As we welcome our members back from the summer, we will be watching a special video presentation by Charles Clapsaddle from Goliad Farms fish hatchery. Charles began his fish-keeping career about age seven when he won goldfish at carnival. After growing them up, he successfully spawned them and was hooked on fish forever. Shortly after the success with goldfish, he turned his attention to livebearers, the first of which were locally collected Gambusia affinis, mosquito fish, and Poecilia latipinna, sailfin molly. By junior high he had graduated to fancy guppies. His fascination with livebearers continues today.
Although his family hatchery (goliadfarms.com) breeds many other fishes, it’s the development of new livebearer strains and the improvement of existing strains that occupies his best efforts. Charles has spoken to aquarium clubs across the country on various topics relating to the hobby.
As always, there will be raffles and a mini auction of fish, plants, and equipment. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Meeting begins at 8:00 p.m. Please join us.
LIAS Meetings are held at SUNY Stony Brook's Maritime Science area. Room 120 in Endeavor Hall on the State University at Stony Brook Campus, Stony Brook, NY 11790
West onto South Drive off of Nicolls Road (County Rd 97). At the light, make a right onto Marburger Drive and then make the next right (the street has no name but there are signs indicating that you are near the Marine Sciences buildings). Follow the road all the way to the back and you will see three buildings - Discovery, Challenger and Endeavour – the last one is Endeavour Hall.
For more information, see this map on the SUNY Stony Brook website.