Lectures in Budapest

Hungary – Budapest, 31 March – 01 April 2012

Heiko Bleher was invited to give 4 seminars during the Aquaristic Expo in the centre of Budapest end of March and begin of April. The seminars are one of a kind and will be translated to Hungarian language, see also http://www.amazonas.hu/ and the programme in English on the next page …

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This is the poster widely distributed and below the programme in detail:

March 31st
10:30  – Coffee
10:45 – begin first conference

1. Large cichlids form Central & South America

Abstract:
Heiko Bleher will take you to Central and to South America and show large cichlids species but mainly those of interest for the aquariums, their natural habitats, water parameters, nutrition in nature and variants as well as a little about their taxonomy. Ending with a small film of typical cichlid behaviour in breeding from south India … 


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Approximately 1.5 hour power point presentation with its translations.
15 minutes questions & answers
12:30 Lunch break
14:00 – Coffee
14:15 – begin second conference

2.  The history of Discus breeding around the world

Abstract:
Heiko Bleher will show and talk about the first discus breeders in America and in Europe, how they started and the development of Discus breeding worldwide. He will talk about Dr Eduard Schmidt-Focke, the father of Discus breeding, the recent development in breeding around the globe, including water parameters of some breeders, and feeding methods compared to what the discus nutrition consists of in nature. And conclude the presentation by showing the main errors done around the globe with discus-acquisition, keeping and breeding.

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 This is a two-hour power point presentation with its translations and there is a
15 minute coffee break in between.
15 – 30 minutes questions & answers
About 17:00 is the end of 1st day’s presentations.


April 1: 

10:00  – Coffee
10:15 – begin of third conference

3.  New Guinea and Australian Rainbowfish, with the latest discoveries

Abstract:
In this presentation Heiko Bleher talks about the history of Australasia, will show parts of his 37 field trips to New Guinea and his yearly expeditions to Australia. One has to know that almost all of today’s Rainbowfishes and Blue-eyes in the hobby worldwide, including the top ones such as Melanotaneia boesemani, M. preacox, Chilatherina bleheri, have been introduced by him. He will show their habitats and biotopes, explain the individual adaptations and the history of collecting with the native tribes people as well as the exotic introductions and the man-made destructions in recent years.

 

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This is a two-hour power point presentation with its translations and there is a
15 minute coffee break in between.
15  minutes questions & answers, and
12:30 Lunch break
14:00 – Coffee
14:15 – begin last conference

4. Aquarists around the world 

Abstract:
This topic shows some aquarists from around the globe, how they keep (and breed) their ornamental fishes, their love for certain fish groups and the tendency of aquarium decorations according to nature. This talk Heiko Bleher will conclude with Biotope Aquariums – the present and future  of the aquarium hobby a round the globe, including the controversy of nature aquariums vs. biotope aquarium decorations.

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Approximately 1.5 hour power point presentation with its translations.
15-30 minutes questions & answers.
About 17:00 end of seminars.

Regarding to the hall, it’s in the full city centre of Budapest, very neat to the cross of all the railways, so very easy to approach even with public transport. 200 seats are available and the projector screen have 5 metre diametric size.

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