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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

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. 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, as of 2018 GCCA has started to recognize different color variants of species.
  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.

 

Downloadable BAP Forms

BAP Form
BAP Form (32.54 kB)

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