CCAC November 5th, 2020 MEETING – CCAC Mark Denaro speaking on Biographical Namesakes in the Hobby

Speaking on the topic of “The Namesakes – biographical information about some of the people who have had fish named after them or been influential in ichthyology”, Mark Denaro has been keeping freshwater aquariums since 1970 and marine aquariums since 1976.  Mark has been keeping planted and biotope aquariums since the mid-70s and was keeping reef aquariums before that term was coined.  He has bred well over 200 species of freshwater fish and propagated over 150 species of aquatic plants.  He has spawned 10 species of marine fish and propagated over 40 species of marine invertebrates.  Mark is a coauthor of Adventurous Aquarist Guide to the 101 Best Freshwater Nano Species, published by Microcosm, Ltd. in September of 2014.  He has written articles for several national and international magazines and wrote the recurring column ‘Into the Labyrinth’ for “Tropical Fish Hobbyist” magazine.  He is currently a Contributing Editor and writes feature articles for TFH.  Mark has been involved in the organized hobby since 1984.  He is a past president of the International Betta Congress, the Indianapolis Aquarium Society and the Bucks County Aquarium Society.  He is a founding member and the inaugural president of the American Labyrinth Fish Association.  He is a well-known speaker and judge and has lectured to over 50 aquarium societies in more than 20 states plus Canada and Bermuda and spoken at numerous regional and national conventions. Mark runs the fish room for Pets Plus in Lawrenceville, NJ.  He also makes videos that he shares on YouTube as All Natural Aquatics.

Your club leadership is planning on this being an in-person meeting with a virtual speaker.    The club is also seeking nominations for Board of Directors and various leadership positions.   If you are interested, please reach out to a current BOD member.

Free and open to the public.

Meeting Time: Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Meeting Location:

La Quinta Inn & Suites

5120 Victory Dr.

Indianapolis, Indiana 46203

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