CCAC October 1st, 2020 MEETING – CCAC Dr Eric Thomas speaking on Setting Up To Breed Plecos and Corys

Dr. Eric Thomas started keeping fish in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, when he was about 8 years old.  With his older brother Bill, Eric kept and bred mouth-brooding cichlids (Geophagus and several Lake Malawi mbuna species), along with Steatocraneus casuarius… and convicts (who doesn’t start with convicts?). Eric and Bill were members of the now-defunct Tri-City Aquarium Society of Southern California. In college, Eric studied captive husbandry of vertebrates; with his mentor Professor Rudolfo Ruibal at UC Riverside, in 1978 Eric was the first person to breed the Budgett’s frog Lepidobatrachus laevis in captivity.  In Dr. Ruibal’s lab, Eric learned about and began studying skin glands and their function. Eric went on to earn a Ph.D. under Dr. Paul Licht at UC Berkeley, studying reproductive endocrinology and the influence of sex hormones on frog skin glands. Currently, Eric is an associate professor of Biology, co-chair and director of graduate studies for the Biological Sciences Department at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Eric’s research is split between reproductive pheromone production in frogs and self-poisoning in Corydoras catfishes. At home, Eric’s interests are keeping and breeding catfish, primarily Corydoras and Loricariids.  Between home and work, Eric runs up to 27 aquaria and currently has over 40 species of catfish.  Socially, Eric operates a YouTube Channel (Bekateen) and FaceBook page (Bekateen’s FishRoom) for sharing his knowledge and experiences with fellow fish keepers; he is also the program coordinator for the Sacramento Aquarium Society and a moderator on PlanetCatfish.com.



Free and open to the public.

Meeting Time: Thursday, Month, Day 2020 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Meeting Location:

La Quinta Inn & Suites

5120 Victory Dr.

Indianapolis, Indiana 46203

What to Expect:

A typical meeting we start setting up about 7:00 pm and will official start around 7:30 pm. At the start of the meeting all club business and announcements are made.

Next is our speaker/presentation. Typically they last about 1 hour. Topics have a very broad range as far as a hobbyist can see.

After that a  brief intermission

  The Conclusion consists of door prizes, a members-only raffle item donated from one of our many proud sponsors/supporters, and  a members-only mini-auction of fish and aquarium related goods.  Meetings usually last until 9:30 or 10:00 pm

Red Raffle Tickets are priced as follows:

1 ticket $1.00    6 tickets $5.00     15 tickets $10.00    35 tickets $20.00

Membership

Remember it is only $20.00 a year for membership. You can join in person or online http://ccacaqclub.org/membership-2/join-now/

Dean Tweeddale

CCAC July 2nd, 2020 VIRTUAL MEETING – Dean Tweeddale speaking on the In’s and Out’s of Collecting Fish in the Peruvian Jungles

Dean Tweeddale is a master breeder who started keeping fish over 50 years ago. He started with guppies, moved on to discus, and has since bred countless species of freshwater fish. Always an innovator, Dean has, throughout his fishkeeping career, built three in-house fish rooms and developed an incredible fry system. Some of his proudest moments in the hobby are developing a system to raise discus artificially, breeding many rare dwarf cichlids, continuous spawning of German blue rams, and spawning several L-number plecos including most recently zebra plecos. He has collected and bred wild fish from Peru and has appeared on a number of YouTube channels including Aquarium Co-Op, Swishkey, L.R.Bretz’s Aquatics, Bentley Pasco, and Dustin’s Fish Tanks.


Free and open to the public.

Meeting Time: Thursday, July, 2nd 2020 at 7:30 PM EST

Meeting Location:

This meeting will be held virtually, on Blue Jeans. Simply follow the link below:

https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/eavqkfag

What to Expect:

A typical meeting we start setting up about 7:00 pm and will official start around 7:30 pm. At the start of the meeting all club business and announcements are made.

Next is our speaker/presentation. Typically presentations last about 1 hour. Topics have a very broad range as far as a hobbyist can see.

 

Membership

Remember it is only $20.00 a year for membership. You can join in person or online http://ccacaqclub.org/membership-2/join-now/

Joe Fleckenstein

CCAC June 4, 2020 MEETING – CCAC Joe Fleckenstein speaking on Big Ponds

speaker bio

Joe Fleckenstein, past president of the Circle City Aquarium Club in Indianapolis, has been in the hobby seriously for about twenty-five years. He formerly maintained many species of fish in a basement fishroom consisting of over 130 aquariums.  Joe has recently moved to a larger property and is currently working on constructing a separate building in order to expand and update his hobby. Joe has a B.S. degree in Biology/Zoology and an M.S degree in secondary education from Ball State University.  He is employed as a high school science teacher.

Joe will give a program on how he turned his above ground pool into a pond housing tropical fish in the summer.  The talk will include how he maintained his 13,000 gallon oasis in the backyard of his home in Indianapolis.  He will discuss the types of plants and fish he has kept in the pool pond as well as many other aspects of this unusual spin-off of his “aquaristic” addiction.


Please Note – due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis, and travel restrictions within Marion County, this will be a “virtual” meeting. We will be using the BlueJeans app for this presentation. The meeting link is below.

We hope to resume a more normal meeting format in July with a very exciting speaker, as well as mini-auction. We will are also planning to hold a combined virtual-live format beginning in July.


Free and open to the public.

Meeting Time: Thursday, Month, Day 2020 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Meeting Location:

https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/uskbfdgr

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What to Expect:

A typical meeting we start setting up about 7:00 pm and will official start around 7:30 pm. At the start of the meeting all club business and announcements are made.

Next is our speaker/presentation. Typically they last about 1 hour. Topics have a very broad range as far as a hobbyist can see.

Membership

Remember it is only $20.00 a year for membership. You can join in person or online http://ccacaqclub.org/membership-2/join-now/