February 2020

Save the Date for the Spring Auction: Sunday, March 1, 2020

February Meeting Summary

GAAS members enjoyed Brian Shrimpton’s presentation, “Importing of Wild and Captive Bred Tropical Fish” during the February meeting. GAAS is grateful for Brian’s generous donation of many bags of imported fish, which added to the club’s mini-auction. Visit Brian’s website BeautifulAquatics.com (under construction) from which individual hobbyists (or groups of hobbyists) can order imported stock.

Brian Shrimpton gives his talk on importing tropical fish, plants, and shrimp at the February meeting.
Brian Shrimpton (center) poses with GAAS Vice-President, Jeff Plazak (left) and GAAS Treasurer, Rich Serva, after the February meeting.

The 2020 Growth Competition has begun!

Young Oscura heterospila were distributed at the February meeting for the 2020 Growth contest.

January 2020

January Meeting Summary

On January 10, 2020, Brian Zimmerman (Zimmermanfish.com) presented an original program on 20 Ohio native fish species that inhabit glaciated lakes, which are are either common or endangered. We thank Brian for being able to share his expertise, and we are grateful for his continued relationship with the club.

Brian Zimmerman begins his talk at the Greater Akron Aquarium Society.
GAAS BAP and HAP Chairman Wayne Toven (left) and Brian Zimmerman (right) discuss a list of aquatic plants that are no longer allowed in the State of Ohio.
Greater Akron Aquarium Society President Bud White (left) and Brian and Julie Zimmerman after the January 2020 meeting.

Bowl Show Highlights

The January Bowl Show had many entries.
Brachydanio nigrofasciata
Rasbora trilineata—Scissortail Rasbora

December 2019

Highlights from the GAAS 2019 Christmas meeting:

GAAS members and guests inspect the wide selection of gifts at the December 13 Christmas Party.
The 2019 GAAS Christmas Party feast!
There was something for everyone—fish, food, and friends—at the 2019 GAAS Christmas Party.
The 2019 Christmas Party would not have been complete without Phil Hypes and his children running the product raffle.
Dave Williamson (left) earned Master Breeder—Livebearers in 2019.
2019 Breeder of the year, Mike and Elsie Swanson.
Horticulturist of the year, Wayne Toven.
2019 Bowl Show Champion, Dave Williamson, with Ken McGill (right), who is the new GAAS Bowl Show Chairman.

November 2019

November Program Summary

Dr. Tami Panhuis of Ohio Wesleyan University presented her research on the comparative morphology of placenta traits of the genus Poeciliopis. She showed fascinating scanning electron micrographs and other microscopic views of livebearer placentas and embryonic structures. The Greater Akron Aquarium Society thanks Tami for providing such captivating and rare views of livebearer reproductive features.

Dr. Tami Panhuis (left) and GAAS President Bud White after the November 2019 meeting.
Dr. Tami Panhuis presenting her research at the November 2019 meeting.

November Bowl Show

Crypt from the November 2019 bowl show.

GAAS Fall Auction

The GAAS Fall Auction was a great success, thanks to all the support and effort of the auctioneers, buyers, sellers, and volunteers. Be sure to save the date of March 1, 2020, for the spring auction.

The GAAS 2019 Fall Auction had something for everyone.
Auctioneer, Randy Seufert, and the other auctioneers, along with the help of the runners, made the items move quickly at the GAAS Fall Auction.