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 Laetacara araguaiae

Laetacara araguaiae

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

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Sunday, October 12th at 6PM

Matt Beilski will speak on "Do-it-yourself LED Lighting.

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2014 Picnic

Fish are fish, but one of the best attributes of a club like GCCA is the opportunity to make friends and get to know new people.

Our September picnic is a great place to see some fish (Bruce Canaday's fishroom) and to get to know other club folks in a fun atmosphere.

Did I mention the Food?

We will have all of your picnic favorite such as hotdogs, hamburgers and chicken. There will be lots of side dishes, too. If you take part, please bring a dessert or side dish to share.

Members-only

Note that our picnic is only open to GCCA Members and their families.

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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    Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by scubadiver#34991
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    Here is the Speaker of the Month for May - collecting in Peru

    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.

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    Event Date: 03-09-2014 6:00 pm
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      Posted: 9 months 3 weeks ago by dakwas1940#34586
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      ;) This is great news.
      Posted: 9 months 3 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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