Our membership and monthly meetings have begun once again and members are encouraged to come drop by and renew membership. While we were unfortunately unable to hold our Fall Auction, you can also check out our monthly auctions which have been growing much larger each month since the re-launch.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us via E-mail at Membership@calgaryaquariumsociety.com or come out to one of the in-person events and see us live.
Next CAS General Meeting:
|Date:||Tuesday, May 10th, 2022|
|Time:||Doors Open 7:00 p.m – Meeting Start 7:30|
|Place:||Crescent Heights Community Hall
1101 2nd Street NW
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|Program:||Peter DeSouza – Collecting Adventures in Cameroon|
|Library:||Various titles available to members – email firstname.lastname@example.org for requests|
Peter DeSouza has always had a strong interest in Zoology. His parents lived in fear of what he would bring home and keep in the basement. From an early age he had aquariums and raised livebearers and spawned some of the easier cichlids. After high school his interests turned to the new African cichlids from Lake Malawi that were just becoming available to hobbyists. Later he spawned and raised Blue Gularis before getting married and leaving the fish hobby behind for a few years.
In 2002 after moving to Alberta to work with a Poultry Company in Edmonton, he decided to raise fish again. This time he started with killifish right away with a few small tanks. After building a few fish rooms and moving back to Ontario, his fishroom today contains approximately 70 tanks of various sizes filled with mostly Killifish and Bettas.
He has raised and spawned representatives of most of the Aquarium Fish groups but has a preference for killifish of the genus Fundulopanchax particularly sjoestedti, the Blue Gularis. He has been line breeding Blue Gularis for over 16 years and Domestic Bettas for the last 9 years.
He has always wanted to travel to another countries and collect fish. When he finally retired he had the opportunity with a group from Europe to collect in Ghana. This past
February, he travelled to Cameroon. His presentation, titled ‘Collecting Adventures in Cameroon’ will detail the areas collected and the fish that were found as well as some
interesting adventures experienced in Cameroon.