Growth Competitions

Growth Competition 2020

In cooperation with The Youngstown Area Tropical Fish Society, participating members of The Greater Akron Aquarium Society are competing in a Growth Contest in 2020. The fish to be grown out from juveniles are Oscura heterospila, the Montecristo Cichlid, from Mexico and Guatemala. They reach a maximum size of almost 10 inches.

Each person participating in the Growth Program has received 6-8 young Oscura heterospila.

The growth contest will end at The Greater Akron Aquarium Society’s Ultra-Aqua, June 13-14, 2020, where participants will bring their largest fish to be shown and judged. At the June show, there will be a show class for these growth entries. There will be one entry per contestant, and the contestant will not be charged a show entry fee for their growth contest entry. The fish will be judged for size and quality. A cash prize will also be awarded.

Background on the Growth Program Competition

The Greater Akron Aquarium Society will occasionally have the opportunity to offer our members a special Growth Program Competition. These opportunities come up when the club has a chance to obtain or purchase bulk quantities of fish from the same supplier—all at the same age. 

Below are some pictures of the 2017-2018 growth program with gold severums:



Bud White (330) 848-3866 E-mail

Wayne Toven (330) 256-7836 E-mail

Rich Serva (330) 650-4613 E-mail