/06 Trichogaster trichopterus 10
Robb, Chad 03/2006 60 6 03/06 Pomacea bridgesii 5
Benson, Brandon 01/2006 45 6 03/06 Neolamprologus multifasciatus 10
French, Will 12/2006 30 3 03/06 Zoogoneticus tequila 10
Hansen, Kim 12/2006 20 2 03/06 Protomelas taeniolatus 10
Hutchinson, Melissa 10/2006 15 2 03/06 Poecilia reticulata 5
Carter, Bob 05/2006 15 2 03/06 Synodontis petricola 25
01/06 Aulonocara stuartgranti, Ngara 10
01/06 Neolamprologus brichardi, Fulwe Rocks 10
01/06 Melanochromis joanjohnsonae 10
01/06 Labidochromis chisumulae 10
►BAP Rookie Breeder of the Year (2007)◄ 01/06 Bedotia geayi 15

Breeder Ends Points Spawns Randall, Bob


Macmillan, Sue 02/2007 60 6 08/06 Champsochromis caeruleus 20
08/06 Aulonocara sp. chitande type masinge 10
08/06 Protomelas taeniolatus 10
08/06 Pseudotropheus sp. zebra long pelvic 10
►Awards Earned in May and June 2006◄ hara galireya
06/06 Neolamprologus marunguensis 10
06/06 Labidochromis caeruleus, “White Morph” 10
• Ken Balfanz has earned the 250 Point Intermediate Award. 06/06 Haplochromis nubilus 10
05/06 Poecilia wingei 10
05/06 Archocentrus sajica 10
05/06 Pundamilia nyererei, Python Island 10
►BAP Breeder of the Year (2006)◄
04/06 Callochromis pleurospilus 20
04/06 Neolamprologus pulcher, Isanga 10
Breeder Points Spawns 04/06 Geophagus sp. orange head tapajos 10
Randall, Bob 23 255 04/06 Pseudotropheus sp. acei, Nkhata Bay 10
Ellickson, Dani 19 220 04/06 Melanochromis joanjohnsonae 10
Fries, Mike 8 85 04/06 Neolamprologus hecqui 10
Chronakos, Tom 6 75 04/06 Pseudotropheus sp. acei, Tanzania 10
03/06 Thorichthys sp. blue mixteco 10
Hansen, Ron 7 70
02/06 Geophagus sp. bahia red 10
Sarslow, Anchor 4 65 02/06 Labeotropheus fuelleborni 10
Smaciarz, Rich 4 60 01/06 Protomelas sp. steveni taiwan 10
Macmillan, Sue 6 60 01/06 Pundamilia sp. crimson tide 10
Balfanz, Ken 4 45 01/06 Ptychochromis oligacanthus, Anjingo 15
Morrison, Steven 3 35
Hirsch, Jim 3 35 Fries, Mike
Ancheta, Lenny 2 30 06/06 Apistogramma hongsloi 15
French, Will 3 30 06/06 Melanotaenia lacustris 10
Mathis, Jim 2 25 06/06 Apistogramma hongsloi 15
Ekstedt, Chuck & Rita 2 20 06/06 Melanotaenia lacustris 10
05/06 Ataeniobius toweri 10
McAninch, Carter 2 20
04/06 Julidochromis transcriptus, Kissi
Johnston, Brian 2 20 04/06 Melanotaenia boesemani 10
Hansen, Kim 2 20 04/06 Archocentrus septemfasciatus 10
Kruckenberg, Jenny 1 10 04/06 Ancistrus sp. unknown 10
Carter, Bob 1 10 04/06 Chilatherina bleheri 10
Benson, Brandon 1 10
Gromek, Tom 1 10 Hansen, Ron
05/06 Maylandia hajomaylandi, Cobue 10
05/06 Haplochromis sp. golden duck 10

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►Species BAP’d in 2006◄ ►Species BAP’d in 2006◄

05/06 Thorichthys meeki 10 Hirsch, Jim


05/06 Pseudotropheus sp. Msobo higga reef 10 08/06 Gymnocorymbus ternetzi 15
05/06 Tramitichromis intermedius 10 06/06 Poecilia reticulata 5
05/06 Oreochromis tanganicae 10 06/06 Melanotaenia duboulayi 15
05/06 Labeotropheus fuelleborni 10
McAninch, Carter
Sarslow, Anchor 04/06 Hemichromis cristatus 10
04/06 Carinotetraodon travancoricus 25 04/06 Phalloceros caudimaculatus 10
04/06 Melanotaenia parva 10
03/06 Dario dario 15 Johnston, Brian
02/06 Moenkhausia pittieri 15 08/06 Ancistrus sp. chocolate (tank raised) 10
02/06 Pseudotropheus sp. acei “Black Phase” 10
Smaciarz, Rich
04/06 Neolamprologus tetracanthus 10 Kruckenberg, Jenny
03/06 Corydoras sp. red stripe 15 05/06 Aplocheilus lineatus “Gold” 10
01/06 Ophthalmotilapia boops, Nkendwe 20
01/06 Corydoras pygmaeus 15 Carter, Bob
04/06 Xenotoca eiseni 10
Ancheta, Lenny
08/06 Corydoras pygmaeus 15 Benson, Brandon
08/06 Colisa labiosus 15 01/06 Puntius conchonius 10

Chronakos, Tom Hansen, Kim


08/06 Lamprologus meleagris 10 08/06 Danio roseus 10
08/06 Cyprichromis leptosoma 15 01/06 Archocentrus sajica 10
“Blue Black”, Keskese
05/06 Callochromis pleurospilus 20 Gromek, Tom
04/06 Nimbochromis venustus 10 08/06 Melanotaenia praecox 10
03/06 Aulonocara stuartgranti, Cobue 10
01/06 Pseudotropheus flavus 10
►BAP Standings as of June, 2006◄
Macmillan, Sue
08/06 Apistogramma cacatuoides 15 Participant Points Spawns
06/06 Lamprologus ocellatus 10 Carey, Randy 2590 191
04/06 Betta splendens 10 Mathis, Jim 2055 189
04/06 Poecilia reticulata 5 Ancheta, Lenny 1350 112
03/06 Xenotoca eiseni 10 Randall, Bob 1250 106
03/06 Ancistrus sp. unknown 10 Sarslow, Anchor 1190 96
Smaciarz, Rich 1170 85
Morrison, Steven Nordby, Ken & Sharron 1100 93
06/06 Poecilia wingei 10 Peterzen, Pete & Carol 1075 88
04/06 Ptychochromis oligacanthus 15 Kruckenberg, Jenny 915 86
03/06 Geophagus crassilabris 10 Garrity, Paul 795 67
Hansen, Ron 785 66
French, Will MacNabb, Larry & JoAnne 780 70
05/06 Aulonocara stuartgranti, Cobue 10 Swanson, Brad & Nancy 730 67
02/06 Pseudotropheus sp. polit 10 Rees, Craig 655 62
01/06 Pterophyllum scalare 10 Gromek, Tom 640 62
Ruzek, Kenneth V. Jr. 630 54
Mathis, Jim Byers, LeeAnne 555 47
06/06 Neocordia denticulata 10 Nab Dahl, Barry 495 50
06/06 Characodon sp. Guadulope aquilaria 15 Scepurek, Terry 480 45
Hougen, Dean & Teague, Cynthia 465 40
Fries, Mike 435 41
Balfanz, Ken
Jolivette, Kris & Ted 425 35
08/06 Rhadinocentrus ornatus 15
Ellickson, Dani 340 31
08/06 Glossolepis wanamensis 15
Squires, Milo 335 29
03/06 Melanotaenia parva 10
Berglund, Ken 320 29
01/06 Glossolepis pseudoincisus 15
Lowe, Jay 310 30
Wilson, Zack 300 23
Ekstedt, Chuck & Rita Chronakos, Tom 295 27
04/06 Otopharynx lithobates 10 Weber, Robin 270 26
04/06 Tanichthys albonubes 10 Morrison, Steven 250 22

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Robb, Chad 60 6
►BAP Standings as of June, 2006◄ Loh, Willie 60 4
Lowe, Mike 50 5
Marchan, Edward 245 23 Brobst, Curtis H. 50 5
Nystrom, Steve 235 22 Philstrom, Richard K. 50 5
Balfanz, Ken 230 19 Benson, Brandon 45 6
Turley, Paul 225 14 Trembly, Lisa 45 5
Robertson, Terry 205 19 Macmillan, Sue 45 5
Heinen, Shane 205 19 Meuret, Patrick 40 4
Lucken, Robby 195 17 Newton, Bruce 40 4
Hallett, David W. 185 17 Bishop, Dava 35 4
McAninch, Carter 180 17 Rossa, Ron 35 4
Ekstedt, Chet 180 14 French, Will 30 3
Alegre, John N. 175 14 Rankins, Ted 20 2
Engelking, Robin 160 13 Stowe, Chris 20 2
Bradbury, Richard 150 14 Carlson, Jan 20 2
Kalvig, Peggy 150 16 Behler, David 15 1
Ekstedt, Chuck & Rita 140 14 Carter, Bob 15 2
Schoeler, Karl 135 14 OGara, Debbie 15 1
Steffensen, Jerry & Shana 120 10 Hutchinson, Melissa 15 2
Hirsch, Jim 120 12 Helland, Brentt 10 1
Johnston, Brian 105 11 Siegel, Bob 10 1
Stemper, John 95 10 Lauer, Richard 10 1
Smith, Christopher 90 8 Hansen, Kim 10 1
Methven, Paul 90 5 Christopherson, Karen 10 1
Routh, Bruce 85 8 Dale, Andrew 5 1
Mechtel, Chuck 65 7 Doyle, Chris 5 1
Heyer, Jon 60 6

None
HAP ►HAP New Members◄
Horticultural Award Program
►HAP April and May 2006 Entries◄

Randy Carey
10 Ludwigia repens
5 Vallisneria spiralis
►HAP New Awards◄ Bob Paulsen
5 Ceratophyllum demersum
Randy Carey – Associate Aquatic Horticulturist 10 Heteranthera dubia
Bob Paulsen – Associate Aquatic Horticulturist 10 Hydrocotyle leucocephala
Matt Proost – Associate Aquatic Horticulturist 15 Limnobium laevigatum
10 Limnophila sessiliflora
10 Pistia stratiotes
5 Riccia fluitans

Matt Proost

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Barry Nab Dahl 85 980
►HAP April and May 2006 Entries cont.◄ Bruce Newton 3 20
S & K Nordby 13 105
10 Ammania senegalensis
Steve Nystrom 16 130
10 Bacopa caroliniana
Bob Paulsen 16 150
15 Barclaya longifolia
Richard Pelkey 11 105
15 Echinodorus bolivianus
Pete & Carol Peterzen 1 10
10 Glossostigma elatinoides
Richard Philstrom 69 800
10 Ludwigia repens
Matt Proost 16 160
10 Microsorium pteropus
Sigrid Rademacher 18 175
10 Najas indica
Dennis Riebesell 27 300
5 Sagittaria subulata
Terry Robertson 19 190
5 Vesicularia dubyana
P & H Rosa 40 450
Ron Rossa 3 15
Ken Ruzek 49 515
Robin Ryan 6 55
►Standings thru May 2006◄ Anchor Sarslow 51 550
Janet Sarver 14 150
Name Entries Points
Larry Scales 5 35
Terry Scepurek 4 35
Brent Aitchison 10 85
Cindy Schneider 6 50
Leonard Ancheta 16 180
Karl Schoeler 145 1730
Dat Au 5 45
Gary Schultze 2 30
Tyler Barth 2 20
Rich Smaciarz 10 120
David Behler 42 455
Milo Squires 103 1065
Jay Bickford 8 70
John Stemper 30 315
Dava Bishop 1 5
Jason Stevens 4 60
Richard Bradbury 28 335
Chris Stole 3 25
Troy Brantner 5 45
Geoff Stone 1 15
LeeAnne Byers 17 160
Brad Swanson 16 155
Bruce Cameron 34 365
Brian Thinnes 5 50
Randy Carey 11 110
Jodi Tripp 1 10
Jan Carlson 3 35
Paul Turley 9 115
Bob Carter 8 70
Robin Weber 1 10
Pat Chowen 75 870
Andrew Dale 4 50
►2006 HAP Rookie of the Year Standings◄
Chuck Domeier 31 315
Dennis Drews 6 35
Name Points Start End
Charles ‘Chet’ Ekstedt 2 25
Chuck Ekstedt 8 70
Bob Paulsen 150 11/05 10/06
Lisa Ekstedt 11 85
*Robert Fink 125 3/05 2/06
Robin Engelking 26 255
Robert Fink 21 195
* = 1st year in HAP program completed.
Will French 4 40
Paul Garrity 139 1475
Tom Gromek 13 115 ►2007 HAP Rookie of the Year Standings◄
David Hallett 32 285
Bill Heaney 8 55
Name Points Start End
Shane Heinen 38 390
Amy Honsey 2 15
Matt Proost 160 4/06 3/07
C Teague & Dean Hougen 4 25
Bob Carter 70 4/06 3/07
Melissa Hutchinson 1 10
Troy Brantner 45 2/06 1/07
Ted & Kris Jolivette 31 330
Will French 40 3/06 2/07
Peggy Kalvig 4 45
Jenny Kruchenberg 17 155
Amy Honsey 15 4/06
Robby Lucken 1 15
3/07
L & J MacNabb 16 120
Chad & Tina Mastbergen 22 175
Melissa Hutchinson 10 4/06 3/07
Jim Mathis 66 725
* = 1st year in HAP program completed.
Carter McAninch 3 20
Chuck Mechtel 12 80

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Minnesota Aquarium Society Minutes of the MAS Board Meeting
For August 10th, 2006
Meeting called to order by holding outstanding checks into doing banner exchang-
Jenny K. at 7:04 p.m. against MAS. Tom will look Donations (Dennis D.) – $52 es with other websites.
into changing checking from last meeting. Tiffany S. has volunteered to
Officers and Board Members account. Bob R. moves to chair the committee. Mike
present – Jenny K., Brad H., approve and Brad H. 2nd. FAAS (Carter M.) – Jenny H. will help.
Mike F., Tom G., Carter M. Motion passed. won 2nd Place article with
Absent – Anchor S., Dani E., FAAS for the best traveling Special Events (Jenny K.)
Milo S. aquarist article. Way to go – July trips were great. Very
Committee Chairs present Committee Chair Jenny! good turnout, around 50
– Tiffany S., Bob C., Mike H., Reports people. Jenny has volun-
Bob R., Ted J. Fund Raisers (No Chair) teered to chair this commit-
2007 Tropical Fish Show
Other members present – Brad H. has leftover tee.
(Bob R.) – 2007 Show will
– none fishbowls. He will bring to
be held at North Air Ban-
monthly meetings to sell for T-Shirts/Jackets (Jenny K.)
quets in Fridley. This is same
A heartfelt Thank You to $1. – Jenny will be working on
location as last three MAS
Jenny and the outgoing a new shirt, with artwork/
shows. North Air Banquets
Board members for a won- HAP (Milo S.) – No report, photo contest for a MAS
is no longer called Knights
derful 75th year! chair was absent. shirt, for release right before
of Columbus Hall. March
the show.
10-12. Bob R. will try to hold
Jenny K. handed the Library (John H.) – ANGFA
Show meetings starting in
Presidency over to incoming was finally brought in my Trophies – Changing tro-
October.
President Mike Fries. Bob C. Mike F. will ask John phies will be looked at by
to update the list of library the show committee.
Aqua News (Dani E.) – Jen-
Mike F. appoints Tom G. to holdings. Website (Dani E.) – Website
ny mentioned only getting
continue as MAS Treasurer. is not updated and cur-
two complaints about not
Tom accepts the nomination. Membership (Bob C.) rent. Not as flashy as many
having printed version. Post-
– Bob handed out complete, other aquarium sites. Dead
cards will have to be sent to
Mike F. appoints Mike H. to current membership list. links should all be removed,
exchanges notifying them of
assume the Secretary posi- Postcards were sent out. perhaps have an under con-
the online Aqua News. Issues
tion. Membership stands at 175. struction banner put on the
were raised about the copy-
We are up from same time website. Webmaster was not
right of online articles and
Mike F. appoints Milo last year. Discussed having present at this meeting.
photos. Bob R. will email
Squires to continue serving two different membership
Dani about this issue.
as Under Director. prices based on online or OLD BUSINESS
mailed Aqua News.
Auctions (Tom G. & Brad S.) Participation Awards
New Directors, Bob Randall
– October 7th. Info on the – Participation awards are
and Anchor Sarslow take Programs (Randy C.)
website. Still no word on taken care of.
over for outgoing Directors – Chuck Hawkes next month
Project Piaba from last auc-
Jim Mathis and Mike Fries. on Angelfish and genet-
tion. Fish Ark will receive do- MAS email addresses -
ics. October will be a killie
nations at the next auction. Email addresses are probably
Secretary’s Report (Mike speaker. Ted Judy will be
not done yet.
H.) - Minutes of the previ- giving a hands-on program
BAP (Randy C. & Chris S.)
ous meeting were handed on RO water for the gen-
– No report, chair was ab- MAS logo - Bob C. has the
out to be read individu- eral meeting followed by
sent. official logo, and will distrib-
ally. Sentence about Tom G. a Friday night speech on
ute to the BOD at the next
purchasing two part tickets Pelvicachromis in November.
Book Points (Mike H.) meeting.
for raffles to be moved Newbies meeting before
– Some changes to allow
to Donations section, not meetings was very well
more points for participa- BOD Information sheets
under Bowl Show. Motion received.
tion. Mike H. will update - Mike F. handed out infor-
to approve as amended by
more later. Mike still hasn’t mation forms for BOD and
Brad H., 2nd by Bob R. Mo- Publicity and Advertising
received any information Committee chairs.
tion passed. (Tiffany S.) – Mike F. needs
from Chris.
to send contact informa-
Monthly Meetings – Bob
Treasurer’s Report (Tom tion to Mike H. to take over
Bowl Show (Tiffany S.) R. will start to write up
G.) – Tom will send out sending info on monthly
– Things are going well, we articles about what hap-
reminder notes to those meetings. Mike H. will look
had 12 entries last month. pened at the last monthly

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Minnesota Aquarium Society Minutes of the MAS Board Meeting
For August 10th, 2006

meetings, but would like at arms, the big kids were away, the services were sending MAS emails. Tabled
some one to volunteer to pretty noisy. Noise during very nice. The final service until next month’s meeting.
take this over. Mike F would meetings was brought up. will be Monday. Jenny has
also like us to start record- Idea of having swap tables done an inventory of John’s Meeting Adjournment
ing monthly speakers. Need set up in the hall. This will fishroom. MAS will waive – Brad H. moves to adjourn,
a volunteer with a camera be announced at the next the limit for goods for this Mike H. 2nd, passed.
to take this over. Recordings meeting. purpose if that is her choice
would go in the library for to dispose of the fishroom.
checkout. Speakers would NEW BUSINESS Mike Harris
most likely need to sign a re- Randy has sent an email Secretary
John Alegre has passed
lease form. Need a sergeant about new software for

UPCOMING MAS EVENTS

October 5th General Meeting — Darrell Ullisch from Detroit speaking on Killifish

Friday evening open fishroom talk at Mike Fries’ house, topic TBD

November 2nd General Meeting — Ted Judy from Madison, WI on Pelvicachromis.

Ted will be speaking at a local fish room Friday evening.

December 7th General Meeting — Matt Proost (MAS Member) speaking on his

high tech approach to raising plants

MAS AUCTION October 7th, 2006

See the MAS website for details


www.mn-aquarium.org

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From the Editor, cont. from page 2

difficulties were experienced myself at the present time. contact your MAS president, feel free to catch me at the
as a result of this transfer- However, the idea behind for example. general meetings or the
ence, for example, the centralized email addresses board meetings.
email addresses ending in is to allow the email address I will continue to publish the
mn-aquarium.org were not to move with the Board or paper version of the Aqua Don’t forget to submit your
initially functional. This issue Committee position and News alongside the online articles, photos and artwork
has been resolved and you maintain a central method version for this issue. Don’t for the Aqua News. Without
will begin to see changes in of contacting the volunteers forget to check out the on- these submissions, we don’t
how you may contact some in that position. This way, line version at http://www. have an Aqua News. I know
of your Board of Directors. the volunteer’s personal mn-aquarium.org/aquanews. you all have something to
You may notice there are email address can remain html. Please feel free to con- say!
two different email address- personal and you won’t tact me with your thoughts
es above. Sure, both of these need to worry about which and ideas. If you do not Dani Ellickson
addresses are to contact email address is needed to have access to email, please AquaNews Editor

President’s Message, cont. from page 3


many new (and fun) ways continue to build this impor- reading the second issue of one of the many members
we can publicize the club, tant relationship. Again, we the new and improved Aqua who visited the Shedd dur-
from signs and information are looking for MAS mem- News. Thank you Dani, for ing the ACA convention) or
in every pet store in Min- bers that would be willing taking on two of the largest aquarium related websites
nesota, to links on other to work with Jenny. With jobs in the club - Aqua News you just discovered. If each
websites, to a booth at the the number of stores and editor and Webmaster. (Ed. member wrote one article
Minnesota State Fair, to the distance between them, Happy to help where ever at least once a year….well
marching in area parades, we need other members I am able!) Dani’s current we wouldn’t have to beg for
to hosting a night at the willing to assist Jenny with focus is the online version of articles each month.
St. Paul Saints game. The this important function. Aqua News. If the first issue
possibilities are endless. Let Another related idea is to is any indication of things to If you have suggestions on
Tiffany or myself know if feature a pet store in each come we can look forward how we can improve MAS
you would be interested in issue of Aqua News. We to a publication we can all during the next year please
becoming a member of the need someone to interview be very, very proud of. In send me an email. However,
MAS publicity committee. the owner, take pictures, the near future, Dani and to improve MAS over the
and do a short write up other members of her team next year we need every-
Jenny K has volunteered about the store. If interested will role out the updates one’s help. At the Septem-
to continue to build our please let me know. to our website. Thanks ber meeting, let one of the
relationship with area pet Dani for a great publica- board members know your
stores. Currently we have a I want to end my first tion. Once again, we need interest and what commit-
number of stores that are message the same way it your help, in order to make tee you would like to be on.
willing to give MAS mem- started, by saying thanks to this publication a success. We’d love to have you join
bers a discount (another ad- all of you for making our Consider writing at least one us in the fun.
vantage of being a member 75th anniversary years a article a year. It could be on
of MAS) and post informa- great success. As we move a new fish you just bred, an Mike Fries
tion about upcoming events. into year 76, I think we are aquarium you just visited (I’d MAS President
During the year, Jenny will off to a great start. You are like to see an article from

HAP, cont. from page

►2006 Horticulturist of the Year Standings◄

Points Plants Member 40 4 Will French


30 2 David Behler
160 16 Matt Proost 15 2 Randy Carey
125 13 Robert Fink 15 2 Amy Honsey
120 13 Bob Paulsen 10 1 Brent Aitchinson
70 8 Bob Carter 5 1 Melissa Hutchinson
45 5 Troy Brantner
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