CAFE Convention

Wow, what a great time I had at the CAFE, (Columbus Area Fish Enthusiasts), Convention today.  I went with my daughter Darcy, and my 8 week old grandson Chris, (he’s on the home page looking at the turtle).

They had some great speakers.  Ted Judy talked about a collection trip to Africa.  Rusty Wessel spoke about livebearers and auctioned some very cool swordtails. Brian Zimmerman had a great presentation on native american fish.

My friend Stephan tried to get me hooked up with some very cool Danio tinwini.  I even got to meet Dave Hale from Something Fishy up in Cleveland.  Check him out on the Blue Zoo…..

We had a tasty lunch and purchased some very nice plants for Darcy’s tank too!

Do we Spawn or Breed our fish?

I see it described both ways on all the forums, but which is correct?

Back it the day, we would always talk of successfully getting our fish to spawn. Wikipedia says,

“Most aquatic animals, apart from aquatic mammals, reproduce through a process of spawning.”

It also states,

“Breeding is the reproduction, that is, producing of offspring, usually animals or plants.”

I think I’m going to stick with my “old school” ways and use the term spawning here in the journal.

A New Start

After 40+ years of fishkeeping here is the first blog/journal entry.

I’ve always thought it would be cool to keep a journal of fish room happenings, but for one reason or another, I just never have. Well that’s about to change… let’s see where this goes.