The Meeting Place
April 23–26 • Indianapolis, Indiana Killies, aided by other west coast clubs, at the Doubletree Hotel at the Lloyd Center in
The American Livebearer Association (ALA) presents the 2009 ALA Convention Portland, Oregon. Some of the exciting speakers scheduled include Otto Schmidt, Dr.
at the Clarion Waterfront Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. For more information Jason Podrabsky, and Dr. Tim Miller-Morgan, among others. There will be a complimentary
see our ad on p. 91 of this issue; visit www.ala2009.com or www.circlecityaqclub.org; or buffet on Friday with a selection of local microbrews and Oregon wines; a Saturday
email email@example.com. evening banquet; and a Sunday brunch and auction, followed by an optional Sunset River
Cruise. For more information visit www.aka.org/convention/2009.
May 15–17 • Ontario, Canada
The Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs (CAOAC) 50th Anniversary Convention will May 30–31 • Suntec, Singapore
be held in London, Ontario on May 15–17, 2009. The event will feature a 38-class fish Aquarama2009 willbeheld May 30–31at Suntec, Singapore. Aquaramais Asia’slargest
show and competition, a large auction of fish and equipment, two banquets, commercial one-stop event for the ornamental aquatic industry, which will include a brilliant
displays, and presentations by Bob Fenner, Anthony Calfo, Gary Lange, and Rein Breitmaier. display of the latest fish, invertebrates, and aquatic plants. A specially designated
There will also be a presentation by Heiko Bleher on his biotopes. For further details, visit area with 1500 tanks will be set aside for the highly prestigious and unparalleled
the CAOAC website at www.caoac.ca. range of Aquarama competitions. Additionally, a wide array of dry goods and services
will be showcased. Backing up the show will be a Public Seminar Program consisting
May 22–25 • Portland, Oregon of presentations from a respected panel of international speakers. For further details,
The 2009 American Killifish Association (AKA) Convention will be hosted by Northwest visit the Aquarama website at www.aquarama.com.sg.
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 Day 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 bimonthly 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 http://theangelfishsociety.
org. Membership is $5 annually, which includes the
quarterly FinTAStic 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
fishtalk.Fo r more information visit www.
International Fancy Guppy Association
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 www.ifga.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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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://www.
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 Northwest Killies Club (NWK) 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
Arizona Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts
Meets every third Sunday of the month. See forum
for additional details.
Arizona Rivulin Keepers
Meets monthly (usually on the second Saturday),
7:00 p.m., Denny’s Restaurant, 4403 S. Rural Road,
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.
NE Arkansas Reef Club
Meets irregularly, but always available for online
support, especially for beginners, and to share
wealth of reefkeeping knowledge.
Aquarium Society (NWAAS)
Meets the second Saturday of each month, 7
p.m., at the Rogers Police Department meeting
room in Rogers, AR. General Interest club,
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.
or email email@example.com
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 Fish Society
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.).
Southern Colorado Aquarium Society
Meetings the third Sunday of each month, the
ReMax Building, 1740 Chapel Hills Drive, Colorado
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