Sacramento Aquarium Society

Bringing Aquarium Hobbyists of the Greater Sacramento Valley Together Since 1952

Breeder and Horticultural Award Program Corner

The Sacramento Aquarium Society's (SAS) Breeder Award Program (BAP) and Horticultural Award Program (HAP) encourages the propagation and dissemination of fish and aquatic plant species, exchange of information regarding their propagation and husbandry, and serves as a means for recognizing the accomplishments of club members toward these goals. Participation in the BAP and HAP enhances member's enjoyment of the aquarium and pond hobby.

Spawning and Plant Reproduction reports are now being added to the website to share the information with other hobbyist.  These reports can be referenced to find out information on how other breeders have bred different species of fish, and how to reproduce plants.  See the menu to the left for the link to the "Spawning Reports" and "Plant Reports."

With digital photography being so easy today, taking a few pictures of your fish, or plants and submitting them with your spawning or plant reproduction report is an easy way to pick up an additional 5 points.  When submitting photos to be posted on the web site please send them to the SAS Webmaster (Tony Griffitts) with no greater resolution than 72 dpi.  See the SAS article online "How to Email Photos" for easy to follow instructions.  Please email or call me if you need assistance.  If you write an article about your spawning or plant reproduction for the Tropical News, you can pick up an additional 5 points.  If you submit photos to Jack Kraft (Tropical News Editor) for an article they should have a resolution of 300 dpi.  If you have any questions about fish/aquarium photography feel free to email, call, or come talk to me at the general meeting.

Current BAP and HAP standings:

Updated 04/04/2019

Breeder Award Program


Eric Thomas - 45
Tony Griffitts - 40
Jeremy Rich - 35
Larry and Mary Shankle - 20
Richard Griffiths - 15
Josh Melton - 10
Donna Laird - 5
Julienne Hiatt - 5
Craig Benner - 5
Ryan Enright - 5
Josh Aymett - 5


Doug Lee - 65
Jack Kraft - 60
Joey Soria - 50



Senior Breeder

Modesta Moréy - 246
Forshey Family - 232

Master Breeder

Rich and Laura Bireley - 667
Pam and Gary Chin - 630

Horticultural Award Program


Richard Griffiths - 25
Doug Lee - 15
Modesta and Stan Moréy - 10
Jack Kraft - 10
Karl Johnson - 5

Intermediate Gardener

Tony Griffitts - 105