• Saturday, January 17th 2015 at 1:00 PM

    at Hand-in-Hand Fire Co., 313 Enterprise Drive, Bird-in-Hand PA 17505

                    Introduction to Rainbows & Blue-Eyes by Joel Antkowiak

    JoelA2Joel was born on the southside of Pittsburgh in 1962. He was raised in the suburbs of the city and attended the University of Pittsburgh where he earned a BS in Physics, and he then followed that up with an MS in Environmental Science at New York University. Joel's first brush with the organized hobby came in 1976 when he found an ad for the American Killifish Association in an old aquarium hobby magazine. Having always appreciated the beauty of these fishes from the color plates in the old "Innes book", he joined in order to acquire some. A few years later Joel found the Greater Pittsburgh Aquarium Society, where he was a member for a few years before graduating from Pitt and moving out of the area. Joel has maintained anywhere from a few to about 60 tanks at any one time throughout his adult life and has kept many different species of fish. Fishes of the rainbow and blue-eye groups are a natural extension of his interest in killifish.

    This program will provide a review of methods used by Joel to keep, breed and raise rainbow fishes and blue-eyes. It will also include a review of species available in the hobby.

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