Catfish BAP Rules

Rules & By-Laws (By-Laws Feb. 1999)

Purpose

  • To promote and recognize the keeping and breeding of Catfishes (Siluriformes ).
  • To encourage research into the spawning of catfish species which are rarely, if ever, spawned in captivity.

General Guidelines

  1. Breeding points are awarded upon proof of spawning as defined below.
  2. Spawning is defined as a pair producing viable fry or giving birth to live young.
  3. Young will be turned in for recognition per the OCA BAP guide-lines described herein.
  4. The Ohio Cichlid Association encourages natural propagation of the species and, hence, will not acknowledge spawns that were induced or enhanced by hormonal injection or other unnatural treatments.
  5. Hybrids are not eligible for Breeding points. Only spawnings of strains that naturally occur in the wild are eligible for earning points. The only exception is that of albinos of strains that naturally occur in the wild.
  6. Any catfish not included or covered by the current points list will be assigned points by the OCA Catfish BAP committee.
  7. Points earned will not be affected by taxonomic revisions. Additionally, the point schedule will be periodically updated. However, points will not be adjusted retroactively as a result of any changes.
  8. A 25-point bonus will be awarded to the first individual to report a spawning of a species that has never been recognized by the Catfish Registry.
  9. While several OCA members can earn points for the same species, any individual can only earn points once for a given species.
  10. Points from other clubs are not transferable.
  11. Fry turned in for credit must be 1? in total length or more, or 60-90 days of age.
  12. You must be a member in good standing (all dues must be paid currently, etc.) in order to receive points for a spawning.
  13. All fish turned into the BAP, must be turned in at a monthly OCA meeting. Once turned in, the fish become the property of the OCA. All fish turned in will be auctioned at the OCA monthly social meeting. The first dollar of the proceeds will go to the club, with the balance going to breeder.
  14. The fish to be turned in must be in good condition. The BAP Chairman reserves the right to reject hybrids and any fish with deformities and diseases.

Guidelines for the Awarding of Points (Pt. Levels Criteria)

10 points - Species for which captive spawning is common.
Number of fry that must be turned in for point recognition (6)

15 points- Genera/Species for which captive spawning is uncommon.
Number of fry that must be turned in for point recognition (6)

20 points- Genera/Species for which captive spawning is rare.
Number of fry that must be turned in for point recognition (6)

25 points- Families/Genera/Species for which captive spawning is very rare. Number of fry that must be turned in for point recognition (3)

30 points- Families/Genera/Species for which captive spawning are unknown. Number of fry that must be turned in for point recognition (3)

***NOTE - Synodontis petricola and lucipinnis can only be turned in a total of one time. They are identical and experts cannot differentiate between the species and the both could be the same.

Also, Aspidoras cf. albater, sp. BlackFin, and CW 35 are the same species from the same import source. These also can only be turned in a total of one time.

Catfish Point Records

As the OCA is first and foremost a Cichlid Club, Catfish BAP Records will be kept separately from Cichlid Records.

Catfish BAP Recognition Levels

Recognition plaques will be awarded to breeders for attaining the following point levels: 50,100,200 and every 100 points beyond that level. After 500 points, plaques will be awarded for every 250 points beyond that level.

Catfish Breeder’s Award Program Point Values

10 points

  • Any Ancistrus sp. not covered elsewhere
  • Any Corydoras sp. not covered elsewhere

15 points

  • Any of the following genera not covered elsewhere:
    • Parotocinclus
    • Farlowella
    • Hoplosternum
    • Sturisoma
    • Callichthys
    • Rineloricaria
    • Aspidoras
    • Otocinclus
    • Brochis
  • Any of the following species
    • Corydoras barbatus
    • C. amapaensis
    • C. bicolor
    • C. blochi
    • C. caudimaculatus
    • C. condiscipulus
    • C. robineae
    • C. pastazensis
    • C.pronotus
    • Ancistrus ranunculus

20 points

  • Any member of the family Callichthyidae not covered elsewhere
  • Any member of the following genera not covered elsewhere:
    • ChaetostomaHypoptopoma
    • Peckoltia
    • Ricola
    • Sturisomatichthys
  • Any of the following species
    • Dianema longibarbis
    • Corydoras ambiacus
    • C. eques
    • C. nattereri
    • C. macropterus
    • C. trilinentus
    • Hypancistrus zebra
    • Synodontis multipunctatus
    • S. petricola

25 points

  • Any member of family Loricariidae not covered elsewhere: Any member of the following genera not covered elsewhere:
    • Dysichthys
    • Bunocephalus
    • Kryptopterus
    • Schilbe
    • Mystus
    • Tatia
    • Parauchenipterus
    • Trachelyichthys
    • Trachylopterus
    • Entomocorus
    • Amblydoras
    • Noturus
    • Microglanis
    • Chrysicthys
    • Lophiobagrus
    • Phyllonemus
    • Acanthadoras
  • Any of the following species:
    • Dlanema urostriatum
    • Phractura ansorgii
    • Synodontis nigriventris
    • Chaca chaca
    • Anadoras grypus
    • Brachyrhamidia imitator
    • Plotosus lineatus
    • Ageneiosus magoi
    • Arius seemani / jordani
    • Platystacus cotylephorus

30 Points

Any member of the following families not covered elsewhere:

  • Auchenipteridae
  • Ageneiosidae
  • Aspredinidae
  • Amblycipitidae
  • Amphiliidae
  • Akysidae
  • Diplomystidae
  • Cranoglanididae
  • Siluridae
  • Schilbeidae
  • Pangasiidae
  • Sisoridae
  • Malapteruridae
  • Nematogenyidae
  • Ariidae
  • Plotosidae
  • Pimelodidae
  • Ceptosidae (to include Helogenidae) Hypophthalmidae
  • Trichomycteridae
  • Astroblepidae
  • Scoloplacidae
  • lctaluridae
  • Bagridae (to include Olyridae) Clariidae
  • Heteropneustidae
  • Chacidae
  • Mochokidae
  • Doradidae

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