April 2020

The April Meeting Is Canceled

Please know that The Greater Akron Aquarium Society will not conduct its regularly scheduled April meeting.

Thank you for your interest in GAAS activities. Please look here for future announcements about the May 8, 2020, meeting.

March 2020

Condolences

Sadly, long-time club member, Bill Koleszar, passed away on March 17, 2020. You can leave a message for Linda and the family through the funeral home’s website.

March Meeting Summary

On March 13, GAAS member Elsie Swanson presented Mop Spawners, which covered the Killies and Rainbows that she is currently breeding. She also talked about a hatchery and incubator that she and Mike use for hatching eggs and raising fry. We are grateful for Elsie and Mike Swanson’s many contributions to the Greater Akron Aquarium Society.

Elsie’s interesting presentation on Mop Spawners was well revived by the members of GAAS.
Mike and Elsie Swanson show mops with eggs attached.
Close up of the tiny eggs from Pseudomugil gertrudeae AEU II.
Elsie Swanson and Bud White after the March 2020 meeting.
Kristeen Codish presents the first of several raffle items at the March meeting.

The March Bowl Show had over 20 entries of Barbs, Mollies, Corydoras, and Aspidoras.

Ken McGill (right) oversees the monthly Bowl Show, while Bud White completes the judging.
Bud White received a BAP certificate for spawning Liberty Mollies from Wayne Toven, BAP/HAP Chair.
Bob Williams received three BAP certificates.
David Girard received a BAP certificate for his February spawn.
Treasurer, Rich Serva, plays the straight man as Bud White models a “GAAS mask.”
GAAS President, Bud White, donned a mask as a safety precaution before the March 2020 meeting. Safety first!

Spring Auction—Thank You!

Once again, the Spring Auction was a great success! The Greater Akron Aquarium Society is grateful for the big turnout and for all of the support from an active community of local and regional aquarium hobbyists.

Special thanks goes to all who contributed the many quality items for the auction and to the auctioneers and runners who kept the auction running smoothly. The valuable time, talents, and contributions of many active aquarium hobbyists made the GAAS Spring Auction a success.

Hats off to all who contributed monetarily to the charitable activities at the auction!

► Note: We have updated our BAP and HAP rules for 2020. You can download the revised rules from the BAP and HAP pages.