February 2020

Our Next Meeting Is on Friday, February 14, 2020, at 8 pm

February Program: Brian Shrimpton is president of NEOfish club and will present an update on what the NEOfish club has done to date with importing fish from South America and Asia. Brian’s presentation “Importing of Wild and Captive Bred Tropical Fish” will share how preparations have been made to receive the shipments, mistakes made, and lessons learned.

Brian is also starting a website BeautifulAquatics.com (under construction) from which hobbyists can order imported stock. Brian will bring some imported fish to be auctioned at the February meeting.

Bowl Show: Suckermouth Catfish; Swordtails; Characins

Directions and map to GAAS meetings. All meetings are open to the public.

Growth Competition Announced

In cooperation with The Youngstown Area Tropical Fish Society, members of The Greater Akron Aquarium Society will have the opportunity to participate 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 will receive 6 young Oscura heterospila. These fish will be made available at the February 14, 2020, meeting, but you must first contact Wayne Toven E-mail to participate and to reserve your fish. The 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.

► To reserve your fish for the 2020 Growth Contest, please contact Wayne Toven via E-mail or phone (330) 256-7836.