CCAC September 1st, 2022 MEETING Eric Thomas – Corydoras Stress Suicide!:
Dr. Eric Thomas, who will be giving a talk entitled I’m Dying to Get Out of Here! Self-induced Mortality in Stressed Corydoras Catfish. The presentation examines the phenomenon of self-poisoning of cories when they are stressed and confined in small volumes of water.
Dr. Thomas has been keeping fish since the late ’60s (when he was
. Eric and his brother Bill bred mouthbrooding cichlids as members of the now-defunct Tri-City Aquarium Society of Southern California. He dreamed of a career of either breeding endangered species of fish or designing toys for Mattel.
Professionally, Eric is an associate professor of Biology at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California where he primarily focuses on cutaneous pheromone production in frogs. On the hobby side, his interests lie in breeding catfish, primarily Corydoras and Loricariids. He keeps over 40 species in 24 aquaria, operates a YouTube channel and a Facebook Page, is a moderator on Planet Catfish and program coordinator for the Sacramento Aquarium Society.
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CCAC Monthly Meeting Online Viewing
01 September, Thursday @ 07:30 PM EST
What to expect:
A typical meeting we start setting up about 7:00 pm and will official start around 7:30 pm. At the start of the meeting all club business and announcements are made.
Next is our speaker/presentation. Typically they last about 1 hour. Topics have a very broad range as far as a hobbyist can see.
After that a brief intermission.
The Conclusion consists of door prizes, a members-only raffle item donated from one of our many proud sponsors/supporters, and a members-only mini-auction of fish and aquarium related goods. Meetings usually last until 9:30 or 10:00 pm