Spotti, Regina

  Regina Spotti has been keenly interested in nature since childhood. Aeons ago she persuaded her mother to allow her to bring some goldfish home from, of all places, a grocery store.  These “promotional items” quickly led to an interest in the tropical fish hobby which has lasted over forty years. She enjoys keeping and breeding various tropical fish from all corners of the world. Whether it’s a “lovely” betta, an “awesome” cichlid, a “boring rivulus”, “a plain rasbora”, or an “ugly catfish”, Regina will make room for it in one of her fish rooms.  She currently maintains about 70 aquariums not including the fry tanks, all of which are filled with a wide array of species from cory cats to characins. An active member in the Greater Pittsburgh Aquarium Society, she quickly attained the status of Master Breeder and enjoys writing articles on species of fish she has worked with. While her hobby may be described as out of control by some of her peers, Regina finds the fish keeping hobby relaxing and rewarding. One of her favorite things about the hobby, other than the fantastic people she meets-watching the expressions on people’s faces when she tells them her hobby is keeping and breeding tropical fish.(from ACLC Tank Tales, June 2014, Volume 43, No. 6) Programs Rasboras and Tetras Girls, Pantyhose, and Fishkeeping Breeding Catfish/Spawning Challenging Charcins – with Eric Bodrock