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Fish Growing Contest

Postby dennysfishroom » Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:41 pm

Corey and I are working on putting a fish growing contest together for this fall/winter. We haven't decided on all the details yet, but are thinking of using one of the smaller cichlids available. Without having any of the details worked out, the general outline of what we've got in mind would be to have interested hobbyists pay a small fee to receive a quantity of the cichlid fry (pretty small size), and you'd have some defined period of time to grow your fish to the biggest size you can. At the end of the proscribed time, the fish would be brought in and weighed with some award to the person whose fish had grown the most. Be thinking of whether you'd be interested in participating as we try to locate the contest fish species and get them to spawn. If you got your contest fish to spawn after the contest, you could also get BAP points for your efforts. Denny
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Re: Fish Growing Contest

Postby tbalan » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:32 pm

I'd be interested depending on the fish chosen.
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Re: Fish Growing Contest

Postby Jackielee » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:31 am

Me too!
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Re: Fish Growing Contest

Postby sumpnfishy » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:43 pm

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Re: Fish Growing Contest

Postby dennysfishroom » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:51 am

We haven't forgotten about contest, but we have had problems deciding on the fish. We'd like to get an attractive fish that's not terribly aggressive, doesn't get overly large, and has relatively large broods. Those all narrow the list down, but Corey is going to be getting some Geo's that might work, and I'm going to see about possibly getting some Firemouths. Maybe between us we can work out something. Denny
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Re: Fish Growing Contest

Postby dennysfishroom » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:40 pm

Well keep your fingers crossed. I think I may have had my first spawn from the Firemouth cichlids I got for the fish growing contest. This spawn might not be big enough for the contest, but if I can verify that it is actually a spawn, I'll put the pair in a separate tank, and maybe we can use the next spawn. Unfortunately, the pair is still pretty small. Denny
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Re: Fish Growing Contest

Postby dennysfishroom » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:16 am

The eggs are gone this morning, but now I'll have to pull the pair out of the tank, and put them in a tank by themselves. Next time should be better. I really thought they were too small to start breeding. Denny
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Re: Fish Growing Contest

Postby sskruzr » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:57 pm

dennysfishroom wrote:The eggs are gone this morning, but now I'll have to pull the pair out of the tank, and put them in a tank by themselves. Next time should be better. I really thought they were too small to start breeding. Denny

well when nature calls......
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Re: Fish Growing Contest

Postby dennysfishroom » Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:47 pm

We had 7 members enter the fish growing contest last Saturday. If you missed the meeting, but still want to participate, contact Corey to arrange getting and paying for you 6 fish. The contest runs till the December meeting at which time your biggest fish will be weighed to see who wins the prize. Since I'm not going to be able to weigh them if they aren't at least 2 inches. we may extend the growing contest if no one has a fish big enough to get a weight. We will probably decide as we approach the December meeting. The contestants so far are:

James
Michael
Jordan
Will
Gram
Leslie
Denny

Let the trash talking begin. Denny
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Re: Fish Growing Contest

Postby sskruzr » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:57 pm

Don't forget the fish growing contest will be decided at the Christmas party.
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