free. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, call
Joe at 610-447-0786, or visit www.dcas.us.
Delaware Reef Club
Delaware Reef Club meets the third Monday of every
month at 7: 30 p.m. at the Bear Library in Governor’s
Square Shopping Center, Bear, DE. Join us for guest
speakers, raffles, and a chance to meet other local
hobbyists. For more information, visit our website at
Diamond State Aquarium Society
The meetings are held at William Penn High School in
Wilmington, Delaware, usually the Second Monday
of each month. Free admission and refreshments. For
further information contact Rich: 302-368-0004.
Dry Wash Aquarium Society
The Dry Wash Aquarium Society meets the second
Thursday of the month at Peter Piper Pizza at 10300
N. Metro Pkwy, Phoenix. Meetings start at 7 p.m.
and everyone is welcome. For further info visit www.
drywashaquarium.org or contact Gary at gkukowski@
qwest.net or (623) 878-1553.
Durham Region Aquarium Society
The DRAS aim is “for the advancement and
improvement of aquarium hobbyist.” The society has
hundreds of members and is also a charter member
and current member in good standing of the CAOAC.
Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of
each month at 7:30p.m. in the cafeteria of F. J. Dovevan
Collegiate, 250 Harmony Rd. South, Oshawa, Ontario.
For more information check out our website at www.
East Coast Aquarium Society
Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Monthly meetings
September to June, including guest speakers, all day
special events and auctions. Providing support and
aquarium club resources in the Maritime Provinces.
Erie Aquarium Society
of Erie Pennsylvania
E.A.S. meets at 7: 30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each
month at the West Ridge Fire Station located at 3142
West 26th Street (Route 20) & Homer Avenue, Erie, PA
16506. Located east of Hoss’s Restaurant and west of
Kmart. New members are always welcome! Annual
dues are $12. The club hosts two annual auctions (Spring
and Fall). Visit us at our monthly meeting or on the web
or by mail; Erie Aquarium Society, P.O. Box 8025, Erie, PA
Exotic Fish Society of Hartford
We meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7: 30
p.m. at the Lutz Children’s Museum, 247 South Main
Street, Manchester, CT. Each meeting features an auction
and a speaker. For more information, contact David at
860-429-7041; 3 Westgate Lane, Storrs, CT 06268.
Grand Valley Aquarium Club
Located in Grand Rapids Michigan, the Grand Valley
Aquarium Club meets on the second Saturday of each
month beginning at 7 p.m., after a half-hour social
period. Meetings are held at the Holiday Inn Express,
6569 Clay Ave SW, just off Highway 131 at the 68th street
exit. They include a speaker, mini-auction, and raffle.
Stop by a meeting and talk fish, or check out www.
The Gold Coast Aquarium Society
A club oriented to the freshwater hobbyist at all
experience levels. We meet the second Wednesday of
each month at 7: 30 p.m. at the David Park Center in
Hollywood, Florida. Check www.gcassf.org for more
information. Phone at (954) 989-3888 or email gcassf@
The Greater Akron Aquarium Society
Begun in 1952, the GAAS is open to hobbyists from
beginner to advanced. We meet the first Thursday of
each month at the Tallmadge Community Center, 80
Community Drive, Tallmadge Ohio. Visitors are always
welcome. There is an informative speaker, bowl show,
breeders award program, and more at each meeting.
Don’t miss our annual show, held the first weekend
of August at the Tallmadge Community Center. It has
become one of the biggest all-species tropical fish shows
in North America. For more information, contact Bud
and Cathy White (330-296-6322, email@example.com) or
Chad Barger (330-484-4433, firstname.lastname@example.org), or
Greater Chicago Cichlid Association
Join the midwest’s top cichlid club! Attend a GCCA
meeting or event to learn more about the hobby and
meet people interested in cichlids. The GCCA meets
at 7p.m. on the second Sunday of each month at the
Holiday Inn Rolling Meadows, close to I- 90 & I-290/53.
Visitors are always welcome. The monthly meetings
include top notch speakers and programs, raffle prizes,
mini-auction, library and bowl show. Still looking for
that rare cichlid? Read about it first in Cichlid Chatter,
the GCCA’s publication. We hold numerous events
throughout the year including the hugely successful
Cichlid Classic. Individuals, $20/yr; Family, $23/yr. For
more information contact Mark Schmidt at (630) 879-
3581. Email: email@example.com. Mail: GCCA, 9346
Washington Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513. Visit the GCCA on
the web at http://www.gcca.net.
The Greater City Aquarium Society
A warm invitation for you to join the Greater City
Aquarium Society, established in 1922, proudly serving
the entire New York City area, including members
from Connecticut to Montauk Point! Each month
offers a celebrated speaker presenting any number
of fascinating topics, followed by distribution of the
renowned, multiple-award-winning society publication
“Modern Aquarium,” a bowl show, raffles, door
prizes, refreshments, a huge home-grown plant and
fish auction, accompanied by the true camaraderie of
friends, fish, and fun! We look forward to seeing you at
the Queens Botanical Garden on the first Wednesday of
each month, (except for January and February), at 7: 30
p.m. For more information, please visit http://greatercity.
org/ or contact Claudia Dickinson at ivyrose@optonline.
net or 631-668-5125.
The Greater Detroit Aquarium Society
We meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month,
unless otherwise noted, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church, located at 814 North Campbell Road, halfway
between 11 and 12 Mile Road, in Royal Oak, Michigan.
Meetings start at 8 p.m. Visitors welcome. Visit our
website at www.GreaterDetroitAquariumSociety.com.
Greater Pittsburgh Aquarium Society
Regular meetings are usually held on the last Friday of
the month at the Phipps Garden Center on the corner
of Fifth Ave. and Shady Ave. (Mellon Park). The doors
open at 7 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7: 30. Guest
speakers, fish/plant/dry goods auctions, raffles, door
prizes, refreshments, and more! Everyone is welcome!
Contact Mike Solito at 412-571-2418 or visit www.gpasi.
The Greater Portland Aquarium Society
This is an all-fish and aquatic plant club. We meet the
fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Fellowship
Masonic Center at the corner of 57th and Sandy in
Portland, OR. Our monthly events include a guest
speaker, raffle, and auction (fish, plants, and equipment),
plus a Bowl Show. Members receive our GPAS Fish Flash
magazine each month. For complete information, visit
The Greater Cincinnati
The Greater Cincinnati Aquarium Society is dedicated
to promoting the interests of the aquarium hobby.
Meetings are held on the last Sunday of the month, but
may vary with speaker and event schedules. Changes
to the meeting schedule are posted well in advance at
www.gcas.org. Meetings are held at the Winton Woods
Visitor’s Center, located at 10245 Winton Road, Cincinnati,
OH 45231. Meetings start at 7: 30 p.m. and include a
program with a speaker (a fry and plant auction follows
to help promote our Breeder and Horticulture Award
Programs). Guests and members of the general public
are welcome to attend two of these meetings before
joining the GCAS. A Family Membership is $10 per
year. Membership entitles entry to all general activities,
including, but not limited to, monthly meetings, spring/
fall auctions and the bi-monthly FinCinnati newsletter.
Great Lakes Cichlid Society
Join one of the midwests top cichlid clubs now celebrating
it’s 20th year in progress. Members come from all states
surrounding the great lakes area and throughout the
nation. The club has hosted the ACA 2000 convention
in Cleveland and had one of the largest crowds ever.
The club meets on the fourth Friday of every month,
excluding July. Meetings are held at the Masters Church
located at 771 east 260th St. Euclid, Ohio, 10 minutes east
of Downtown Cleveland. Meetings start at 8 p.m. There
are local and national speakers monthly, raffles, breeder
award programs, refreshments, and great fish talk. For
more information contact President Dean Mersinas,
216-906-1800 ( firstname.lastname@example.org), or Speaker
Program Chairman Ron Georgeone, 440-944-3245. We
also have three cichlid auctions per year. Get directions to
a meeting with us on GreatLakesCichlidSociety.net.
The Great Salt Lake Aquarium Society
Meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Garden
Center, Sugarhouse Park, 1601 E. 2100 Street, Salt Lake
City, Utah. Doors open 7 p.m, programs begin at 7: 30.
Contact Steve Carlile (801) 968-1901, email@example.com;
Mike Dennis (801) 671-7663, firstname.lastname@example.org;
or Bob Allen (801) 413-2306, email@example.com
Green Bay Aquarium Society
Serving Northeast Wisconsin, Green Bay, Fox Cities, and
surrounding areas, we meet the second Wednesday of
each month at the home of a club member. We are a
non-profit, educational organization. The purpose of the
Green Bay Aquarium Society (GBAS) shall be to further
the study of all forms of aquatic life, to promote interest,
exchange ideas, distribute information concerning the
aquarium hobby, and to promote the breeding and
display of aquatic life. GBAS members enjoy a club paid
annual banquet, summer picnic, and field trips. We also
have a breeders award program to encourage members
of the GBAS to breed and share knowledge concerning
the spawning and rearing of fish, to recognize the
achievements of society members concerning the
breeding of fish, and to promote an interest in and
make available a wide variety of fish. For more info on
the GBAS, and to find out the location of our meetings,
visit us on the web at http://www.gbasonline.org.
The Green Water Aquarist
Society of Chicagoland
This is a Chicago area all-species tropical fish society that
meets on the first Friday of each month, except July
and December. Meetings are held at 7: 30 p.m. in the
Alsip Village Hall, 4500 W 123rd Street in Alsip. Each
meeting features a speaker, presentation, or round table
on various tropical fish topics, and other activities such
as raffles and auctions. For more information, see our
website at www.gwasoc.crosswinds.net. Leave an e-mail
for the webmaster or call Dick Jarvis at 815-469-3165.
The Gruppo Acquariofilo Salentino
(G.A.S.) is a cultural and non-profit organization which
was founded on January 6, 2000. Gathering more than
sixty members of the Salento area (Apulian region,
South East of Italy) G.A.S is a forum of lively discussions
about the aquarium world. G.A.S aim consists in
promoting knowledge relating to the aquarium
and, more generally to aquatic habitats as a hobby.
So far, we have been organizing monthly lectures by
famous speakers, regular member meetings, and visits
to museums and excursions to local aquatic biotopes.
Articles written by our members are also regularly
released on our website. Once a year, the Gruppo
Acquariofilo Salentino organizes, in the city of Lecce,
a three-day national event, known as the Salento
Acquari, displaying numerous aquaria representing
the most important marine and freshwater biotopes of
the Planet. Moreover, the Salento Acquari event hosts
national and international competitions of tropical
freshwater fishes at the international Mediterranea
Discus Contest. For further information, please visit our
website http://www.gas-online.org or send an email to
The Heart of America Aquarium Society
In the Kansas City area, this club meets on the second
Sunday of every month at 2 p.m. at the Prairie Village
Community Center at 7720 Mission Road, Prairie
Village, KS. Got fish? We love to talk about all kinds
of fish! For more information, visit www.kcfishclub.
org, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Mike Meyer at
The Hill Country Cichlid Club
The Hill Country Cichlid Club was formed in
November of 2003 serving the I- 35 corridor including
Austin, San Antonio, and the rest of the Texas Hill
Country. We are a group of cichlid hobbyists who
meet monthly to share our passion and promote
all things related to the family cichlidae. We are
pleased to welcome new members and take
on projects oriented towards aquatics. Yearly
membership is $15 and includes our monthly
publication the Lateral Line and discounts at local
fish stores. If you would like more information on
our club, visit www.hillcountrycichlidclub.com or
The Honolulu Aquarium Society
Our general membership meetings are open to
everyone. We meet on the first Friday (except holidays)
of each month, at 7p.m., at the Kuhio Elementary School
Cafetorium, 2759 South King Street, Honolulu, HI. Please
check our website for meeting schedule, changes,
program topics and location map. Our members receive
a monthly newsletter, “I’A O HAWAII”, which contain
articles and research information. Visit our website at
www.honoluluaquariumsociety.org or mail to Honolulu
Aquarium Society, P.O. Box 235791, Honolulu, HI 96823
or call Robert Lau (808) 738-9527.
Houston Aquarium Society
We meet during the fourth week of the month at
varying locations. Please visit our website at www.
houstonaquariumsociety.org for meeting location and
dates or contact us at P.O.Box 667579, Houston, TX
International Fancy Guppy Association
IFGA is composed of guppy breeders and hobbyists
interested in breeding and showing fancy guppies. A
monthly publication is available and many shows with
over forty color/tail shape classes are held throughout
the country yearly. For more information contact Bill
Carwile 921 Calohan Road, Rustburg, VA 24588 434-821-
3351 or www.ifga.org.
The International Goby Society
The goals of the International Goby Society are
to encourage the captive keeping and breeding
of gobies (Suborder Gobioidei) and to increase
the knowledge and appreciation of gobies in
their native habitats. We publish a 20 to 24 page
quarterly newsletter on all aspects of gobies, and our
members include both hobbyists and professional
scientists from around the world. Dues are $12 a year
regardless of where you live. For more information
or to request a free sample copy of the newsletter,
email Naomi Delventhal at email@example.com or
Iowa Aquaria Association
We meet quarterly, on the first Saturday of February, May,
August, and November. For more information, please
check out our website at www.iowaaquaria.com.
Jersey Shore Aquarium Society
Our meetings are on the second Monday of the month
at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Freehold, NJ. We start
around 8 p.m. It’s always lots of fun. Please pass on our
invitation to any and all to join us any time they want.
We always have a great speaker. Our website is www.
jerseyshoreas.org check it out.
Kitchener Waterloo Aquarium Society
This society has been operational since 1960. We
meet the first Tuesday of every month (except July
and August). Our club’s primary goals are to further
the study of tropical fish and the hobby, inspire the
preservation of aquatic life, maintain a meeting
place for our members, develop and maintain a
library for our members, promote fellowship, and
seek out and establish a kinship with other clubs
with similar objectives. Our monthly meetings
have something for everyone, including children.
For more info, visit our website at www.kwas.
ca, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
We are a fresh water fish club that meets in the San
Fernando Valley the last Sunday of each month. We
have a mentor program, raffle prizes, field trips, and a
LFS-store list with ratings. For more information call (818)
370-6930 or email email@example.com.
The London Aquaria Society
Based in London Ontario Canada, this society was
established in June 1956 and is a proud member of the
Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs. Meetings are
the second Tuesday of every month at 7: 30 p.m., except
July and August. There is a monthly jar show and auction,
as well as a spring and fall auction and show. For more
info, write to LAS PO Box 45010, RPO Ealing LONDON,
ON, Canada N5Z 5A6 or firstname.lastname@example.org, call-519-
438-7682, or visit www.londonaquariasociety.com.
Long Island Aquarium Society
This society is the oldest organization devoted to tropical
fish in the Long Island area. Meetings are the third Friday
of the month (except July and August) at 8 p.m. at the
Holtsville Park and Zoo, 249 Buckley Rd., Holtsville, NY
11742. Expert salt, fresh, cichlid, killie, plant, and other
guest speakers, refreshments, bowl show, auction, and
raffles. For more information see our web site: www.
Long Island Reef Association
Meets third Fridays at Dowling College Oakdale, NY
11769. Visit lireef.org for more information.
Louisville Marine Aquarium Society
Welcoming saltwater hobbyists in Louisville, KY and
surrounding areas. Speakers, member tank tours, road
trips, and monthly meetings. Meetings are usually
the third Sunday evening of the month. For more
information, please visit our web site at www.LMAS.
org, contact Bob Stocker at 502-426-8911, or e-mail
The Marine Aquarium Society
of Los Angeles County
All are welcome! From beginner to advanced, reef
keepers, marine fish only, or people who are just curious
about keeping marine life. We meet the second Friday of
every month at Denny’s Restaurant 3060 San Fernando
Road in the Los Angeles area. Meetings start at 7p.m.,
come early and snack and mix with other enthusiast.
Please see www.maslac.org for more information.
Medina County Aquarium Society
Organized in 1983, the Medina County Aquarium
Society, located in Medina, Ohio, is an all-species club.
Membership covers all aspects and levels of the tropical
fish hobby. The club welcomes all singles, families, juniors,
and seniors to its diverse group. See www.geocities.com/
MCASfish/index for meeting dates and times.
The Metropolitan Area
We meet the fourth Wednesday of the month (third
Wednesday in November and December) at the
Meadowlands Environment Center in Lyndhurst, New
Jersey. An outstanding program is presented every
month, usually highlighting killifish. Most months
feature a bowl show and a fish, plants, and goods
auction. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more
information, visit www. meadowlands.state.nj.us/.
Michiana Aquarium Society
Meetings are on the third Sunday of each month, Jan-Nov (second Sunday in June), 6 p.m. at the Roseland
Town Hall, 200 Independence Dr, Roseland. Each month
features a bowl show, program, auction, raffle, and
newsletter. The club hosts three major events every
year; Killfish Karnival - a killfish show and auction Feb
26 & 27, Spring auction April 2; and Tropical Magic
- General show and auction Sept 29 & 30. For info call
Bob McDonnell at (574) 272-5248 or email Matt Bielski
at email@example.com. Or visit our website at http://
Mid Atlantic Cichlid Keepers
Meetings are held the third Friday of the month at 8
p.m. at the Springfield Township Building in Springfield,
Pennsylvania. For further information, contact Lou
Pochettino at 610-527-1430 or e-mail: LouisPochettino@
Mid-Atlantic Koi Club
For information contract Tom Burton, e-mail: tomskoi@
juno.com;. For membership: Floyd and Carolyn
Broussard, 2801 John Coffee Ct., Woodbridge, VA 22192;
703-4914921; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.makc.com.
The Midwest Cichlid Association.
The Midwest Cichlid Association is a new and exciting
organization, dedicated to the promotion of keeping,
breeding, and specialization of the cichlid fish
hobby. We eat, sleep, and breathe cichlids! As more and
more people continue to connect to each other via the
Internet, our network of hobbyist members will be able
to ask questions, share their knowledge and experiences,
and work together to promote this intricate hobby
that each of us has come to enjoy so very much. If you
would like more information about The Midwest Cichlid
Association, please email us at Contact@MidwestCichlid.
com or visit http://www.midwestcichlid.com.
The Milwaukee Aquarium Society
We meet on the fourth Friday of every month except
July and December. Join us for an informative speaker
and/or presentation, raffles, bowl show, refreshments,
and a mini-auction. Meetings are held at Hoffer’s
Tropic Life Pets, 7323 N. 76th St. Milwaukee, WI. All of
our programs are open to the public and everyone
is welcome. Our members range from beginners to
Tropical Fish Hobbyist