HDAS SHOW RULES (REVISED 2014)
1. $2.00 per entry for the first ten entries and $1.00 for each entry over ten. The first entry for every Junior registrant (16 years or younger) is free.
2. Provisions will be made for the well being of fish; however HAMILTON AND DISTRICT AQUARIUM SOCIETY accepts no responsibility for losses or damage sustained during the show.
3. All entries will be under the jurisdiction of the show chairman until tear down (approx. 5 pm.) and may not be removed from the show until conclusion of the auction, unless authorized by the show chairperson..
4. Entrants will provide their own tank and water. Entrants may provide their own pump, airline and air stone, if they wish.
5. Tanks must have a cover that can be removed for judging.
6. Anyone is eligible to enter. You need not be a member of a fish club.
7. No entry may be entered in more than one class.
8. Fish which display any disease or deformity may be disqualified.
9. The show will be judged by C.A.O.A.C. certified judges and/or apprentice judges. Their decisions will be final and not subject to appeal at the show. If in their opinion the entries in a class do not come up to show standards, a non-contest may be called. If there are only two entries that are satisfactory then any combination of 1st, 2nd and 3rd may be awarded.
10. In any case of dispute the show chairperson’s decision will be final and binding.
11. Family classes: each entry will consist of one spawning pair and at least 10 young from the pair, less than three months old. Tank dividers and pots may be used if necessary
12. No snails, ornaments, sand or stones etc. may be present in a tank (excepting invertebrate class and novelty class).
13. It is the responsibility of the entrants to make sure their fish are in the correct class. The show chairperson will help upon request.
14. No aerosol sprays or mist type cleaners will be permitted in the show area.
15. All accessories and equipment (i.e. pails, nets, etc.) must be kept out of sight.
16. All show fish to be auctioned after the show must be labelled as such by the owner and registered prior to the show. lt is also the responsibility of the owner to bag the fish for auction after the awards presentation has taken place.
17. No Coloured water will be allowed.
18. No moving other peoples show tanks without the approval of the show person first.
19. Junior class is any variety of fish owned and kept by someone 16 years of age or younger.
20. Photography prints must not be larger than 81/2”X11” and must have been taken by the entrant in the past 12 months.
21. People’s Choice will be decided by the votes of those attending the show. Each person entering the show room will be asked to sign in and will receive a ballot at that time.
22. Registration will open at 8:00 a.m. and all fish must be registered by 9:30 a.m. All entries must be benched by 10:30 a.m. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 9:30 AND THE SHOW ROOM WILL BE CLOSED AT 10:30 FOR JUDGING
24. There will be cash prizes and certificates for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each of the 31 classes. There will also be gift card awards for Best of Show, People’s Choice, High Aggregate, Best Egglayer and Best Livebearer
For more info call Catherine Salmon 905-529-2076
There are 31 Classes
1. Anabantids (other than Betta splendens)
2. Betta splendens Half Moon male
3. Betta splendens, All other forms, male
4. Betta splendens female
5. Guppy male
6. Guppy female
8. Corydoras, Brochis, Aspidoras, Scleromastyx
9. Suckermouth Catfish
10. A.O.V. Catfish
12. Minnows and Rainbowfish
14. Sharks and Loaches