British Cichlid Association, Spring Convention 2008

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British Cichlid Association, Spring Convention 2008

Post by a.d.wood » Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:55 am

To announce:

The British Cichlid Association Spring Convention 2008

To be held on Sunday 13th April 2008 at the Britannia Wigan Hotel, Standish, Wigan, UK.

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Paul Loiselle from the New York Aquarium and he will be giving 2 presentations, the first covering the Cichlids of Central America and the second examining Cichlid Conservation (with the emphasis on the Cichlids of Madagascar).

BCA Sales will be present with a wide selection of books, CD's, & DVD's on cichlids and catfishes.

The Spring Convention will also include an auction of Cichlids and Catfishes.

Ample free parking on site.

Additional details can be found HERE on the website of the British Cichlid Association.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Andrew

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Re: British Cichlid Association, Spring Convention 2008

Post by a.d.wood » Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:45 pm

This year, our guest speaker will be Dr Paul Loiselle from the New York Aquarium.

Paul will be giving two presentations; the first covering the Cichlids of Central America and the second examining Cichlid Conservation (with the emphasis on the Cichlids of Madagascar).

For those of you unfamiliar with Paul Loiselle, he is a Resident Research Associate for the American Museum of Natural History Department of Ichthyology and is currently Curator of Freshwater Fishes at the New York Aquarium. He has worked for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) since the late 1980s and continues to represent the WCS on its steering committee. He has been the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Freshwater Fish Taxon Advisory Group Co-chair and represents the WCS on the steering committees of the the AZA Lake Victoria Cichlid Species Survival Plan and Madagascar Faunal Interest Group. He is actively involved in efforts to document and conserve Madagascar’s freshwater biodiversity.

He is considered one of the world's experts on cichlids and has dedicated much of his professional career to safe-guarding Madagascar's cichlid populations, discovering 15 species in the process. Paul has published numerous scientific papers on biology, conservation and taxonomy, and well over 100 publications in popular aquarist magazines.

His books include the standard work The Cichlid Aquarium and The Fishkeeper’s Guide to African Cichlids. Paul is a Founding Member and Fellow of the American Cichlid Association and currently serves as Chair of its Conservation Committee.

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Re: British Cichlid Association, Spring Convention 2008

Post by a.d.wood » Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:45 pm

Over 150 lots now booked into the auction, the selection of fish includes:

South American:

Apistogramma > over 10 different species
Taeniacara
Biotoecus
Ivanacara
Heros
> Rotkeil and mouth brooding species
Pterophyllum
Geophagus


Central America:

Vieja (pairs of 2 different species)
Parachromis

West African:


Pelvicachromis > 4 different variants of P. taeniatus, also P. subocellatus & P. pulcher
Anomalochromis
Benitochromis
Steatocranus
Congochromis
(C. sabinae & C. dimidiatus)
Nanochromis (N. parilus & N. transvestitus)

African Lakes:

Aulonocara
Labidochromis
Rhamphochromis
Maylandia
Ophthalmotilapia
Neolamprologus
Cyprichromis
Haplochromis
Naevochromis
Chilotilapia
Tilapia

Catfish:

Ancistrus
Corydoras
Hoplo’s


This list gives a taste of the large variety of cichlids that have been placed in the auction, please bear in mind that the fish entered into the auction may or may not change (due to whatever circumstances the aquarist who has entered the fish is faced with) and the BCA cannot accept responsibility for discrepancies in the list given above and fish entered on the day of the auction.

Andrew

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