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OCA Growth Contest

Post by LewC » Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:42 am

At the November meeting, along with our free swap meet, we'll begin a fish growth contest. It will actually consist of 3 separate contests, one using a slow-growth cichlid (Thorichthys "Gold Mixteco"), one using a fast growing cichlid (Tilapia zilli) and one involving a catfish (Corydoras paleatus). Each participant will receive a bag of 4 fry for each contest he/she wants to enter. The winners will be chosen at the May OCA meeting.

There will be a $25 RMS gift certificate for the winner of each contest. Any OCA member may enter any and all contests, giving you 3 chances to win! There is no cost to participate.

Good luck!

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Re: OCA Growth Contest

Post by Jombi21 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:44 pm

Hmm... This sounds fun! I want in

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Re: OCA Growth Contest

Post by FishyFred » Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:49 pm

Sounds interesting. Can we get an elaboration on the rules?

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Re: OCA Growth Contest

Post by TheFishGuy » Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:15 am

Fred, I believe the rules are you can;t go buy an adult fish of any of the three and pass it off as the same fish. That'd be cheating :lol:

If rules were applied there'd be no way to police them. The fish will be judged for SIZE at the may meeting in "bowl show" fashion.

Something else about Novembers meeting: viewtopic.php?f=69&t=7317&p=41739#p41739

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Re: OCA Growth Contest

Post by LewC » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:40 am

Also, I hope we can trust everyone to not use growth hormones!

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Re: OCA Growth Contest

Post by FishyFred » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:04 pm

Just curious how it will be judged. Your best performing fish of the 4, total growth by all 4, or what?

I'm sure I'm putting too much thought into this. :)

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Re: OCA Growth Contest

Post by ajsubotnik » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:25 pm

It will be judged purely based on size. So the biggest fish wins.
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Re: OCA Growth Contest

Post by TheFishGuy » Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:58 pm

We're running with the K.I.S.S. Method on this one :D

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Re: OCA Growth Contest

Post by Jombi21 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:17 pm

Where are the fry coming from?

I already have a tank ready :)

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Re: OCA Growth Contest

Post by LewC » Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:57 pm

Bring your biggest fish of each species to the May meeting. The overall biggest of each wins.

Don Danko is donating the Thorichthys "Gold Mixteco" and the Corydora paleatus, I'm donating the Tilapia zilli.

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Re: OCA Growth Contest

Post by Jombi21 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:13 am

One cory down, three to go.

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Re: OCA Growth Contest

Post by tom evers » Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:18 pm

my tilapia are about 7 inches now, how are everyone elses coming along? :lol:
you can never have too many cichlids!

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Re: OCA Growth Contest

Post by TheFishGuy » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:18 pm

My thorichthys are 30"... Oh no wait, that's a pacu...

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Re: OCA Growth Contest

Post by Jombi21 » Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:21 pm

My corys are dead. Do I win?

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Re: OCA Growth Contest

Post by Dan Woodland » Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:47 pm

Jombi21 wrote:My corys are dead. Do I win?

Jom
You kept them in water right?

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Re: OCA Growth Contest

Post by Jombi21 » Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:55 am

For some reason, the 75 gallon with nanoluteus kills all corys, big or small. I got the nanoluteus from Kyle; would this have anything to do with it?

EDIT: Oops! I did not answer your question. Yes, the tank is full with roughly 75 gallons of water.

Maybe next year we should start off with something easier to raise!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: OCA Growth Contest

Post by Dan Woodland » Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:25 am

Jom,

Unfortunately, you've stumbled on one of the no nos of fish keeping. Central Americans and Corydoras species cannot coexist in the same tank. Some Central Americans are relentless in harassing Corys to death. It seems they see them as a threat to their territory which is exactly where they both want to live, on the bottom.

If you look closely all of your corys will have no barbels on the front edge of their mouth. These are very important to a cory and one of the first things a Central American will tear off. Shortly after that they will die, if not they will die just a little later as that area of the face becomes infected etc… not a pretty way to go.

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Re: OCA Growth Contest

Post by TheFishGuy » Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:35 pm

All 12 of the fish I got are together with some small cons and small severums in a ten gallon still... Getting on just fine.... Jombi, you're supposed to feed them... Or I suppose I should have said yes when you offered the bag of nanolouteus to me :lol:

Incidently whilst working today (cleaning gutters with a back pack blower) I started to sing the Cranberries song "Zombie" but with your name instead :lol: Were your ears ringing around lunch time? :lol:

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Re: OCA Growth Contest

Post by Jombi21 » Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:14 pm

Well that explains a lot! Thanks Dan.

Can I start over???

Jon - haha, I knew something was up!

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Re: OCA Growth Contest

Post by Dan Woodland » Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:17 pm

Jombi21 wrote:Well that explains a lot! Thanks Dan.

Can I start over???

Jon - haha, I knew something was up!

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