at 317-255-2523; or you can email: ranchu43@netscape.
net. Website: www.Circlecityaqclub.org
The Cleveland Aquarium Society
One of the oldest clubs in the United States, The Cleveland
AquariumSociety, established in 1923, meets the first Tuesday
of the month at the Cleveland Zoo educational building, just
inside the main gate, at 8p.m. We are an all-species club.
For information contact Albert Malinak at 440-734-4354 or
email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at www.
The COAST Club meets from 1 to 5 p.m. on the first
Sunday of each month at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood
Community Center, Victoria Room, 1845 Park Avenue, Costa
Mesa, CA. We are a non-profit association in our thirteenth
year and offer speakers, presentations, raffles, auctions, and
a newsletter each month. Members share interests in a
wide variety of fishes and plants and guests are welcome.
Membership is $20 per year. For further information, please
visit www.coastfishclub.com or call 818-360-7102.
The Colorado Aquarium Society
The Colorado aquarium society is a “general” aquarium
club that covers every aspect of the freshwater and marine
aquarium hobby. This includes all fish, invertebrates, and
plants kept in either tanks or ponds. General meetings are
held on the First Friday of each month at 7: 30 p.m. at St. James
Episcopal Church 8235 W. 44th Ave.Wheat Ridge, CO.
Fish Enthusiasts (CAFE)
CAFE is an all-species, freshwater aquarium club that
meets bimonthly in Columbus, OH. Activities include
monthly speakers, raffles, auctions, field trips and more.
Visitors are always welcome. This is a family club, open to
all ages. Check out the web site at http://columbusfishclub.
org. For information contact Jeremy Basch at 614-562-
5710 ( email@example.com), or Pat Sabourin 614-846-1038
Dallas-Ft. Worth Marine
Monthly meetings, newsletter, great speakers, raffles,
tank rescue team, question and answer sessions, and
refreshments. Meetings are held every third Wednesday of
the month around the DFW Metroplex. Members range
from beginners to experts. Come learn with us. Check out
our website at www.DFWMAS.com for monthly meeting
locations. For information, contact Brad Ward at 817-448-
7596 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dallas Killifish Association
Come swap fish stories, get hobbyist advice, and make
friends! We meet the third Saturday of every month at 1
p.m. Our meeting place changes from month to month,
so be sure to check our website, www.DallasKillifish.com for
location information, an online discussion board, and other
Danbury Aquarium Society
The Danbury Area Aquarium Society meets on the
fourth Friday of each month at 8 p.m. (Except July and
December) at the Carmel Ambulance Corps,Vink Road,
Carmel, NY. Monthy meetings feature a speaker or video,
raffle, door prizes and a fish/dry goods auction. The public
is invited to attend. For more information visit usat www.
The Delaware County Aquarium Society
We meet the first Friday of every month except July and
August, at the Springfield Municipal Building in Springfield
(Delaware County), Pennsylvania. Doors open at 7: 30 p.m.,
meetingstarts at 8. Guest speaker and/or special presentation,
raffles, bowl show, and auction at each meeting. Open to all
ages, admission free. For more information email joejls@ msn.com, call Joe at 610-447-0786, or visit www.dcas.us.
Delaware Reef Club
Delaware Reef Club meets the third Monday of every
month at 7: 30 p.m. at the Bear Library in Governor’s Square
Shopping Center, Bear, DE. Join us for guest speakers, raffles,
and a chance to meet other local hobbyists. For more
information, visit our website at www.delreefclub.org.
Diamond State Aquarium Society
The meetings are held at William Penn High School in
Wilmington, Delaware, usually the Second Monday of
each month. Free admission and refreshments. For further
information contact Rich: 302-368-0004.
Dry Wash Aquarium Society
The Dry Wash Aquarium Society meets the second Thursday
of the month at Peter Piper Pizza at 10300 N. Metro Pkwy,
Phoenix. Meetings start at 7 p.m. and everyone is welcome.
For further info visit www.drywashaquarium.org or contact
Gary at email@example.com or (623) 878-1553.
East Coast Aquarium Society
Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Monthly meetings
September to June, including guest speakers, all day
special events and auctions. Providing support and
aquarium club resources in the Maritime Provinces.
Erie Aquarium Society
of Erie Pennsylvania
E.A.S. meets at 7: 30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each
month at the West Ridge Fire Station located at 3142
West 26th Street (Route 20) & Homer Avenue, Erie,
PA 16506. Located east of Hoss’s Restaurant and west
of Kmart. New members are always welcome! Annual
dues are $12. The club hosts two annual auctions
(Spring and Fall). Visit us at our monthly meeting
or on the web at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/
ErieAquariumSociety/ or by mail; Erie Aquarium Society,
P.O. Box 8025, Erie, PA 16505.
Exotic Fish Society of Hartford
We meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7: 30
p.m. at the Lutz Children’s Museum, 247 South Main Street,
Manchester, CT. Each meeting features an auction and a
speaker. For more information, contact David at 860-429-
7041; 3 Westgate Lane, Storrs, CT 06268.
Grand Valley Aquarium Club
Located in Grand Rapids Michigan, the Grand Valley
Aquarium Club meets on the second Saturday of each
month beginning at 7 p.m., after a half-hour social period.
Meetings are held at the Holiday Inn Express, 6569 Clay Ave
SW, just off Highway 131 at the 68th street exit. They include
a speaker, mini-auction, and raffle. Stop by a meeting and
talk fish, or check out www.grandvalleyaquariumclub.org.
The Gold Coast Aquarium Society
A club oriented to the freshwater hobbyist at all experience
levels. We meet the second Wednesday of each month at
7: 30 p.m. at the David Park Center in Hollywood, Florida.
Check www.gcassf.org for more information. Phone at (954)
989-3888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Greater Akron Aquarium Society
Begun in 1952, the GAAS is open to hobbyists from beginner
to advanced. We meet the first Thursday of each month at
the Tallmadge Community Center, 80 Community Drive,
Tallmadge Ohio. Visitors are always welcome. There is an
informative speaker, bowl show, breeders award program,
andmore at each meeting. Don’t miss our annual show, held
the first weekend of August at the Tallmadge Community
Center. It has become one of the biggest all-species tropical
fish shows in North America. For more information, contact
Bud and Cathy White (330-296-6322, email@example.com) or
Chad Barger (330-484-4433, firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit
Greater Chicago Cichlid Association
Join the midwest’s top cichlid club! Attend a GCCA meeting
or event to learn more about the hobby and meet people
interested in cichlids. The GCCA meets at 7p.m. on the
second Sunday of each month at the Holiday Inn Rolling
Meadows, close to I- 90 & I-290/53. Visitors are always
welcome. The monthly meetings include top notch speakers
and programs, raffle prizes, mini-auction, library and bowl
show. Still looking for that rare cichlid? Read about it first in
Cichlid Chatter, the GCCA’s publication. We hold numerous
events throughout the year including the hugely successful
Cichlid Classic. Individuals, $20/yr; Family, $23/yr. For more
information contact Mark Schmidt at (630) 879-3581. Email:
email@example.com. Mail: GCCA, 9346 Washington Ave,
Brookfield, IL 60513. Visit the GCCA on the web at http://
The Greater City Aquarium Society
A warm invitation for you to join the Greater City Aquarium
Society, established in 1922, proudly serving the entire New
York City area, including members from Connecticut to
Montauk Point! Each month offers a celebrated speaker
presenting any number of fascinating topics, followed by
distribution of the renowned, multiple-award-winning
society publication “Modern Aquarium,” a bowl show,
raffles, door prizes, refreshments, a huge home-grown plant
and fish auction, accompanied by the true camaraderie of
friends, fish, and fun! We look forward to seeing you at the
Queens Botanical Garden on the first Wednesday of each
month, (except for January and February), at 7: 30 p.m. For
more information, please visit http://greatercity.org/ or contact
Claudia Dickinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-668-5125.
The Greater Detroit Aquarium Society
We meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month, unless
otherwise noted, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church,
located at 814 North Campbell Road, halfway between
11 and 12 Mile Road, in Royal Oak, Michigan. Meetings
start at 8 p.m. Visitors welcome. Visit our website at www.
Greater Pittsburgh Aquarium Society
Regular meetings are usually held on the last Friday of the
month at the Phipps Garden Center on the corner of Fifth
Ave. and Shady Ave. (Mellon Park). The doors open at 7 p.m.
andthe meeting begins at 7: 30. Guest speakers, fish/plant/dry
goods auctions, raffles, door prizes, refreshments, and more!
Everyone is welcome! Contact Mike Solito at 412-571-2418
or visit www.gpasi.org/index.html.
The Greater Portland Aquarium Society
This is an all-fish and aquatic plant club. We meet the fourth
Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Fellowship Masonic
Center at the corner of 57th and Sandy in Portland, OR. Our
monthly events include a guest speaker, raffle, and auction
(fish, plants, and equipment), plus a Bowl Show. Members
receive our GPAS Fish Flash magazine each month. For
complete information, visit www.gpas.org.
The Greater Cincinnati
The Greater Cincinnati Aquarium Society is dedicated to
promoting the interests of the aquarium hobby. Meetings
are held on the last Sunday of the month, but may vary
withspeaker andevent schedules. Changestothe meeting
schedule are posted well in advance at www.gcas.org.
Meetings are held at the Winton Woods Visitor’s Center,
located at 10245 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231.
Meetings start at 7: 30 p.m. and include a program with a
speaker (a fry and plant auction follows to help promote
our Breeder and Horticulture Award Programs). Guests
and members of the general public are welcome to
attend two of these meetings before joining the GCAS. A
Family Membership is $10 per year. Membership entitles
entry to all general activities, including, but not limited to,
monthly meetings, spring/fall auctions and the bi-monthly
Great Lakes Cichlid Society
Join one of the midwests top cichlid clubs now celebrating
it’s 20th year in progress. Members come from all states
surrounding the great lakes area and throughout the nation.
The club has hosted the ACA 2000 convention in Cleveland
and had one of the largest crowds ever. The club meets on
the fourth Friday of every month, excluding July. Meetings
are held at the Masters Church located at 771 east 260th
St. Euclid, Ohio, 10 minutes east of Downtown Cleveland.
Meetings start at 8 p.m. There are local andnational speakers
monthly, raffles, breeder awardprograms, refreshments, and
great fish talk. For more information contact President Dean
Mersinas, 216-906-1800 ( email@example.com), or
Speaker Program Chairman Ron Georgeone, 440-944-3245.
We also have three cichlid auctions per year. Get directions to
a meeting with us on GreatLakesCichlidSociety.net.
The Great Salt Lake Aquarium Society
Meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Garden
Center, Sugarhouse Park, 1601 E. 2100 Street, Salt Lake City,
Utah. Doors open 7 p.m, programs begin at 7: 30. Contact
Steve Carlile (801) 968-1901, firstname.lastname@example.org; Mike Dennis
(801) 671-7663, email@example.com; or Bob Allen (801)
413-2306, firstname.lastname@example.org www.gslas.com.
Green Bay Aquarium Society
Serving Northeast Wisconsin, Green Bay, Fox Cities, and
surrounding areas, we meet the second Wednesday of each
month at the home of a club member. We are a non-profit,
educational organization. The purpose of the Green Bay
Aquarium Society (GBAS) shall be to further the study of all
forms of aquatic life, to promote interest, exchange ideas,
distribute information concerning the aquarium hobby, and
to promote the breeding and display of aquatic life. GBAS
members enjoy a club paid annual banquet, summer picnic,
and field trips. We also have a breeders award program
to encourage members of the GBAS to breed and share
knowledge concerning the spawning and rearing of fish, to
recognize the achievements of society members concerning
the breeding of fish, and to promote an interest in and make
available a wide variety of fish. For more info on the GBAS,
and to find out the location of our meetings, visit us on the
web at http://www.gbasonline.org.
The Green Water Aquarist
Society of Chicagoland
This is a Chicago area all-species tropical fish society that
meets on the first Friday of each month, except July and
December. Meetings are held at 7: 30 p.m. in the Alsip Village
Hall, 4500 W 123rd Street in Alsip. Each meeting features
a speaker, presentation, or round table on various tropical
fish topics, and other activities such as raffles and auctions.
For more information, see our website at www.gwasoc.
crosswinds.net. Leave an e-mail for the webmaster or call
Dick Jarvis at 815-469-3165.
The Gruppo Acquariofilo Salentino
(G.A.S.) is a cultural and non-profit organization which
was founded on January 6, 2000. Gathering more than
sixty members of the Salento area (Apulian region, South
East of Italy) G.A.S is a forum of lively discussions about
the aquarium world. G.A.S aim consists in promoting
knowledge relating to the aquarium and, more generally
to aquatic habitats as a hobby. So far, we have been
organizing monthly lectures by famous speakers, regular
member meetings, and visits to museums and excursions
to local aquatic biotopes. Articles written by our members
are also regularly released on our website. Once a year,
the Gruppo Acquariofilo Salentino organizes, in the city
of Lecce, a three-day national event, known as the Salento
Acquari, displaying numerous aquaria representing the
most important marine and freshwater biotopes of the
Planet. Moreover, the Salento Acquari event hosts national
and international competitions of tropical freshwater
fishes at the international Mediterranea Discus Contest. For
further information, please visit our website http://www. gas-online.org or send an email to email@example.com.
The Heart of America Aquarium Society
In the Kansas City area, this club meets on the second Sunday
of every month at 2 p.m. at the Prairie Village Community
Center at 7720 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS. Got fish? We
love to talk about all kinds of fish! For more information, visit www.kcfishclub.org, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Mike
Meyer at 913-568-4014.
The Hill Country Cichlid Club
The Hill Country Cichlid Club was formed in November of
2003 serving the I- 35 corridor including Austin, San Antonio,
and the rest of the Texas Hill Country. We are a group of
cichlid hobbyists who meet monthly to share our passion
and promote all things related to the family cichlidae.
We are pleased to welcome new members and take on
projects oriented towards aquatics. Yearly membership is
$15 and includes our monthly publication the Lateral Line
and discounts at local fish stores. If you would like more
information on our club, visit www.hillcountrycichlidclub.
com or email email@example.com.
The Honolulu Aquarium Society
Our general membership meetings are open to everyone.
We meet on the first Friday (except holidays) of each month,
at 7p.m., at the Kuhio Elementary School Cafetorium, 2759
South King Street, Honolulu, HI. Please check our website
for meeting schedule, changes, program topics and location
map. Our members receive a monthly newsletter, “I’A O
HAWAII”, which contain articles and research information.
Visit our website at www.honoluluaquariumsociety.org
or mail to Honolulu Aquarium Society, P.O. Box 235791,
Honolulu, HI 96823 or call Robert Lau (808) 738-9527.
Houston Aquarium Society
We meet during the fourth week of the month at
varyinglocations.Pl ease visit our website at www.
houstonaquariumsociety.org for meeting location and dates
orcontact usat P.O.Box667579, Houston, TX 77266-7579.
International Fancy Guppy Association
IFGA is composed of guppy breeders and hobbyists
interested in breeding and showing fancy guppies. A
monthly publication is available and many shows with
over forty color/tail shape classes are held throughout the
country yearly. For more information contact Bill Carwile
921 Calohan Road, Rustburg, VA 24588 434-821-3351 or
The International Goby Society
The goals of the International Goby Society are to encourage
the captive keeping and breeding of gobies (Suborder
Gobioidei) and to increase the knowledge and appreciation
of gobies in their native habitats. We publish a 20 to 24
page quarterly newsletter on all aspects of gobies, and our
members include both hobbyists and professional scientists
from around the world. Dues are $12 a year regardless of
where you live. For more information or to request a free
sample copy of the newsletter, email Naomi Delventhal at
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Iowa Aquaria Association
We meet quarterly, on the first Saturday of February, May,
August, and November. For more information, please check
out our website at www.iowaaquaria.com.
Jersey Shore Aquarium Society
Ourmeetingsare onthe secondMondayof the month atthe
Knights of Columbus Hall in Freehold, NJ. We start around 8
p.m. It’s always lots of fun. Please pass on our invitation to any
and all to join us any time they want. We always have a great
speaker. Our website is www.jerseyshoreas.org check it out.
Kitchener Waterloo Aquarium Society
This society has been operational since 1960. We meet the
first Tuesday of every month (except July and August). Our
club’s primary goals are to further the study of tropical fish
and the hobby, inspire the preservation of aquatic life,
maintain a meeting place for our members, develop and
maintain a library for our members, promote fellowship,
and seek out and establish a kinship with other clubs with
similar objectives. Our monthly meetings have something
for everyone, including children. For more info, visit our
website at www.kwas.ca, or e-mail us at somethingfishy@ rogers.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The London Aquaria Society
Based in London Ontario Canada, this society was
established in June 1956 and is a proud member of the
Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs. Meetings are the
second Tuesday of every month at 7: 30 p.m., except July and
August. There is a monthly jar show and auction, as well as a
spring and fall auction and show. For more info, write to LAS
PO Box 45010, RPO Ealing LONDON, ON, Canada N5Z 5A6
or email@example.com, call-519-438-7682, or visit www.
Long Island Aquarium Society
This society is the oldest organization devoted to tropical fish
in the Long Island area. Meetings are the third Friday of the
month (except July and August) at 8 p.m. at the Holtsville
Park and Zoo, 249 Buckley Rd., Holtsville, NY 11742. Expert
salt, fresh, cichlid, killie, plant, and other guest speakers,
refreshments, bowl show, auction, and raffles. For more
informationseeour website: www.LIASOnline.org.
Long Island Reef Association
Meets third Fridays at Dowling College Oakdale, NY 11769.
Visit lireef.org for more information.
Louisville Marine Aquarium Society
Welcoming saltwater hobbyists in Louisville, KY and
surrounding areas. Speakers, member tank tours, road
trips, and monthly meetings. Meetings are usually the third
Sunday evening of the month. For more information, please
visit our web site at www.LMAS.org, contact Bob Stocker at
502-426-8911, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Marine Aquarium Society
of Los Angeles County
Allare welcome! Frombeginnertoadvanced, reef keepers,
marine fish only, or people who are just curious about
keeping marine life. We meet the second Friday of every
month at Denny’s Restaurant 3060 San Fernando Road in
the Los Angeles area. Meetings start at 7p.m., come early
and snack and mix with other enthusiast. Please see www.
maslac.org for more information.
Medina County Aquarium Society
Organized in 1983, the Medina County Aquarium Society,
located in Medina, Ohio, is an all-species club. Membership
covers all aspects and levels of the tropical fish hobby. The
club welcomes all singles, families, juniors, and seniors to its
diverse group. See www.geocities.com/MCASfish/index for
meeting dates and times.
The Metropolitan Area
We meet the fourth Wednesday of the month (third
Wednesday in November and December) at the
Meadowlands Environment Center in Lyndhurst, New
Jersey. An outstanding program is presented every month,
usually highlighting killifish. Most months feature a bowl
show and a fish, plants, and goods auction. Everyone is
welcometoattend.Fo r more information, visit www.
Michiana Aquarium Society
Meetings are on the third Sunday of each month, Jan-Nov
(second Sunday in June), 6 p.m. at the Roseland Town Hall,
200 Independence Dr, Roseland. Each month features a
bowl show, program, auction, raffle, and newsletter. The
club hosts three major events every year; Killfish Karnival - a
killfish show and auction Feb 26 & 27, Spring auction April
2; and Tropical Magic - General show and auction Sept 29 &
30. For info call Bob McDonnell at (574) 272-5248 or email
Matt Bielski at email@example.com. Or visit our website at
Mid Atlantic Cichlid Keepers
Meetings are held the third Friday of the month at 8 p.m. at
Tropical Fish Hobbyist