2018 Convention Speakers Bio's

 

Bryan Chin

Bryan Chin graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with Analog Systems and Biomedical degree. He has won International Fancy Guppy Association (IFGA) Best in Show awards in tank and delta categories. Also he has won in guppy color class awards in Greens, Multicolor, Blue, Reds, Purple, Blue-Green Bicolor, and Breeder Male. In 2013 he was named Guppy Man of the Year. He has written fancy guppy articles published in Tropical Fish Hobbyist (TFH), the IFGA newsletter and his Guppywest website (guppywest.com). He has also spoken at aquarium clubs regarding the breeding of show guppies. His fish photographs have been used in multiple websites and have been published in Tropical Fish Hobbyist and Amazonas magazines. He has also published books: Breeding Show Guppies and Healthy Freshwater Aquarium Fish.

Presentation summary:
This guppy presentation is about breeding techniques that are explained through development of guppy strains that are illustrated by photographs of each generation. Information will build on what I have explained in my book. Some of the techniques are based on genetic theory and can be used with breeding decisions for fish other than guppies.

Greg Steeves

As a life long aquarist, Greg Steeves is known for his fascination with the family cichlidae, in particular haplochromine cichlids. He has written three books, authored many articles in a dozen languages and speaks on the subject internationally. Together with Lee Ann (Mrs. Steeves), they maintain a fairly large collection of cichlids, catfish and other lineages of aquatic creatures. Greg is the founding member of the Hill Country Cichlid Club and president of the Federation of Texas Aquarium Societies (FOTAS). He is a fellow of the Haplochromis Society based in France as well as the Cichlidroom Companion for whom he has contributed nearly since its inception. He considers his greatest accolade his association with the CARES Conservation Program where he coordinates the Lake Victoria cichlid species.


His love of cichlids and people, together with his message of conservation can be heard (with an ever present humorous undertone) loud and clear on his internet radio show called “Let’s Talk about Cichlids”.


Native South Texas aquatic plants and animals have been an interest of Greg’s for many years and he has both explored and written on the diverse life found in this area, particularly the out flows of the Edwards Aquifer.


Greg and Lee Ann travel to fish events around the country whenever possible meeting old friends and making new ones at every stop. Fish and fish people are a large part of his life as is spreading his message about the joys of working with haplochromine cichlids and the importance of ensuring that they survive for the next generations to enjoy.

 

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