THE NEW SOUTH WALES
CICHLID SOCIETY INC
WHEN..........SATURDAY 4th OF OCTOBER 2014
WHERE……NUWARRA PUBLIC SCHOOL, MCKAY AVE MOOREBANK
TIME……….MAJOR AUCTION STARTS 2 PM TILL LATE
If you haven’t experienced one of our Major Auctions
you need to see it to believe it
every species of Cichlid available in Australia has come
through the auctions at one
point or another. You will be sure to grab a bargain
on excellent quality fish from top notch breeders
Some exciting “L” number catfish go through too!!
OVER 600 LOTS WILL BE AUCTION ON THE DAY
All bids will be in whole dollar units.
Bids will be in minimum amounts of
$1 increments from $1 to $20.
$2 increments from $20 to $50.
$5 increments beyond $50 and $10 bids after $100.
$100 Club Money Members Draw
$100 Club Money Raffle
Before Auction Starts
2 MAJOR SPONSORS RAFFLES
PRICES DONATED BY
WETHERILL PARK AQUARIUM,
SOMETHING FISHY AQUARIUM.
WE LIKE TO THANK ALL THE SPONSORS FOR
Tickets are $5 for a strip of 6 for Tickets
$50 for 11 strips of 6 Tickets
$100 for 24 strips of 6 Tickets
Trade Table will be open to all Financial Members
RE-BAGGING WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR $1 AT THE TRADE TABLE
Supper table will have Freshly cooked Kebabs to Munch on
During the auction
lamingtons and other yummy goodies
Tea , Coffee and Soft drinks
available to purchase
ALL VISITORS WELCOME $2 ENTRY FEE
IF YOU LIKE TO BID AND PURCHASE FISH
YOU WILL NEED A BIDDERS CARD
$5 FEE FROM THE MEMBERSHIP OFFICER
WHEN YOU SIGN IN
Members who are bringing fish for the auction please make sure
you Follow bagging rules and make sure to have your membership card
BOOKING IN TIME STARTS 12NOON UNTIL 1:15PM
NO LOTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 1:15PM
BAGGING FISH FOR AUCTION
By Kevin Sorensen
With a few basic steps to follow the method is simple and safe and you will be able to dramatically decrease the risk to your fish when bagging them for sale.
The two main killers of fish will be the water they are in turning toxic and other fish in the same bags.
1. WATER .Start with good quality water in the tanks and healthy fish that are being bagged
2. Doing a ¼ water change 3 days before bagging.
3. Do not feed fish for 2 days before bagging, larger fish or catfish should not be fed for up to a week and any wood should be removed from catfish tanks This will reduce the amount of waste produced by the fish while in the bags and will not harm fish in good health and condition .
4. Remove the water needed from the tank you will be using to actually bag the fish in before you start to catch fish and possibly stir up unwanted wastes
5. Use sufficient water to cover the fish comfortably, I use about 2/3 water from the tank the fish came from and 1/3 new pre aged/ conditioned water in the bags when bagging fish.
6. Bags should contain about ¼ to 1/3 water with oxygen or air. Fish must always be completely covered by water in the bag to avoid unneeded stress
7. Use a product such as Prime by Seachem to help bind toxins such as ammonia, nitrite and nitrates in transit.
8. BAGS. Use clear bags only, no coloured or printed bags will be accepted
9. Square bottomed or rounded corner ones are best used to avoid fish being trapped and killed in the corners if the bags collapse. A size bag to suit the fish is most important, putting a large fish into a small bag will increase its stress and the chances of it not surviving!
10. The type of fish will depend on how you bag them, larger fish should always be packed as individuals , known aggressive species such as cobalts, demasoni, and most Americans need to be separately bagged even when smaller , pairs are also best bagged separately, as are the more expensive or delicate ones such as Tropheus , Feather fins etc.
11. Two (2) fish in the one bag in most cases will only lead to problems and usually death or severe damage to one fish ,as there will always be a dominant fish and no where to hide.
12. I always double bag fish, even guppies (one inside the other) and use 2 good quality elastic bands, bags are cheap and double bagging reduces the chances of deflating or spiking and leaks, larger fish with better spines can need 3 or even 4 bags
13. Multiple bags are to be placed inside a larger bag or securely taped around as well as across from the top to bottom of bags using wide clear tape..NOT household sticky tape
14. These steps when followed for bagging fish can apply to moving fish around and for shipping interstate where they may be in the bags for many hours.
15. Remember dead fish are worth nothing so bagging them correctly is just common sense!
Please fill out the book in sheet properly
otherwise they will be rejected at book in time.
Last major Auction for this year so dont miss out
Come and have a great afternoon
From the NSWCS Committee