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Old 04-16-2014, 09:49 PM   #1
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** FREE Lecture** Maya Cichlids - Rusty Wessel May 13 by GSAS




Our May speaker is internationally known Rusty Wessel from Louisville, Kentucky. His presentation is Fishes of the Maya! A photo and video presentation on the fishes that live in the area where the ancient Mayan civilization once existed. It covers Southern Mexico, Guatemala and Western Honduras.

Rusty specializes in breeding Central American fish, predominantly cichlids and livebearers, in his fishroom of over 90 tanks and 8000+ gallons. He has taken his hobby to a point where he has successfully collected fish from the Africa, Central America and South America. He has introduced many new species of fish to the aquarium hobby; if it lives in the water, chances are that Rusty has either caught it, been bit or stung by it. Theraps wesseli, a beautiful and elusive cichlid discovered during one of his expeditions, was later named after Rusty by Dr. Robert Rush Miller, emeritus professor of the University of Michigan.

Rusty is a prolific author and photographer; his writings or photographs have appeared in a wide distribution of specialized publications. He has been heavily involved with the American Cichlid Association, including being awarded the ACA Fellowship, its greatest honor. On the local level, he is currently treasurer for the Louisville Tropical Fish Fanciers. Rusty has lectured and judged numerous fish shows throughout the United States, including the annual "Florida Tropical Fish Farmers" show and several ACA conventions.

The presentation will be Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 at 7:30PM at Seattle Pacific University; Otto Miller Hall; Room 109; West Nickerson Street and 3rd Avenue West in Seattle.

Doors will open about 6:30 PM for a 'social hour'; the meeting will start at 7:30 PM.

After the meeting please join us for our monthly auction.

Guests are welcome; no entrance fee

Family friendly but no childcare provided
Free parking, accessible building
No furry or feathered pets
Go to http://www.gsas.org/ for more information and directions

Rusty will also giving a second "GSAS Members-Only" meeting. GSAS Members can get information on the event on our http://www.gsas.org/ webpage.

Key words: Tropical Fish Tank Fishtank Tanks Aquarium Aquariums CO2 Aquatic Plants Cichlids
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Hi All,

I just heard from our GSAS Speaker Chairperson and was advised that the situation has changed and Rusty will only be doing only the one talk at our regular meeting on Tuesday evening......I hope everyone can make it.
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Hi All,

Our MAY SPEAKER for TUESDAY MAY 13th is RUSTY WESSEL-well known fish explorer and author. He has an extensive fish room and he is bringing out some rare fish (including rare livebearers and cichlids) to auction after his talk on the 13th....see below for list**.

For GSAS Members there is "Dinner with the Speaker" is beforehand....430 pm at Rays Cafe...please RSVP to me if interested in going. They have a special happy hour menu (yes salmon for under $10, but it changes...so I don't know the exact menu that week).

Here is a small bit of Rusty's bio...please see www.gsas.org for more details...

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Our May speaker is Rusty Wessel. His presentation is Fishes of the Maya! A photo and video presentation on the fishes that live in the area where the ancient Mayan civilization once existed. It covers Southern Mexico, Guatemala and Western Honduras.

Rusty specializes in breeding Central American fish, predominantly cichlids and livebearers, in his fishroom of over 90 tanks and 8000+ gallons. He has taken his hobby to a point where he has successfully collected fish from the Africa, Central America and South America. He has introduced many new species of fish to the aquarium hobby; if it lives in the water, chances are that Rusty has either caught it, been bit or stung by it.
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X. eiseni Red Tail goodied Tamazula MEX
Theraps wesseli Rio Jutiapa, Honduras
Red devil LAGUNA Yaxha, Nic
Theraps lentiginosus Rio Chacamax,MeX
C. salvini Rio Grijalva Mex
Herichthys deppi Rio Bobos Mex
Thor pasionis Rio Grijalva Mex
X kalmanni Catemaco Mex
X helleri Rio Otapa Mex
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Hi All,

Just a reminder that Tuesday and the Rusty Wessel talk along with the auction of some of his species is just around the corner.....I hope you can make it!

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Hi All,

The Rusty Wessel talk is tomorrow evening; doors open about 6:30 the meeting starts at 7:30. We have received word that it is possible that we may not be able to record this talk for later viewing by our members so if you want to hear one of the top cichlid breeders and explorers you will not want to miss this meeting.

I hope to see you all there!
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