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Swap Vendor List December 2014

Here is the link to the swap vendor layout December Swap Layout 

First NameLast Name Organization Vendor Items
RickBorsteinChicago Livebearer SocietyWe will have live plants, driftwood and other dry goods. Please join us afterwards for our meeting from 2 to 3:30PM which will be a Rare Livebearer Auction.
SteveLewandowskiVarious types of african cichlids Please watch for my ads in the classifieds in the near future for swap pre sales
FrankO'NeillAngelfish Plecos
RobertBauerShrimpUSA.comLive Shrimp
MugwumpJon MillerJon's AngelsAngelfish....Koi, Sunsets, misc breeder sized Angels, BN plecos, L144 blue eyed std fin, Std white tipped tail, Albino, some mixed LF...BN pairs??..Angel pairs?? Questions? Pre-orders? 1 815-970-5191
DanBarmoreSynodontis petricola, Labidochromis caeruleus, Pseudotropheus demasoni, Cynotilipia afra “Cobue”, Metriaclima callainos, Cyrtocara moorii, Aulonocara ngara, Pundamilia nyereri, Bristlenose Plecostomus Email:
LarryGreningDiscus, Angels, Swordtails, Guppies
JohnHoernigAquarium raised fish and fully aquatic plants. Guppies and other Livebearers, plecos, corys, and some tanganyikan cichlids. Please see my website for pre-orders and a more complete list about one week before the swap.
JohnHoernigAquarium raised fish and fully aquatic plants. Guppies and other Livebearers, plecos, corys, and some tanganyikan cichlids. Please see my website for pre-orders and a more complete list about one week before the swap.
MarkHuffmanMark of Excellence Aquatics Many Many LIVE PLANTS for Swap Delivery and or Ship. Email or Mark of Excellence Aquatics on Facebook.
Mike MurrPeacocks and Haps
ChrisHazardI can deliver to the swap on December 7th, I will have a table. 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, Synodontis petricola
DatzcichlidsJustin Datzcichlids will be bringing smaller 1"-2" fish in multiples of 5 for to . Please check out the classifieds for specifics! Feel free to call or text Justin at 7083513979! Aqueos is bringing so many types of Betas it is unreal! Check out Zach and his stock on the classifieds for the best deals possible!
RonOclonuncle ron fishroomdry goods and red spider wood
JohnAntolakOrganic BlackwormsLive California Blackworms, Freeze Dried & Frozen California Blackworms, Blackworm Feeders & Keepers, Dry Food, Angels, Other Tropical Fish & Supplies. Pre-Orders at
DaveSielaffBringing large peacock and hap males. Also several types of tangs
JimNowobielskiPlease check GCCA classifieds Non Cichlids and Scavengers one week before swap for my list of Pre Sale items and what I will be bringing
RobertCrouseGuppy Associates International ChicagoShow guppies, Plecos, Cories, Used equipment. We are having a membership sign-up event.
MikeSchroederPeacocks, Haps , Mbuna
NormanMerczakChicago KillifishKillifish Planbts Live food
GreenwaterGreenwaterGreenwater Aquarist SocietyGreenwater Aquarist Society Club Table, Club Information, Fish, Plants & Other Assorted Items.
JimLehnerDiscus, some africans fish food, fish bags,fish room supplies
KevinEricksonAssortment of New and Old World Cichlids.
TomKroutSmall angels-various types Breeder Hi-Fin Albino catfish Small albino Hi-Fin catfish Small green catfish regular fin Half Black Red Delta guppies from IFGA Stock Red albino Delta guppies from IFGA breeder stock Small ABN pleco's Miscellaneous
AlanSchahczinskiWe will be bringing Otter Point Eureka, Red Shoulder, Moori Dolphin, Ruby Red, German Red, Maleri, and other Peacocks. also Yellow Labs, Acei Yellow tail, preorders available
PhilSalantPhilthy's Fine Fish EmporiumPhilthys Fine Fish Emporium 608-576-7555 is bringing Peacocks Ruby Reds, Albino Eureka Reds, Ngara Flametails, Sunshine Bengas, Undu Point Blue Neons, Sulphurheads, Otter Points, Red Top Lwandas, Dragons Bloods, Dragon Bluebloods, Orange Blotch Peacocks. YELLOW BLAZE SYNDODONTIS Multipunctatus, Petricola, Lucipinnis, Zebra Hybrid - Some may only be available in 8-pack breeding group. MBUNAS Mainganos, Yellow Labs, Red Zebras. PSUEDOTROPHEUS Acei, Saulosi, Elongatus, Trewavasea 3in males VICTORIANS Python Island MWANZA males 2.5in full color males, Kyoga Flamebacks Breeding group - 1 5in male and approx. 10 4in females. TANGANYIKANS Neolamprologous Multifaciatus males and females in groups of 8 or more and have shells Pre-order ONLY Gold Face Compressiceps - Have bright yellow cheeks like parents 2in fishes. Juliochromis Ornatus - Ted Judy strain of 6 Juliochromis only coming if presold. PLECOS L-333 1 3in., L-140 have 7 2in., albino and brown bristlenose plecos. CORY CATS Aneus Green,Venezuelan, Albino, Pandas. Etc, etc, etc, have PREMIUM BULK food, PREMIUM COLORMAX FLAKE, PREMIUM SPIRULINA FLAKE, PREMIUM PELLETS, tanks, heaters, filters, gravel, lights, tops, Poret Foam, thermometers, backround scenery, stands, pumps, baby keepers, carbon, media, PH monitor, Water pumps. Carls Angelfish Connection 262-303-4410 is bringing Bala Sharks, Rainbow Sharks, Angels - Double blacks, Platinums, Phillipino Blues, Mated Pair Red Parrots, Copadichromis Azureus Males Large 5in, Maeleri Sunshine trios, Yellow Blaze, Large Oblique Males, Large Moori Dolphins, Albino and brown plecos.
keithjenningsAfrican cichlids
Chicago Discus Josie Christopher Chicago Discus Hello guys, Chicago Discus will be attending the December swap meet. We are a local Discus Hatchery and Importer located on the northwest side of Chicago. The largest selection of grade A discus in the Midwest. We will be bringing a nice selection of Discus for immediate purchase. If you want something special please contact us at 312-622-0055 and we can hand deliver to the swap or visit our website at We ship to all 50 States. For more information please contact us for all your Discus needs. Josie Christopher 312-622-0055
GeneAndersonswordtails, corys, plecos,
DanLessmanPlumb Crazy CichlidsAfrican cichlids Look for our classifieds
TedJudyTedsFishroom.comFish... mostly dwarf cichlids and corydoras
TerryTankersley Cichlids Orange Shrimp Varius Livebearers Various Supplies
JeffMichelsTONS of fish to choose from (list is here: Preorder for the best selection and to make sure you get what you want! Some fish go fast and I can't bring everything so contact me to reserve your fish today! I'll also have my normal swap selection of wood, heaters, filters, lights, sponge filters, and MUCH more!
MarkSchmidtFish and equipment
BrantleyBerryplecocaves.comcholla wood, pleco caves, discus cones, cichlid huts, omega one food, xtreme aquatic foods, sera fish foods, pleco tubes, custom items, alder cones, you name it we can make it. for pre-orders.. volume discounts.
joshvancko Aulonocara Beanschi "Sunshine Peacock"-1",3-4"males Aulonocara Jacobfreibergi"Eureka Red"-1",2-3"males Aulonocara Stuartgranti"Ngara Flametail"-1" Cynotilapia Afra Cobue-1",2" Dimidichromis Compressicep"Malawi Eye Biter"-3"unsexed,7"males Labidichromis Caeruleus "Electric Yellow"-1",2-3" Labidichromis sp. Hongi"Red top Hongi"-2" Labotropheus Trewvase Chilumba-1",3-4"males females , breeding quads Protomelas Taeniolatus"Red Empress"-1" Pseudotropheus sp."Acei"- 1" Sciaenochromis Fryeri"White Knight Ahli"-1" Tramitichromis Intermedius -1" Xystichromis Phytophagus "Christmas Fulu"-1" African Featherfin Catfish- 6+" Common Plecos- 10" Bristlenose Plecos-1" Calico Bristlenose Plecos-1" Albino Bristlenose Plecos-1" Super Red Bristlenose Plecos-1" Tequila Sunrise Guppies Pre orders welcome. I will only bring fry and females if pre ordered.
JosephAbbateOregon Desert Frozen Fish Food, Original Custom Artwork, Hard to find African Cichlids
ShawnKopinskiYellow Labs Demasoni Placidochromis phenochilus "gissel" Protomelas annectens chipoke Aulonocara walteri Aulonocara maylandia "sulpher heads" some various equipment.
MarioToromanovicBreeding groups and fry from South America and lake Tanganyika
Rick, Steve Boester, BorsiniAfrican cichlids. See website for pre orders. Only bring fry and females on a pre order basis. Limited supply of NLS and green flake so pre ordering advisable. Rick Boester 815-885-2054
BrianQuigleyGerman Red, Dragonblood, Ngara, Eureka Red, dry goods
IftikharSiddiquiSid CichlidsFish
JimTalacekFish Malawi and tangs at great prices plus new and used gear.
RandyBlaszczykAssorted african cichlids and Frozen Fish Food.
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
SteveBottsI will be bringing suckermouths/pleco's, Syn. Petricola's, Syn. Poli's, half moon bettas (male and female), double tailed betta's (male and female), live plants, strip lights, used plastic corner filters, used power heads and other used equipment.
ToddRaysbyFish, plants, dry goods
DaveBoycemellockport/worldcichlidsTop quality Show male peacocks and haps. Get them early or pre- order for best selection. Some female available on pre oder only. Pic can be seen @ I will also have some dry goods including filters, heaters, slate pieces,decorations, rocks and odds and ends.
JeffSchaneFish rubyred peacocks =albino ruby red peacocks =blue neon peacocks yellow labs demasoni - red top hongi = hai afra reefs - giant mandra demasoni albino bristle nose plecos -
ThomasForrestpseudotropheus saulosi, multifasciatus shell dwellers, julidochromis, labidochromis hongi
ChristineNeumeyerWild Caught Plecos
EdKazirskisAngelfish...... Juveniles as well as adults and proven breeding pairs.
PeteMingA Pet HubAll kinds of fish tank equipment: SunSun canister filter, Jebao DC pump, WP wavemaker, sponge filters, UV sterilizer, LED lights, heaters, protein skimmers, CO2 equipment. air pump, submersible pump, etc. Please email us what you need:
JeffSchaneFish rubyred peacocks =albino ruby red peacocks =blue neon peacocks yellow labs demasoni - red top hongi = hai afra reefs - giant mandra demasoni albino bristle nose plecos -
JohnManningFish Philippine Blue Angels, Koi Angels, Green Leopard Angels
brettstokesRed Empress Lwanda Peacocks Taiwan Reef Albino Taiwan Reef Albino Eureka Peacocks
MikeHelfordMisc hardware, cichlids
MikeSchadleFish Books
DavidDelgadoFish, variety of fish equipment, fish food.
RobertBauerShrimpUSA.comLive Shrimp

Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago by scubadiver#35331
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Swap Layout is published -
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago by Matt#35330
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Yes its going to be a HUGE December Swap all tables are SOLD out and there's a waiting list . Swap layout will be out soon to see in advance your table location .

Just a reminder to all vendors that we don't have manpower to escort your customers to your table to pick up preorders . They will have to call you and you will have to bring the fish to them up front . They will not be allowed in until after 10am with the rest to go into the rooms

And of course please don't be late setting up . If you wish more time to set your table. I'm always there before 7am to start checking in vendors .

Thank you and have a GREAT December SWAP
Posted: 2 weeks 3 days ago by scubadiver#35327
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Looks like it will be a huge swap -

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: 1 month 2 weeks 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: 1 month 2 weeks ago by jmcqueen#35294
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    Are we going to have to pay an entry fee to attend?
    Posted: 1 month 3 weeks 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: 1 month 3 weeks ago by scubadiver#35292
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    Who is going to head over? If so which days?


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