Celebrating 70 Years of GAAS
Our Next Meeting Is on May 13, 2022, at 8 pm
For our regular monthly meeting on Friday, May 13, 2022, Rick Borstein of The Greater Chicago Cichlid Association and The Chicago Livebearer Society will be presenting remotely his new talk “Sixty MORE Tips in 60 Minutes.” In this talk, Rick will cover sixty tips and techniques, do-it-yourself projects, and videos on how to save time, save money, or be more productive in the fish hobby. This talk is an all-new compendium that builds upon Rick’s most popular talk, “Sixty Tips in Sixty Minutes.” Rick includes tips for cleaning, breeding, feeding, tech, and more! Links and diagrams are included so you can try the tips, too! At the end of the talk, you will be given a link to a concise PDF, which you can print or view after the talk.
After Rick’s talk, we will have refreshments, a Bowl Show (Goodeids, Rift Lake Cichlids, and Characins are the categories to be judged), a Mini-Auction (from club member spawns, BAP, HAP), and a Product Raffle. All meetings are free and open to the public and meet at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House in Tallmadge Ohio. Celebrating Our 70th Year!
Save the Date for the 2022 Ultra-Aqua Tropical Fish Show, Swap Meet, and Auction—Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12, 2022
Rob William Was the Program Presenter in April
On April 8, Rob Williams, owner of Awesome Aquatics, gave an entertaining account of how he started Awesome Aquatics and how he faced unexpected ups and downs of his business journey. Thank you, Rob for sharing your love of the hobby.
Gary Mendez Spoke at Our March Meeting
Gary Mendez had success with breeding Aspidoras catfish, and he shared his experience nd knowledge through his talk, “Breeding Techniques for Apsidoras Catfish.” Thank you, Gary, for your time and presentation.
2022 Spring Auction Was a Success
Thanks to everyone who bought and sold items at the March 6 spring auction. Auction participants came from near and far (shout out to Cincy Mob, Dayton, C-Bus, West Virginia, Michigan, Western New York, Western Pennsylvania, and Youngstown), who provided a rich variety of quality items to be auctioned. Special thanks goes to our volunteers: The kitchen wizards, raffle and 50/50 promoters, the many runners who stepped up to keep items moving, and the auctioneers, Randy and George, who kept things running smoothly with a touch of humor.
Our February Speaker Was Dr. Ron Oldfield
GAAS members were informed and entertained by Dr. Ron Oldfield’s presentation of “A New Mexican Fish Has Invaded Louisiana: How Did It Get There and Will Saltwater Prevent It From Spreading?” Dr. Oldfield told an easy-to-understand story of how the discovery of Herichthys carpintis in Louisiana laid the foundation for years of comparative research with H. cyanoguttatus.
A Few Pictures From the 2021 Fall Auction
Thanks to all the participants (sellers, buyers, volunteers, and auctioneers) who made the 2021 Fall Auction a huge success!