Page 1 of 1

August program change...but still about Corys!

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:40 am
by LewC
Mark Soberman, who was scheduled to speak about Cory cats in August, has had a family event come up that will prevent him from visiting us. He graciously recruited Rob McLure, another Cory specialist, to take his place. Here's the profile that Rob submitted to us:

Rob McLure is currently a member of the Milwaukee Aquarium Society in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. With over 25 years of experience keeping fish, he has tried virtually everything (especially in his college days) from big cichlids to mini reefs. Rob has bred more than 70 species of aquarium fish and currently maintains more than 50 tanks in his small basement fishroom. He has focused almost exclusively on Corydoras for the past 3 years and has managed to breed over 35 species in the Corydoradinae group to date, many of those multiple times.

Rob was introduced to Corydoras when his father bought a few "Julii catfish" at a local pet shop for his younger sister Julie. These were fascinating to watch and throughout the years he always found room to keep some of the small and interesting bottom dwellers. Several years back after a spawning spree of breeding 25 different fish in one year Rob decided he wanted more focus in what he was doing. Out of all the fish spawned that year, the Corydoras paleatus were by far the most fun so the choice of what to focus on was easy. Three years later he now has more than 80 types of Corydoradinae fish in his home and has been told by friends and family that he most likely qualifies as an addict of some sort! Rob hopes to continue breeding and enjoying Corydoras for as long as he possibly can.

Title of Rob’s talk is "An Overview of Spawning, Husbandry & Raising of Corydoradinae Fish". As he discusses his experiences with these small and loveable South American Catfish, Rob will try to update you with the latest Corydoras news, let you know what Corydoras big and small like to eat, and show you breeding tips and tricks that have worked for him. The talk will show even the most dedicated aquarist something new about the Corydoradinae group and challenge you with Cory trivia!

Mark Soberman promised to speak at a 2017 meeting, at which time he'll give a talk on African catfish.

In September, we will be visited by Dr. Tom Waltzek, of the college of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida. His topic will be “Diseases of Cichlid Fishes”.