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Seattle_Aquarist 05-16-2012 02:11 AM

**FREE Killifish Presentation by Matt Kaufman** - Presented by GSAS
**FREE Killifish Presentation by Matt Kaufman** - Presented by GSAS

The Greater Seattle Aquarium Society (GSAS) is pleased to sponsor a free lecture titled 'Keeping and Enjoying Killifish' by Matt Kaufman. In this talk, Matt Kaufman shares his killi-keeping and killi-enjoying techniques. He will show lots of pictures of pretty fish, lots of not as pretty pictures of killi setups, how he keeps, breeds, and feeds his killies, and try to demystify these engrossing, beautiful, easy yet challenging gems of the aquarium hobby.

Matt has been keeping freshwater tropical fish since he was a kid growing up in an apartment in Queens, NY. In the late 1980's, with the advent of Usenet and newsgroups, he discovered killifish, killifish keepers (many of whom are interesting in their own right but not anything you'd want to keep), the American Killifish Association and his local killi club, the Metro Area Killi Association, located in NJ. He's kept killies regularly ever since, at one point having 150 "tanks" housing 30 species of various types. Eventually, he scaled back to just a few dozen favorites, then, in 2003, took a job in Redmond, WA. Despite moving 4 times in 2003-2004, he was never without a few pairs of killies and in 2004, built a killi closet in his garage in Woodinville, where he keeps a few favorite species today.

The lecture will be Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 at 7:30PM at Seattle Pacific University; Otto Miller Hall; Room 109; West Nickerson Street and 3rd Avenue West

Doors will open around 7:10PM; the meeting will start at about 7:30PM

The lecture will be followed by a short auction

Open to the public, no entrance fee

Family friendly but no childcare provided
Free parking, accessible building
No furry or feathered pets
Go to GSAS.ORG for more information and directions

Seattle_Aquarist 05-30-2012 03:32 AM

Two weeks from tonight!

Seattle_Aquarist 06-06-2012 11:54 PM

Next Tuesday! Don't miss this excellent presentation and our last meeting until next September.

September is when internationally recognized plants-woman and plant explorer Christel Kasselmann is our guest speaker from Germany!

Seattle_Aquarist 06-11-2012 02:20 AM

Only 48 hours until our GSAS meeting; I hope to see you there!

Seattle_Aquarist 06-13-2012 01:03 PM

Last night was an excellent meeting with a great presentation by Matt Kaufman on the basics of Killifish husbandry and if that wasn't enought he brought some excellent killifish including some of the more rare imported species which were auctioned at the end of his talk. -Roy

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