OK OK OK, Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Hear Ye Tundra John has spoken!!!! Yes i travelled thru snow, once again, to head to the NEC weekend. I left Tupper Lake at 8am to arrive in Hartford in time so my travelling buddy, Joe Hildreth, could get there in time for the AGA meeting. Did we get there in time, Heck no!! Snowy roads, Pet shops and eaterys along the way caused us to be a bit late!! I have to admit something here, I disappointed my self in the fact that NONE of the BLUE bottles could be found in Hartford!!! MIke Schadle didnt come this year, hint hint, no man, no blue bottles!!! Good for me!! I was a model citizen, to bed by 11: 30, no hospitality room, not even a drop of the fermented stuff!! Now fish wise, Wow, some great things were there!! Of course i finally got to meet Rich and Sal! Great guys! Ran into a bunch of us ppl who are into cichlids of the diminuative stature! Saw and spoke with Julio, David Soares, Dov and way too many others to put on this list, I truly had a great time, I even had a chance to speak with Dr. Uwe Romer for a few minutes. Talk about a great presentation!! It was reason I made the 5 hour drive to Hartford and i wasnt disappointed at all. I learned of new species of apistos where the males turn yellow and guard the fry and the females are larger and stay silver colored. Saw some neat things about Elizabethae, NOw i have to get some of them for sure!! He showed us what a bunch of the new species looked like and gave us some info about them. Truly a great talk. And of course through the weekend I managed to pick up several species of Apistos and some of those awesome Biotoecus Opercularis!! Thank you Ariel!! They made the trip home and have settled into their tank nicely, I came home with Sp Cara Pinta, Sp Maulbruter (brustband), Sp Belem, gorgeous Cacatuoides which will give no blood to my lines, and Cruzi. So sadly Mike, there was no Blue Goop, but New Jersey is coming! And i hope to see you all there!! Reporting from Tupper Lake, where we got about 9 more inches of snow over the weekend, Oh God, is spring ever coming to the Frozen Tundra?? Little John ------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is the apistogramma mailing list, firstname.lastname@example.org. For instructions on how to subscribe or unsubscribe or get help, email email@example.com. Search http://www.digital.com for "Apistogramma Mailing List Archives"!