Celebrating 70 Years of GAAS
August Meeting Will Be Our Annual Picnic (and Club Member-Donated Fish and Plant Swap)
Make plans to attend the annual picnic on Friday, August 12, 2022, when we celebrate summer with a fantastic picnic (see note below) and a club member-donated fish and plant swap (ie, bring one or two bags of plants, fish, live foods, or new equipment to donate to a swap table, much like we do in December.)
Special Meeting Note: Brian Shrimpton will be at the August meeting to take orders for discus and other exotic fishes and shrimp from his new Vietnam import list. He will be able to answer questions and provide details to make ordering easy. Orders would need to be placed by 9 pm on August 12, 2022.
The August meeting will include our usual BAP/HAP mini-auction, product raffle, and Bowl Show that will showcase the following classes: All Other New World Cichlids, Amphibians, Aquatic Plants, and Rainbowfish.
Note: The club will be providing all of the food for this year’s picnic. The picnic will not be a pot luck. The menu will include Italian sausage (spicy and mild), macaroni salad, baked beans, chips, fruit, some desserts, and probably a few other delights.
2022 Ultra-Aqua Was a Success
GAAS is grateful for all the volunteers, show sponsors, judges, auctioneers, swap meet vendors, dinner preparers, and sellers and buyers at the auction who together made the Ultra-Aqua great success.
Josh Cunningham was the speaker at the dinner on Saturday night. In his talk, “Breeding African Cichlids,” Josh discussed tank setup, tank mates, and breeding tips for Rift Lake Cichlids. Thanks for the great information and entertaining talk, Josh!
The following Swap Meet vendors participated in the Saturday Swap, on June 12.
- Josh Cunningham—Cunningham Cichlids Visit on Facebook
Contact Josh at 734-954-9131 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Brian Shrimpton—Beautiful Aquatics
View Brian’s contact information and stock list from his Facebook page (linked above)
- Joe Doyle—Caveman Creations
Ceramic Pleco caves & shrimp hotels (Contact Joe: email@example.com)
- Rob Williams—Awesome Aquatics
Many tanks and hobby hardgoods firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit on Facebook
- Adam Fox—Plants you need: Frogbit, Salvinia, Water Sprite, Dwarf Sag, Java Fern, Hygrophila, and Swords
- Rob and Amy Zerkle—Livestock and cool stuff you need email@example.com
- Larry & Kriss Secaur—Fatfish Aquatics: Whiteworms, microworms, rare or not often seen fish, plus stuff you need call 330-835-8411
- Rich Serva—Poret® Sponge and new and lightly used filters (330) 687-5495 E-mail
- Jenn’s Lil Lotls (on Facebook): Axolotls and various cichlids. 330-571-4851 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chad Peterman: Fishbite Aquatics: African Cichlids 330-447-7246 email@example.com
- Krishna Karri: Rare wild bettas, domesticated Plakats bettas 614-392-7434
- Paul Nerlich: Pwilly’s Fish Emporium Shrimp! Plecos, fancy guppies 216-906-0983
Rick Borstein Gave an Excellent Virtual Program in May
GAAS club members experienced a fantastic virtual talk “Sixty MORE Tips in 60 Minutes” by Rick Borstein at the May meeting. We thank Rick for his willingness to share his very useful tips and for his ability to make it fun and entertaining.
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!