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Wood Catfish Talk

Fri, Oct 06, 2017   7:00 pm

bonus Friday meeting

America's Best Value Inn & Suites 1244 Canterbury Road, Shakopee, Shakopeeview map

NoteThe hosting location has not confirmed a time, so it may start well after 7:00.

The subject of Jeremy’s talk will be on the wonderful group of catfish known as the Woodcats of the family Auchenipteridae. His talk will consist of the history, ecology and biology of these fish along with sharing tips on how to be successful with this group of catfish. Jeremy will share updates on new species coming into the hobby along with information on a world first, the spawning of the Jaguar Catfish.


JeremyBasch.320Jeremy Basch lives in Columbus, OH but is originally from Westlake, Cleveland, OH. He started keeping fish around 22 years ago when his father took him to a pet shop. At around 16 Jeremy started working at one of the local fish stores and started to acquire various sized aquariums and fish. He became hooked.

This continued until 2004 when he setup his first fishroom. Currently Jeremy is on his third modified fishroom design which now contains 100+ aquariums ranging in size from 2.5 to 150 gallons. Over the years, he has bred over 50 species of fish including many cichlids, catfish, rainbows, killifish, livebearers and invertebrates. He was also the first person in the world to have the Jaguar Catfish, Liosomadoras oncinus, spawn and give viable offspring!

Jeremy’s main focus is on the cichlids and catfish from South America and killifish from West Africa. He is a current member and the chairman of the Columbus Area Fish Enthusiasts. Other fish associations he has belonged to include: the Ohio Cichlid Association, the Greater Cincinnati Aquarium Society, the American Killifish Association and the American Cichlid Association. He has written a few articles which have appeared in the Buntbarsche Bulletin, his hometown club, the CAFE Menu and Amazonas. His Amazonas article depicted his first successful breeding of Liosomadoras oncinus, the Jaguar Catfish. Jeremy can be seen at many fish shows and conventions throughout the Midwest and some of the National Shows.

My current presentations include talks on: Auchenipteridae – The Wood Catfish, Geophaganii – The Eartheaters, Loricarridae – South American Sucker Catfish, Collecting the Madre de Dios region of Peru and a talk on his fishroom.

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