Fish of The Month

Yssichromis sp.

Yssichromis sp. "Blue Tipped"

is a rare mouthbrooding cichlid from Lake Victoria.

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Members-only Picnic

mtg mod picnic

Sunday, Sept. 20th at Noon

Our annual members-only picnic at the Clary's house will feature food and fun for the whole family. Enjoy some BBQ and visit the Clary's, fish room.
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GCCA Meeting

Meeting Picture

Sunday, October 11th at 6PM

Don Conkel - We anticipate that Mr. Conkel will be speaking on the role of captive breeding programs in the conservation of freshwater fish, specifically cichlids of North and Central America. 

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GCCA Articles

Swap Vendor List September 2015

 

First NameLast Name Organization Vendor Items
JohnHoernigChicago Livebearer SocietyWe will have livebearers and other items donated by our members.
MarioToromanovicFish
ChrisHazard9/13/15 I can deliver to the swap on September 13th, I will have a table. chazard@charter.net 608-444-9183 Peacock males; eureka, lwanda, beanschi, ngara, flavescent, turkis turquise. Juvenile peacocks; beanschi, eureka, ngara, kandensis, flavescent, lemon jake; yellow labs; bristlenose: brown, albino and calico. Some longfin bristlenose; Synodontis petricola
PeteDurkinFish
FrankO'NeillAngelfish places plants some supplies
TimWestlovePhilipino Blue Angels
RobertCrouseGuppy Associates International ChicagoShow guppies, cories, plecos, used equipment. We are having a membership drive. Please stop by for details
JohnAntolakOrganic BlackwormsLive California Blackworms, Frozen & Freeze Dried California Blackworms, Dry Food, Blackworms Keepers & Feeders, Other Tropical Fish & Supplies. Pre-Orders Suggested, organicblackworms@yahoo.com
RobertBorgerCaptain Bob's FishtalesCaptain Bob's S.O.S.Fishfoods, Pleco caves, Live worm cultures, and more. For pre-orders e-mail captainbobsfood@gmail.com
JimLehnerfish room supplies, Koi Angels, Turq. Discus, texas, misc fish
JohnSchneiderSuper Res Discus Red Melon Discus Angelfish Red Koi Marble Breeder angelfish
GeneAndersonFish, supplies
DatzcichlidsDatzcichlidsDatzcichlidsDatzcichlids will be bringing many varieties of african cichlids, bred in house, as well as dry goods such as several different foods. Please check the classifieds for much more information on the stocklist available as well as checking out www.Datzcichlids.com for pictures and videos of our operation. You can reach me at 7083513979 for preorders. Preorders are encouraged as it is almost impossible to bring every bit of stock we have. Preorders will guarantee you get what you want!
CraigZehnderChicago Killifish AssociationFish - Killifish - Live Foods - Nets - Misc.
MikeSchroederPeacocks, Haps Mbuma,tangantika,,victorian
TerryFairfieldPlumb Crazy CichlidsTanganikian and Malawi Cichlids
GreenwaterGreenwaterGreenwater Aquarist SocietyGreenwater Aquarist Society Club Table. Club Literature, Assorted Fish, Plants, & Supplies. Stop By For Some Fun With Steve & The Gang, Something New Always Happening!
joshvanckoA&J CichlidsAulonocara Beanschi "Sunshine Peacock", Aulonocara maylandi "Sulphur head peacock," Albino Zebra, Aulonocara Jacobfreibergi"Eureka Red," Aulonocara Stuartgranti"Ngara Flametail", Blue Zebra breeding group, Burundi Frontosas, Cynotilapia Afra Cobue, Dragonblood peacocks, Labidichromis Caeruleus "Electric Yellow", Labidochromis sp. "Mbamba," Labotropheus Trewvase Chilumba, Mpimbwe Frontosa, Protomelas Taeniolatus"Red Empress," Pseudotropheus sp."Acei", Red Zebra breeding group, Sciaenochromis Fryeri"White Knight Ahli", Taiwan reef, Tramitichromis Intermedius, Xystichromis Phytophagus "Christmas Fulu", Non Cichlids Silver Dollars, Red blue Tetras, Bristlenose Plecos, Albino Bristlenose Plecos, Albino long finned Bristlenose plecos, Yoyo loaches-6", One inch fish and females will only be brought if pre ordered. Pre orders with paypal are encouraged to ensure you get what you'd like. Text at 815-520-5254 or email at vanckorules@gmail.com.
Dave Sielaffvarious large peacocks and haps along with black calvus, lamp leleupi, gold occelatus synodontis and NLS food
joshvanckoA&J CichlidsAulonocara Beanschi "Sunshine Peacock", Aulonocara maylandi "Sulphur head peacock," Albino Zebra, Aulonocara Jacobfreibergi"Eureka Red," Aulonocara Stuartgranti"Ngara Flametail", Blue Zebra breeding group, Burundi Frontosas, Cynotilapia Afra Cobue, Dragonblood peacocks, Labidichromis Caeruleus "Electric Yellow", Labidochromis sp. "Mbamba," Labotropheus Trewvase Chilumba, Mpimbwe Frontosa, Protomelas Taeniolatus"Red Empress," Pseudotropheus sp."Acei", Red Zebra breeding group, Sciaenochromis Fryeri"White Knight Ahli", Taiwan reef, Tramitichromis Intermedius, Xystichromis Phytophagus "Christmas Fulu", Non Cichlids Silver Dollars, Red blue Tetras, Bristlenose Plecos, Albino Bristlenose Plecos, Albino long finned Bristlenose plecos, Yoyo loaches-6", One inch fish and females will only be brought if pre ordered. Pre orders with paypal are encouraged to ensure you get what you'd like. Text at 815-520-5254 or email at vanckorules@gmail.com.
TerryTankersley Xenotilapia ochrogenys "Ndole Bay" Enantiopus melanogenys "Kilesa" (Adult males) Purple ocellatus Gold ocellatus Neolamprologus similis Lamprologus ornatippinus Neolamprologus caudopunctatus Blue Crayfish Orange Shrimp Shells CW032(cory) Black shultzie cory young adults Whatever elsei can get bagged
AlanSchahczinskiLED Lights, Fish:German Red, Maleri Sunshine Benga Sunshine Super Red Empress Yellow Lab Acei Yellow Tail Eureka Red Otter Point Eureka Neon Blue Undu Reef Dragon Blood Red Shoulder Blue Dolphin Moorii Purple Ocellatus, and more call or text for preorders thanks Alan 414-234-8880
JimNowobielskiRainbows, Rainbows, Rainbows Check out my classified ad one week before swap for what I will be bringing. Pre-order welcome jnoble2000@yahoo.com
SairSidDiscus fish and cichlids
RobertBauerShrimpUSAFish
RicPerezreally cool Fish
RobertBauerShrimpUSAFish
JimNowobielskiRainbows, Rainbows, Rainbows Check out my classified ad one week before swap for what I will be bringing. Pre-order welcome jnoble2000@yahoo.com
JimNowobielskiRainbows, Rainbows, Rainbows Check out my classified ad one week before swap for what I will be bringing. Pre-order welcome jnoble2000@yahoo.com
MarcPaveseWindy City CichlidsAfrican Cichlids
LeonidFlimanAngel fish, rams, Apistogramma cacatuoides double/triple red, sword tails, bristlenose plecos, plants, snails, tanks, lights, misc. equipment. Male red severum - about 7" only preorder.
MugwumpJon MillerJon's AngelsFish
FreshwaterExoticsWild caught Plecos & South American Cichlids preorders welcome to ensure you get what you would like as we do not bring everything along.
TedJudyTedsFishroom.comFish Repashy Foods
Mike MurrFish
BrianQuigleyDragonblood, Blue Dragonblood, Ngara fry, Eureka Red fry, Benga Sunshine fry, equipment and other dry goods.
PatrickLauerFish
BrantleyBerryPlecocaves.comVisit my site for more info. Plecocaves.com. or plecocaves@gmail.com. discus cones, cichlid huts, pleco caves, xtreme food, custom items. Order ahead for best selection.
JeffMichelsCheck out my fish list for preorders at www.aquaticclarity.com I'll also have Manzanita, Spider, and Malaysian wood and a huge selection of other aquarium supplies.
JeffMichelsCheck out my fish list for preorders at www.aquaticclarity.com I'll also have Manzanita, Spider, and Malaysian wood and a huge selection of other aquarium supplies.
LarryGreningDiscus, Angels and Miscellaneous
ShawnKopinskiStuff
MarkHuffmanTons of Plants, Swords, Crypts, Anubias and alot of specialty plants including Bucephalandra by the Mat. Preoders are welcome. hit me at bxdragon1@hotmail.com or Mark of Excellence Aquatics on Facebook
AdamBellI will be bringing a load of Texas Holey Rock I have just broken into some new pallets and there are some amazing pieces. Price is 1.50 lb or as marked. If you're looking for some center pieces for a large tank let me know. I have a few pieces that are 80 lbs and amazing. I will also have some miscellaneous dry goods filters, food, etc
warrenbastianiFish
ThomasBergerLots of african cichlids check out tomfishfarm on Facebook I have a stock list of over 40 species for pre order.
EddieChavezNew LED lights and other dry goods.
KaimingMeiMany beautiful Discus
JoshRaatzA variety of straines and sizes of discus. Assorted angelfish,jaguar cichlids, peacock cichlids,electric blue acaras. Miscellaneous equipment.
JimmySantoianniFish Are Friends We will have many different types of African and Central/South American cichlids at this next swap. Please check out all of our Ads under Senase or JimmyS in the classifieds . Pre Orders are encouraged. We will accept Credit Cards! If you have any questions please email us at fisharefriends2013@gmail.com
RandyBlaszczykFrozen fish food, assorted African cichlids, and used equipment
bobnesnidalFish, driftwood, fish tanks, misc accessories (decorations, carbon, under gravel filters, backgrounds, and so much more)....
MichelleHainlineJM Chicagoland Cichlidswww.jmchicagolandcichlids.com to see our current available inventory. Any preorders must be paid in full via Paypal prior to the swap, call 815-690-2067 or email jmchicagolandcichlids@gmail.com to preorder and guarantee that the fish will be available for you to pickup the day of the swap. We will have Malawi Peacocks, Haps & Mbunas and Victorian Pundamilla Nyererei. Misc. hang on back filters and dry goods. Look for our banner that will be set up high above our table
JimTalacekFish
KevinEricksonAssortment of New and Old World Cichlids
JosephAbbateFish
JosephAbbateFrozen Bloodworms, Brine shrimp, Mysis and more. African Cichlids. Please see my ads in the Classifieds
BruceCanadayBroad Street Pets LLCFish
PhilSalantPhilthy's Fine Fish Emporium 608-576-7555 philsalant@yahoo.com PEACOCKS: Aulonocara Maylandi Sulfurheads 1) 4” male and 3) 3” females for , have 1.5-2” 5 for . Alunocara Aquillonium (rare) 5” male and 4) 3-4” females 0, 3.5” Male with 3) 3” females . Alunocara Chitande Yellow Cheek 5” male and 4” female pair , 2” fish 5 for . Aulonocara "German Reds" 1.25-1.5" 6 for , 2”-3” 6 or , Breeding group 1) 6” Male and 8) 5” females 0.00. Alunocara Neon Blue 1.5” 5 for 15, Breeding Group 1) 4” male and 16) 3” females 0. Aulonocara Stuartgranti "Ngara Flametails" 1) 4.5" male with 1) 3” female . Aulonocara Baenschi "Sunshine Bengas" 1.75-2" 5 for , Breeding group 1) 4.5+” male and 8) 3.5”females . Aulonocara Jacobfreibergi "Otter Point" 2' & 3” fish plus Breeding group of 1) 5” Male and 8) 4” females for 0.00 Aulonocara "Red Top Lwandas" 1.5-2” 5 for . OB PEACOCKS Breeding Group 1) 5” male and 5) 4” females , 1.5” 5 or . Alunocara Albino Eureka Reds: 6 for . HAPS: Blue Star Sapphire Phenos 5” male and 3 4” females 4”male and 3 females . Yellow Blaze (Otopharynx Lithobates - Zimbawe rock) 5", 4” & 3” males, have trio breeding group for . MBUNAS: Yellow Labs (Labidochromis Caeruleus) 1.5" bright yellow 6 for , 4) Red Zebras 2" for , Red Top Hongi 3.5" males , Breeding group 1) 3.5" male and 8) 2.5" females super orange. Psuedotropheus Trewavasea' breeding group 3.5-4” 1 male 4 females , have 1.5” 5 for . Psuedotropheus Saulosi 3-4” fish 1 male and 4 females for VICTORIANS: Python Island MWANZA 2” 5 for . Kyoga Flamebacks 5" male and 4” female pair , 2.5” full color males . Tankganyikans: Telmatochromis sp. "Temporalis Shell" - colony of many sizes 3” adults 5-6 for , 2” 10 for , 1.5” 15 for . SYNDODONTIS: 8-pack breeding groups: Multipunctatus 4-5” for 0, Petricola 3-4” 0 , Lucipinnis 3” 0. Carl's Angelfish Connection 262-303-4410 - Large Angelfish - Gold Angels, Silver Angels and Platinum Angels 3 for . Silver Clown Angels 4 Quarter-size for Phillipine Blue Silver Angelfish 4 for or each. Albino Eureka Reds 1.5-2” 5 for . Red Severums Quarter size 4 for .
BobChirempesFish
josephinechristopherDiscus
MikeSchadleEvery fish book you could imagine, over hundreds of fish books
TedJudyCataclysm (Madison Area Aquatic Hobbyists)Registrations for Cataclysm and swap tables at Cataclysm.

 

GCCA Meeting August 2015 -Members Only Auction

GCCA Meeting August 2015 - Members Only Auction 

Here is the list of fish for the auction

 Heros sp. "Rotkiel" - Red Head Severum
Acarichthys heckelii - Threadfin Acara
Andinoacara rivulatus - Green Terror 
Apisto - Hongsloi II Apistogramma hongsloi
Apistogramma iniridae Wild Colombia
Apistogramma viejita "Red Neck"
Aulonocara ethelwynnae "Chitande"
Aulonocara koningsi "Mbenji"
Aulonocara sp. "Blue Neon Tanzania" F1
Aulonocara sp. "Jalo" F2
Aulonocara sp. "Maleri" "Chipoka" F1
Aulonocara sp. "Maleri" "Maleri Island" F1
Aulonocara sp. "Trematocranus Masinje" F1
Aulonocara sp. "Usisya Type Tanzania" 
Aulonocara sp. "Usisya" "Flavesant" F1
Aulonocara sp. "Walteri"
Cichla piquiti - Peacock Bass - Azul 
Cichlasoma festae - Red Terror
Cichlasoma salvini - Yellow Belly Cichlid
Coptodon bythobates
Cupid Cichlid Biotodoma cupido Wild Peru
Enigmatochromis lucanusii "Blue Fin Roloffi"
Geophagus sp. "Rio Pindare"
Herichthys beani - Green Guapote Cichlid 
Labeotropheus fuelleborni "Katale Orange Side" F1
Limnotilapia dardenni "3 Spot Tanganyikan Tilapia"
Metriaclima sp. "Elongatus Chewere"
Mikrogeophagus altispinosa - Bolivian Ram
Mikrogeophagus ramirezi - Ram - Electric Blue 
Nanochromis parilus "Nudiceps"
Parachromis dovii - Wolf Cichlid 
Pelvicachromis rubrolabiatus "Dikiya"
Placidochromis milomo "VC 10"
Placidochromis sp. "Jalo" F1
Pseudotropheus perspicax "Red Top Ndumbi"
Satanoperca daemon Wild Colombia Spotted Jurupari
Steatocranus casuarius "Buffalo Head"
Steatocranus tinanti "Elongate Buffalo Head"
Tahuantinsuyoa macantzatza F1 - Inka Stone Fish 
Teleogramma brichardi
Teleogramma depressum
Thorichthys pasiones - Yellow Firemouth Cichlid 
Tylochromis lateralis
Vieja regani - Regan's Cichlid 

Posted: 1 week 5 days ago by IndecisiveCichlidKeeper#35962
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A very nice list and congrats to everyone who picked them up!

Wish that I wasn't currently shut down or I'd have jumped at the Teleogramma for sure -_- Had been looking for the brichardi on a list for almost a year and just saw them starting to show up again in the last month.
Posted: 2 weeks 1 day ago by Matt#35958
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Great job you guys do to get the fish ready ...Matt
Posted: 2 weeks 1 day ago by madeto#35957
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Here is some behind the scene pictures.
We store all the fish in temporary "fish room" for 5 days with only one casualty due to aggression.











3rd shift supervisor:





Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago by scubadiver#35951
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Thanks everyone, this is personally the thing we / I do for the club that I enjoy the most -

It's a true benefit for members, we get the chance to buy unusual fish and we occasionally get some new members or old timers getting back involved in the club.
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago by PhilandLeeAnn#35950
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Good point about circulating fry from rare fish spawns, Bob.

I would also like to thank Jason for the slide and bag label preparation without which we bidders would be doing a lot more guessing in the dark. - Which also helps the Association cover more of the cost of the service. So, another thanks to Jason, Mario, Mike and Bruce, GCCA Board members all.
Posted: 2 weeks 3 days ago by sawboy#35948
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Another fantastic rare fish auction. Jason did a great job again with selection, and to the guys who transported, and housed the fish, my hat is off to you. That's the hardest job there is.

Also.......Glad to see that lots of members that share fish got some of the rarer species. Means we will see some fry, and see the groups get circulated through the club, instead of disappearing, or finding their way to aquabid.
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago by Iku1#35943
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Great thanks for your hard job and dedication Jason and Mario.
Posted: 2 weeks 6 days ago by scubadiver#35940
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So whats everyone top three I would like one group of teleogramma, Hongloi II and the Limnotilapia Dardenni . Oh and the Tylochris Lateralis


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Posted: 3 weeks 8 hours ago by newworld#35939
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Nice varied list, good job!!!
Posted: 3 weeks 15 hours ago by scubadiver#35938
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Note the fish looked great -

The problem is there is not a fish on the list, I would not love to take home well maybe the Dovii scare me - lol
Posted: 3 weeks 15 hours ago by scubadiver#35937
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Let's give a large thanks to Mario, he created a second fish room in his Garage overnight with about 12 + tanks on Tuesday and was up till 1am (potentially later as that is when I left) last night unbagging labeling and ensuring the fish are ok .
Posted: 3 weeks 1 day ago by dakwas1940#35935
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Thank you Jason. Another great job.
Posted: 3 weeks 1 day ago by scubadiver#35933
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Jason what type of fish are going to be at the members only fish auction -

Well here is the list everyone

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Posted: 1 month 3 days ago by Iku1#35925
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Yes, thanks for sharing.
Posted: 1 month 6 days ago by scubadiver#35924
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Pretty cool contest -

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