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Swap Vendor List April 2014

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First NameLast Name Organization Vendor Items
DanBarmoreSynodontis Petricola, Labidochromis Caeruleus, Pseudotropheus Demasoni, Cynotilipia Afra “Cobue”, Copadichromis Borley “Nkhata Bay”, Pundamilia Nyerereri Email: dbarmore@sbcglobal.net
JohnAntolakOrganic BlackwormsLive California Blackworms, Frozen & Freeze Dried California Blackworms, Dry Food, Angels & Other Assorted Tropical Fish & Supplies
josephinechristopherChicago DiscusDiscus Fish, We will bring to the Swap 6.0” Snakeskin, 2.5-3” Red Turquoise and 2.5-3” Silver Pigeons . Everyone is welcome to come visit the hatchery we are located on the Northwest side of Chicago around Harlem and Addison. The hatchery phone number is 312-622-0055 feel free to make an appointment. Our website is www.chicagodiscus.com with updated stock list and availability. Thank You, Josie Christopher Chicago Discus
MarkHuffmanMany many Plants Preorder at bxdragon1@hotmail.com or Mark of Excellence aquatics on Facebook.
RobertBauershrimpusa.com@gmail.comShrimp in 50 Varieties and Crayfish
FrankO'NeillAngels and plecos
JonMillerJon's AngelsAngelfish and Bristle nosed Plecos..Albino Blue eyed, Albino, Std brown..some long fined Plats, Koi, Philippine Blue vatieties...a few mated pairs
zebrastripesjoseph abbateMalawi and Tanganyikan and South American Cichlids. Oregon Desert Frozen Foods
MikeMurrAfrican Cichlids, Peacocks
JimLehnerDiscus, Angels, Plecos, and fish room supplies
ChrisHazardI can deliver to the swap on April 27th, I will have a table. chazard@charter.net 608-444-9183 Peacock males; ngara, eureka, beanschi. Juvenile peacocks; beanschi, eureka, flavescent, ngara,bicolor 500, kandensis; yellow labs; bristlenose: brown, albino and calico. Chalinochromis brichardi, Julidochromis ornatus. Synodontis petricola
GreenwaterAquaristGreenwater Aquarist SocietyGreenwater Aquarist Society club table. A variety of wonderful items, entertainment provided by Steve.
DaveSielafflarge male peacocks and haps, lamp calvus, lamp leleupi, cyp tri color, cyp karenge,lamp nkambe and other tangs
JohnSchneiderDiscus, Angelfish and Plecos
JohnHoernigAquarium Raised Fish - Guppies, Livebearers, and Scavengers. Aquarium Raised Aquatic Plants - Anubias, Crypts, Vals, and Bunch Plants. For a more complete list check my website at www.johnhoernig.com.
TomKroutLarge angels, Breeding Pairs of Angels, Albino Hi-fin cats, Miscellaneous tk48@yahoo.com
RobertCrouseShow guppies, plecos, cories, used equipment. Memebership drive!
RobertCrouseShow guppies, plecos, cories, used equipment. Memebership drive!
warrenbastiani
GeneAndersonswordtails, platies, corys. tanks. and some supplies.
Justin(Datzcichlids)Datzatzcichlids is bringing Malawi Haps, Peacocks, Mbuna, as well as Victorian Haps! See the classifieds or email me at Datzcichlids.jd@gmail.com for a full list of available fish for preorder delivery to the swap! Aqueos is bringing Bettas of all kinds and colors! Gorgeous dragonscale, crowntail, half moon, and dumbo available! Don't miss your chance to get the best Betta money can buy! Plants of all sizes and assortments also available! Feel free to message Aqueos105@gmail.com for special orders, instocks, and to place holds.
anthonykizioratts african cichlids
Justin(Datzcichlids)Datzatzcichlids is bringing Malawi Haps, Peacocks, Mbuna, as well as Victorian Haps! See the classifieds or email me at Datzcichlids.jd@gmail.com for a full list of available fish for preorder delivery to the swap! Aqueos is bringing Bettas of all kinds and colors! Gorgeous dragonscale, crowntail, half moon, and dumbo available! Don't miss your chance to get the best Betta money can buy! Plants of all sizes and assortments also available! Feel free to message Aqueos105@gmail.com for special orders, instocks, and to place holds.
JimNowobielskiRainbows, Rainbows, Rainbows, Corydoras. Check out my Classfied ad one week before swap on April 20, 2014. Pre Sales welcome
RobertCrouseShow guppies, plecos, cories, used equipment. Membership drive!
MarioToromanovicTanganyikan and South American Cichlids, Apistogrammas, Julies etc.
KevinEricksonAssortment of Old and New World Cichlids.
RandyBlaszczykOrgeon Desert frozen fish food, bristlenose plecos, assorted african cihclids
Larry GreningGreningI will Bringing Lots of Nice Philippine Blue Angels , Smokey Viels , German Blues , Marbles and a couple pairs . Also a variety of Discus LG. And Small. And Drawf Bristle Nose Plecos, Albino Corys , and those cute little Marbled self cloning Crayfish and some Guppys see yas there.
GCCAGCCA
oclon1oclonuncle ron fishroomfrozen food etc
RicPerez
dennisVirnich
RicPerezcool fish
RicPerezcool fish
Bob and GaleBorgerCaptain Bob's FishtalesCaptain Bob's S.O.S. Fish Food; Pleco caves; Micro, Walter, Banana, and White worm cultures; Endlers; BN Plecos, and more, E-mail questios to: captainbobsfood@gmail.com web site: www.captainbobsfishtales.com
RicPerez
ChristineNeumeyerFreshwater ExoticsSee our website at www.freshwaterexotics.com All plecos and cichlids are WILD CAUGHT. Prepaid preorders are welcome, some are in limited numbers. Email us at info@freshwaterexotics.com to place your preorder or with questions. We don't bring large fish so if you would like us to bring any for you they need to be preordered. L128, L239, LDA72, L200 hi fin, L200, L52, L201, L91, L190, L202, L243, L235, L81, L47, L260, L66 Belo Monte, Chubby plecos, L264, L34, L15, L30, L29, L401, L75, L262, Geophagus altifrons Tapajos, Crenicichla regani Tapajos, Teleocichla prionogenys Tapajos These larger (6"+) items are available only by preorder: L24, LDA07, L160, L27 Xingu, L27 Teles Pires, L29 Look forward to seeing you there!
ChristineNeumeyerFreshwater ExoticsSee our website at www.freshwaterexotics.com All plecos and cichlids are WILD CAUGHT. Prepaid preorders are welcome, some are in limited numbers. Email us at info@freshwaterexotics.com to place your preorder or with questions. We don't bring large fish so if you would like us to bring any for you they need to be preordered. L128, L239, LDA72, L200 hi fin, L200, L52, L201, L91, L190, L202, L243, L235, L81, L47, L260, L66 Belo Monte, Chubby plecos, L264, L34, L15, L30, L29, L401, L75, L262, Geophagus altifrons Tapajos, Crenicichla regani Tapajos, Teleocichla prionogenys Tapajos These larger (6"+) items are available only by preorder: L24, LDA07, L160, L27 Xingu, L27 Teles Pires, L29 Look forward to seeing you there!
SteveBottsBringing pleco's, female bettas, male half moon bettas, male double tail bettas, cory catfish, syn. polli, and syn petricola. Live plants. Dry and frozen foods by pre sale only. Some equipment.
JimmySantoianniFish are FriendsFish Are Friends We will have many different types of African cichlids and drygoods at this next Swap. Here is a list of some Malawian and Tanganyikan cichlids we will have at our table. If You do not see what you were looking for in this list, just email us what are looking for. Thanks for looking and see you at the swap! Aulonocara hansbaenschi Red Shoulder Aulonocara baenschi Sunshine OB Peacock Nimbochromis Venustus Nimbochromis Fuscotaeniatus Metriaclima Callainos "blue cobalt" Pseudotropheus demasoni Tropheops sp. " Olive Tiger" Placidochromis electra "Deep water Hap" Tropheus sp. Red Moliro Tropheus Duboisi Dimidiochromis compressiceps Pseudotropheus Polit Pseudotropheus flavus Melanochromis chipoka Pseudotropheus acei Pseudotropheus elongatus Please see our ads for pricing and size!
oclon1oclonuncle ron fishroomfrozen and dry and other things
plecopetedurkin
plecopetedurkin
DaveBoyceWorld Cichlids CentralFully colored male peacocks and haps. Females available but must pre-order them. Pre-orders are encouraged and suggested for best selection. I have limited numbers of each type of male peacocks and haps available. Will also have some dry goods from heaters to filters. I will post an ad with my stock list and dry goods by 4/4/14. For pics of breeder males and others go to http://www.gcca.net/classifieds/view-and-post-ads/user/1166-mellockport#.Uztcb_ldWSoand e-mail: africanman@sbcglobal.net Phone: 815-838-3502
MikeSchroeder
RickBorsteinChicago Livebearer SocietyWe will have a wide variety of dry goods as well as donated livebearers and perhaps some other fish, too!
MikeSchroeder
robertkortek&l aquarianew and used equipment--heaters,air pumps,power filters,gang valves,thermometers
fishdoc66FairfieldPlumb Crazy CichlidsLethrinops albus candy island Bicolor 500s Tramitichromis itermedius Regular Bristlenose plecos Placidochromis phenicilus Opthotilapia ventralis chituta Copadichromis virginalis gold Lithobates OB Dragon Bloods Pundamilia nyererei makobe island Ahli’s
SidSiddiquiAfrican Cichlids and Angels
JeffSchaneRed Top Hongi, Afra Hai Reefs, Ruby Red Peacocks, Lion Cove Yellow Labs, Demasoni, Mandra Giant Demasoni, Albino Bristlenose Plecos, Syn Multi Cats, Tropheus Ikolas, Dragon Bloods. I will be taking pre-orders. Some fish are limited stock therefore, recommend pre-order. Please email me at jdschane@aol.com or call my cell 219-775-1260. Thank you,
BrantleyBerryPlecocaves.comPlecocaves.com, Discus cones, cichlid huts, calvus caves, plecocaves, omega one food, xtreme food, new era food, cobalt aquatics products... live foods... fish...
BrantleyBerryPlecocaves.comPlecocaves.com, Discus cones, cichlid huts, calvus caves, plecocaves, omega one food, xtreme food, new era food, cobalt aquatics products... live foods... fish...
Shawn KopinskiMacrops, Demasoni, White Knights.
PeteMingTechnToy.comSpecial Swap Pricing for Many Different New Equipments: Filters, Canisters, Nano Tanks, Lightnings, Pumps, UV Sterilizers, Wavemakers, Pond Equipments, Filter Media, etc. Please email if you want to pre-order in advance.
ErickRiley
brettstokesAll Types of African Cichlids. Custom made aquarium stands.
RayAdamMostly Malawian Haps and some Mbuna Such as Placidichromis Electra (Deep Water Hap),Protemelas Taiwan Reef and others.
NormanMerczakChicago Killifish AssociationKillifish Live Food Plants
AlanSchahczinskisome used dual stands for 40gal, 20/25gal, 29gal, Acei, German Red, Benga, Red Shoulder, OB, Apache, Eureka, Moorii Dolphin, Venustus, Livingstoni, leporinus fasciatus
RickBBoesterCan bring a variety of colored adult male Malawi peacocks ( Red albino, reds, dragon bloods, Maleri sunshines, Eurekas, albino eurekas, blue neons, lemon jakes, maisoni and “haps”( red empress, azureus, ahli's, white ahlis, red fin kandango Borelyi, intermedius, spilonotus, taiwan reef fry, albino Taiwan reef fry. Also have trets, red lufubu comps, , bristlenose many sizes young to adult . Please pre order if you want something specific held off the table until 11am for purchase. Will hold pre orders for an hour unless prior arrangements have been made. If females or fry are desired, please pre order as very few are brought to sell. Mbuna ( saulosi, and deeps ). Will also have new life spectrum, Pre order prices and availability of fishes etc are on the website. www.boesterscichlids.com email:rickmonib@boesterscichlids.com ; Rick Boester 815-885-2054
JoshRaatzASSORTED SIZES AND COLORS OF ANGELFISH AND DISCUS. JAGUAR CICHLIDS AND MISC. ITEMS.
JeffSchanepeacocks,plecos,mubunas
aquaticclarityJeff MichelsDwarf Cichlids (Apistogramma sp. and others), plants, Malaysian Wood, Manzanita Branches, heaters, tops,, water conditioner, filters, filter pads, carbon, sponge filters, and much much more. www.aquaticclarity.com
SarahHaleFrom the Ashes AquaticsCeramic hand-made fish tank decorations. Designs: breeding caves moss trees tunnels mock driftwood. Own a piece of decor that no one else has!
chefjimmyNottkeFish
PhilSalantPhilthy's Fine Fish EmporiumPhilthy's Fine Fish Emporium and Carl's Angelfish and Cichlid Connection Phil: philsalant@yahoo.com 608-576-7555 Malawians - Ngara Flametails - 1-1.5in 6 for Psuedotropheus Saulosi - 1.5in 6 for Yellow Labs - 1.5- 2.25in 6 for Yellow Blaze - O. Lithobates 2in 6 for Maleri Sunshine groups - 6 for Dragon Blue Blood 2in Male Victorians - Kyoga Flamebacks 2in 6 for Tanganikans - Juliochromis Ornatus: 2.25in 6 for Neolamprologous Multifaciatus 1.5in 8 for Cats - Cory Cats - Aneus 1.25in 5 for Brown and Albino Bristlenose 3 for Hybrids- Dragon Bloods: 1-2 6 for Carl 1-262-303-4410 call for pre-order Malawians- German Reds 5 for Sunshine Maleri 5 for Eureka Reds 5 for Victorians- Zebra Obliquedens 5 for Rainbow Sharks 3 for PREMIUM STOCK FROM CHICAGO'S BEST BREEDERS Pre-orders are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED for 4/27 GCCA swap as I can only bring a fraction of what I have and many sell out on pre-order prior to show, so please give me a call or email. --Please Read-- All of my fish enjoy weekly 90% water changes, New Life Spectrum (NLS) daily, 3 flavors of REPASHY SUPERFOOD, live baby brine shrimp, frozen brine and Mysis shrimp, blood worms, black worms, daphnia, multiple flake food including: 3X Color Max, Spirilina and Earth worms. They will be double bagged (with heat-sealed corners) in fresh water and purged for 3 days prior to traveling to swap. Sensitive breeds come in Kordon breather bags with Oxygen added. Thank you for looking and I hope to see you at the swap! Phil Salant - Philthy's Fine Fish Emporium 608-576-7555
anthony(tony) Williams
Mark Schmidt
AdamBellOhio Holey RockI will have Texas Holey Rock 1.25lb Variously other rock 0.50lb Escargot Shells Repashy Gel Food Mixes Few bags of fish (african cichlids depending on what fry are ready to go) Check out my posting for more information or to contact me.
WayneVermeulen
ROCKITMANHANACEKSTEVENSON ROCK
JPNguyenDiscus fish and Beef Heart food
RonMcNeiltangyanikans malawi victorian cichlids alveresi [deloris] swordtails killi fish rare cory catfish koi swordtails other rare fish
AleeYangSuper red pairs, albino longfin/shortfin bn plecos, koi angelfish, blue angelfish, jack dempsey, slates, used aquarium supplies

Posted: 1 week 19 hours ago by JimmyS#34924
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Where is the Table layout?????

Sorry I had to do it. Looking forward to another great swap.
Posted: 1 week 3 days ago by scubadiver#34918
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Here is the april swap vendor list -

GCCA Meeting April 2014 -Members Only Auction

GCCA Meeting April 2014 - Members Only Auction

GCCA Meeting April 2014 - Members Only Auction

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

Members Only Auction

All due to work commitments Dave Hansen is unable to make it so we are bringing in $$$$ of fish and having a members only auction.

Tentative list of fish, more will be coming

Breeding pair(s) colombian mouthbrooding severum

Breeding groups of Asthatoheros Altifrons

Breeding group of Cyathopharanx furcifur moliro 2 6"m15" and 1 5"f, 2 3"females,

Breeding pair of Asthatoheros robertsoni

Breeding pair of Red head synspilum

Breeding pair of cryptopheros nanoluteus

Breeding groups tropheus duboisi starry night

Tropheus duboisi maswa f1

Lamprologus shell attenuatus(kipli shell)

Brevis Sunset congo

Lamprologus compressiceps sunset mbite

Lamprologus compressiceps kipili calvus

Lamprologus calvus inkfin

Apistogramma bitaeniata shishita

Apistogramma cacatoides triple red

Apistogramma sp. diamond

Amphilophus Festae red true

Herichthys Bartoni

Black Nasty - Nandopsis haitiensis

Red islantum

Red motoguense

Cichliasoma synspilum Redhead

Geophagus peachface Tapajos

Amphilophus rhytisma

Rasberryface severum

Julidichromis regani black

Cyprichromis leptosoma kerenge 

Synodontis petricola

2 L128 blue phantom 4" pleco

One pair of L201 pleco

One pair of L340 pleco

One pair of L204 pleco

One L190 5" pleco

One L191 3" pleco

One L239,2 1/2" pleco

One L91 2-2 1/2" pleco

Corydoras barbatus

Corydoras weitzmani

Corydoras similis

Corydoras orange laser

Albino blue eye pleco’s

Super red ancistrus pleco’s

Glosiolepis millenium albino

Melanotaenia kamaka

Event Properties

Event Date: 04-13-2014 6:00 pm
Event End Date: 04-13-2014 9:00 pm
LocationDoubleTree Hotel Downers Grove

    Posted: 1 day 8 hours ago by Midknight#34939
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    -- The peacock bass were impressive, no doubt. There were quite a few adult breeding groups too, for those who had the space. That was nice to see. Often it is only fry, or a minimal number of adult fish.
    -- The highlight for me was being surprised by the addition of a bag of Neolamprologus (or perhaps Altolamprologus) fasciatus. Don't see those often. Or ever, really! I'm stoked to have them.
    Posted: 1 day 21 hours ago by Senase#34938
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    Totally agree Sawboy.....Those peacock bass were freaking huge. It was a great time. Thanks to everyone that organized this and who helped during the auction. You guys are the best!
    Posted: 2 days 3 hours ago by sawboy#34937
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    Great stuff! I brought home a group of Inca Stone Fish. A delayed mouthbrooder for Peru. Best part of the auction was seeing those two enormous Peacock Bass get auctioned. They were BEASTS!
    Posted: 4 days 16 hours ago by Senase#34933
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    Lol Darn....the proven winners are out of stock again !?! Those seem to be quite rare!

    There are going to be so many great fish at this auction. Guess ill have to take out a loan lolol
    Posted: 4 days 19 hours ago by scubadiver#34931
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    I will see if I can add some of those to the order -

    I think I can get some of these for the auction
    One Genus - Lotto - Species - Powerball (they were not to badly priced I think they are $2)

    But they are always out of stock of these
    One Genus - Lotto - Species - Powerball - Proven winner (Out of Stock - please call for pricing)

    Hmm what do I want to win - the fish I left off the list so no-one can research it and I will put a butt ugly picture up to throw people off :).

    There are some other fish coming just not sure what else.

    The tropheus, severums, featherfins and apistos will probably all get my hand to go up.
    Posted: 4 days 19 hours ago by madeto#34930
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    Senase wrote:

    What are people hoping they win?!?!
    Power ball - it is 94 million right now ;)
    Posted: 4 days 20 hours ago by Senase#34929
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    Yes, great job by Scubadiver ! The power points are always very helpful and informative. I can not wait till Sunday, the list looks great and its always a blast to see other GCCA members.

    What are people hoping they win?!?!
    Posted: 5 days 13 hours ago by ziggy2#34928
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    I want some of those Raspberry Severums. Damn, I hate living down here. I wish I were closer. I'd be at this one if possible.
    Posted: 5 days 13 hours ago by dakwas1940#34927
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    :) Again Scubadiver has done a great job putting together the picture's of the fish for our auction. This helps us young people to see what they look like.

    Thank you again for a job well done..
    Posted: 5 days 18 hours ago by scubadiver#34926
    Posted: 5 days 19 hours ago by scubadiver#34925
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    So as I have been putting together the powerpoint for the auction apparently the raspberry face severum is a wild type out of a specific river. Does anyone have a good picture of these.


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    Posted: 1 week 1 day ago by chefjimmy#34923
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    that list made me smile.
    Posted: 1 week 1 day ago by madeto#34922
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    Very impressive list.!! :ohmy:
    Posted: 1 week 2 days ago by scubadiver#34921
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    See list of fish above -
    Posted: 1 week 3 days ago by Midknight#34916
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    -- Any insight as to where the fish are coming from, or what types (not specific species) will be included?
    Posted: 1 week 4 days ago by scubadiver#34910
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    All Meeting has been changed to a members only auction.
    Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by scubadiver#34707
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    Here is the april meeting

    March Meeting Insight into Mbuna Breeding

    GCCA Meeting March 2014 - Dave Schumacher - Insights into Lake Malawi Mbuna

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

    Dave Schumacher from Dave's Rare Fish will be speaking on insights into Lake Malawi Mbuna. Free shipping on any fish pre-ordered from Davesfish.com for pickup at the meeting

    Dave has been a cichlid aquarist since age sixteen, and has worked in Tropical Fish Stores since then. Dave now owns his own business specializing in aquarium fishes, Dave's Rare Aquarium Fish. He has one of the widest selections, and highest quality, of African cichlids in North America, while carrying a variety of other cichlids, catfishes and oddball fishes. He is a board member of the Hill Country Cichlid Club in San Antonio, TX and a Board of Trustee for the American Cichlid Association. Dave is a huge supporter of conservation efforts such as the Stuart M Grant Cichlid Conservation Fund and C.A.R.E.S. He will be sharing insights into Lake Malawi Mbuna at the March meeting.

    Event Properties

    Event Date: 03-09-2014 6:00 pm
    Event End Date: 03-09-2014 9:00 pm
    LocationDoubleTree Hotel Downers Grove

      Posted: 3 months 2 weeks ago by dakwas1940#34586
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      ;) This is great news.
      Posted: 3 months 2 weeks ago by ScubaDiver#34585
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      All we have dave from Dave's Rare Fish coming in March - great opportunity to order some rare fish and skip on shipping for pickup at the meeting.

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