The Mochokids are a fascinating family of African catfish species known as "squeakers" because of their ability to communicate by sound. They offer challenges in care and breeding.
Birger has been keeping fish of one form or another since the age of ten. Forty-five years later this childhood hobby persists as strong as ever, and you will find many aquariums in his home. Most are dedicated to the Mochokid catfish. Supplementing his fish keeping, over the past few years Birger has turned amateur writer and photographer, writing catfish related articles as another expression of his interest in these fascinating creatures. His interest in catfish brought him to the on-line world of PlanetCatfish in the mid 2000's, where he sits as a Moderator and spends many hours conversing and sharing insights. His first nervously accepted speaking engagement was to the 2012 Catfish Study Group Convention in the United Kingdom, but he is now excited to continue to share knowledge on the fishes of the often mysterious continent of Africa.
You will find Birger living in the Canadian Rockies, self-employed as a log-fitter and timber-framer in the Bow Valley town of Canmore, Alberta. You will also find him practicing and teaching karate as the Head Instructor of a non-profit karate club, where he engages community youth in age-old teachings focused on self-improvement and humility. Many hours have also been spent getting to know the lakes and streams of Western Canada, with both a fishing rod and dip net.
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Snacks will be provided.