Holy smokes, did you guys know that there are only 6 hours left to register fish for the Catfish Convention?
After looking at the categories, we've actually decided that we don't have enough categories, and will be making the following changes to the breakdown:
Catfish Class I: Loricaridae
Catfish Class II: Calichthyidae and similar.
Catfish Class III: All Other Catfishes
a: Synodontis and allies (Mochokidae ... did someone say more chocolate days?)
b: All Other Other Catfishes
Freshwater Class I: Livebearers
b. Xiphophorus (Swordtails and Platies)
c. Poeciliids (Mollies)
d. Goodeids and other livebearers.
Class II: Killifish
a. Old World Killifish
b. New World Killifish
Class III: Anabantoids
b. Gouramies and other anabantoids
Class IV: Cichlids
Sanctioned by the ACA
c. New World Large (Over 4" mature)
d. New World Dwarf (Under 4" mature)
e. Malawi Cichlids
f. Tanganyika Cichlids
g. All other Old World large cichlids (Over 4" mature) *NOW INCLUDES VICTORIANS*
h. All other Old World dwarf cichlids (Under 4" mature) *NOW INCLUDES VICTORIANS*
i. Hybrids (Flowerhorn, Parrots, etc.)
Class V: All Other Freshwater Fishes
d. Goldfish and Koi
e. All other Cyprinids
f. All other fishes
Class VI: Freshwater Invertebrates
Class VII: Photography and Arts and Crafts
a. Photographic Prints
b. Arts and Crafts
So, get those entries in!
Please note that the online form is NOT updated to reflect the changes in categories above, and I'm not going to ask our IT people to do it now -- register your catfish in the "All Other" category, or your rift lake cichlids in the old category. I'll sort them as they come in!