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WE ARE ALL ABOUT THE AQUARIUM HOBBY
YATFS is a non-profit hobby organization composed of
local aquarists and dealers. It was founded in the
spring of 1972 for the express purpose of promoting
the science of exotic freshwater and saltwater fish and
plants, assisting new hobbyists, encouraging the
breeding and displaying of all aquatic life, and
acquiring and dispensing aquatic knowledge and
literature.
All persons with an interest in the aquarium hobby are
welcomed and invited to attend two meetings before
making any decision on membership
Our meetings are held the 3rd Friday of each
month (unless announced otherwise).
At the Mineral Ridge Presbyterian Church on Rt
46.
Doors open at 7:30pm & we start at 8:00         
3654 Main St, Mineral Ridge, OH 44440
Enter through the side door.
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YATFS HAS 2 NEW CONTESTS COMING SHOW UP AT THE MARCH 17 MEETING FOR MORE INFO
1. A FISH GROW OUT CONTEST
2. A FISH BREEDING CHALLENGE
for more info please look at
BOWL SHOW & CONTEST  PAGE
NEXT YATFS MEETING
AUGUST 18, 2017
Doors open at 7:30pm & we start at 8:00
3654 Main St, Mineral Ridge, OH 44440

Talk: "Getting ahead in BAP" by  Joe Doyle

Began my interest in keeping & breeding fish when at the age of 12 my neighbor gave me a slate bottom metal frame and lid 29 gallon
fish tank. Tropical Fish Hobbyist (TFH) magazine frequently featured betta splendens in an array of spawning setups. It wasn't long before
I had 100 baby food jars each containing a baby betta. Breeding fish came natural to me. This was when I first started feeding live foods to
baby fish. Put the hobby on hold to attend college, returning 18 years later when given a 29 gallon fish tank. In 2005, joined the Greater
Pittsburgh Aquarium Society Inc (GPASI). Began participating in the Breeders Award Program (BAP) in 2008. BAP really sparked my
interest, and in 2011, turned in 33 spawns topping my competition having only 12 tanks and setting an all time
high record for the club. From an administrative perspective, I served the Pittsburgh club as President, Treasurer, and currently
Membership secretary also Web Master managing the GPASI.ORG web site.

That being said, BAP has thus far been the most influential and driving force of my hobby. It has evolved into a consistency of looking for
that next fish to spawn. I originally thought after spawning all the bread and butter fish there would be nothing left to spawn, but the
opposite was true.

Most of the fish in my tanks were brought home from conventions and fish rooms. And am always on the look out for that next rare fish to
spawn. Frequently, I find myself making community tanks out of multiple species because I see something I just have to have, I don't have
enough room to spawn fish. It takes a long time to back out of this scenario in order to have enough room to spawn & dump fish for BAP.
In my talk, "Getting ahead in BAP", I will review how to spawn several species of difficult fish, the species I'm currently working with,
discuss challenges faced, and the return of species to my bucket list of fish to successfully spawn and raise.

Discussion will include:

Pterapogon kauderni (Banggai Cardinalfish)
Hippocampus Erectus (Sea Horse)
Betta macrostoma (The holy grail of bettas)
Loricaria sp "Atabapo, Colombia" Crying Whiptails
Nothobranchius palmqvisti "Pangani, TZ 94-7"
Notholebias minimus "Campo Grande CGRJ 01-12"
Aspidoras cf taurus (2" Aspidoras)
Garra rufa (Pedicure fish)
Brachygobius doriae (Bumblebee Goby)
Hemiloricaria Lanceolata
Pterophyllum leopoldi
and more..
Youngstown Area Tropical Fish Society
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