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 Laetacara araguaiae

Laetacara araguaiae

is an bi-parental, substrate spawning dwarf cichlid from Brazil.

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Sunday, November 9th at 6PM

Anthony Tu will speak on Altolamprologus Compressiceps

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GCCA Meeting November 2014 Speaker Anthony Tu - will speak on Altolamprologus Compressiceps

GCCA Meeting November 2014 Speaker Anthony Tu - will speak on Altolamprologus Compressiceps - Meeting in Schaumburg at Aquatic Experience 

GCCA Meeting November 2014 - Anthony Tu

NOTE: Our next meeting is the Aquatic Experience Show. NEW LOCATION

Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center
1551 Thoreau Dr N, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Anthony Tu

Anthony Tu has been involved with tropical hobby more than 29 years. At twelve years of age, he started to breed beta fish which he caught them from a neighbor pond in South East Asia. His passionate of African Cichlids began in 1995 and he joined the PCCA since 1998. In fact, he joined the ACA (American Cichlids Association) in 2000 and ACA 2000 convention was his first ACA convention in 2000, he has specialized of keeping and breeding Cyphotilapia.

He currently maintains 12 variant of Cyphotilapia. Last April 2008, he was awarded as a Master Breeder from the PCCA’s Breeder Awards Program. He wrote several frontosa articles and those articles republished on several fish club journals in U.S. Anthony is currently the PCCA’s Web Master Chair and a member of Board of Directors.

In fact, Anthony gave several talks at major fish clubs such as: Pacific Coast Cichlid Association, San Francisco Aquarium Society, Silicon Valley Aquarium Society, Sacramento Aquarium Society, Greater Chicago Cichlid Association, California's Organization of Aquatic Show Tropicals, Rocky Mountain Cichlid Association. All his lectures are using PowerPoint, video clips and most of all pictures in his lectures are taken by him.

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Event Date: 11-09-2014 6:00 pm
Event End Date: 11-09-2014 9:00 pm
LocationRenaissance Schaumburg Hotel
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    Posted: 17 hours 44 minutes ago by scubadiver#35295
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    No the meeting is at 6pm well after the show is closed down.

    If you arrive four hours early to the meeting you might run into issues.


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    Posted: 18 hours 34 minutes ago by jmcqueen#35294
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    Are we going to have to pay an entry fee to attend?
    Posted: 2 days 22 hours ago by scubadiver#35290
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    Don't forget the meeting this month is at the Aquatic Experience.

    Don't miss the Aquatic Experience Show

    GCCA will participate in this year's Aquatic Experience Show to be held at the Schaumburg Convention Center and Renaissance Hotel.  This is a great time to take in great speakers, meet with top aquarium vendors, visit local clubs and see thousands of outstanding fish on display. This year, there will even be fish sales on the show floor.


    Posted: 2 days 22 hours ago by scubadiver#35292
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    Who is going to head over? If so which days?

    GCCA Meeting May 2014 Speaker Brian Perkins - Cichlids of the SE Peruvian Amazon Basin

    GCCA Meeting May 2014 Speaker Brian Perkins - Cichlids of the SE Peruvian Amazon Basin 

    GCCA Meeting May 2014 - Brian Perkins Cichlids of the SE Peruvian Amazon Basin - Old Friends and New

    Doubletree Hotel Downers Grove
    2111 Butterfield Rd.
    Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515
    1-630-971-2000   |  Map and Directions

    Brian Perkins - Cichlids of the SE Peruvian Amazon Basin- Old Friends and New

    Brian Perkins, owner/operator of Wild Peru - www.wildperu.net, a fish collecting station in Peru, will be talking about his experiences with Cichlids of the SE Peruvian Amazon Basin.

    I am a life-long Tropical Fish hobbyist, starting in 1965 when my first pair of red Swordtails gave birth to young fish, and I have been hooked ever since. Next year, in 2015, I will be celebrating 50 years of fascination and learning in this great hobby. I have kept, observed and bred a wide variety of fish in that time, so you could describe my experience as being “general”, although I have had a particular fondness for African Killifish and dwarf Cichlids over the years.

    In 2005, I had my first chance to go to the Amazon and collect fishes, see their habitats, and observe them in the wild. This is something I had dreamed about doing since I was a kid! This visit started a new chapter in my life with the birth and growth of my Eco-Tour business “WildPERU”. We want to offer the best Jungle experience possible. Starting and operating a small business in the Third world is certainly a challenge, but it has been a very rewarding one.

    The Tropical forest has proven to be a great teacher, but it is changing rapidly before our eyes. We are constantly discovering new fish species, or expanding distributions of known fishes. There is still so many things the forest can teach us, if we can get out and see them before “progress” changes them irrevocably.

    I am on a constant quest to continue to learn and expand my understanding of the world around me.

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    Event Date: 05-18-2014 6:00 pm
    Event End Date: 05-18-2014 9:00 pm
    LocationDoubleTree Hotel Downers Grove
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      Posted: 5 months 3 weeks ago by scubadiver#34991
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      Here is the Speaker of the Month for May - collecting in Peru

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