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Wilamette Valley Aquarium Society Breeder Award Program

Learn all about the ways the WVAS Breeder Award Program benefits members and their families local communities below! 

Rules

Breeder Award Program

The WVAS Breeder Award Program (BAP) is a point-based award system designed to encourage club members to breed their aquarium animals. The program is open to any club member in good standing. 

Members (who choose to participate) accumulate points for each different species (and/or their color forms) they successfully spawn. Species are listed in six classes based on their respective degrees of difficulty. 

If a species is not listed, it will be judged on an individual basis by a board member and the club's BAP coordinator.

The member entering livestock for BAP points must own the parents of organisms. Ten or more fry/offspring need to survive one month free swimming in order to be considered. Some species have less fry and can be evaluated by the BAP coordinator on an individual basis.

Members wishing to participate DO need to fill out the BAP form for EACH species (and color form within each species) to be considered. In addition, the member must bring 6 individuals from their spawn to the auction, and "BAP" must be indicated on the container. Please bag fish appropriately.

BAP submission livestock are auctioned off as a donation to the club. Members may opt out of bringing fry to the auction if prearranged with the BAP coordinator and/or board with a valid reason. Bringing fish and other livestock you have produced to the auction shows off your accomplishment (and your fish's, too!)

WVAS Breeder Award Program Submission Form

Please complete the form to apply for Breeder Award Points

Members wishing to participate DO need to fill out the BAP form for EVERY species and color form within each species they wish to be considered.  In addition, the member should bring 6 of their spawn to the auction with BAP written on the bags.  It is a good idea to put three fish in each bag with a total of two bags (or more if you want!).  The BAP livestock are considered a donation to the club.

See the rules above for more information!

To fill out the WVAS BAP form on Google Forms, click here.

To print an empty form, click here

Thanks for submitting!

Breeder Award Leaderboards

Breeders are categorized based off of the following point levels:

Novice: 25 points

Intermediate: 50 points

Advanced: 100 points

Senior: 200 points

Master Level 1: 400 points

Master Level 2: 500 points

Culture Award: 25 points (max) in Class F

Livestock Classifications

If a species is not listed, it will be judged on an individual basis by a board member and the club's BAP coordinator.

Members of the Willamette Aquarium Society can accumulate points for every species (and/or their color forms) they successfully spawn. Species are listed in six classes based on their respective degrees of difficulty. 

Class A

5 Points

  • Livebearers

  • Tanichthyes (White Clouds)

  • Brachydanios

  • Convict Cichlids

  • Tilapia (mouthbrooding)

Class B

10 Points

  • American Flag Fish (Jordanella)

  • Shrimp

  • Badis badis

  • Gouramis (large)

  • Bettas

  • Paradise Fish

  • Tilapia (non mouth-brooding)

  • Copeina sp.

  • Angels

  • Cichlids (mouth-brooding)

  • Pelvicachromis

  • A. cacatuoides

  • Easy & Intermediate Killifish (ask for guidance)

  • Aquidens

  • Geophagus

  • Julidochromis

  • Neolamprologus

  • Rainbowfish

Class C

15 Points

  • Small Gouramis

  • Barbs

  • Advanced Killies (ask for guidance)

  • Corydoras

  • Crenicara

  • Oscars

  • Chocolate Cichlid

  • Chromides

  • Pencilfish

  • Microgeophagus

  • Apistogramma

  • Urau

  • Headstanders

  • Goldfish

  • Koi

  • Otocinclus

  • Nannochromis

  • Gobies

  • Cichlasoma

  • Anomalchromis

  • Chromidotilapia

  • South American Cichlids

  • Gudgeons

Class D

20 Points

  • Synodontis

  • Discus

  • Neon Tetras

  • Anableps

  • Hatchetfish

  • Cardinal Tetras

  • Silver Dollars

  • Pantodon

  • Marine Damselfish

  • Glass fish

  • Archer fish

  • Ctenopoma

  • Chocolate Gouramis

  • Axolotl

  • Bumblebee Goby

  • Monos

  • Scatophagus

  • Leporinus

  • Suckermouth Cats

  • Pike Cichlids

Class E

25 Points

  • Arowana

  • Eels

  • Knife Fish

  • Loaches

  • Elephant Nose

  • Pirhana Sharks

  • Seahorses

Class F

5 Culture Award Points

For all cultivable organisms that provide food to aquatic inhabitants for breeding and raising to adulthood. Examples would include snails, brine shrimp, and worms. Points apply to Culture Award.

Additional Information

BAP submissions will be posted on our forum for other members to view, and for you to track your progress. Please provide as much detail as possible when submitting a BAP form. Ideally, BAP submissions will be become an extensive database of information written by members, for members!

It is a great idea to have another WVAS member view the organism while spawning, raising fry, etc. This is not a rule.

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