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Post Fri Oct 21, 2005 4:02 pm
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hummm... hate to show my ignorance but what is "BAPing"?

Post Fri Oct 21, 2005 4:23 pm
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Nothing wrong with showing ignorance as long as you are interested in finding the answer! :)

Bap'ing... BAP stands for Breeders Award Program. This is a program for Minnesota Aquarium Society Members.

I. Purpose
A. To encourage members of the aquarium society to breed fish and share knowledge concerning the spawning and rearing of fish.
B. To recognize the achievements of society members concerning the breeding of fish.
C. To promote an interest in and make available a wider variety of fish.
D. To make more members active participants in the society.

More information can be found here
http://www.mn-aquarium.org/BAP/BAP_Rules.php

To BAP, you bring in your fish that you have spawned and they're auctioned off, with the proceeds benefitting the MAS.

The three coolest things about the BAP program are that you can obtain some really cool fish that your fellow fish-geeks have spawned that you won't likely find in a fish store for a GREAT price, you get to show off the fish that you've spawned AND it benefits a pretty cool club.

Lots of clubs have BAP programs. They're very cool, IMO.

Dani
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I miss my fish.

Post Wed Nov 02, 2005 3:37 pm
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I wish I had started to BAP from the beginning (10 years ago). I never started and now feel like it's too late in the game to begin...
Chris Juvinall

Post Wed Nov 02, 2005 4:07 pm
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I haven't ever bap'd either. When you move up here, we can start bapping away. We can battle it out for rookie of the year.

I don't have nearly the space to compete with some of the uber-bappers.

Post Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:50 pm
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I'd like to start BAPping and HAPping, but have a few questions:

1. The BAP rules state, "To receive points through the BAP program for freshwater spawns of fish having BAP point values assigned of 10 and 15, each participant must have had their spawn verified in their home aquarium by an unrelated Society member in good standing." How and when does one typically go about this?

2. The rules also state that the fry must survive 60 days post-spawning, but are there any other guidelines about how big fry ought to be before bringing them in?

3. HAP rules say that you must "Have the plant or flower verified" and the verifier's signature goes on the form. Does this verification usually happen at the meeting when the plants are brought in, or is that something I should take care of beforehand?

Thanks for your help!

--Daryl

Post Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:38 pm
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Verification - where do you live?

fish size - 60 days is minimum age now couple that with common sense. if fish are too small to survive a few hours in a bag and transfer to a new home with different water chemistry then the fish are not old enough.

flowering plants may be verified via photo
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Post Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:01 pm
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Hi All,
Does the club have the BAP and HAP forms in MS Word or PDF format so I can pre-fill some of the common fields? I have created a MS Word document that mimic the current MAS form. Who do I send it to, to have it checked out?


Cheers,

Post Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:10 pm
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Sheri in MN
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Holland Lops & a variety of fish, I'll drown from a hairball.

Post Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:11 pm
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HAP information with links to the other necessary info and forms:

http://www.mn-aquarium.org/HAP/
Sheri in MN
mnhop2@yahoo.com OR mnhop2@comcast.net
Holland Lops & a variety of fish, I'll drown from a hairball.

Post Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:33 pm
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thankyou. i am very interested in BAPPING at least once this year. for the good of the group that is, not for myself.

Post Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:39 am
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Here is information about how a BAP chair would determine what is a valid BAP and what is not valid
This is one example only :!:
Someone submits Haplochromis bartoni or maybe Haplochromis burtoni, there is already possible confusion due to one letter spelling change in name of each fish.

fishbase is most up to date database

here are fish with species name of burtoni
http://www.fishbase.org/NomenClature/Sc ... chList.php
note that Astatotilapia burtoni and Haplochromis burtoni are same fish

here are fish with species name of bartoni
http://www.fishbase.org/NomenClature/Sc ... chList.php
note that Prognathochromis bartoni and Haplochromis bartoni are same fish
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Post Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:13 pm
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When was the last time the online reports have been updated? I'm curious as to how many points I have and what species I have done.
If you don't put a location in your for sale ad that must mean you're willing to deliver.


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