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An Alphabetical Listing of GCCA Libary Books

Library items are made available at every monthly meeting.

To see if a specific item is available, please contact the GCCA Librarian at a monthly meeting and reference the item number listed below.

Author Title Number
Allison, James Water in the Garden B-41
Anderson, Douglas Fish Immunology B-17
Andrews, Dr. Chris, Adrian Exell & Dr. Neville Carrington The Manual of Fish Health B-30
Axelrod, Dr. Herbert & Bernd Degan The Allure of Discus B-98
Axelrod, Dr. Herbert The Atlas of Discus of the World B-38
Axelrod, Dr. Herbert, Benoist & Kelsey-Wood Atlas of Garden Ponds B-52
Axelrod, Dr. Herbert & Lourdes Burgess Breeding Aquarium Fish B-81
Axelrod, Dr. Herbert Dr. Axelrod's Atlas of Freshwater Aquarium Fishes, 1989 edition B-35
Axelrod, Dr. Herbert Dr. Axelrod's Atlas of Freshwater Aquarium Fishes, 1985 edition B-37
Axelrod, Dr. Herbert Encyclopedia of Tropical Fishes B-24
Axelrod, Dr. Herbert Exotic Tropical Fishes, Looseleaf B-47
Axelrod, Dr. Herbert Exotic Tropical Fishes B-69
Axelrod, Dr. Herbert Fishes for Your Community Tank B-1
Axelrod, Dr. Herbert Jumbo Fishes B-51
Axelrod, Dr. Herbert The Most Complete, Colored Lexicon of Cichlids B-61
Baensch, Hans Aquarium Fishes Atlas B-23
Balon, Eugene Fishes of Lake Kariba, Africa B-31
Boyd, Kevin W. The Complete Aquarium Problem Solver B-65
Brichard, Pierre Cichlids and All Other Fishes of Lake Tanganyika B-42
Burgess, Warren E. Atlas of Freshwater and Marine Catfish B-46
Burgess, Dr. Warren Freshwater & Marine Catfish B-93
Conkel, Donald Cichlids of North & Central America B-60
Conkel, Donald Cichlids of North & Central America B-78
Conkel, Donald Cichlids of North & Central America B-109
Degen, Bernd Degen Discus B-74
Degen, Bernd The Discus King of Aquarium B-70
Degen, Bernd Discus King of the Aquarium B-32
Degen, Bernd Discus Reference Book B-48
Department of Conservation Aquatic Weeds B-7
Dulin, Dr. Mark Fish Diseases B-20
Emmens, Dr. C.W. How to Keep and Breed Tropical Fish B-9
Fkayer, Geoffrey & T.D. Iles Cichlid Fishes of the Great Lakes of Africa B-29
Geisler, Dr. Rolf Aquarium Fish Diseases B-4
Glaser, Ulrich & Wolfgang Glaser Aqualog: South American Cichlids I B-101
Glaser, Ulrich & Wolfgang Glaser Aqualog: South American Cichlids II B-102
Goldstein, Dr. Robert Cichlids of the World B-53
Goldstein, Dr. Robert Diseases of Aquarium Fishes B-3
Goldstein, Dr. Robert Diseases of Aquarium Fishes B-106
Goldstein, Dr. Robert J. Introduction to the Cichlids B-5
Gratzek, Dr. John Aquariology: Master Volume B-64
Iwasaki, Noboru Guppies B-86
Jocher, Willy Live Foods for the Aquarium B-15
Jocher, Willy Spawning Problem Fishes B-8
Keller, Gunter Discus B-104
Klee, Albert Enjoy Your Catfish B-12
Konings, Ad Cichlids From Central America B-34
Konings, Ad Cichlids and All the Other Fish of Lake Malawi B-43
Konings, Ad The Cichlid Yearbook, Volume 1 B-39
Konings, Ad The Cichlid Yearbook, Volume 2 B-54
Konings, Ad The Cichlid Yearbook, Volume 3 B-62
Konings, Ad The Cichlid Yearbook, Volume 4 B-91
Konings, Ad The Cichlid Yearbook, Volume 5 B-92
Konings, Ad Enjoying Cichlids B-99
Konings, Ad Tanganyika Secrets B-59
Linke, Horst & Wolfgang Staeck African Cichlids I: Cichlids of West Africa B-96
Linke, Horst & Wolfgang Staeck American Cichlids I: Dwarf Cichlids B-85
Linke, Horst & Wolfgang Staeck American Cichlids I; Dwarf Cichlids B-97
Linke, Horst & Wolfgang Staeck Cichlids From West Africa B-80
Loiselle, Paul The Cichlid Aquarium B-22
Loiselle, Dr. Paul The Cichlid Aquarium B-83
Melke, Sabine Success With Cichlids From Lakes Malawi and Tanganyika B-82
Mills, Dick & Dr. Gwynne Vevers Tropical Aquarium Fishes B-36
Rakowicz, Maurice Aquarium Digest: Part 1 of 2 B-72
Rakowicz, Maurice Aquarium Digest: Part 2 of 2 B-73
Rataj, Dr. Karel & Thomas J. Horman Aquarium Plants B-19
Ribbink, A.J., B.A. Marsh, A.C. Marsh, A.C. Ribbink & B.J. Sharp Zoology B-95
Richter, Hans-Joachim Complete Book of Dwarf Cichlids B-33
Richter, Hans-Joachim Complete Book of Dwarf Cichlids B-68
Sanford, Gina & Richard Crow The Manual of Tank Busters B-55
Snieszko, Dr. Stanislas & Dr. Herbert Axelrod Diseases of Fishes B-11
Spreinat, Andreas Lake Malawi Cishlids from Tanzania B-100
Schulze, Eberhard Discus Fish B-56
Schraml, Erwin Aqualog: African Cichlids I B-110
Schneider, Earl Enjoy Your Tropical Fish Picture Book B-14
Schneider, Earl Enjoy Your Discus B-105
Tepoot, Pablo Cichlids: The Pictoral Guide, Volume 1 B-107
Tepoot, Pablo Cichlids: The Pictoral Guide, Volume 2 B-108
Turner, Bruce J. & John W. Pafenyk Enjoy Your Killifish B-13
Walker, Braz Angelfish B-40
Wolfsheimer, Gene Enjoy Your Angelfish B-2
Yoshino, Satoshi & Doshin Kobayashi The Natural Aquarium B-89
Zupanc, Gunther Fish and Their Behavior B-21

Breed fish and earn points towards awards

The Breeder's Award Program was established to recognize member achievements in breeding various Cichlids. The BAP objectives are:

  1. To learn to breed Cichlids and further one's interest activity and knowledge in the hobby;
  2. To accumulate points at each level, as outlined below, and receive a plaque commemorating the achievement;
  3. To succeed in becoming a Master Breeder, as defined below, entitling the member to receive a lifetime membership in the GCCA.

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BAP Point Levels
BAP Rules
BAP Experiment Procedure
Download a BAP Form

BAP Point Levels

Award Level

Description

Points

Total Points

AWARD I

Breeder
Ten spawnings, raised per rules below.

10 Points

10 Points

AWARD II

Advanced Breeder
Fifteen additional spawnings, raised per rules below, or alternatively, completion of an approved experiment for 15 points.

Additional 15 Points

25 Points

AWARD III

Expert Breeder
Twenty-five additional spawnings, raised per rules below, or alternatively, 10 additional spawnings plus completion of an approved experiment for 15 points.

Additional 25 Points

50 Points

AWARD IV

Master Breeder
Fifty additional spawnings, raised per rules below, or alternatively, 35 additional spawnings plus completion of an approved experiment for 15 points.

Additional 50 Points

100 Points

Breeders Award Program Rules (1-9-2009 Update)

  1. Spawn and raise at least 5 fry to 60 days of age from the date of their becoming free swimming.
  2. Fry must be from breeders personal fish, not fish on loan from and still owned by another person.
  3. Credit will be given for spawning any species of fish only once and will not be given for spawning different color varieties of a species. For example, you many only submit one angelfish for BAP— Pterophyllum scalare— no matter how many variations you have spawned (marble, long fin, black, koi, etc.), thus tank-raised or line-bred or other non-natural variants are not accepted for additional BAP points.

    3a. Exceptions:
    Established location varieties that show clear physical differences (including color variations) will be accepted. For example, a participant may submit both Aulonocara stuartgranti "Ngara" and Aulonocara stuartgranti "Cobue". Acceptance of location varieties is at the discretion of the BAP Committee. Consult the BAP Chairman prior to working with a fish to ensure that it will be accepted.
  4. Spawning details must be recorded on a BAP "Breeder's Report" and must be turned in to the BAP Chairman before credit can be given.
  5. Five fry, properly bagged, must be donated to the GCCA mini-auction for each spawn. A member may choose up to two spawns during each calendar year when a donation will not be required.
  6. Only members in good standing, as defined by the Constitution, may enter and remain in the BAP.
  7. Only members of the GCCA Board and BAP Committee may verify spawnings. Transfer points are acceptable only if the verifying board or committee member serves either capacity in the other club.
  8. Transfer points are acceptable only if the verifying board or committee member serves either capacity in the other club.
  9. Verifications allowable starting May 1, 1976.

Experiment Procedure

  1. Submit detailed experiment proposal to BAP Committee member. The BAP Committee will meet to consider the proposal.
  2. After receiving BAP Committee approval, perform the experiment while recording the details in an experiment notebook.
  3. Submit a copy of the experiment notebook and an article suitable for publication summarizing the procedure, explaining the results and noting the significance.
  4. BAP Committee members must make periodic examinations of the set-up and progress of the experiment.
  5. The experiment must involve several spawnings of multiple pairs and span three generations.
  6. Except in special circumstances, the experiment should not duplicate results reported previously.
  7. Examples of BAP experiments include: satisfying Smithsonian Institute requirements for establishment of a new hybrid as a separate species; determining a genetic mapping of various characteristics of a species; or determining the effects of different environmental factors on the general health, breeding activities and offspring of a species.

Downloadable BAP Forms

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Breed fish and earn points towards awards

The Kid's Breeder's Award Program (KBAP) was established to encourage children in the tropical fish hobby. Members kids under the age of 13 may participate.

Unlike GCCA's regular BAP program, any species of fish may be turned in.

The KBAP objectives are:

  1. To learn to breed tropical fish;
  2. To accumulate points at each level, as outlined below, and receive a plaque commemorating the achievement;
  3. To successfully transition to the regular GCCA BAP Program.

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BAP Point Levels

Award Level Description Points Total Points

AWARD I

Beginner
Five spawnings, raised per rules below.

5

5 Points

AWARD II

Intermediate
Five additional spawnings, raised per rules below.

Additional 5 Points

10 Points

AWARD III

Advanced
Ten additional spawnings, raised per rules below.

Additional 10 Points

20 Points



35 Points

Breeders Award Program Rules

  1. Participation in the KBAP is for children of family members under the age of 13 at the time the spawn was submitted.
  2. Spawn and raise at least 5 fry from any fish species to 60 days of age from the date of their becoming free swimming.
  3. Fry must be from child's personal fish, not fish on loan from and still owned by another person.
  4. Fish may be maintained in the aquarium of an adult member family member of GCCA as long as the child is primarily involved in the care of the fish.
  5. Credit will be given for spawning any species of fish only once and will not be given for spawning different color varieties of a species.
  6. Spawning details must be recorded on a standard GCCA BAP "Breeder's Report" and must be turned in to the BAP Chairman before credit can be given. The child must complete the report. Adult help allowed.
  7. Five fry, properly bagged, must be donated to the GCCA mini-auction for each spawn. A member may choose up to two spawns during each calendar year when a donation will not be required.
  8. Only children of members in good standing, as defined by the Constitution, may enter and remain in the KBAP.
  9. Cichlids spawned as part of the KBAP program also count towards GCCA's regular BAP program.

Downloadable BAP Forms

BAP Form
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The GCCA CARES Breeder's Award Program

The GCCA CARES Breeder's Award Program was established to recognize the hobbyists who breed and maintain CARES fish and assist in the conservation, maintaining and distribution of CARES fish. It is designed to give more points to a person the longer they keep a CARES CICHLID group establised and are able to spread the fry to other hobbyists.

Breed CARES fish and earn points towards awards

  • The first year you breed a CARES Cichlid and turn in CBAP you will receive 1 point for that species
  • The second consecutive year you breed the same species and turn in a CBAP you will earn two points for that CBAP
  • The third consecutive year you breed the same species and each consecutive year after you will receive three CBAP points each year you turn in a CBAP
  • If you have a 24 month lapse in not turning in CBAP your points will return back to 1 point for that species

The CARES BAP objectives are:

  1. To learn and increase awareness of the CARES conservervatiion effort, by breeding CARES Cichlids and further one's interest activity and knowledge in the hobby;
  2. To accumulate points at each level, as outlined below, and receive a plaque commemorating the achievement;

A list of the cares cichlids that are on the list can be found here

https://caresforfish.org/?page_id=257

 

CBAP Point Levels

Award Level

Description

Points

Total Points

AWARD I

Keeper

10 Points

10 Points

AWARD II

Preserver

Additional 15 Points

25 Points

AWARD III

Conservator

Additional 25 Points

50 Points

AWARD IV

CARES Defender

Additional 50 Points

100 Points

CARES Breeders Award Program Rules (2-1-2018)

  1. Spawn and raise at least 8 fry to 60 days of age from the date of their becoming free swimming.
  2. Fry must be from breeders personal fish, not fish on loan from and still owned by another person.
  3. Credit will be given for spawning any CARES species of fish. 
  4. Spawning details must be recorded on a BAP "Breeder's Report" and must be turned in to the CARES BAP Chairman before credit can be given.
  5. Eight fry, properly bagged, must be donated to the GCCA mini-auction for each spawn. A member may choose up to two spawns during each calendar year when a donation will not be required.
  6. Only members in good standing, as defined by the Constitution, may enter and remain in the BAP.
  7. Only members of the GCCA Board and CARES BAP Committee may verify spawnings. 

Downloadable CARES BAP Forms

BAP Form
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