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Nov
20

February 2023 Monthly Meeting

February’s 20, 2023 meeting hopefully, we will be able to resume the Al Faul’s Memorial NEAq Tour Unlike
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Nov
12

January 2023 Monthly Meeting

January 2023 Monthly Meeting - CANCELLED Unfortunately, there will be no meeting this month due to the "Project Piaba" trip.
Nov
12

December 2022 Monthly Meeting

Our next monthly meeting will be Monday, December 19th. This month's program will be our "Holiday Party". Open to all.
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Sep
21
November 2022 Gala Auction

November 2022 Gala Auction

Our next monthly meeting will be Monday, November 21, 2022. We will be having our annual gala auction at this
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Sep
10

PROJECT PIABA - YouTube Link

For more information ahead of next week’s talk (September 19), check out Project Piaba’s YouTube channel. Along with
Aug
30

October 2022 Monthly Meeting

Our next monthly meeting will be Monday, October 17th. This month’s program will be our very own Tony Pinto,
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Aug
30

September 2022 Monthly Meeting

For more information ahead of next week’s talk, check out Project Piaba’s YouTube channel. Along with important information
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Jul
28

August 2022 Monthly Meeting

Our next monthly meeting will be Monday August 15th. This month’s program will be our very own Chuck Fittz,
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Jul
07

July 2022 Monthly Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Monday, July 18th. BAS will have the voting for the 2022-2023 Board of
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Jun
02

June 2022 Monthly Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Monday, June 20th. Our speaker will be Brian Flanagan. Topic: In The Kitchen
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May
01

May 2022 Monthly Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Monday, May 16th.Speaker will be Rick Rego. Topic: Amphibians of New England
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Jan
01
Next BAS Monthly Meeting

Next BAS Monthly Meeting

Our next monthly meeting will be Monday, November 21, 2022. We will be having our “Annual Gala Auction” at this
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Dec
28
President's Message: OCTOBER 2022

President's Message: OCTOBER 2022

November 21st will be our "Gala Auction".  Doors open at 7:30pm for registration and the Auction starts promptly at
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Oct
03

The Three Rules of Fishkeeping

Written by Russell McAndrews It really should be the 3 million rules of fish keeping but I can’t remember
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May
25

Floating Plant Cover

Written by Russell McAndrews Vegetative cover, in aquaria, has a great number of beneficial attributes and very few drawbacks.  First,
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May
25

Display Tactics for Augmenting Research and Fundraising (Haplochromine Cichlids)

Written by Russell McAndrews I. Introduction Large display aquaria can reproduce, in miniature, an almost natural habitat priceless for behavioral
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May
25

Victoria Species Survival Plan

Written by Russell McAndrews At present the Victoria Species Survival Plan maintains approximately thirty “species” at numerous sites across the
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May
25

A Batch Code

Written by Russell McAndrews One of the not so minor tasks towards developing a stud book for fishes is that
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May
25

Specimen Preservation Procedure

Written by Russell McAndrews 1. Fix specimen by submerging in a 10% buffered formalin* solution for 48  hours. 2. Transfer
May
25

Evolutionarily Significant Observations of the Victoria Extinction

Written by Russell McAndrews I. INTRODUCTION II. POLLUTION - Atmospheric - Nutrient enhancement - Euthrophication - Anoxia/stratification III. OVERFISHING
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May
25

Great Non-Rift Lakes

Written by Russell McAndrews Deep in the heart of darkest Africa perhaps 40 million years ago the country side is
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May
25

Africa's Great Lakes

Written by Russell McAndrews Deep in the heart of darkest Africa, perhaps 30 million years ago the countryside is being
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May
25

Selective Behavior as a Component of Speciation

Written by Russell McAndrews Selective behavior, facultative behavior or behavior of choice are all phrases describing the implementation of memory.
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May
25

Helpful Hints: Crowd Control

Written by Russell McAndrews Somewhere out there is an aquarist or two that have never overcrowded a tank.  Unfortunately, this
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May
25

The Glo-Light Danio

Written by Russell McAndrews Apparently named incorrectly Danio choprae, Hora, 1928 is currently being gender corrected to C. choprai. Even
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May
25

Similarities and Differences Among the African Lakes and their Fishes

Written by Russell McAndrews East Africa is punctuated from the north to the south by the Great Rift Valley.  There
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May
25

Filtration Basics

Written by Russell McAndrews The most common types of aquarium filtration commercially available can be placed into one of three
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May
25

A Rebuttal to a Rebuttal

Written by Russell McAndrews Perspective is an important concept.  That which is appropriate to one situation might be completely inappropriate
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May
25

Regulating Murder

Written by Russell McAndrews Cichlids are territorial to one degree or another.  Not all are murderous psychopaths, but all are
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May
25

Lamprologous Moorii

Written by Russell McAndrews While making my usual rounds of the local fish store I cam across five L. moorii.
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May
25

Victorian Cichlids

Written by Russell McAndrews Victorian cichlids are much the same as other East African cichlids, that is to say their
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May
25

Helpful Hints: Packing Fish

Written by Russell McAndrews In the following paragraphs I shall attempt to describe some helpful tips for packing your fish.
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May
25

Tanganyika’s Hidden Jewel: Lamprologus Ornatipinnis

Written by Russell McAndrews Lamprologus ornatipinnis is a shy and lovely little cichlid which prefers to dwell in empty snail
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May
25

The South Boston Aquarium, 1916

Written by A. Lowell Pub in The Forgotten Aquariums of Boston 2nd Ed By: Jerry Ryan Streaks of green and
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May
25

The Power of Hydrogen

Written by Russell McAndrews What is pH?  Why should I be concerned with it?  Technically, pH equals the negative log
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May
25

The Boston Society

Published in Aquatic Life Magazine 1916-1917 Following a preliminary gathering in October, the Boston Aquarium Society held its first regular
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May
25

Heros Pasionis: An Incidence of Spawning

Written by Russell McAndrews Heros pasionis (Rivas 1962) is a lovely and timid cichlid of the Thorichthys subgenus, otherwise known
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May
25

Heros Carpintis

Written by Russell McAndrews Heros carpintis is an attractive mid- to large-sized cichlid which is widely spread throughout Mexico’s
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May
25

Heros Beani: Compliments of the Sonora Desert Museum

Written by Russell McAndrews While talking to some friends of mine in New Jersey, I found that there were a
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May
21

Gene Pool Maintenance

Written by Russell McAndrews This article is intended to be global in nature.  My impetus for writing it stems from
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May
21

Progress in Breeding Freshwater Fish By: Douglas I. Warmolts (Columbus Zoological Gardens) and Russ

Written by Russell McAndrews Introduction Fish (an estimated 21,723 species) represent approximately half of the estimated 43,173 vertebrates
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Mar
31

Managing the Great Barrier Reef (Queensland, Australia)

Written by Ryan McAndrews Introduction The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is the largest coral reef system in the world, a
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Jun
02

A Species Maintenance Program for Your Club

Written by Russell McAndrews Northeast Council of Aquarium Societies General Meeting - June 2, 2002 MASTER PLAN * Introduction - by
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May
01

Back to Basics: Learn All You Can

BACK TO BASICS LEARN ALL YOU CAN By:  Karen Randall (BAS) Published in The Daphnian, May, 1991 In the first
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Mar
01

Back to Basics: A Look at Filtration, Part 3 - Chemical Filtration and Two Specialty Filters

BACK TO BASICS A LOOK AT FILTRATION PART THREE - CHEMICAL FILTRATION AND TWO SPECIALTY FILTERS By:  Karen Randall, BAS
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Mar
01

BAS Annual Show - 1900 As Remembered by a Goldfish Person

BAS ANNUAL SHOW - 1900 AS REMEMBERED BY A GOLDFISH PERSON By:  Anita Hovanesian, BAS Published in The Daphnian, March,
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Feb
01

Goldfish Corner When All Else Fails

GOLD FISH CORNER:  WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS By:  Anita Hovanesian, BAS, GFSA Published in The Daphnian, February 1991 More often
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Feb
01

An Amusing Amphibian: The African Clawed Frog Xenopus Laevis

AN AMUSING AMPHIBIAN:  THE AFRICAN CLAWED FROG XENOPUS LAEVIS By:  Suzanne Royer, Ph.D., CAS Published in The Daphnian, February
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Jan
01

Maintaining a Saltwater Aquarium: My Way

Written by Tom Neal - The Daphian, January 1991 There are many ways to set up and maintain a saltwater
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Jan
01

Let's Take a Peek

It’s 3:00 on a Saturday morning.  What the devil am I doing up and writing?  I’m glad
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Jan
01

Tanganyikan Pointers

Written by Russell McAndrews Tanganyikan fishes live in an environment which is spectacularly unique.  Similar to a tropical island like
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Jan
01

Dragonets

Written by Kathleen Rader, CAS, The Daphian, January 1991 If you are looking for a small fish to put in
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Jan
01

Most Common Goldfish Diseases (Part 3)

Anita Hovanesian, BAS, The Daphnian, Jaunary 1991 “ICH”, ICHTHYOPHTHIRIUS MULTIFILIS OR WHITE SPOT DISEASE “Ick” or white spot disease is
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Nov
01

The Genus Rivulus - Aerial Acrobatics

Written by Dan Frase The Genus Rivulus contains some 65 species living in South and Central America, on various Caribbean
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Nov
01

Tanganyikan Cichlid Community Aquarium

Written by John DiVenuti My first success with breeding Tanganyikan cichlids happened when two Juliodochromis Marleri paired off in an
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Nov
01

Foster Parents are Truly Angels

Written by Anita Hovanesian I have been housing two breeding pairs of Angel fish in a 29 gallon tank with
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Oct
01

Confessions of a Goldfish Hobbyist

Written by Anita Hovanesian Ever since, I was knee-high to a grasshopper, I have been a “dedicated” goldfish keeper. Housing
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Oct
01

Keeping Some of the Different Puffers in the Brackish Community Aquarium

Written by John DiVenuti I have a number of different puffers in community set-up.  It is upsetting to see the
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Oct
01

Spawning The Fundulopanchax Gardneri Akure

Written by Denyce K. Trudeau Fundulopanchax gardneri Akure is a relatively new species of killifish now available to the tropical
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Oct
01

How to Manage a Multi-tank Fishroom Comfortably

Written by Anita Hovanesian Aquarists who have a couple of tanks do not really have a serious problem with proper
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Sep
01

The Language of Plants: Part V

Written by Ann Lambrecht In this column I will try to cover different types of vegetative reproduction of aquatic plants.
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Sep
01

It's Show Time! Are You Ready?

Written by Anita Hovanesian Folks spend many months conditioning their beauties for showing, but due to poor transport preparation, lose
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Sep
01

Back to Basics: a Look at Filtration Part 2, Mechanical Filtration

Written by Karen Randall In my last column, we took a look at biological filtration.  This month, let’s examine
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Jan
01

An Abridged Interpretation of Stephen Spotte’s Fish and Invertebrate Culture: Water Management in Closed Systems

Written by Russell McAndrews Included in the following are several passages taken from the book as well as my interpretation
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Jan
01

The Keeping of a Fish Journal

Written by John G. DiVenuti In June 1976 I purchased with S&H green stamps my first aquarium a ten
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Jan
01

Haplochromine Husbandry: The Captive Maintenance of a Living Resource

Written by Russell McAndrews ABSTRACT Habitat preservation, the preferred means of conservation, is not an option for Lake Victoria at
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Jan
01

See Spot Swim

Written by Karen Randall When I was young and naïve, (18 months ago) I started my first marine aquarium. After
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Jan
01

Conservation Biology Could Save Endangered Victoria Cichlids

(Published Todays Aquarist 1989: Vol. 2) The Victoria basin in comprised of a group of low-lying lakes, which at various
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