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The Sarnia Aquarium Society Breeder Award Program is established to recognize outstanding achievement in the breeding of fish. Please retain this list for future reference.

The different levels of achievement are as follows:

(1) BREEDER AWARD (50 points) from any combination of at least 2 Classes.

(2) INTERMEDIATE (100 points). Must complete Breeder level. Must have at least three C or D Class fish.

(3) SENIOR (300 points). Must complete Breeder and Intermediate levels.

(4) MASTER (600 points). Must complete Breeder, Intermediate and Senior levels. Must have at least 6 species from each of Classes A, B, C, and one from Class D.

(5) GRAND MASTER (1000 points). Must complete Master level. Must have at least 12 from each of Classes A, B, C, and 2 from Class D.

To receive points the Aquarist must spawn and raise a minimum of 10 fry to 60 days of age. All spawns must be witnessed at birth by any active member of the Sarnia Aquarium Society. Other persons in the same household are not eligible to witness. At 60 days of age the fish must be witnessed by the BAP Chairperson or Designate as approved by the BAP Chairperson. Additional points will be awarded if the Aquarist
(1) Donates 10 fry from the spawn or one sexable pair to the S.A.S./ or
(2) Writes an article for the Newsletter describing the breeding of the species.
This article shall consist of at least 300 words. /or
(3) Gives a verbal and/or pictorial presentation on the breeding at a General Meeting.

NOTE: If the spawning has been written on, or talked on recently, the Aquarist may, with the authorization of the B.A.P. Chairperson, write or talk about any aspect of the Hobby. No points will be awarded unless the above requirements are met by the time the fry are 90 days old. However, the Chairperson may upon request of the Program Chairperson re-schedule a planned presentation.

The Aquarist shall:
(1) Satisfy the B.A.P. Chairperson that the spawning actually took place on the Breeder's premises. (This excludes the hatching of eggs obtained from someone else or the mere incubation of eggs, which were laid and fertilized elsewhere)
(2) Submit a spawning report on the official S.A.S. BAP form within 30 days of the fry attaining 60 days of age. If this requirement is not met, the fish may have to be re-spawned. This deadline can be waived at the discretion of the BAP chair with legitimate cause.
(3) Arrange to have the spawning, normally 10 fry, inspected and verified by another member of the Sarnia Aquarium Society
NOTE: Exceptions may be permitted where the species is known to have very small spawns. At the discretion of the Chairman, more than one spawning of certain species may be counted in order to reach 10. The Sarnia Aquarium Society will award points only once for each distinct species. No additional points will be awarded for varieties or subspecies. New members will be credited for spawns certified by the previous club to which they belonged. Points are adjusted to conform to the S.A.S. point system. Species with multiple locales can be recorded, with no points added to the B.A.P. total to allow for when new species are created from an existing locale. After such species are created, points can be awarded as needed. These points will be awarded at the time the B.A.P. chairperson confirms the status of the new species. They are NOT applied at the time of recording the spawn. The ROLF C. HAGEN AWARD will be presented to the member accumulating the most breeding points in a one year period. Submission of completed forms must be on/or before the November club meeting. This is a revolving trophy.


Class A ------5 points

any Poecilia, Xiphophorus, Gambusia, or other not in B,C,D or E.

any Danio, Devario or Tanichthys.

Fundulopanchax gardneri, Aphyosemion australe, Aplocheilus lineatus, Apl.panchax. Epiplatys dageti, Pachypanchax playfairi, Oryzias latipes and all Rivulus species.

Macropodus opercularis, Trichopodus trichopterus.

all mouthbrooders from genera Oreochromis, Sarotherodon and Hemihaplochromis, Hap. sp. 44, C. nigrofasciatum (convicts), C. sp. “Honduran Red Points, Thorichthys meeki (firemouths), C. spilurum, Herotilapia multispinosa.

Ampullaria cuprina (mystery snail), Vivipara sp. (Japanese livebearers), Marisa rotula. No points will be awarded for common snails and common pond snails.

All Others
any Australian Melanotaenia not listed in B,C,D or E.

Class B----- 10 points

Halfbeaks, Brachyrhaphis, Heterophallus, Tomeurus, any member of family Goodeidae

all Barbs not in C or D.

all mop-spawners not in A,C or D, all Cyprinodon sp.

Betta picta, Betta splendens, Trichogaster (ex Colisa), Trichopodus (except trichopterus) and all Macropodus not in A.

Pterophyllum scalare, Geophagus brasiliensis and related species, G. steindachneri, G. pellegrini, Cichlasoma portalegrensis and bimaculatum, Bujurquina mariae and paraguayensis, Pelvicachromis pulcher, all Mbunas, all other substrate spawners except those in A,C or D, any mouthbrooders from the Rift Lake except those in A,C or D. Any mouthbrooders from Lake Victoria area except those in A,C or D.

Invertebrates Shrimps, crayfish, all other snails not in A.

All Others
Badis sp, Telmatherina ladigesi (Celebes Rainbow), any Bedotia (Madagascar Rainbow), Any New Guinea Rainbowfish not listed in A, C or D. All Blue-eye species (Pseudomugil sp.), Goldfish, any native minnow.

Class C-----15 points

Any Alfaro and Jenynsia species.

Corydoras aeneus, C. paleatus, C. hastatus, C pygmaeus, Brochis splendens, Ancistrus sp.

Clown barbs, Puntius filamentosus, P. arulius, any Barbodes not listed in D.

Nannostomus and Thayeria species, all others except those listed in D.

Fundulopanchax sjoestedti (Blue Gularis) Pseudoepiplatys annulatus and all peat spawners except those listed in D.

Helostoma (Kissing), Trichopsis (Croaking) Trichopodus microlepis (Moonlight) T. pectoralis (Snakeskin) and any others not in A, B or D. Any Betta not in A,B or D.

Cyrtocara moorii, all from Lake Tanganyika not included in other classes; any Etroplus, Crenicara, Crenicichla, “Geophagus” (Eartheaters) not listed in other classes; Mikrogeophagus and Apistogramma species. All Paratheraps. All Paraneetroplus. Theraps coeruleus, Theraps irregularis, All Yssichromis, Stomatepia., Lipochromis, Prognathochromis, Harpagochromis, Thoracochromis brauschi, Pyxichromis orthostoma, Platytaeniodus sp."Red tail sheller", Orthochromis. Any Pelvicachromis (except pulcher). Nanochromis, Congochromis, Nimbochromis, Benitochromis, Chromidotilapia, Parananochromis, Teleogramma.

All Others
Chanda (Glass Fish), Iriatherina werneri (Threadfin rainbow), Sticklebacks, Sunfish and Darters.

Class D 20 points

Anableps (any species), Belonesox belizanus, Any stingray

All species not listed in other classes.

Barbodes schwanenfeldi (Tinfoils), Puntius denisonii.

All species

Hatchetfishes, Exodon paradoxus, Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi, Paracheirodon innesi, axelrodi and simulans. Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma, Hemigrammus rhodostomus and bleheri, Petitella georgiae, any African Characoid ; any species from the genera Metynnis and Serrasalmus, Nannobrycon, Anostomus and Leporinus species.

‘Pterolebias’, Austrofundulus and Nothobranchius.

Osphronemus goramy, Sphaerichthys species, any Ctenopoma or Parasphromenus.

Astronotus sp., Tomocichla tuba, Tomocichla asfraci, Herichthys steindachneri, Parachromis dovii, Theraps lentiginosus, Cyphotilapia frontosa, Cyphotilapia gibberosa, All Tropheus sp., All Petrochromis sp. Symphysodon species (all varieties), All Uaru sp., Pterophyllum altum and leopoldi. Dicrossus sp. Any Madagascan cichlid

Sharks, Loaches, Eels
Any species.

Flying foxes, Siamese Algae Eaters.

All Others
Koi, Mudskippers, Scats, Monos, Gobies, Butterfly Fish, Arrowanas, Puffers, Datnoides, Leaf Fish, Bichirs (Polypterus sp).