Breeders Award Program
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Participants can earn five different levels of breeders awards. The highest level, the Master Breeder award, has additional levels awarded for each 100 points earned; resulting in Master Breeder Level 1,2,3 etc.
Points earned in all classes are cumulative. Only the first spawn of each species or color form will be awarded points.
Members can also view their submissions (pending or reviewed), and view every member’s approved submissions.
- Participants must be SCAA members in good standing.
- Points will be awarded only once for each species or color form spawned.
- Parents of fry must be owned by the member.
- Fish not listed in the classification will be evaluated and assigned to a class by the BAP coordinator and/or the Board.
- The BAP coordinator may alter any of the program regulations or classifications in order to maintain the quality of the program, or to resolve unforeseen problems.
- Novice, 25 points
- Intermediate, 50 points
- Advanced, 100 points
- Senior, 200 points
- Master Level 1, 400 points
- Master Level 2, 500 points
- Culture Award, 25 points max in Class F
- Class A: 5 points
- Livebearers, Tanichthyes (White Clouds), Brachydanios, Convict Cichlids, Tilapia (mouthbrooding)
- Class B: 10 points
- American Flag fish (Jordanella), Shrimp, Badis badis, Gouramis (large), Bettas, Paradise fish, Copeina sp., Angels, Mouthbrooding Cichlids, Pelvicachromis, A. cacatuoides, Easy & Intermediate Killies, Aquidens, Haplochromine, Aulonocara, Mbuna, Tilapia (non-mouthbrooding), Geophagus, Julidochromis, Neolamprologus, Rainbow fish
- Class C: 15 points
- Small Gouramis, Barbs, Advanced Killies, Corydoras, Crenicara,
Oscars, Chocolate Cichlid, Chromides, Pencil fish, Microgeophagus,
Apistogramma, Urau, Headstanders, Goldfish, Koi, Otocinclus,
Cichlasoma, Anomalchromis, Chromidotilapia, South American Cichlids, Gobies, Gudgeons
- Class D: 20 points
- Synodontis, Discus, Neon Tetras, Anableps, Hatchetfish, Cardinal Tetras, Silver Dollars, Pantodon, Marine Damsel fish, Glass fish, Archer fish, Ctenopoma, Chocolate Gouramis, Axolotl, Bumblebee Goby, Monos, Scatophagus, Leporinus, Sucker mouth Cats, Pike Cichlids
- Class E: 25 points
- Arowana, Eels, Knife fish, Loaches, Elephant Nose, Pirana Sharks, Seahorses
- Class F: 5 points
- This class is reserved for all cultivable organisms that provide food to aquatic inhabitants for breeding and raising to adulthood. Examples would include snails, brine shrimp, and worms. Points apply to Culture Award.
Note that members and the South Carolina Aquarium Association benefit financially when they submit BAP fish for the auction. Members receive 70% of any auction proceeds while the association garners 30% to offset club expenses. It is important to note that there is one other way that members can earn points towards their breeder awards. An additional five points can be earned when an article is written on a ten, fifteen, or twenty point fish submitted to the BAP Program. These articles will be kept in our reference library and will also be published in our Association Newsletter. While these guidelines don’t have to be strictly followed, an essay of approximately 250 to 400 words discussing the fish characteristics, the breeding environment, water parameters, and the growth cycle of the fry would be appreciated. In other words, what would someone need to know in order to breed a particular species provided that they have a mature pair?