QAH Caboolture Markets Show
March 26th & 27th

The competition is a fish only competition in which only the fish will be judged.
There will be no planted tanks or communities in the competition.
If competitors wish to decorate their tank to help keep fish happy then that is up to them.

Classes are as follows:

1 Australian & New Guinea Rainbows, Sunfish & Blue Eyes
2 Australian & New Guinea Gobies, Gudgeons, Catfish & AOV Native
3 Goldfish all varieties
4 Livebearers all species
5 Anabandits & Fighters - all species
6 Tetras, Barbs, Danios & Rasboras
7 Catfish
8 African & Asian Cichlids
9 North & Central American Cichlids
10 South American Cichlids
11 AOV Tropical Freshwater
12 Amphibians, Invertebrates & Crustaceans
13 Marine Fish
14 Marine Invertebrates
Note : Classes with less than 6 entries will be combined where possible

Prizes and Awards

Entry Fee - $3.00 per entry.

Ist overall - $250.00
2nd overall - $150.00
3rd overall - $100.00
4th overall - $50.00

Certificates for Ist, 2nd and 3rd in each class.

Time Table

Entries to be installed on Friday 25th March from 6.00pm to 10.00pm and Saturday 26th March from 8.00am to 12.00 noon.
Hands out is 12.00 noon Saturday 26th March (All competitors must leave competition area)
Judging is from 1.00pm to 5.00 pm Saturday 26th March ( only judges and stewards allowed during judging)
Presentation of Prizes and Competitor, Judges BBQ 6.00pm - 10.00pm Saturday 26th March - all competitors and judges welcome.
Open to the public 6.00am - 1.00pm Sunday 27st March - Competitors and clubs man stands.
Pull down 1.30pm - 6.00pm Sunday 27st March

Conditions of entry

Entry is open to any person who wishs to enter.
Fish and animals will be judged under the current QFAS rules and sizing system and at the same time a new sizing system will be trialed.
Entire close Friday 25th March at 10.00pm
Entries to be phoned through to either; Cary Bielenberg ph 0407 572 253 or Graeme Day ph 0402 841 627.
Entry Fee payable before entry is installed.
Equipment supplied includes stands,lights, power supply, and air supply.
Competitors must supply own aquariums, heaters, filters and power board if needed.
Aquarium sizes acceptable are:
2 foot tanks -600mm length x min 300 to max 450mm width x min 330 to max 380mm Height (min 24"x 12" x 13" upto max 24" x 18" x 15") - There are a small number of 2 foot tanks available for competitors use, these will be made available on a first come basis.
3 foot tanks - 900mm length x min 380 to max 450mm width x 450mm height (36" x 15" x 18" up to 36" x 18" x 18") max of 15 spaces available.
4 foot tanks - 1220mm length x 450mm width x 450mm height (48" x 18" x 18") max of 6 spaces available.
If you wish to use either 3ft or 4ft tanks make sure you call ahead as there are limited numbers of spaces available and these will be handed out on a first come first served basis.
No free standing displays accepted.
Maximum of two (2) competitive Entries per tank. You are allowed other fish in the tank to improve the display or to keep the entered fish from stressing.
Fish to be judged must be nominated by competitor. No best in tank accepted.
Nominated fish MUST be measured by the stewards before installing in tank otherwise a maximum of 15 points will be awarded for size irrespective of the size of the fish.
Where permits are required for display of the species then copies of said permits must be given to the stewards before installation of entry.
It is the responsibility of the competitor to provide supporting documentation to the stewards prior to installation of the entry. Where new/rare species are entered this is extremely important.
All entries must be removed between 1.30pm and 6.00pm on Sunday 27th March
All care is taken with entries, but QAH accepts no responsibility for any loss or damages incurred during the show.


At the same time as the Caboolture Market Show is happening there will also be an InterClub Challange taking place.
This will be open to ALL Clubs
Clubs can nominate up to 7 fish, that their members have entered into the show. Nomination of fish to be done prior to Judging. At the end of Judging the scores for these fish will be used to deterine the winner of the Challenge. The way this will be done is to remove the highest and lowest scoring fish from each clubs nominated fish and total the remaining with the highest total being the winner.

Clubs will also be allowed to put up posters advertising their club and have club members man the stand on the Sunday to promote their club to the public. Handing out brochures etc. Remember that the Caboolture Markets are one of the largest Markets in S.E.Qld.

For more details contact: Cary Bielenberg ph: 0407 572 253 or Graeme Day 0402 841 627.