BAP/HAP Information

Welcome to CAFE’s Breeder and Horticultural Award Program (BAP/HAP) information page.

What is BAP/HAP?

BAP and HAP programs are designed to encourage aquarists of all ages and skill levels to raise and breed (or propagate) the fish and/or plants they keep in their home aquariums. BAP and HAP programs are not only fun to get involved with, but also help to preserve many species of plants and fish. Every year CAFE will award the “Breeder of the Year,” “Horticulturist of the Year,” and “Rookie of the Year” based on the number of points accumulated at the year’s end.

BAP/HAP Information

BAP Fish Categories

GROUP 1 LIVEBEARERS
GROUP 2 ANABANTOIDS
GROUP 3 BARBS
GROUP 4 MINNOWS
GROUP 5 RASBORAS
GROUP 6 CHARACINS
GROUP 7 CICHLIDS (OLD WORLD)
GROUP 8 CICHLID (NEW WORLD)
GROUP 9 KILLIFISH (MOP SPAWNERS)
GROUP 10 KILLIFISH (SOIL OR PEAT SPAWNERS)
GROUP 11 CATFISH
GROUP 12 EELS & LOACHES
GROUP 13 RAINBOWFISH
GROUP 14 OTHER
GROUP 15 INVERTEBRATES
GROUP 16 ARTICLES AND LECTURES

HAP Plant Categories

5 points “very easy”:
Javamoss, Elodea, Egeria, Cabomba, Rotala rotundifolia, Echinodorus bleheri, parviflorus, Vallisneria, Sagittaria, Ceratophyllum, Ceratopteris, Hygrophila, Najas, Riccia, Sinnersia

10 points “reasonably easy”:
Anubias barteri complex, Cryptocoryne wendtii, walkeri, beckettii, aponogetifolia, willisii, Myriophyllum, Rotala, Bacopa, Heteranthera, Hydrocotyle, Lagarosiphon, Lobelia, Ludwigia, Micranthemum, Microsorum, Sagittaria platyphylla

15 points “moderately demanding”:
Anubias, Cryptocoryne, Limnophila, Didiplis, Alternanthera, Potamogeton, Echinodorus, Mayaca, Nymphaea (vegetative)

25 points “demanding”:
Ammania, Ludwigia glandulosa, Cryptocoryne cordata complex (rosanervis, blassi)

30 points grown from seeds:
Aponogeton, Barclaya, Nymphaea

2016 Standings

BAP & HAP Standings Excel Spreadsheet

Provided by Kevin Bauman