Cichlid BAP Rules

Rules & By-Laws (By-Laws Revised Feb. 1997)

Purpose:
The Breeders Award Program is set up to encourage the proliferation of cichlids. It is intended to encourage excellent breeding stock and to make a wide variety of cichlids more readily available to the general membership.

Criteria:
In order to qualify for the benefits of the Breeders Award Program, the following criteria have been established:

  1. The fry being turned in must be at least 1 inch in length or must be at least 60 days old from the free swimming stage. The Breeders Award Chairman reserves the right to refuse any fish deemed undersized.
  2. If the point value of the fish is 10 or 15, at least 6 fry are required. If the point value of the fish is 20 or 25, at least 3 fry are required.
  3. No hybrids will be accepted into the program. If a hybrid is discovered at a later date, the points originally awarded will be deducted and a 10 point penalty will also be assessed.
  4. The fish must be in good condition. The Breeders Award Program Chairman reserves the right to reject any fish with deformities.
  5. You must be a member in good standing (all dues must be current) in order to receive points for a spawn.
  6. Points will be awarded only once per species. Color morphs are the exception to the rule. Points will be awarded for each color morph, again with credit only once for each color.
  7. Fry should be bagged in clear, watertight fish bags. The bags should contain the scientific name, common name, breeders name, and number of fry in the bag. A bag number (for auction purposes) will be assigned by the Breeders Award Chairman.
  8. All fish turned in to the Breeders Award Program must be turned in at an Ohio Cichlid Association monthly social meeting. Once turned in, the fish become property of the Ohio Cichlid Association.
  9. All fish turned in to the Breeders Award Program will be auctioned off at the social meetings. $1 will go to the club and the remainder will go to the breeder.

Point Values

Once the above criteria are met:

  1. The breeder will be awarded points as per the set point schedule.
  2. Point schedules are assigned vales of the following: A) 10 points – easy to spawn, beginner fish. B) 15 points – a little more challenge due to aggression, size, diet or water quality. However, they will spawn willingly if conditions are met. C) 20 points – more demanding. Require specific maintenance conditions in regards to water parameters, aggression control, and/or diet. These fish are typically “rare/uncommon”. Much less frequently spawned than the above. Truly accomplishments to be proud of. D) 25 points – the unattainables. The “never been spawned in captivity” fishes, or rarely. Very sensitive to water conditions and quality. Specialized diets. The “I tried everything in the book and gave up” fishes. Lots of TLC and patience.
  3. Any fish turned in that is not included in the point schedules for some reason, will be accepted and the point value will be determined at the next board meeting. Once a point value is determined, that will become the official value from that point on.
  4. Any fish turned in that is recognized as a first U.S. spawn (by F.A.A.S.) will be awarded the normal point value and a bonus of 25 points.
  5. Family memberships will have points awarded to the family. Individual memberships will have points awarded to the individual.
  6. Points are not transferable from membership to membership or from club to club.

Awards

Will be distributed as follows:

  1. Each approved spawn will entitle the breeder to a certificate recognizing that successful spawning.
  2. Plaques will be awarded to the breeder for attaining the following point levels: 100, 400, 700, 1000, 1500. Once 1500 points are attained, the breeder will receive a plaque for each additional 500 points.
  3. A lifetime membership can be attained by meeting the following criteria: 1000 points, 10 articles published in the bulletin, and a program delivered to the membership at a social meeting.
  4. Out of town members may participate in the program by complying with the following procedure: send a picture of the breeders, a picture of the fry, and a supporting statement from your local club B.A.P. Chairman, club president or local F.A.A.S. representative to the Ohio Cichlid Association Breeders Award Program Chairman for approval.

Point Schedule for New World Cichlids

Ten Point Fish

  • Aequidens sp. (The Blue and Green Acaras)
  • Archocentrus centrarchus
  • Archocentrus nigrofasciatum
  • Archocentrus octofasciatum
  • Archocentrus sajica
  • Archocentrus septemfasciatum
  • Archocentrus spilurum
  • Bujurquina sp.
  • Cichlasoma sp. (The Black Acaras)
  • Geophagus brasiliensis var.
  • Geophagus pellegrini
  • Geophagus steindachneri
  • Guinacara sp.
  • Gymnogeophagus balzanii
  • Gymnogeophagus meridionalis
  • Gymnogeophagus rhabdotus
  • Herichthys carpintas
  • Herichthys cyanoguttatum
  • Herotilapia multispinossa
  • Krobia sp.
  • Laetacara sp. (curviceps, dorsigerus)
    Nannacara sp.
  • Neetroplus nematopus
  • Pterophyllum scalare
  • Thorichthys meeki

Fifteen Point Fish

  • “Cich.” Facetum
  • Amphilophus citrinellum
  • Amphilophus labiatum
  • Amphilophus longimanus
  • Amphilophus macracanthus
  • Apistogramma sp.
  • Cleithacara maronii
  • Heros appendiculatus
  • Heros severum
  • Hypselecara temporalis
  • Mesonauta festivum
  • Microgeophagus altispinossa
  • Microgeophagus ramerezi
  • Nandopsis atromaculatum
  • Nandopsis bartoni
  • Nandopsis freidrichsthalli
  • Nandopsis loiselli
  • Nandopsis managuense
  • Nandopsis motaguense
  • Nandopsis salvini
  • Nandopsis trimaculatum
  • Nandopsis uropthalmus
  • Theraps argentea
  • Theraps bifasciatum
  • Theraps breidorhi
  • Theraps guttalatum
  • Theraps hartwegi
  • Theraps heterospilus
  • Theraps intermedium
  • Theraps nicaraguense
  • Theraps panamense
  • Theraps regani
  • Theraps synspilus
  • Theraps zonatum
  • Thorichthys affinus
  • Thorichthys aureum
  • Thorichthys ellioti
  • Thorichthys helleri
  • Thorichthys pasionis
  • Thorichthys socolofi

Twenty Point Fish

  • Amphilophus alfari
  • Amphilophus altifrons
  • Amphilophus calobrense
  • Amphilophus diquis
  • Amphilophus lyonsi
  • Amphilophus rhytisma
  • Amphilophus robertsoni
  • Amphilophus rostratum
  • Amphilophus tuyrense
  • Amphilophus zaliosum
  • Apistogrammoides sp.
  • Archocentrus spinosissimus
  • Astronatus sp.
  • Batrachops sp.
  • Caquetaia sp.
  • Crenicara sp.
  • Geophagus crassilabrus
  • Geophagus surinamensis var.
  • Gymnogeophagus gymnogenys
  • Gymnogeophagus labiatum
  • Gymnogeophagus lacustrus
  • Herichthys bocourti
  • Herichthys labridens
  • Herichthys minkleyi
  • Herichthys pearsi
  • Nandopsis beani
  • Nandopsis dovii
  • Nandopsis festae
  • Nandopsis grammodes
  • Nandopsis haitiensis
  • Nandopsis islantum
  • Nandopsis ornatum
  • Nandopsis pantostictum
  • Nandopsis steindachneri
  • Nandopsis tetracanthus
  • Nandopsis umbriferum
  • Paraneetroplus bulleri
  • Petenia splendida
  • Satanoperca leucosticta
  • Satanoperca pappaterra
  • Symphysodon sp.
  • Taeniacara candidi
  • Teleocichla sp.
  • Theraps coeruleus
  • Theraps fenestratum
  • Theraps gibbiceps
  • Theraps godmani
  • Theraps irregulare
  • Theraps maculicauda
  • Theraps melanurum
  • Therapsmicropthalmus
  • Theraps nebuliferum
  • Theraps omonti
  • Theraps seiboldi
  • Thorichthys callolepis
  • Tomocichla tuba
  • Uaru amphiacanthoides

Twenty Five Point Fish

  • Acarichthys heckelii
  • Acaronia sp.
  • Biotecus sp.
  • Biotodoma sp.
  • Chaetobranchopsis sp.
  • Chaetobranchus sp.
  • Hoplarchus psittacum
  • Pterophyllum altum
  • Pterophyllum dumerelli
  • Retroculus sp.
  • Satanoperca acuticeps
  • Satanoperca daemon
  • Satanoperca lilith

Point Schedule for Old World Cichlids

Ten Point Fish

  • Aristochromis **
  • Astatoreaochromis
  • Chalinochromis **
  • Chilotilapia
  • Cleithrochromis
  • Corematodus
  • Cynotilapia
  • Genyochromis
  • Gephyrochromis *
  • Haplochromis (victorian)
  • Haplochromis **
  • Hemichromis bimaculatus
  • Hemichromis thomasi
  • Hemihaplochromis *
  • Iodotropheus sprengerae
  • Labidochromis *
  • Labeotropheus **
  • Lamprologus brichardi
  • Lamprologus margarae
  • Lamprologus ornatipinnis
  • Lamprologus meeli
  • Lamprologus tetracanthus
  • Lethrinops
  • Lichnochromis
  • Melanochromis *
  • Pelvicachromis *
  • Pseudocrenilabrus philander
  • Petrotilapia
  • Pseudotropheus
  • Telmatochromis Thysia *
  • Tilapia *
  • Trematocranus

Fifteen Point Fish

  • Asprotilapia
  • Aristochromis macrochir
  • Aulonocara maylandi
  • Aulonocara ussiyi
  • Aulonocranus
  • Callochromis
  • Cardiopharynx
  • Chalinochromis *
  • Chromidotilapia *
  • Cyprichromis
  • Diplotoxidon
  • Docimodus
  • Eretmodus
  • Grammatotria
  • Julidochromis *
  • Haplochromis ahli
  • Haplochromis bethicola
  • Haplochromis borleyi
  • Haplochromis horei
  • Haplochromis kiwingi
  • Haplochromis linni
  • Haplochromis macrostoma
  • Haplochromis pfefferi
  • Etroplus maculatus
  • Hemichromis elongatus
  • Hemichromis fasciatus
  • Nanochromis *
  • Labeotropheus marmalade cat
  • Labeotropheus trewavasae orange x orange
  • Lamprologus (lake species)
  • Lamprologus furcifer
  • Limnochromis
  • Limnotilapia
  • Orthochromis
  • Rhamphochromis
  • Spathodus
  • Steatocranus *
  • Tanganicodus
  • Tylochromis
  • Xenotilapia

Twenty Point Fish

  • Cunningtonia
  • Lobochilotes Cyphotilapia *
  • Ectodus
  • Etroplus suratensis
  • Hemibates stenosoma
  • Lamprologus calvus
  • Lamprologus compressiceps
  • Lamprologus fasciatus
  • Lamprologus ornatipinnis
  • Lamprologus sexfasciatus (gold)
  • Lamprologus tretocephalus
  • Lastredea
  • Lamprologus (all riverine)
  • Limnochromis auritus
  • Petrochromis **
  • Serranochromis
  • Simochromis
  • Trematocara
  • Tropheus brichardi
  • Tropheus duboisi
  • Tropheus moori
  • Tropheus polli

Twenty Five Point Fish

  • Boulengerochromis
  • Cyathopharynx furcifer
  • Lamprologus sexfascitus (blue)
  • Haplotaxodon microlepus
  • Haplotaxodon tricoti
  • Ophthalmochromis
  • Perissodus
  • Petrochromis trewavasae
  • Reganochromis
  • Triglachromis otostigma

NOTE: FOR ALL OLD WORLD CICHLIDS
* = ALL ** = NOT ALL

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