Fall Auction 2017 and Next Meeting Notice

Coming Soon!


Fall Auction     Sunday November 5, 2017
Registration opens 10 am
Auction begins 11 am

Held at the Tallmadge Community Center, 80 Community Road, Tallmadge, OH

Fish, Plants, and Hard Goods welcome.


Our next Club Meeting will be Friday, Nov 10th at 8:oopm 

November Bowl Show Catogories are
AO Livebearers
AO Egglayers
AO Catfish


More Meeting details coming soon

October, Friday the 13th Meeting

Our October meeting was held on Friday the 13th 2017.  At 8:00pm

This month’s Meeting didn’t go quite as planned. Our scheduled speaker had an emergency cancellation, but we made the best of the situation. We had a short presentation that invited group discussions about the various Pros and Cons of several common types of filtration methods, led by Will White.

We had 2 spawns brought in for our BAP that we auctioned off, and our refreshment table sported a mouth watering “South of the border” dip cookies, and a cherry crumble, made by Elsie Swanson as well as a delicious white cake brought in by Todd.

Another full raffle table including our Spooky Skeletal Fish was distributed  out to our members who were lucky enough to have their tickets drawn. Congratulations Violet on taking him home, and to Jeff for winning the door prize!

Bowl show winners were …

All other Old World Cichlids 
1st Dave Williamson
2nd Wayne Toven
3rd Wayne Toven

Gouramis & Anabantoids 
1st Wayne Toven
2nd Dave Williamson
3rd Wayne Toven

Arts & Crafts
1st Elsie and Mike Swanson
2nd Wayne Toven
3rd Elsie and Mike Swanson


(Original Meeting announcement below)

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New Club Shirts!

Pre-Order yours by Wednesday, September 20th

You can Pay for and pick up your order at the next Meeting on Friday, Oct 13.

If you’re interested in buying a shirt and missed this order deadline, don’t worry! You can still contact Elsie Swanson to see what extra sizes may be available or to get in on the next order we place!

Please email or text Elsie Swanson with your order

Please Include your:



Quantity: (if ordering more than 1)

Shirt sizes and price are as follows: 

 Small  $12
 Medium $12
 Large  $12
 XL     $12
 2X     $14  (tall $15)
 3X     $15  (tall $16)


August 11, 2017 Meeting

This meeting was our annual Picnic and Bring a Fish, get a Fish Fish Swap!

If you weren’t here, you certainly missed out! 

There was no speaker this month, instead this meeting was to celebrate another Great Ultra Aqua Show and show our appreciation for our members and all their hard work! 

The picnic had 2 full banquet tables with tons of great food organized by our very own Elsie Swanson and contributed to by everyone who graciously brought in a dish.

We also had 3 tables full of goodies provided both by the club and all our members who brought in bags of fish, plants, and supplies to participate in the swap. 

One thing is for certain, everyone who came left with full arms and bellies!


Our BOWL SHOW results were..

1-Jeff Plazak– Gold Tuxedo
2-Jeff Plazak– Red Wag
3-Dave Williamson– Blue Spotted
1-Wayne Toven– Millennium
2-Dave Williamson– Signifer
3-Wayne Toven– Parkinsoni
1-Misty White– Melanoid Axolotyl
2-Dave Williamson– Dwarf Frog
3-Dave Williamson– Albino Axolotyl

July 14 2017

We had a fun DIY Workshop Program this month at our meeting  making AIRLINE MANIFOLDS!

Our members could pick their length, materials, and preferred nozzles for their manifolds, making them custom to their own individual needs in the hobby. We had several experienced DIY members on hand to help teach and assist any who were new to this. Hey playing with Power Tools is always a blast!

Our BOWL SHOW results were…

1-Dave Williamson– Everglades Pigmy Sunfish
2-Dave Williamson– Gambusia holbrooki
3-Dave Williamson– Crenichthys baylei
1-Dave Williamson– Cryptocoryne albida
2-Dave Williamson– Cryptocoryne petchii
3-Dave Williamson– Java Fern

April – December 2017 Sevrum Growth Competition

Our G.A.A.S. team is having a Sevrum Growth Competition, and hosting a Multi-Club Competition!

Thanks to a local breeder, YATFS member Brian Strickland who had over 500 Gold Sevrum Fry to re-home, we were able to obtain and distribute over 100 of these guys to our members.

We have used this opportunity and these 100 fry to start a club growth competition! Anyone who came to our April meeting, 2017 and wished to participate was provided with a bag of 8 gold sevrum fry, free of charge. 

The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate and a one year extension to their club membership.

The competition rules are simple. 

Take your fry home, care for them, feed and maintain your fish however you normally do, but keep some records (tank size, water changes, feeding etc.) This will allow the winner to pass along to other members what worked for them.

For judging just bring in your largest individual at the December Christmas party meeting. 

That’s it!

 We will also be participating in a Multi-Club competition hosted at our ULTRA AQUA SHOW!

We will be competing against neighboring local club members from Y.A.T.F.S. who also received sevrums from the  same stock for their own home club competition. 

The Multi-Club Competition will be held next year during our 2018 ULTRA AQUA SHOW!

Winning Prizes and any specific rules for this one will be announced at a later date.

GOOD LUCK to all the participants!