What is this?
If you breed fish this is for you!!
The BAP program allows for you to get recognized for your talents along with hopefully making some money on your hobby, we all know how expensive this hobby can get. So read the full rules on below and bring in your submissions to participate.
BAP submissions are auctioned off at our meeting. The club keeps $1 and you get the rest. We instituted a minimum bid for all submissions turned in of $6.00. How this will work is bids start off at $6.00 and if we don’t get the initial $6.00 bid it’s up to the seller if they want to either take the fish home or allow the bidding to continue at a lower price. Anyone turning in fish for BAP points will still get the points even if you choose to take the fish home and stop the bid process. No more “buck a bag” fish for that hard work you’ve put in.
If you've raised something that you really don't want to sell we recently allow for you to now make turn ins without auctioning it off. Instead you are required to document the process including water parameters, food, origin of parents, and make a presentation on it at our November meeting. This doesn't have to be long but someone should both see your process and be able to replicate it. In addition we require a short write up on the fish including a bit about their history and origin along with the above process to breed them. This is supposed to feel like a bit of work. The main reason the BAP was started was to "spread the wealth" and be able to share cool fish among the club while recovering some of your cost. But if you have fish that are just too expensive and you don't want to sell them at a club meeting you can meet these guidelines instead.
1.) One point per species and only established hybrids are allowed. Invasive, illegal or prohibited species on local, state or federal lists shall not be permitted.
2.) Spawning, hatching and raising of the fry must take place in the aquarist’s tanks.
3.) Points will be awarded to the member and the member must be in good standing.
4.) In case of a family membership, points will be awarded to the family only
5.) Spawns must be presented to the BAP chairperson for permanent record and auction.
6.) Fish must be properly bagged and labeled with the scientific name, quantity, the aquarist’s name and the BAP number from the registration form.
7.) Fry must be a minimum of 60 days from free swimming.
8.) Six (6) viable fry must be submitted for BAP recognition.
9.) The BAP registration form must contain the fish’s scientific name, which the aquarist is responsible to provide, as well as the aquarist’s name.
10.) In the event of an undescribed species (no scientific name), points will be awarded only if a reference can be made to a published photo or a color photo of the parents is retained in the BAP files.
11.) If any doubt exists of the identity of a submission to the BAP, the committee chairperson and/or committee may require further growth or to see the parents in person.
12.) Any disputes will be handled by the BAP chairperson and the full committee.
13.) Animals may be reevaluated for approval by the full BAP committee