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YATFS is a non-profit hobby organization composed of local
aquarists and dealers. It was founded in the spring of 1972 for the
express purpose of promoting the science of exotic freshwater
and saltwater fish and plants, assisting new hobbyists,
encouraging the breeding and displaying of all aquatic life, and
acquiring and dispensing aquatic knowledge and literature.
All persons with an interest in the aquarium hobby are welcomed
and invited to attend two meetings before making any decision on
membership.
Our meetings are held the 3rd Friday of each
month (unless announced otherwise).
At the Mineral Ridge Presbyterian Church on Rt
46.
Doors open at 7:30pm & we start at 8:00         
3654 Main St, Mineral Ridge, OH 44440
Enter through the side door.
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NEXT YATFS MEETING
APR 20, 2018
Doors open at 7:30pm & we start at 8:00
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Jeremy Basch’s Biography

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A native of Westlake, OH near Cleveland, Jeremy Basch started keeping fish over 26 years ago when his father took him to a local pet shop.
His first job at 16 years of age was working for the largest fish store in Ohio. Throughout his 12 years at the store, Jeremy was put in charge
of fish husbandry, fish quarantine and eventually became an assistant manager. He now works for Nationwide Insurance as a Commercial
Underwriter.

Jeremy’s first fishroom was setup in 2004 which consisted of manual water changes. His current fishroom contains 100+ aquariums
ranging in size from 2 1/2 to 150 gallons. Over the years, he has had many species of fish spawn in his aquaria including various cichlids,
catfish, rainbowfish, killifish, livebearers and invertebrates. Jeremy specializes in the catfish of the families, Loricariidae and perhaps more
notably, Auchenipteridae, the Woodcats. He was the first person in the world to have the Jaguar Catfish, Liosomadoras oncinus, spawn and
give viable offspring! More recently, Jeremy was the first person in the world to spawn and raise Centromochlus schultzi. Like most
aquarists, Jeremy also enjoys other fish species including killifish and lampeyes from West Africa.

Jeremy is a current member and the former chairman of his hometown club, the Columbus Area Fish Enthusiasts (CAFÉ). Other fish
associations Jeremy belongs to include: the Ohio Cichlid Association, the Greater Cincinnati Aquarium Society, the Greater Akron Aquarium
Society, the Catfish Study Group, the American Killifish Association and the American Cichlid Association. He has written a several articles
which have appeared in the Buntbarsche Bulletin, his local fish club’s publication, the CAFÉ Menu and Amazonas. Jeremy’s articles in
Amazonas shared his first successful breeding of Liosomadoras oncinus, the Jaguar Catfish and Tatia strigata. Jeremy can be seen at
many fish shows and conventions throughout the Midwest and beyond.

Travel is one Jeremy’s favorite hobbies. He has traveled to Croatia, England, France, Italy, Switzerland, Peru and recently, Colombia. Jeremy
is already planning his next two trips to South America which will take him back to Peru and Colombia. For his talk for Youngstown, Jeremy
will share his most recent trip to Colombia and the species of the Rio Vaupes near the city of Mitu, Colombia.