Sept. 21, 2018 - 8:00 p.m.

Goliad Farms

Charles Clapsaddle - Hatchery Operations

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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.