The Meeting Place
American Cichlid Association
Come join in the largest and most distinguished
national organization of the cichlid hobby! Your
membership in the American Cichlid Association
entitles you to six issues per year of our highly
acclaimed Buntbarsche Bulletin and access to our
Online Trading Post. Each July the ACA hosts a most
fabulous convention not to be missed! Guaranteed to
be the time of your lifetime, with a speaker lineup of
celebrated greats, there will be more cichlids for sale
than you can envision, or fit into your tanks! Your
membership in the ACA will offer so much more,
such as participation in cichlid conservation through
the Paul V. Loiselle Conservation Fund, cichlid research
through the Guy D. Jordan Endowment Fund, hands-on cichlid conservation through ACA C.A.R.E.S., show
sanctioning, the ACA forum, a speaker program, a
Club Liaison Program, special awards, and an up-to-date, informative ACA website. We welcome you to
become a part of the ACA by logging onto www.
cichlid.org. Please feel free to contact Claudia with any
questions that you may have at ivyrose@optonline.
net or 631-668-5125. Claudia is here to answer your
questions, and happy to help you! Come join in the
fun! You’ll be glad you did!
American Killifish Association
The American Killifish Association is dedicated to the
propagation, study, and conservation of killifish. Enjoy
the benefits as a member. Membership is $26 per year
and includes six issues of the Journal of the American
Killifish Association and monthly issues of the Business
Newsletter, which gives members the opportunity to
obtain and sell killifish. Members are also given access
to the members-only section of the website. The AKA
hosts many events during the year, including the big
Memorial Weekend convention and affiliate club
shows, which occur all year long. Log on to www.aka.
org for more information. You can join online or contact
Membership Chair Lonny Langione, 4081 Carlisle Road
/ Dover, PA / 17315-3507, call: 717-292-6824, or email
American Livebearer Association
Bi-monthly publications, species maintenance
program, access to various types of livebearers, annual
convention, special publications, slides, and more. For
more information, contact Timothy Brady, 5 Zerbe St.,
Cressona, PA 17929-1513. http://livebearers.org.
The Angelfish Society
The Angelfish Society is a collection of angelfish
enthusiasts, hobbyists, and breeders, who are
interested in the advancement of our hobby through
improvements in the quality of the fish we keep and
breed by employing the standard which this society
will develop. TAS is dedicated to the enhancement of
the angelfish through high quality breeding programs
using standards established by the society. We will also
be focused on setting standards for identifying the
genotypes of the angelfish we breed and keep and the
genetic notations used to describe them. Informative
online chatroom meeting schedules can be found at
http://theangelfishsociety.org. Membership is $5 annually,
which includes the quarterly FinTAStic newsletter.
Arizona Rivulin Keepers
Arizona Rivulin Keepers is an affiliate club of the
American Killifish Association. Meeting are held every
month, usually on the second Saturday, starting at 7:00
p.m. (or 6 p.m. if ordering dinner), at Denny’s Restaurant,
4403 S Rural Road, in Tempe. Check the ARK website
( http://ark.aka.org) for directions and possible changes.
The Atlanta Area Aquarium Association
This association is the largest freshwater aquarium club
in the southeast. It meets the first Thursday of every
month at 7: 30 pm at the Athens Pizza House, 1341
Clairmont Road, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30033. There is
a monthly guest speaker, fish/plant auction, prizes,
newsletter, and spring and fall workshops. Come
eat pizza, meet fellow hobbyists, share experiences,
and have lots of fun. For more information contact
Ken Davis at 770-725-9223, P.O. Box 20951, Atlanta,
GA 30320, www.atlantaaquarium.com, or fishfarm@
Aqua-Land Aquarium Society
This Bristol, CT fish club meets the second Tuesday of
each month (except August) at the Bristol Public Library,
9 High Street, Bristol, CT. We have informative speakers,
lively discussions, a BAP, a bowl show, a monthly raffle,
an auction and refreshments. Families are welcome,
and your first meeting is always free. More information
is available at www.aqualandtropical.org.
The Aquarium Club of Lancaster County
We are a non-profit organization devoted to the
advancement of the aquarium hobby in South
Central Pennsylvania. Meetings every third Tuesday
of the month except July and August. The Aquarium
Club of Lancaster’s address is P.O. Box 111, Lititz, Pa.
17543. For more information visit us on the web at:
The Aquarium Society of Winnipeg
The Aquarium Society of Winnipeg meets every third
Sunday, September through June, in theatre 100 at St.
Pauls College, University of Manitoba, 70 Dysart Road.
Doors open at 1:00 p.m. and meeting starts at 1: 30 p.m.
Meetings include auctions, raffles, refreshments, and
guest speakers. There is something for everyone, from
beginner to expert, and visitors are always welcome.
Membership includes a monthly newsletter. For more
information, visit www.asw.ca or write to P.O. Box 301,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3C 2H6.
Aquarists Metro East of Puerto Rico
AMEPR meets at San Juan every first Saturday at
1: 30 p.m., Interamerican University Metro, 426.
Please, visit our website and chat: www.amepr.
org. We read and write English and Spanish. 787-
Aquatic Gardeners Association
Membership includes a quarterly journal with
informative articles for beginners and advanced
hobbyists alike. Dues are $20 per year (US, Canada,
Mexico), $33 all other countries (multiyear discounts
available). For more information see website shown
below or contact Cheryl Rogers at (Cheryl@wilstream.
com). For sample copy of The Aquatic Gardener, please
send $6 (US, Canada, Mexico), shipping extra elsewhere
(contact Diana Walstad at email@example.com for
further shipping info) to AGA Bookstore, 2303 Mt. Sinai
Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 USA. Web site http://www.
Australia New Guinea Fishes Association
The Australia New Guinea Fishes Association
(ANGFA) is dedicated to the conservation, keeping,
breeding and studying of the fishes of Sahul. You
too can discover the pleasures of keeping the native
freshwater fishes of both Australia and New Guinea
by becoming a member of ANGFA. We invite you
to browse our web site www.angfa.org.au, sampling
what our organization can offer those interested in
the aquatic flora and fauna of this region. If you like
what you see then we ask you to become one of a
growing number that subscribe to our publications,
Fishes of Sahul and ANGFA News, worldwide. Contact
our membership officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
, PO Box 673, Ringwood Vic 3134, Australia, or use our
online facilities to join up.
The Big Island Aquarium Society
The Big Island Aquarium Society is located in Hilo,
Hawaii. General membership meetings are held on
the first Friday of every month at the Komohana
Agricultural Complex. The meetings start at 7:00 p.m.
Membership dues: senior members $15; junior members
(under 18) $5; family of two $17; family of three or more
$20. Corresponding member $10. For more information
contact: Ricky K. Ogata, P.O. Box 6807, Hilo, HI 96720; e-mail: email@example.com.
The Boston Aquarium Society
Founded in 1916, this is the second oldest ongoing
aquarium society in the world today, according to
available information. Meetings, on the third Monday
of each month, are held at New England Aquarium,
The Exploration Center, Central Wharf, Boston, MA. The
doors open at 7: 30 p.m. The speaker’s program starts at
Brampton Aquarium Club
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month
from September to June at 7:00 p.m at Turner Fenton
Secondary School 7935 Kennedy Road South. Each
month we have speakers, presentations, door prizes and
an auction. Visitors are welcome. For more information
Brooklyn Aquarium Society
Meeting the second Friday of the month at 7: 30 p.m. at
the New York Aquarium’s Education Hall, Coney Island,
Surf Ave. and West 8th St., Brooklyn, NY. Saltwater
and freshwater events monthly. Knowledgeable
speakers, auctions, raffles, refreshments, videotape
library, and award-winning publications. www.
brooklynaquariumsociety.org. Phone, 718-837-4455;
write, BAS, Membership, P.O. Box 290610, Brooklyn, NY
11229-0011. The Brooklyn Aquarium Society will teach
you how to keep your fish alive and save money too.
BAS, noted for educating aquarists, is holding classes in
state-of-the-art techniques and products for freshwater
and marine aquariums, to help you become a better
aquarist and avoid costly errors. Those attending will
receive a bound outline of the course, valuable coupons,
aquarium products, and free refreshments. Classes will
be held at the NY Aquariums Education Hall, located at
Surf Ave. 8th St. Coney Island, Brooklyn.
The Bucks County Aquarium Society
Meets on the first Thursday of every month at the
Churchville Nature Center in Churchville, Pennsylvania.
Meetings start at 7: 30 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m.
Meetings include guest speakers, auctions, raffles, etc.
Convenient to all of Southeastern Pennsylvania, New
Jersey, and Delaware. For more information call Carol
at 215-822-5669 or check our website at http://www.
The Canadian Rift Lake Cichlid
This specialty association is for African rift lake cichlid
enthusiasts. The Canadian Rift Lake Cichlid Association
is open to all qualified and accepted African fanciers
worldwide who are 15 years of age and older. Annual
memberships are $25 (payable in USD for out–of
– Canada members). Quarterly meetings are held at
the University of Guelph, Arboretum Nature Centre
approximately 10 Km North from Exit 299 at highway
401 in Guelph, Ontario, which is just 11/4 hours from
Buffalo, New York. For more information and temporary
membership, visit the CRLCA website at http://www.crlca.
com; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; CRLCA contact:
Tom Herman CRLCA Depot, 1166 Gordon St., Guelph,
Ontario, Canada N1L 1H2; 519-837-8608.
Canadian Killifish Association
Meets once a month-on the second Sunday at 1:00 PM.
Location changes month to month. For further details
The Capital Cichlid Association
The Capital Cichlid Association is centered around
Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland. If your
interests are in the keeping and conservation of cichlids,
we would like to see you at our next meeting. Meetings
are held the second Saturday of every month from 2 to
4 p.m. Whether you are a seasoned cichlid keeper or a
novice, everyone is welcome! To join us please visit our
website www.capitalcichlids.org or contact Pat at 410-
Capital District Marine Aquarist Society
CDMAS is a group of reef-oriented individuals from
throughout the Albany Capital District area in New York.
Meetings are informal and held once per month at a
volunteering member’s home. Our main goals when we
get together are to share experiences and knowledge,
trade coral frags, view other aquariums, and just have
fun. CDMAS is always looking for new members. We
welcome all levels of marine enthusiasts, from those
who are still contemplating their first tank to experts and
all levels in between. www.cdmas.org.
Central New York Aquarium Society
Central New York Aquarium Society meets at 7 p.m.
on the third Wednesday of every month (except July
and August) at the Liverpool Library, located at 210
Tulip Street, Liverpool, NY. Monthly meetings include
guest speakers, raffles, door prizes, mini auctions, bowl
shows, and refreshments. For complete meeting and
membership information visit www.cnyas.org.
Champaign Area Fish Exchange
Champaign Area Fish Exchange meets the first Saturday
of the month (except for holiday weekends, in which
case it is the second Saturday. (no meeting in January or
July) at the Carroll Community Center, 1210 Carroll Ave.
Urbana, IL. Doors open 7 p.m., meeting begins at 7: 30
p.m. Speaker, bowl show, door prize, mini auction. For
more info contact Jerry Montgomery, 2508 Alton Dr.,
Champaign, IL 61821. Phone 217-359-6707 or e-mail
Connecticut Area Reef Society
We are a nonprofit organization. CTARS meets monthly
at various spots throughout the state of Connecticut.
Meetings are typically held on the third or fourth Sunday
of the month. Meetings include demonstrations,
auctions, raffles, and generally a good time with fellow
reef-keeping enthusiasts. Membership provides special
privileges, being $15 for an individual, $20 for a family.
More information can be found at our web site www.
The Canadian Association
of Aquarium Clubs
CAOAC is a non-profit association of aquarium, herptile,
and pond clubs from across Canada and New York State.
Some of the things we offer are: A national awards
program to honor those in member clubs who have
achieved success in breeding, plant propagation, or other
endeavors related to the hobby; a Fish Rescue Program
to help those hobbyists with large or unwanted fish to
find new homes for them; a national judging program
to train and certify judges as well as set standards that
all can use to judge their shows; a national forum to
express views and opinions; a national voice to deal with
legislation that may impact negatively on our hobby
and to put forward constructive ideas to politicians and
bureaucrats; a chance to become involved with people
who share similar interests with yourselves. Please visit
our website at www.caoac.on.ca for more information.
The Chesapeake Marine Aquaria Society
The Chesapeake Marine Aquaria Society meets monthly
in the Greater Washington/ Baltimore area. Join us in
exploring the wonders of the saltwater world. Share
your experiences with fellow enthusiasts. Novices and
experts are welcome. For more information visit our
website at http://www.cmas-md.org or contact our
President, George Schwab at email@example.com.
Chicago Killifish Association
Chicago Killifish Association meets the second Friday
bimonthly at College of Dupage OCC Building, Room
128A – Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Meetings start at 7: 30 p.m.
Auctions of fish, plants, live food cultures, raffles, guest
speakers and annual show. For more information
contact Gene Sladek at 630-910-7553.
The Chicagoland Marine
The society meets on the second Saturday of each
month at 1 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings
are held in the Rassmussen Room on the second floor
of the Schaumburg Public Library. Contact CMAS, 1455
Nottingham Lane, Hoffman Estates, IL 60195-2542; 847-
622-5371; web site: www.cmas.net.
Circle City Aquarium Club
CCAC is a non-profit organization whose objectives are
to promote higher educational levels of the aquarium
hobby, to stimulate an interest in the hobby, to increase
knowledge of environmental concerns related to
the hobby, and to develop social friendships of the
members. We meet the first Thursday of each month at
7: 30 p.m. at Garfield Park Conservatory, 2450 S. Shelby,
Indianapolis, Indiana. Our dues are $18/year. Visitors
are always welcome. We also hold virtual meetings at
Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. For info: CCAC, PO
Box 55165, Indianapolis, Indiana 46205-0165; or you can
email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or call Hedy
at 317-255-2523; or you can email: ranchu43@netscape.
net. Website: www.Circlecityaqclub.org
The Cleveland Aquarium Society
One of the oldest clubs in the United States, The Cleveland
Aquarium Society, established in 1923, meets the first
Tuesday of the month at the Cleveland Zoo educational
building, just inside the main gate, at 8p.m. We are an
all-species club. For information contact Albert Malinak at
440-734-4354 or email: email@example.com, or visit our
website at www.clevelandaquariumsociety.org.
The COAST Club meets from 1 to 5 p.m. on the first
Sunday of each month at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood
Community Center, Victoria Room, 1845 Park Avenue,
Costa Mesa, CA. We are a non-profit association in our
thirteenth year and offer speakers, presentations, raffles,
auctions, and a newsletter each month. Members share
interests in a wide variety of fishes and plants and guests
are welcome. Membership is $20 per year. For further
information, please visit www.coastfishclub.com or call
The Colorado Aquarium Society
The Colorado aquarium society is a “general” aquarium
club that covers every aspect of the freshwater
and marine aquarium hobby. This includes all fish,
invertebrates, and plants kept in either tanks or ponds.
General meetings are held on the First Friday of each
month at 7: 30 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church 8235
W. 44th Ave.Wheat Ridge, CO.
Fish Enthusiasts (CAFE)
CAFE is an all-species, freshwater aquarium club that
meets bimonthly in Columbus, OH. Activities include
monthly speakers, raffles, auctions, field trips and more.
Visitors are always welcome. This is a family club, open to
all ages. Check out the web site at http://columbusfishclub.
org. For information contact Jeremy Basch at 614-562-
5710 ( firstname.lastname@example.org), or Pat Sabourin 614-846-1038
Dallas-Ft. Worth Marine
Monthly meetings, newsletter, great speakers,
raffles, tank rescue team, question and answer
sessions, and refreshments. Meetings are held every
third Wednesday of the month around the DFW
Metroplex. Members range from beginners to experts.
Come learn with us. Check out our website at www.
DFWMAS.com for monthly meeting locations. For
information, contact Brad Ward at 817-448-7596 or
Dallas Killifish Association
Come swap fish stories, get hobbyist advice, and make
friends! We meet the third Saturday of every month at 1
p.m. Our meeting place changes from month to month,
so be sure to check our website, www.DallasKillifish.com
for location information, an online discussion board, and
other good stuff!
Danbury Aquarium Society
The Danbury Area Aquarium Society meets on the
fourth Friday of each month at 8 p.m. (Except July and
December) at the Carmel Ambulance Corps,Vink Road,
Carmel, NY. Monthy meetings featurea speaker or
video, raffle, door prizes and a fish/dry goods auction.
The public is invited to attend. For more information
visit us at www.northeastcouncil.org/daas.
The Delaware County Aquarium Society
We meet the first Friday of every month except July
and August, at the Springfield Municipal Building in
Springfield (Delaware County), Pennsylvania. Doors
open at 7: 30 p.m., meeting starts at 8. Guest speaker
and/or special presentation, raffles, bowl show, and
auction at each meeting. Open to all ages, admission