C.A.R.E.S.

C.A.R.E.S. Program

Founded in 2004, the C.A.R.E.S. (Conservation, Awareness, Recognition, Encouragement and Support) Preservation Program is based on the critical and timely significance of Conservation, our Awareness as hobbyists of the issues involved, and the public Recognition of members, offering Encouragement and Support for those who take part in playing a vital role in ensuring a positive future for species at risk.

The purpose of the C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program is to encourage hobbyists worldwide to devote tank space to one or more species at risk, while forming an information network between aquarists, scientists, and conservationists.

C.A.R.E.S. Website
C.A.R.E.S. Species List

Current GVAC C.A.R.E.S. Species (updated 3/21/16)

Curt Bitterling:
Skiffia Lermae

Heather Burke:  
Botia sidthimunki
Tilapia synderae
Xiphophorus Couchianus

Chris Carpenter:  
Pelvicachromis sacrimontis
Pytochromis sp. Salmon Hippo Point

Pat Hartman:
Ameca Splendens
Girardinichthys Multiradiatus
Skiffia Multipunctata
Allotoca Catarinae
Allotoca Diazi
Xenotaenia Resolanae

Kevin Hightower:   
Hypancistrus sp. L333
Melanotaenia Bosemani Rainbow
Melanotaenia Lacustris
Glossolepis Incisus
Pseudotropheus Saulosi
Hypancistrus sp. L066
Baryancistrus sp. L081

Steve Hosteter:   
Xiphophorus Couchianus

Andrew Kalafut:
Glossolepis Wanamensis
Melanotaenia Lacustris
Melanotaenia Boesemani

Chase Klinesteker:
Characadon Audax

Dan Kraker:
Pseudotropheus Saulosi
Pseudotropheus Demasoni

Eric Maxson:
Pseudotropheus Saulosi

Michael Monje:
Xiphophorus Couchianus
Zoogoneticus tequila
Placidochromis sp.“Phenochilus Tanzania”

Randy Morris: 
Glossolepis Wanamensis
Glossolepis Incisus
Melanotaenia Lacustris
Melanotaenia Boesemani
Zoogoneticus Tequila

Adam Persenaire:
Xystichromis Phytophagus

Justin Sarns:
Paralabidiochromis Chromogynos “Zue Island”
Platytaeniodus sp. “Red Tail Sheller”
Pseudotropheus Saulosi
Ptychromis sp. Salmon “Hippo Point”
Yssichromis sp. “Blue Tipped”
Astatotilapia Aenocolor

Cyndi Westra:
Xystichromis Phytophagus
Astatotilapia latifasciata
Pseudotropheus Saulosi
Cyrtocara Moori