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OCA Extravaganza 2015

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Triton Freshwater Aquatics was represented at the OCA Extravaganza this year. It was my first convention and let me tell you, it won't be my last.

I had the privilege of meeting many people in the hobby and getting to talk to everyone about there experiences. Not only did I learn a ton, I also made many new friends.

We were set up in room 350 of the hotel, the experience was something I had never seen before, everyone left their hotel room doors open and people just walked around seeing what everyone had. I saw a room with close to 20 aquariums in it. I was able to grab some Altolamprologus Compressiceps 'Gold Head' and some Venezuela Cories over the weekend.

I entered my Altolamprologus Calvus White Chaitika into the competition. He placed 2nd in his class, and I learned many new tips on showing fish. Most importantly, remove the fish from the main tank about a month ahead of time, get them used to being alone with no caves. Don't use too large of tank to show a smaller fish, a big tank makes the fish look small, and never use a net on a show fish, while this didn't affect me, I was told the risk of damaging a fin is too high with a net.

The Best in Show at the competition was a Cichlasoma Umbriferum, this fish was about 18" long and stunning!

Photo Credit: Heiko Bleher

If you have never been to a convention, I highly recommend trying one out, it is a lot of fun spending an entire weekend with so many like minded people. I can't wait for the next one!



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