The SAWGG Breeder & Grower Award Programs recognize the aquaristic accomplishments of our Members, help with the conservation of endangered species, and facilitates the exchange of livestock in the club. Participation is completely optional.
SAWGG members earn points and awards for fish or inverts spawned by natural means and delivered to one of our meeting auctions with a completed submission form.
Breeder and Grower Ranks
Awarded with the accumulation of fish or invertebrate species bred, or plant species or cultivars propagated, across a number of classes (see below). To be credited in the BAP or GAP, submissions must be brought to a SAWGG meeting to be auctioned. Points are only awarded one time per species.
Fish and Invertebrate Submission Criteria (aquarium or pond bred): 5 fish from a spawn that are, at least 45 days old, and of auctionable size and health (would you buy them?)
Plant Submission Criteria (aquarium-grown plants are credited to both programs: a cutting or grown division from a mother plant (simply growing a plant larger does not qualify as propagation), that has an established and independent root system, and of auctionable size or quantity (would you buy them?)
Ponds plants are eligible for a Specialist Certification (see below).
|Rank Awarded||Species||Classes (at least)|
|Advanced Breeder (Grower)||20||3|
|Senior Breeder (Grower)||30||4|
|Expert Breeder (Grower)||40||5|
|Master Breeder (Grower)||50||6|
|Grand Master Breeder (Grower)||60||7|
Awarded after spawning at least 5 species and 10 spawns in a particular Class:
|Mouth Brooding Cichlids|
|Goldfish or Koi|
|Other Marine Animals|
|North American Native Fish|
|Loaches / Botias / Eels|
|IUCN Red List Fish (endangered or extinct categories)|
|Aponogeton & Crinums|
|Anubias & Lagenandra|
|Ferns & Mosses|
|Marine Plants & Algaes|