Reef to Rainforest

October 13-16, 2016

Hyatt Regency Dulles
2300 Dulles Corner Boulevard
Herndon, VA 20171

On behalf of the Potomac Valley Aquarium Society, welcome to the All-Aquarium Catfish Convention 2016! This is the official website for the convention and your source for all the information you need about attending the convention.

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Due dates:
Online registration ends Friday, Oct. 7th
Banquet and Meal registration end Friday, Oct. 7th
T-shirt ordering ends Friday, Sept. 23rd
Discount hotel room rate guarantee ends Thursday, Sept. 29th


Schedule of Programs:

Thursday, October 13  **FREE Preview Mini-Convention**

7:30pm   Anton Lamboj: Mouthbrooders with a Family Life - Benitochromis and Chromidotilapia
9:00pm   Eric Bodrock: 35 Years of Killifish!
10:00pm  Hans Evers: Malili Lakes - Sulawesi Shrimps Visited in their Natural Habitats

Friday, October 14

7:00pm   Ingo Seidel:  Loricariids of the Genus Pseudacanthicus
7:50pm  Jim Kitchen: Getting past the thorns: Cactus pleco relationship revealed by DNA
8:00pm   Eric Bodrock: Corydoras Breeding Made Easy

Saturday, October 15

9:30am   Stephan Tanner: Ecological Niches and Diet in Catfishes: Assumptions and Science
11:00am  Barbie Fiorentino: Breeding Ancistrus
1:00pm    Brooks Burr: Natural History of North American Catfishes (Ictaluridae)
2:30pm    Ingo Seidel: Woodcats – Species, Habitats and Breeding
4:00pm    Hans Evers: What's New in Corydoras?
5:30pm    Pleco Breeding Forum: Dale Ernst, Barbie Fiorentino, Ingo Seidel, Stephan Tanner
8:00pm    Anton Lamboj:  The secret world of West African Catfish

Sunday, October 16

All Day Auction