The Breeders Award Program (BAP) is open to all members in good standing. Participants whose membership lapses will be ineligible but shall have their points reinstated upon renewing their membership.
The purposes of the Potomac Valley Aquarium Society (PVAS) Breeders Award Program (BAP) are:
1. To promote the keeping and breeding of fishes and other aquatic organisms.
2. To recognize outstanding achievements in breeding, rearing, and sharing of fishes and other aquatic organisms.
3. To encourage research into the spawning and rearing of the more difficult species and share successful spawning techniques.
4. To encourage members to maintain, reproduce, and disseminate at-risk species when compatible with local, national, and international laws and species protections.
The full list of Rules for the BAP may be found here: https://www.pvas.com/breeders-award-program
Please follow the steps below to report your spawn:
1. Spawn your fish.
2. Start your Spawning Report Form. Also, list any factors or special circumstances the BAP should consider for new species or varieties, for lowering the number of fry required, or for changing point values.
3. Report your spawn within 10 days of free swimming. Do this even if you don’t see 10 fry – they can surprise you.
4. Grow out your fry for 30 days.
5. Either bring the required number of fry to the next meeting or arrange to have them verified in person.
6. Submit your completed Spawning Report Form and any proposals for changes or special considerations to the BAP Chairman.
7. Get a reply from the BAP Chairman that your points have been awarded.
Please submit your Spawning Report by making a forum post. Details for what must be included in a spawning report may be found here: https://www.pvas.com/forum/breeder-s-award-program/spawning-report-form