In 2018, the Keystone Clash brings you a large, diverse group of speakers to cover a wide range of interesting and exciting topics from all around the Aquatic World. We hope you enjoy this installment of the Keystone Clash
Josh Cunningham has been keeping and breeding African Cichlids for almost 20 years. He started with African Cichlids from Lake Malawi and a couple for Lake Victoria in an 400 sq ft basement.Today he has spawned over 100+ kinds of African Cichlids from all three rift lakes and have achieved master breeder status in the Michigan Cichlid Association and Ohio Cichlid Association. He was also named Grand Champion breeder of the American Cichlid Association in 2015 for most spawns in a year. He spends his time in the fishroom doing more changes and working with different species. In addition, he also run a business called Cunningham Cichlids, LLC
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Jonathan Strazinsky, aka TheFishGuy, has been in the hobby for 32 years now. His main focus is Central and South American cichlids, specifically the larger growing or aggressive species. A carpenter by trade, he’s often married his profession to the hobby, building tanks, tank stands and various other DIY projects. He encourages audience participation and often starts discussions in the middle of presentations with audience members. His passion for keeping Central American Cichlids is infectious!
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After finding a pair of Aphyosemion australe at a local Columbus aquarium store in 1982, Mark got hooked on killifish, and has been a killifish hobbyist ever since.In 1988, Mark was granted a permit to collect keep and breed the state endangered Western Banded Killifish, Fundulus diaphanus menona, as part of a study with The Columbus Zoo and The Ohio Department of Natural Resources. He also has been involved in A.K.A. sanctioned shows as a senior judge, co-show chair and chairman. Recently, he has become a species team member in The A.K.A. Killifish Conservation Committee.
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Over the past three plus decades, Mike has given well over 325 talks to classes, clubs, groups and conventions all over the USA and Canada, has documented many of his keeping and spawning successes in over 300 articles published in hobby publications around the world, and he has had two books on live foods published by TFH Publications
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Mark Henry Sabaj
Mark has field and collecting experience in freshwater ecosystems throughout the United States and on four continents including a total of 40 expeditions to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Finland, Guyana, Mongolia, Peru, Suriname, Thailand, Uruguay and Venezuela.
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Eric has been active in the aquarium hobby since age 10 and has worked in the retail, wholesale distribution, installation, and hatchery aspects of the industry. In addition to his accomplishment of successfully spawning over 500 species of freshwater fish, including over 100 different catfish, he has published articles, judged dozens of fish shows, and has given presentations, many while traveling abroad to aquarium related events in Canada, Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom and all over the USA.
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Clarion Hotel & Conference Center - Harrisburg West
148 Sheraton Drive (PA Turnpike Exit 242)
New Cumberland, PA 17070
Located in the heart of Central Pennsylvania, the Harrisburg Clarion Hotel & Conference Center features modern amenities and perfect accommodations for the Keystone Clash! They have 194 rooms, an indoor pool and fitness center. A Full breakfast bar is included with your room. And a complimentary shuttle to Harrisburg Int'l Airport as well as the Harrisburg Amtrak and Bus Station.
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