Saturday, April 18th 2015 at 1:00 PM
at Hand-in-Hand Fire Co., 313 Enterprise Drive, Bird-in-Hand PA 17505
A Special Springtime 2 for 1 !! with Kevin Carr & Kerry Dilks
Kevin will be presenting “Run for the Roses”. His program will be about tips on how to show prepare, transport and set up fish for competition in tropical fish shows. Kevin has been in the organized hobby since he was 16 years old, is an Honorary Life Member of the North Jersey Aquarium Society and a Life Member of the American Cichlid Association. He has held every position in the North Jersey Aquarium Society, including five times as President. He has chaired or co-chaired several tropical fish events including national conventions. Kevin says, “Also because of my big mouth I have offered my services as an auctioneer to several of the local fish clubs”. His voice is definitely very appropriate for an auctioneer, and his great sense of humor turns any auction into a fun event. Kevin has won several awards showing tropical fish (mostly cichlids) including the ACA’s Pat Mahoney Award. He has kept and bred many of the larger South and Central American Cichlids. He has also worked in the retail pet industry and been a co-owner of a tropical fish wholesale business.
Kerry will be going over some different aspects of maintaining a fish room including tricks, shortcuts, breeding, quarantine, etc. . . . Kerry was born and raised in Methuen, Mass by two former hobbyists. She is now the proud owner of Fins and Scales of Hanover PA. The single mother of two, she balances home life and running a small scale fish business based from her home. Kerry spent most of her youth in the food service industry waiting tables and tending bar and got involved in many side projects such as running a craft vendor and interior design. The aquarium hobby caught on when she housed her first cichlids and dove headfirst into aquascaping. Kerry enjoys the pleasure of stocking and keeping fish while stile finding that design niche each time she aquascapes a tank.
The Aquatic Gardener's Association behind the scenes look at production at the major aquatic plant grower, Florida Aquatic Gardens