Collecting in Florida (without being eaten)
If you have ever had the urge to go out and collect your own fish then Friday's talk is for you! John Boylan will be talking about how to get started collecting your own fish. He will be using his recent collecting trips to Florida as examples of the “do’s and don’ts” of collecting. His talk will also include pictures of the many species he has collected in Florida and where to find them. We can also expect some fish from his most recent collecting trip in April to be on the auction table, though you never know if a rogue gator might pop up as well.
John has been involved in the aquarium hobby for over 40 years. While he maintains, and breeds, a variety of species, his main focus over the past twenty years has been in the keeping of livebearers, killifish, and rainbowfish, and when possible going into the field and collecting. He is currently involved in a study with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama on the distribution of Brachyrhaphis and Rivulus species in Panama.
Please join us this Friday, May 3rd and bring a friend.