Michael Marcotrigiano is a recently retired professor of plant biology and genetics, and an accomplished breeder of plants, birds and fish. After becoming one of the top zebra finch and society finch breeders in the country, Michael turned his focus to fancy guppies, joining the show circuit of the International Fancy Guppy Association through the New England chapter. By year six he achieved the grand overall male championship. The next year he was elected IFGA’s "Guppy Man of the Year" and in 2014 he was honored with the title of Master Breeder, only one of 13 ever to achieve this status.
Michael will talk to us about what it takes to breed show guppies at the competitive level, touching on guppy biology and genetics. Here are some of his champion guppies:
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If you've ever thought about checking out the Long Island Aquarium Society, this meeting would be the time to do it. All new visitors will receive a Welcome Gift of an 8 oz. package of premium fish food.
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.