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CKAS BAP Rules

 Effective Date: Jan 2011

The Chatham-Kent Aquarium Society Breeder Award Program is established to recognize outstanding achievement in the breeding of fish. Please retain this list for future reference.

 

The different levels of achievement are as follows:

 

(1) BREEDER AWARD (50 points) from any combination of at least 2 Classes. Must present at least one article or short program.

(2) INTERMEDIATE (100 points). Must complete Breeder level. Must have at least three C or D Class fish, and must present at least 2 written articles or programs.

(3) SENIOR (300 points). Must complete Breeder and Intermediate levels. Must present at least 4 articles or programs.

(4) MASTER (600 points). Must complete Breeder, Intermediate and Senior levels. Must have at least 6 species from each of Classes A,B,C, and one from Class D or E. Must present at least 6 written articles or programs.

(5) GRAND MASTER (1000 points). Must complete all above levels. Must have at least 12 from each of Classes A,B,C, and 2 from Class D or E.

 

The Aquarist must spawn and raise a minimum of 10 fry to 60 days of age. All spawns must be witnessed at birth and again at 60 days of age by the BAP chairperson or designate as approved by the BAP chairperson. In addition the Aquarist must do one of the following (as approved by the BAP chairperson prior to the submission of BAP form):

(1) Donate 10 fry from the spawn or one sexable pair to the C.K.A.S.

(2) Write an article for the Newsletter describing the breeding of the species.

This article shall consist of at least 450 words.

(3) Give a verbal and/or pictorial presentation on the breeding at a General Meeting.

Note: Class A fish only require witnessing. They do not require donations, articles or a presentation.

 

NOTE: If the spawning has been written on, or talked on recently, the Aquarist may, with the authorization of the B.A.P. Chairperson, write or talk about any aspect of the Hobby. No points will be awarded unless the above requirements are met by the time the fry are 90 days old. However, the Chairperson may upon

request of the Program Chairperson re-schedule a planned presentation.

 

NOTE: E class spawns will receive a plaque commemorating the spawn.

 

The Aquarist shall:

(1) Satisfy the B.A.P. Chairperson that the spawning actually took place on the Breeder's premises. (This excludes the hatching of eggs obtained from someone else or the mere incubation of eggs, which were laid and fertilized elsewhere)

(2) Submit a spawning report on the official C.K.A.S. BAP form within 60 days of the fry attaining 60 days of age. If this requirement is not met, the fish may have to be re-spawned. This deadline can be waived at the discretion of the BAP chair with legitimate cause.

(3) Arrange to have the spawning, normally 10 fry, inspected and verified by the B.A.P. Chairperson or previously approved designate.

NOTE: Exceptions may be permitted where the species is known to have very small spawns. At the discretion of the Chairman, more than one spawning of certain species may be counted in order to reach 10. The Chatham-Kent Aquarium Society will award points only once for each distinct species. No additional points will be awarded for varieties or subspecies. New members will be credited for spawns certified by the previous club to which they belonged. Points are adjusted to conform to the S.A.S. point system. Species with multiple locales can be recorded, with no points added to the B.A.P. total to allow for when new species are created from an existing locale. After such species are created, points can be awarded as needed. These points will be awarded at the time the B.A.P. chairperson confirms the status of the new species. They are NOT applied at the time of recording the spawn.

POINT CLASSIFICATION OF FISHES SPAWNED

Class A ------5 points

 

1.

Livebearers

any Poecilia, Xiphophorus, Gambusia, or other not in

B,C,D or E.

2.

Minnows

any Danio, Brachydanio or Tanichthys.

3.

Killifish

Aphyosemion gardneri, A.australe, Aplocheilus lineatus, Apl.panchax. Epiplatys dageti, Pachypanchax playfairi, Oryzias latipes and Rivulus

species.

4.

Anabantids

Macropodus opercularis, Trichogaster trichopterus.

5.

Cichlids

all mouthbrooders from genera Tilapia, Sarotherodon and Hemihaplochromis, Hap. sp. 44, C. nigrofasciatum (convicts), C. sp. “Honduran Red

Points, Thorichthys meeki (firemouths), C. spilurum, Herotilapia multispinosa.

6.

Snails

Ampullaria cuprina (mystery snail), Vivipara sp. (Japanese livebearers), Planorbis corneus (ramshorn snail), Melanoides tuberculata (Malaysian livebearing snail)

7.

All Others

any Australian Melanotaenia not listed in B,C,D or E.

 

Class B----- 10 points

 

1.

Livebearers

Halfbeaks, Brachyrhaphis, Heterophallus, Tomeurus,

any member of family Goodeidae

2.

Barbs

all Barbs not in C or D.

3.

Killifish

all mop-spawners not in A,C, D or E., all Cyprinodon

sp.

4.

Anabantids

Betta picta, Betta splendens, Colisa, Trichogaster (except trichopterus) and all Macropodus not in A.

5.

Cichlids

Pterophyllum scalare, Geophagus brasiliensis, G. steindachneri, G. pellegrini, Aequidens portalegrensis, A. mariae, A. paraguayensis, Cichlasoma

bimaculatum, Pelvicachromis pulcher, all Mbunas, all other substrate spawners except those in A,C,D or E, any mouthbrooders from the Rift Lake except those in A,C,D or E. Any mouthbrooders from Lake Victoria area except those in A,C,D or E.

6.

Invertebrates

Shrimps, crayfish, all other snails not in A.

7.

All Others

Badis sp, Telematherina ladigesi (Celebes Rainbow), Bodetia madagascariensis (Madagascar Rainbow), Any New Guinea rainbowfish not listed in A,C,D or E.

All Blue-eye species (Pseudomugil sp.), Goldfish

 

Class C-----15 points

 

1.

Livebearers

any Alfaro and Jenynsia species.
 

2.

Catfish

Corydoras aeneus, C.paleatus, C.hastatus, C.pygmaeus, Brochis splendens, Ancistrus sp.

 

3.

Barbs

Clown barbs, Puntius filamentosus, P. arulius, any

Barbodes not listed in D.

4.

Tetras/Characins

Nannostomus and Thayeria species, all others except those listed in D.

5.

Killifish

Aphyosemion sjoestedti (Blue Gularis) Pseudoepiplatys annulatus and all peat spawners except those listed in D.

6.

Anabantids

Helostoma (Kissing), Trichopsis (Croaking) Trichogaster microlepis (Moonlight) T. pectoralis (Snakeskin) and any others not in A,B,D or E. Any Betta not in A,B,D or E.

7.

Cichlids

Cyrtocara moorii, all from Lake Tanganyika not included in other classes; any Etroplus, Crenicara, Crenicichla, Geophagus not listed in other classes; Mikrogeophagus and Apistogramma species. All Paratheraps. All

Paraneetroplus. Theraps coeruleus, Theraps irregularis, All Yssichromis, Stomatepia., Lipochromis, Prognathochromis, Harpagochromis, Thoracochromis brauschi, Pyxichromis orthostoma, Platytaeniodus sp.

"red tail sheller", Orthochromis stormsi. Any Pelvicachromis (except pulcher).

8.

All Others

Chanda (Glass Fish), Iriatherina werneri (Threadfin

rainbow), Sticklebacks, Sunfish and Darters.

 

Class D 20 points

 

1.

Livebearers

Anableps (any species), Belonesox belizanus, Any stingray

2.

Catfish

Synodontis, Hoplosternum, Otocinclus, Corydoras panda, C. zygatus, C. barbatus and all other species not listed in other classes.

3.

Barbs

Barbodes schwanenfeldi (Tinfoils), Puntius denisonii.

4.

Rasboras

AII species

5.

Tetras/Characins

Hatchetfishes, Exodon paradoxus, Hyphessobrycon

herbertaxelrodi, Paracheirodon innesi, Cheirodon

axelrodi, Hyphessobrycon rubrostigma, Hemigrammus

rhodostomus, Phenacogrammis interruptus, and

Thoracocharax sp; any species from the genera Metynnis

and Serrasalmus, Nannobrycon, Anostomus and

Leporinus species.

6.

Killifish

Pterolebias, Austrofundulus and Nothobranchius.

7.

Anabantids

Osphronemus goramy, Sphaerichthys osphromenaides, any Ctenopoma or Parasphromenus.

8.

Cichlids

Astronotus sp., Tomocichla tuba, Tomocichla asfraci, Herichthys steindachneri, Parachromis dovii, Theraps lentiginosus, Cyphotilapia frontosa, Cyphotilapia gibberosa, All Tropheus sp., All Petrochromis sp.

Symphysodon Discus (all varieties), All Uaru sp., Pterophyllum altum. Dicrossus sp. Any Madagascan cichlid

9.

Sharks, Loaches, Eels

any species.

10.

Cyprinids

Flying foxes, Siamese Algae Eaters.

10

All Others

Koi, Mudskippers, Scats, Monos, Gobies, Butterfly Fish,

Arrowanas, Puffers, Datnoides, Leaf Fish, Bichirs

(Polypterus sp).

 

 

Class E 25 points

 

1.

Cyprinids

Bitterlings

2.

Catfish

Pangasius, Shovelnose catfish, Redtailed Catfish

(Phractocephalus hemioliopterus)

3.

All Others

Lungfish, Sterlets, Sturgeon, Mormyrids, Freshwater

Pipefish, Knifefish,

 

 

Aquatic Horticultural Awards Program (A.H.A.P.)

Effective January 1, 2011

1.    Purpose  

  • To recognize & encourage achievement in growing & propagating aquatic plants.
  • To gather information & knowledge of aquatic plants & their requirements; with the additional bonus of having more beautiful aquariums.
  • To identify new aquatic plant species & conditions required for their care in the aquarium.
  • To establish a record of aquatic plant species & conditions required for their maintenance, which will be available to all C.K..A.S. members.

 

2.    Eligibility

 

            All Chatham-Kent Aquarium Society members are eligible for the Aquatic Horticultural Awards Program (A.H.A.P.)

 

3.    Committee

  • The A.H.A.P. committee may consist solely of a Chairperson. One or more extra appointed members may be designated by the executive if required.
  • The duties of the Committee will consist of witnessing the propagation of aquatic plants as outlined. They will maintain an accurate record of point standings, report these to the membership & present awards.
  • They will supply a code for an unknown plant & will ensure proper identification as it becomes available.

 

4.    Awards

 

Beginning Aquatic Horticulturist

The aquarist will accumulate a minimum of 50 points. These points to include at least 3 different classes.

 

Aquatic Horticulturist

The aquarist will accumulate a minimum of 125 points. These points to include 2 plants from Classes C & D, & 1 from Class E.

 

Expert Aquatic Horticulturist

The aquarist will accumulate a minimum of 250 points. These points to include 2 plants from each Class of D, E, & 1 from Class F.

 

Master Aquatic Horticulturist

The aquarist will accumulate a minimum of 500 points. These points to include 3 plants from each Class of D, E, F, & 1 plant from Class G.

 

Grand Master Aquatic Horticulturist

The aquarist will accumulate a minimum of 1,000 points. This will include at least 80 species. The aquarist will be required to perform one of the items below:

A. Minimum of 3 lectures.

B. 3 photo essays of 10 pictures each. They are to include rootstock, stems, leaves, flowers, & seeds.

C. An article of identification of a plant to include at least 2,000 words for use in local or national publications.

 

5.    Reproduction Requirements

  • For all species: verification & registration of propagation in Classes A & B may be witnessed by any member. For Classes C & D, by A.H.A.P. Committee Member, once when flowering & at each stage of seed & when young plants are old enough to recognize.
  • Floating plants: double the original amount.
  • Bunch plants: double the original height of plant.
  • Reproduction by runner or division: 1 healthy plant capable of living independently of the parent plant.
  • Reproduction sexually: 1 plant reproduced from seed from the aquarists own plant in his/her aquarium or pond.
  • Flowering: must be verified when in full bloom, attached to S.A.S. members own plant, in the aquarists own pond or aquarium.

 

6.    Additional Criteria

  • Plants reproduced must conform with the following definition of an aquatic plant: 'an aquatic plant is one which in the wild or native state, can be grown in the submersed, emmersed, or immersed (minimum of 1" water above substrate) state.
  • Plants must be identified by the aquarist and verified according to section 5.1.  For identification purposes the following will be useful:

          a)  Encyclopedia of Water Plants by Dr. Jiri Strodola

          b)  Aquarium Plants: Their Identification, Cultivation and Ecology by Dr. Karel Rataj & Thomas J. Horeman

          c)  The Complete Guide to Water Plants by Mulberg

          d)  A Manual of Aquarium Plants by Shirley Aquatics, Colin D. Roe

  • In order to have his/her points recorded, the aquarist must complete the A.H.A.P. form.
  • For Class B, the aquarist must submit an article of at least 450 words.
  • For Classes C, D, E, F, and G, the aquarist must submit an article of at least 450 words. In lieu of an article a short (approx. 10 minutes) talk or donation to C.K..A.S. of the plant reproduced (of a size acceptable by the A.H.A.P. Chairperson will be accepted), at the discretion of the A.H.A.P. committee.
  • In regards to section 6.4 and 6.5: article or talk must be submitted no later than 90 days after the plant propagation is witnessed. This deadline can be waived at the discretion of the BAP chair with legitimate cause.
  • The propagation of all plants must take place in the aquarist's own aquarium or pond.
  • Any plant not included in the point classification will be assigned points by the A.H.A.P. committee on request.
  • Questions you may have as to the interpretation of the rules and/or suggestions as to their improvements should be submitted to the A.H.A.P. committee.
  • All propagations are recorded and kept on file.  Points will be awarded only once for any plant in a given class.
  • All completed A.H.A.P. forms must be submitted to the A.H.A.P. Chairperson.

 

 7.    Point Classification

    7.1    Class A (5 points)

            Azolla species

            Ceratophyllum species

            Ceratopterus species

            Egeria densa

            Elodea species

            Lemna species

            Riccia species

            Salvinia species

 

    7.2    Class B (10 points)

            Ambullia species

            Acorus species

            Bacopa species

            Cardamine species

            Cabomba species

            Eleocharis species

            Fontinalis species

            Hygrophila species

            Hydrocotyle species

            Heterandria species

            Hydrilla species

            Limnophila species

            Lobelia species

            Ludwigia species

            Myriophyllum species

            Nomophila species

            Najas species

            Nitella species

            Nymphoides species

            Potamogeton species

            Pygmy Chain Sword

            Rotala species

            Sagittaria species

            Samolus Valerandi

            Utricularia species

            Vallisneria species

            Water Wisteria

            Alternanthera species

            Lysimachia nummularia

            Vesicularia dubyana

 

    7.3    Class C (15 points)

            Aponogeton species (except Madagascar lace plant)

            Bolbitis species

            Cryptocoryne species

            Crinum species

            Didiplis species

            Echinodorus species (except Pygmy chain sword)

            Isoetes species

            Lararosiphon major

            Marsilea species

            Microsorium species

            Nymphaea species

            Pistia species

            Trapa natans

 

    7.4    Class D (20 points)

            Aldrovandia species

            Anubias species

            Barclaya longifolia

            Lagenandra species

            Madagascar lace plant

            Ottellia alismoides

            Spatterdock

 

    7.5    Class E - Flowerings

            Extra points will be awarded for all reported flowerings of aquatic plants.  Such points will be equal to the points for the class the plant is in.

 

    7.6    Class F - Seeds

            Extra points will be awarded for all seeds.  Such points will be equal to the points for the class the plant is in.

 

    7.7    Class G - Sexual Reproduction

            Extra points will be awarded for sexual reproduction.  Such points will be equal to the points for the class the plant is in.

Marine BAP

The Chatham-Kent Aquarium Society Marine Breeding Award Program is established to recognize outstanding achievement in the propagation of marine species. Please retain this list for future reference.

The different levels of achievement are as follows;

(1) BREEDER AWARD (50 points) from any of the Classes. Must present at least one article or short program.

(2) INTERMEDIATE (100 points). Must complete Breeder level. Must have at least two B, C or D Class fish, and must present at least 2 written articles or programs.

(3) SENIOR (250 points). Must complete Breeder and Intermediate levels. Must present at least 4 articles or programs.

(4) MASTER (400 points). Must complete Breeder, Intermediate and Senior levels. Must have at least 4 species from each of Classes A, B, C and one from Class D.  Must present at least 5 written articles or programs.

(5) GRAND MASTER (750 points). Must complete all above levels. Must have at least 6 from each of Classes A, B, C and 2 from Class D.

If the Aquarist spawned a marine fish, they must raise a minimum of 5 fry to 60 days of age. All spawns must be witnessed at birth, and again at 60 days of age. In addition the Aquarist must do one of the following:

(1)   Donate 5 fry from the spawn or one sexable pair to the S.A.S.

(2)   Write an article for the Newsletter describing the breeding of the species.

(3)   Give a verbal and/or pictorial presentation on the breeding at a General Meeting.

If the Aquarist has propagated a coral, the propagation must be a complete split from the parent. The ‘daughter’ piece has to survive for at least 60 days on its own.  If this is a marine macroalgae, doubling of the plant itself will count as a propagation.

NOTE:            If the spawning has been written on, or talked on recently, the Aquarist may, with the authorization of the M.B.A.P. Chairperson, write or talk about any aspect of the Hobby. No points will be awarded unless the above requirements are met by the time the are 60 days old. However, the Chairperson may upon request of the Program Chairperson re-schedule a planned presentation.

NO CROSSES/HYBRIDS OF ANY MARINE SPECIES WILL BE ALLOWED.

The Aquarist shall:

(1) Satisfy the M.B.A.P. Chairperson that the spawning/propagation actually took place on the Breeder's premises. (This excludes the hatching of eggs obtained from someone else or the mere incubation of eggs which were laid and fertilized elsewhere)

(2) Submit a spawning report on a form provided by the S.A.S.

(3) Arrange to have the spawning, normally 5 fry, inspected and verified by the M.B.A.P. Chairperson.

NOTE:            Exceptions may be permitted where the species is known to have very small spawns. At the discretion of the Committee, more than one spawning of certain species may be counted in order to reach 5.

The Chatham-Kent Aquarium Society will award points only once for each distinct species. No additional points will be awarded for varieties or subspecies. These varieties and subspecies can be noted and verified so that if a species becomes split into more new species, points can be awarded after the fact. New members will be credited for spawns certified by the previous club to which they belonged. Points are adjusted to conform to the C.K.A.S. point system.

The MARINE BREEDERS AWARD will be presented to the member accumulating the most breeding points in a one year period, October 1 to September 30. This is a revolving trophy.

POINT CLASSIFICATION OF FISHES/CORALS/ SPAWNED

 

Class A ------5 points

Bristleworms,

Glass Anemones (Aiptasia sp.)

Class B----- 10 points

All marine snails and nudibranchs

Banggai cardinalfish (Pteragon kauderni)

Shrimp

Starfish

Pulse Coral (Xenia sp.)

Class C-----15 points

Seahorses and pipefish, clownfish (Amphiprion sp.), damsels (inc. sergeant majors), dottybacks (Pseudochromis sp.), Gramma loreto.

Stony corals (Acropora and Montipora sp.)

Soft corals (Star Polyp (Pachyclavularia sp.) Leather coral, Sarcophtyon

Class D 20 points

Angelfish, tangs, gobies not already covered in Classes A, B, or C

All others not easily classified in other classes.

Soft corals (Sarcophyton Lobophytum, Sinularia sp.), Anemones (Heteractis

  sp., zooanthids)

Bubble corals

Tridachna clams, sea lettuce (Ulva sp.)