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(San Francisco) Bay Area Killifish Association (BAKA) meeting notice
NOTE NEW LOCATION AND TIME THIS ONE MEETING ONLY. The next meeting of the
Bay Area Killifish Association (BAKA) this Saturday, October 28, will be
held at the Crystal Springs Uplands School, 400 Uplands Dr., Hillsborough,
California (not at the usual place in nearby San Mateo). The meeting time
is MOVED FORWARD ONE HOUR to 6 PM. If you need driving directions, please
contact me off-list.
For the PROGRAM this month, Dr. Barry Cooper will speak and show slides
from his recent Nothobranchius collecting trips (with Brian Watters) in
Tanzania (and Uganda?). Dr. Cooper is on the AKA Board of Trustees and has
served as Chairman of the American Killifish Assoc., and is the AKA
The auction this month includes some very fine Aphyosemion elegans-group
fish imported from Germany, natives from Florida, as well as a club box
trade from Texas. A big "thank you" to Dennis Haggerty of the DKG, Art
Leuterman, Marty Fischer, Ralph Havis, and Doug Ebeling of TAKO (Texas Area
Killifish Org.), and Ken Normandin (SunCoast Killifish Society).
Fish available this month:
Apyosemion celiae celiae "Mambanda, GPE 90/17"
Apyosemion chauchei "Obeya, RPC 91/6"
Apyosemion congicum "Kenge, Z82/17"
Apyosemion decorsei "Kapou, RCA 91/1"
Apyosemion lamberti "G88-7" (different from other lamberti, more blue, tail
Apyosemion lefiniense "CI-96"
Apyosemion shioetzi "Ngombe, Z91/1"
Epiplatys roloffi "Salayea, RL 99"
Fp. filamentosus "Oidah, Republic of Benin"
Fp. gardneri gardneri gold
Fp. gardneri nigerianus "Misaje"
Notho. guentheri "Zanzibar, TAN 97/4"
other Nothobranchius species
Scriptaphyosemion (ex-Roloffia) cauveti "Barrage Loire d'Atlantique, GRCH
Scriptaphyosemion (ex-Roloffia) nigrifluvi
Fundulus cingulatus "Elberta, Alabama, KN 00/7" "more red"
Fundulus escambiae "River Lake, KN 99/16"
Elassoma evergladei "Iron Bridge" (Pygmy Sunfish)
Etheostoma edwini "Hightower Spring/Holmes Creek" (Brown Darter)
Belgian *Ascellus* (neat egg & fry cleaner, a prolific aquatic sow bug that
does not eat live eggs or fry, but does eat dead bbs and fungus)
Grindal Worm culture
plus whatever else you bring in.
+++Club box trade+++
BAKA regularily exchanges killifish with other regional clubs through box
trades. This month, we received killifish from the Texas club (TAKO). If
you have nice fish or eggs to send back to Texas, please bring them to the
meeting, double bagged and ready to ship that night.
+++Webpage(s) of the Month+++
The subject of Dr. Cooper's program this month will be Nothobranchius. Two
excellent Notho sites on the web are Brian Watters' site on the AKA webpage
at http://www.aka.org/AKA/Gallery/Notho/Nothodoc.html and also Marc
Bellemans' site at http://users.pandora.be/marc.bellemans/index.htm
We have a special import of *elegans* group fish from Germany available
this month at the meeting. Two excellent sites showing color photos of
these beautiful Aphyosemions (which are rarely seen in our area) are the
German club's http://www.exotics.net/dkg/ag/ag_elegans.htm by Axel
Schwekendiek, and the French club's
http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Camp/6163/us/elegans/3.htm by Anthony
Check 'em out.
+++Future upcoming events+++
Nov. 18*, BAKA, San Mateo, California.
Nov. 16-18, Desert Fishes Council, Furnace Creek, Death Valley, California
(field trips on Nov. 19). Several BAKA members will be attending. Updated
meeting info and abstracts available at
Nov. 21-24, Mexican Ichthyology Society (SIMAC) 7th meeting, Mexico City.
Info at http://www.angelfire.com/scifi/congresoictiologia/
Dec. 9, Arizona Rivulin Keepers, Tempe. Info at http://ark.killi.net/
Dec. 16*, BAKA, San Mateo. Collect fish for box trade with SunCoast Killie
Jan. 27, 2001, BAKA, San Mateo. Receive box trade from SunCoast Killie
April 28-29, 2001, West Coast Weekend killifish show - location TBD
BAKA usually meets on the fourth Saturday of each month in San Mateo, south
of San Francisco, but please note that two meetings listed above(*) will be
moved forward one week due to the holidays.
Newsletter & Email notifications - Bill Gallagher, San Rafael
<gallaghr at nbn_com>
Discussion email list for Bay Area local killifish topics <baka at killi_net>
- contact Wright Huntley, Fremont <huntley1 at home_com>
West Coast Weekend show chairman - Jim Atchison <jim at atchison_com>
President - Tim Patterson, Burlingame <tpatt at csus_com>
Vice President - open
Secretary - Michel Perbost, Cupertino <michel_perbost at agilent_com>
Treasurer - Jim Atchison, San Rafael <jim at atchison_com>
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