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Buntbarsche Bulletin #273

» Ross Socolof Award

The Ross Socolof Award recognizes individuals or institutions that have made a significant contribution to the cichlid hobby through their commercial activities. Nominees for this award can come from any arena in the tropical fish industry. An ideal candidate may have:

  • concentrated a significant portion of their venture/career on the promotion of cichlids.
  • provided significant financial support for cichlid-specific research or conservation.
  • invented or developed technologies that have been used to improve cichlid keeping or advance the hobby of cichlid keeping.
  • been a leader/pioneer in the discovery, importation, and introduction of new cichlid species for commercial purposes.
  • been a leader/pioneer in the propagation of cichlids and/or the development of important tank strains of cichlids for commercial purposes.
  • been a leader in publishing books or other literature that promotes cichlids and cichlid keeping.
  • made any other significant contribution to the cichlid hobby in the pursuit of commercial interests.

2012 recipients

  • Gary Bagnall
  • 2011 recipients

  • Rick Biro
  • 2010 recipients

  • Laif DeMason
  • Stuart Grant
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