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Yssichromis sp.

Yssichromis sp. "Blue Tipped"

is a rare mouthbrooding cichlid from Lake Victoria.

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Omega Contest

Get those cameras win BIG! 
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Seeking fame and fish food? It’s your lucky day. 

The 5th Annual Omega One Photo Contest is officially open for entries. Thirteen lucky winners will receive a coveted spot in the glossy, globally distributed Omega One® Calendar – PLUS free fish food for an entire year!

Send us your three best fish photos before it’s too late!

Submit through our website, or email us at Just make sure you review the official contest rules first. 

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Swap Vendor List Classic 2015

Here is the link to the swap vendor layout


Classic Show Overview



When is the Cichlid Classic?

Memorial Day Weekend 
Friday, May 22nd to Sunday, May 24th 


Best Western Plus
4400 Frontage Rd
Hillside, IL 60162‎

GCCA's Annual Cichlid Classic is a fun cichlid-themed weekend for everyone. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the hobby, buy and sell fish, and have a great time with fellow hobbyists.

What is the GCCA Classic?

  • Speakers from across the country with a full day of presentations 
  • A fish show where breeders and hobbyist display their favorite and best fish (and often sell them at the end of the show)
  • It is raffle where over a $$$$ of goods will be raffled and auctioned away
  • It is a social event with a dinner party (banquet) and hospitality suite
  • It is a place to buy fish and supplies from vendors
  • It is where over hundreds of fish books are for sale
  • It is where vendors will be displaying their latest products
  • It is where people put fish for sale up on bulletin board (typically people from other clubs)
  • It is a huge cichlid auction on Sunday
  • It is for newbie's and cichlid nuts a like
  • It attracts people across the Midwest

How to Register

We encourage to register online by clicking the button below. It's fast, safe and secure.

You can pay with your Paypal account or if you don't have one, you may use a major credit card.



Below is a potential list of fish we are brining in for the silent auction (plus some potential additional fish), note you have be a paid attendee of the Banquet in order to bid on any of these fish. 

  • Wild Copadichromis Sp. Mloto Red Line Nsisi ~3.5"
  • Md-Lg Ninmbochromis Veneustus ~3.5"
  • Sm-Md Aulonocara Blue Neon Undu Pt F-1
  • Sm-Md Aulonocara Koningsi Mbenji Blue Regal
  • Sm-Md Champsochromis Caeruleus 2"+
  • Sm-Md Aulonocara Swallowtail Jacobfreibergi "Carolinae"
  • Sm-Md Copadichromis Chrysonotus White Blaze
  • Sm-Md Cynotilapia Afra White Top Clown
  • Sm-Md Labidochromis Sp. Mbamba Yellow Top
  • Sm Altolamprologus Compressiceps Red Fin Mbita
  • Sm Ctenochromis Horei F-1
  • Sm-Md Julidochromis Regani Kipili
  • Sm Lamprologus Sexfasciatus Gold
  • Sm Ophthalmotilapia Nasuta Kipili Orange
  • Sm-Md Ophthalmotilapia Nasuta Mukosa Yellow White Fin
  • Sm Ophthalmotilapia Ventralis Kapampa Orange
  • Sm-Md Tropheus Moorii Linangu Yellow Rainbow
  • Wild Altolamprologus Compressiceps Maswa Black Med-Lg
  • Sm-Md Lamprologus Tretocephalus
  • Sm-Md Tropheus Moorii Kaiser Ii (Kiriza)
  • Large Cop. Virginalis Yellow Blaze Nkanda
  • Med Labeo Fuelleborni Blue/Ob Orange Chinyamwezi 2.5"+
  • Sm Nimbochromis Livingstoni
  • Sm-Md Ophthalmotilapia Boops Blue Neon Kipili
  • Sm-Md Pseudotropheus Saulosi Coral Red
  • Sm-Md 'Haplochromis' Ruby Green
  • Sm-Md 'Haplochromis' Sp. Kenya Gold
  • Sm-Md Apistogramma Borelli Yellow
  • Med Paratliapia Bleekeri Maralambo ~3"
  • Sm-Md Steatocranus Tinanti Slim Buffalohead
  • Sm-Md Apistogramma Cacatuoides Orange Flash
  • Sm-Md Apistogramma Macmasteri
  • Sm-Md Metriaclima (Ps.) Callainos Ob Makonde F-1
  • Med Copadichromis Jacksoni ~2.5"
Closing Time: will be randomized by each speaker pulling a number from a bag at the beginning of their speech. Starting with Friday's talk. RULES 1. You must be a paid attendee of the Classic Banquet in order to bid 2. You must be present in order to win. 3. Bid Increments are $5 / Minimum bid: $5 4. No bidding during the speaker’s presentation 5. Auctions must be paid for by 8pm on Saturday 6. Fish must be picked up by 8:30am on Sunday or they will be considered a donation and placed in our Sunday Auction 7. CASH Only 8. *One extra fish is part of all auctions to account for any losses


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