The Meeting Place
April 18–20 • Fenton, MO May 1–4 • San Antonio, TX
The Missouri Aquarium Society ( www.missouriaquariumsociety.org) will hold its An amazing four-day Convention of the American Livebearer Association will
annual Weekend Workshop and Giant Auction at the Stratford Inn in Fenton, take place May 1–4 at the Hilton-San Antonio Airport. The organization’s longest
Missouri (800 S. Highway Drive Fenton, MO 63026), April 18–20. The speakers convention ever will feature expert guest speakers with slide presentations, a multi-scheduled for the event are Ad Konings, Charlie Grimes, Mike Schadle, and others. class competitive fish show with beautiful and exotic livebearers, an all-day auction
This will be an all-species show, with an entry fee of $5 for first fish, $1 for each of fish and dry goods, and a vendor and manufacturer exposition. For updates and
additional fish, not too exceed $14 for as many entries as desired. registration log on to the Houston Livebearers Association website at http://hla.
fotaswebsite.com; visit www.ala2008.info; phone 361-645-2252; or fax 361-645-2258.
American Cichlid Association
Come join in the largest and most
distinguished national organization of the
cichlid hobby! Your membership in the
American Cichlid Association (ACA) entitles
you to six issues per year of our highly
acclaimed Buntbarsche Bulletin and access to
our online Trading Post, and each July the ACA
hosts a fabulous convention not to be missed!
Your membership in the ACA will offer so
much more, such as participation in 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., a speaker program, a Club Liaison
Program, special awards, and an up-to-date,
informative ACA website at www.cichlid.org.
American Killifish Association
The American Killifish Association (AKA) 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.
American Livebearer Association
The American Livebearer Association (ALA)
offers bi-monthly publications, species
maintenance programs, access to various
types of livebearers, an annual convention,
special publications, slides, and more. For
more information, visit http://livebearers.org.
The Angelfish Society
The Angelfish Society (TAS) 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. Informative online
chatroom meeting schedules can be found at
is $5 annually, which includes the quarterly
Fin TAStic newsletter.
Aquatic Gardeners Association
Membership in the Aquatic Gardeners
Association (AGA) 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 our website, www.
aquatic-gardeners.org. For a sample copy of
The Aquatic Gardener, please send $6 (US,
Canada, Mexico—shipping extra elsewhere)
to AGA Bookstore, 2303 Mt. Sinai Road,
Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA.
The Canadian Association
of Aquarium Clubs
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; and a chance
to become involved with people who share
similar interests. Please visit our website at
www.caoac.on.ca for more information.
Great Lakes Cichlid Society
Join one of the Midwest’s top cichlid clubs
now celebrating its 20th year in progress.
Members come from all states surrounding
the Great Lakes area and throughout the
nation. The club meets on the fourth Friday
of every month, excluding July, 8 p.m. at
the Masters Church (771 east 260th St.
Euclid, Ohio, 10 minutes east of downtown
Cleveland). There are local and national
speakers monthly, raffles, breeder award
programs, refreshments, and great fish
talk.Fo r more information visit www.
The International Fancy Guppy Association
(IFGA) is an organization for guppy breeders
and hobbyists interested in breeding and
showing fancy guppies. A monthly publication
is available and many shows with over 40
color/tail-shape classes are held throughout
the country yearly. For more information visit
The International Goby Society
The goals of the International Goby Society
(IGS) are to encourage the captive keeping
and breeding of gobies, 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 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 naomi@gobiidae.
com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mid-Atlantic Cichlid Keepers
The Mid-Atlantic Cichlid Keepers (M.A.C.K.)
is a group of amateur aquarists whose
main interest is the breeding, raising, and
management of cichlids. Monthly meetings are
held from September to May on the 3rd Friday
of each month, at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7: 30
p.m.), in the Springfield Town Hall building, 50
Powell Road Springfield, PA 19064. For further
information, email membership@mackattack.
org or visit www.mackattack.org.
Mid-Atlantic Koi Club
An active and friendly club for people who
are interested in the study and enjoyment of
koi, goldfish, and outdoor ponds. Monthly
meetings provide a variety of activities,
including lectures, pond tours and Koi shows,
as well as an opportunity to meet other
enthusiasts. For information email members@ makc.com or visit www.makc.com.
The Midwest Cichlid Association
The Midwest Cichlid Association (MCA) 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! If you would
like more information about The Midwest
Cichlid Association, please email us at
Contact@MidwestCichlid.com or visit http://
North American Discus Association
The North American Discus Association
(NADA) is a non-profit organization of discus
enthusiasts, hobbyists, and breeders. Our goal is
to educate the general public, encourage new
members, provide information on the hobby,
and promote discus at fish shows. We offer a
quarterly newsletter. Please visit our website at
www.discusnada.org for more information.
Northwest Killies Club
The North west Killies Club (N WK) is an affiliate
club of the American Killifish Association. Our
intent is to represent the interests of killifish
keepers of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Membership is open to all. Our members are
widely scattered, living in various parts of
Oregon, Washington, and as far away as Utah.
For that reason, we call ourselves a “virtual
club,” using e-mail to keep in regular contact
and meeting physically only four times a year.
We also publish a quarterly newsletter. For
more information, visit nwk.aka.org.
The Pacific Coast Cichlid Association
Now celebrating its 20th year, the Pacific
Coast Cichlid Association (PCCA) meets in San
Jose, CA the second Saturday of each month.
Meetings feature a presentation (past
speakers have included Dr. Paul V. Loiselle
and Ad Konings) with an auction and raffle
following. For more information, write to:
PCCA P.O. Box 28145t, San Jose, CA 95159-
8145 or visit www.cichlidworld.com.
Arizona Rivulin Keepers
Meets monthly (usually on the second
Saturday), 7:00 p.m., Denny’s Restaurant,
4403 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ.
Dry Wash Aquarium Society
Meets the second Thursday of the month, Peter
Piper Pizza, 10300 N. Metro Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ
at 7 p.m., and everyone is welcome.
Meets 1 to 5 p.m., the first Sunday of each
month, the Costa Mesa Neighborhood
Community Center, Victoria Room, 1845 Park
Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA.
Contact: 818-370-6930 or email
This freshwater fish club meets in the San
Fernando Valley, the last Sunday of each month.
The Marine Aquarium Society
of Los Angeles County
Meets the second Friday of every month,
Denny’s Restaurant, 3060 San Fernando Road
in the Los Angeles area, 7 p.m.
San Diego Tropical
Meetings the second Sunday of every month, 7
p.m., Room 101 of Casa del Prado, Balboa Park.
San Francisco Aquarium Society
Meetings are 8 p.m., the first Friday of every
month, and are free and open to everyone.
Silicon Valley Aquarium Society
Meets are every first Saturday, 6: 30 p.m.,
Round Table Pizza, 4302 Moorpark Ave., San
Jose, CA (Rt. 280 & Saratoga Ave.).
The Colorado Aquarium Society
General meetings the first Friday of each
month, 7: 30 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church,
8235 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO.
Rocky Mountain Cichlid Association
Meets September through June, 6 p.m., the
second Sunday of the month, the Englewood
Recreation Center, 1155 W. Oxford Ave.,
Denver, CO (1/2 mile south of Hampden and
one block east of Santa Fe Ave.).
Meetings the third Sunday of each month,
the ReMax Building, 1740 Chapel Hills Drive,
Colorado Springs, CO.