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Collecting Ornate Rainbowfish at Tin Can Bay

Thu, Mar 03, 2022   7:00 pm

Monthly Meeting


Marcel Wuethrich will be showing pictures of the habitat and the fish that he collected during a trip to Queensland, Australia.  Having collected Rhadinocentrus ornatus there, he will include discussion of breeding it both indoors and outdoors.

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Marcel Wuethrich is a Research Scientist in the field of microbiology and immunology at the University of Wisconsin, studying pathogenic fungi. He has been keeping fish and aquaria since his childhood and has actively bred fish for the last 20+ years. His primary interest and focus is in breeding rainbowfish, blue eyes (Pseudomugil species), hillstream loaches, and plecostomus.

Wuethrich currently maintain 75+ tanks for breeding and displaying fish ranging from 10 to 180 gallons. For the last 3 years he started breeding fish outside in 65 and 100 gallon tubs taking advantage of the conditions outdoor tubs offer for breeding fish during the summer months.

As Marcel attended and spoke at a scientific meeting in Brisbane, Australia in July 2019, he actively explored the outdoors. Joined by Leo O’Reilly, who collects, keeps and breeds 20 locations of Ornate Rainbowfish (Rhadinocentrus ornatus), the two went fishing with at Tin Can Bay.