Extraordinary New Rainbowfish From Papua
Papua (formerly Irian Jaya) is a Darwin’s paradise with almost every watershed separated long enough to produce unique species of rainbowfish. After multiple trips to Papua, noted authority Gary Lange has managed to find 9 or 10 brand new species of rainbow fish. As some were quite easy to find, others involved multi-day trips by outrigger over the ocean and over eight hours up winding rivers to reach the collecting destination. The members of SFAS can be the judge to see if the leeches, thorns, mosquitoes and other punishments of the jungle were worth the effort to bring out these wonderful fish! This talk will primarily deal with the most recent 2014 trip plus the capture and breeding of the amazing Wapoga Red Laser.
Gary Lange has been keeping fish since he was 10 and has been associated with the organized hobby for over three decades. He is a member of the Missouri Aquarium Society (MASI) and has held various positions in the club. He is a grand master breeder in MASI, and has won Best Fish In Show on four different occasions, twice with rainbow fish. Come join us this Friday!
*** Note our NEW LOCATION, the Covenant Presbyterian Church***