In 2018, the Keystone Clash brings you a even larger group of speakers to cover a wide range of interesting and exciting topics from all around the world. We hope you enjoy this installment of the Keystone Clash
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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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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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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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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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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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
Capital Cichlid Association
New England Cichlid Association
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