BAP Committee Memos

October Message from the BAP Chair

Report all spawns and requests for checkers to

All change proposals, spawning reports, written spawning summaries, and requests for a time to give oral spawning summaries should be emailed to, either completed or as drafts for comment. Please feel free to send as many revisions to Spawning reports as you feel necessary to assure that all data is captured. It is a good practice to send a revision after the report, the check, and verification, and to include a final version with the written spawning summary or the request for time to give an oral summary. Paper copies will still be accepted.

Please email completed BAP forms to the BAP Chair at, or bring a hardcopy to the next meeting.

2018 Events

January 6: Jeremy Basch “Auchenipteridae – The Wonderful Woodcatfish”

February 3: Devon Graham “On the Origin of Species, or why are there so many fish in the Amazon?”

March 10: Panel Discussion -- Jim Chitty Frank Cowherd, Don Kinyon, and Dave Sombach “Successful Fish Breeding”, moderated by  Patchin Curtis

April 8 (Sunday): Spring All-Day Auction

May 5: Gary Lange “Cruising Papua - Following New Roads and Exploring the 'Bird’s Head'”

June 2: Larry Jinks “Building My Fish Room”

July 7: Bowl Show

August 4: Workshop: Christine Keys and TBD “Drilling and Repairing Glass Tanks”

September 1: Barbie Fiorentino Spawning Loricariidae

October 4-6: All-Aquarium Catfish Convention

October 7 (Sunday): Fall All-Day Auction at Hyatt Regency Dulles

November 3: Andrew Blumhagen “Why Bristlenose Plecos Have Bristles” and Annual Meeting, Elections, Workshop

December 1: Holiday Party