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QAH Caboolture Markets Fish Competition

Queensland Aquarium Hobbyists are pleased to announce a Fish Competition which will take place on the 19th - 21st MARCH 2010.

The competition is a fish only competition in which only the fish will be judged. There will be no planted tanks or communities in the competition. If you wish to decorate your tank to help keep your fish happy then that is up to you.

Classes are as follows:

1 Australian & New Guinea Rainbows, Sunfish & Blue Eyes

2 Australian & New Guinea Gobies, Gudgeons, Catfish & AOV Native

3 Goldfish all varieties

4 Livebearers all species

5 Anabandits & Fighters - all species

6 Tetras, Barbs, Danios & Rasboras

7 Catfish

8 African & Asian Cichlids

9 North & Central American Cichlids

10 South American Cichlids

11 AOV Tropical Freshwater

12 Amphibians, Invertebrates & Crustaceans

13 Marine Fish

14 Marine Invertebrates

Note : Classes with less than 6 entries will be combined where possible

Prizes and Awards

Ist overall - $200.00

2nd overall - $150.00

3rd overall - $100.00

4th overall - $50.00

Certificates for Ist, 2nd and 3rd in each class.

Time Table

Entries to be installed on Friday 19th March from 6.00pm to 10.00pm and Saturday 20th March from 8.00am to 12.00am.

Hands out is 12.00am Saturday 2oth March (All competitors must leave competition area)

Judging is from 1.00pm to 5.00 pm Saturday 20th March ( only judges and stewards allowed during judging)

Competitor and Judges BBQ and presentation 6.00pm - 10.00pm Saturday 20th March - all competitors and judges welcome.

Open to the public 6.00am - 1.00pm Sunday 21st March

Pull down 1.30pm Sunday 21st March

Conditions of entry

Fish and animals will be judged under the current QFAS rules and sizing system and at the same time a new sizing system will be trialed.

Entire close Friday 19th March at 10.00pm

Entries to be phoned through to either; Cary Bielenberg ph 0407 572 253 or Graeme Day ph 0402 841 627.

Entry Fee - $5.00 per entry.

Entry Fee payable before entry is installed.

Equipment supplied includes stands,lights, power supply, and air supply.

Competitors must supply own aquariums, heaters, filters and power board if needed.

Aquarium sizes acceptable are:

2 foot tanks -600mm length x min 300 to max 450mm width x min 330 to max 380mm Height (min 24"x 12" x 13" upto max 24" x 18" x 15")

3 foot tanks - 900mm length x min 380 to max 450mm width x 450mm height (36" x 15" x 18" up to 36" x 18" x 18") max of 15 available

4 foot tanks - 1220mm length x 450mm width x 450mm height (48" x 18" x 18") max of 6 available

no free standing displays accepted.

If you wish to use either 3ft or 4ft tanks make sure you call ahead as there are limited numbers of spaces available and these will be handed out on a first come first served basis.

One only competitive Entry per tank. But you are allowed other fish in the tank to improve the display or to keep the entered fish from stressing.

Fish to be judged must be nominated by competitor.

Nominated fish MUST be measured by the stewards before installing in tank otherwise a maximum of 15 points will be awarded for size irrespective of the size of the fish.

Where permits are required for display of the species then copies of said permits must be given to the stewards before installation of entry.

It is the responsibility of the competitor to provide supporting documentation to the stewards prior to installation of the entry. Where new/rare species are entered this is extremely important.

All entries must be removed between 1.30pm and 6.00pm on Sunday 21st March

All care is taken with entries, but QAH accepts no responsibility for any loss or damages incurred during the show.

For more details contact: Cary Bielenberg ph: 0407 572 253 or Graeme Day 0402 841 627.

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