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Atlanta Trip 2003
The Capital Cichlid Association Visit April 2004

Marshall&Eric.jpg (25343 bytes) Marshall E. Ostrow was in for a visit in Oct.2003. We were fortunate enough to have Marshall sit in a PAKA (Pittsburgh Area Killifish Association) meeting while he was in town. Seeing that he is the author of "Breeding Killifishes", a 1981 book published by T.F.H., it was a honor to have him attend.
MarshallE.OstrowGPASI.jpg (13720 bytes) Marshall E. Ostrow, shown here holding several issues of the GPASI Journal (Greater Pittsburgh Aquarium Society Inc, from 1973) at which time he was Vice President of the club!  Marshall, a former editor of Tropical Fish Hobbyist magazine for many years, has become the new editor of JAKA, the publication for the American Killifish Association. (photo Oct. 2003)
ChrisB-Eric.jpg (52686 bytes) "Chris Breitkreutz (CA), long time hobbyist and well known to many, stopped by for a visit Aug. 2003.  Chris also joined the Pittsburgh Area Killifish Association for our monthly meeting....nice to have him attend for some "outside" input in the Killifish world!"
Judi,Tyler,Braelyn.jpg (35164 bytes) Former employee Judi (Palmer) Tracy stopped by for a visit with two of her kids, Tyler and Braelyn.
JimG,DonM,CharlieG.jpg (51099 bytes) I had a chance to bring some AKA members over for a visit while they were in Pittsburgh for the first ever PAKA Killifish Show in April 2003.  (L-R) Jim Graham (Michigan), Don Mortenson (Illinois) and Charlie Grimes (Indiana
DrSallieEric.jpg (44599 bytes) October 2002. (L-R) Robert J. Goldstein, Ph.D.(NC),  Sallie Boggs, Ph.D.(PA) and myself.      While Bob was in town for several days, Sallie brought him by for a visit. Some of the very first aquarium books I had when I was young were written by Bob. It was a great honor to have him actually standing in my facility!
leefinley.jpg (37488 bytes) Lee Finley (RI) was in Pittsburgh for the 50th Anniversary Show in 1997. I was lucky enough to spend some time showing Lee around town. Lee is know for his collection of vintage aquarium literature & extensive knowledge on Catfish.
oliverL.jpg (61860 bytes) Oliver Lucanus (Canada) owner of "Below Water", collector, explorer, importer/exporter, author... the list goes on and on, presented an underwater film that he made while collecting in S. America for a GPASI monthly meeting in August 2002. I was fortunate to have him stop by for several hours for a visit. Oliver is one of the most knowledgeable people when it comes to new & rare fish. His knowledge is endless! If you ever get a chance to see one of his presentations, don't hesitate, you'll be amazed with him!
tannerwendy.jpg (28556 bytes) Stephan Tanner and his wife Wendy from Ohio State University stopped in for a visit in Sept. 2002.
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Members of PAKA (Pittsburgh Area Killifish Association) got a chance to meet & visit with Frederich Bitter (from Germany) at the Cincinnati Killifish Show during Labor Day weekend 2002.
(Standing L-R) Hank Marzina, Bill Shenefelt, Frederich Bitter, Curtis Smith, Ross Cronkhite (Kneeling) ME!
Jim&LynnGolaszeski.jpg (39279 bytes) "Jim & Lynn Golaszeski (New Jersey) come to town for a few days to "hang out". Lynn went shopping while Jim got a tour of some Pittsburgh fishrooms. He's now hooked and setting up a fishroom of his own....this hobby does grow on you!"
CAFE2002.jpg (48800 bytes) November 2002. A group of members from the Columbus Area Fish Enthusiasts stopped by. (L-R) Ryan Timm, Pat Sabourin, Judy Auditore, Ron Hedges, 
Tony Brehm, Larry James.

 

AlYunkerGL.jpg (29573 bytes) October 2002, Al Yunker pulls himself away from his work with his Dwarf Cichlids to lend a hand in cutting glass lids for some AOA tanks. Al is spawning some of the best looking Apistos and Pelvicachromis I have ever seen, he is also the web master for AOA.
stphingoeric.jpg (34644 bytes) (L-R) Stephan Tanner (Ohio), Ingo Seidel (Germany) and myself. Ingo was one of the guest speakers at the Ohio Cichlid Extravaganza in November 2002. I was lucky enough to have Stephan, who is an old friend of Ingo's from Germany, bring Ingo to my facility the day after the OCA event.
Ingobook.jpg (50946 bytes) Ingo Seidel (Germany) - Ingo and I did some fish trades during his visit, here he is bagging fish to take back to Germany with him. I received C. sp. "Mazaruni" (that he collected from Guyana and spawned), tank-raised C. solox, Aspidoras eurycephalus and an unidentified Aspidoras species. The upper left-hand corner of the photo shows the Mergus Catfish Atlas Vol. 1 that Ingo co-authored. The book features Hypoptopomatinae and Loricariinae catfish. (only available in German at this time).
IngoGroupPhoto.jpg (32102 bytes) Visitors to AOA, November 25, 2002. (L-R) Leo (Skippy) Waskowiak, Me, Ingo Seidel, Stephan Tanner, Hank Marzina, Steve Shin (Aqua-Crylic, Ohio) and Cindy Drown."

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