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Swap Vendor List October 2017

Updated Swap table layout for Hoffman Estates Marriott (Note this is a draft version) 

First NameLast Name Organization Vendor Items
JohnAntolakOrganic BlackwormsLive California Blackworms (I hope!), Freeze Dried & Frozen California Blackworms, Flake food, Other Tropical Fish & Supplies.
JimLehnerKoi Angels, f1 silver angels, elec jack demps fish room supplies
Mike MurrFish
KaseyClarkPrism BettasLocally and imported high quality show bettas
KevinKeithK&M CavesPleco Caves Screwcumbers Sponges Fry Hides
MarkHuffmanMark of Excellence AquaticsPlants, Plants and More Plants, from the basics to the more rare, I have many Swords, Crypts and Anubias including some really nice Bucephalandra, I also have Spiderwood so You can preorder here on the Ads page or hit me at Mark of Excellence Aquatics on Facebook or email me at
GreenwaterGreenwaterGreenwater Aquarist SocietyOfficial Greenwater Club Table. Tropical Fish, Plants & Supplies. Come See The New Tricks Steve Learned Over The Long Summer Break, Sure To Be Entertaining For All!
FreshwaterExoticsWild Caught Plecos Preorders welcome, please email for more information.
FrankO'NeillAngelfish fancy guppies plecostomus driftwoods
JimNowobielskiRainbows, Rainbows, Rainbows Check out my GCCA classified ad one week before swap for list of what I will be bringing in Non Cichlids and Scavengers. Pre sales are welcome
VarunKamatChicago Ornamental Shrimp SocietyShrimp, snails, crayfish. Shrimp related peripherals (sponge filters/nets) and Food for Shrimp.
Dave SielaffBringing lemon jakes, Ngara, eureka red, red fin borleyi, congo black calvus pairs,otter point jakes and several other large peaccoks
ThomasKroutAlbino hi fin catfish, albino red guppies, hi fin swords, hi fin retail swords, Red and albino swords, adult angels, misc.
BobCrouseGuppy Associates International ChicagoShow Guppies, cories, plecos, live plants, fish food, and used equipment. Join Chicago's only 50 year old guppy club. Compete with members from across the USA
SteveBottsSome suckermouth catfish, cory catfish, different types of cherry shrimp, Flower Horns (super red dragons), Also some used equipment.
JosephAbbateFrozen Hikari Fish Food High quality Tropheus and many other old and new world cichlids
Jo AnnFujiiChicago Aquatic Plant SocietyThe Chicago Aquatic Plant Society is an organization that emphasizes educating hobbyists about starting, keeping, and maintaining aquatic plants in the aquarium. We will be at the GCCA Swap Meet selling hobbyist-grown plants and mosses from easy-to-grow to specialty aquatic plants for aquascaping. Since we grow our own plants, we know they are in top condition. In addition, we will have wood of various sizes for sale for scaping your tanks. Come see what we have for sale! Our members will be at the swap table and can answer any questions about growing aquatic plants and help select the right plants and wood for your tank.
Derekvan MeterDerek's FishRare tank raised plecos from top European breeders. Ceramic catfish hides and cichlid fry savers including Zoohome pleco bricks and Honeycomb Caves modular fry savers. NK egg tumblers.
warrenbastianiangelfish black,kol marble smoky sterbai cory
JosephineChristopherChicago DiscusDiscus Fish
MugwumpJon MillerJon's AngelsFish
ThomasBergerTom's Fish FarmAfrican Cichlids will be posting on the classifieds.
RandyBlaszczykFrozen fish food
PhilSalantPhilthy's Fine Fish Emporium Angelfish ConnectionPhil - Bringing some adult 3.5+ in. full color Python Island Males and have a limited number of breeding females. Have Python fry, small 1in. 3+ in. full color brilliant Red Empress Males. Maylandi Sulphurhead Male and female breeding group. Brown and albino bristlenose Plecos. 3 Rare L140 pleco catfish. 5 pack 3 in Cynto Afra Jalo Reef Phil 608-576-7555 earliest calls get them. Carl - Angelfish Connection bringing a limited number of Veil Wild Gene Silver Angels Dime to half dollar on the body 1.50 to 5.00 each email only
LeonidFlimanElectric Blue Rams, Koi Angels, Bristle Nose Plecos, live plants, ramshorn shales, assassin snales,
ChrisHazardI can deliver to the swap on October 1st. 608-444-9183 Peacock males; beanschi, flavescent, lemon jake, german red, lwanda. Juvenile peacocks; turkis, blue neon hia reef, beanschi, eureka, flavescent, lwanda. Placidochromis Jalo Reef, Copidochromis mloto ivory, Sciaenochromis iceberg ahli, Mbuna: mainango; bristlenose: brown, albino and calico. Some longfin bristlenose; Synodontis petricola; alto. Compressiceps red
dustinshearerMidwest Exotic FishTanganyikan cichlids: Small Leleupi,brevis,cylindricus,caudopuntatus,maranguensis,daffodil brichardi,meeli,temporalis,Bemba transcriptus,gombi transcriptus,marleri,ornatus,kipili regani,Zambian regani,yellow Calvus,Congo Calvus,Inkfin Calvus,Chaitika white Calvus. Large Leleupi,Bemba transcriptus,gombi transcripts,kipili regani,marleri,ornatus,mbita buscheri,kachese buscheri, Inkfin Calvus, Wild yellow Calvus Wild Inkfin Calvus Wild pearl dot kafulezi Calvus Nangu black compressicep group 1m7f 0 pre order Tropheus adults and fry call for list. Call or text anytime 317-440-6836 Thanks Dustin
Mat& Jenn RehbergM&J AquaticsAfrican cichlids, plecos and mystery snails
IFTIKHARSIDDIQUISid and SairDiscus and African Cichlids
WARRENCRABTREEFish Aulonocara stuartgranti (Chiwindi), Blue Neon (F1) 3'' Aulonocara kandeense "Blue Orchid"(F1) 3''TO 31/2'' MALES Aulonocara sp. "Lwanda RED TOP Hai Reef " (F1)3'' males Aulonocara sp. "OB SUPPER RED" Copadichromis trewavasae (Mloto Likoma) (F1) Copadiochromis mloto Makonde "Gold Crest"4'' 2m 5 f Cyrtocara moorii Labidochromis sp. "Mbamba" 21/2'' Placidochromis electra "Deep Water Hap" (F1) 4 Placidochromis phenochilus Mdoka "White Lips" (F1) 2'' Protomelas sp. `steveni taiwan' 3''+ COLOR MALES Protomelas steveni taiwan "Albino Taiwan Reef" 2''+ Protomelas taeniolatus "Albino Red Empress 1''+ Neolamprologus cylindricus 21/2' Lamprologus ocellatus Gold 2'+'
KorySmithFinsNthings Fish, Shrimp, Supplies, Foods.
KeithBalistreriAfrican Cichlids males/females of various sizes Maylandi Sulferhead Sunshine - Benga Lemon Jake OB Peacocks Red Sun Ruby Red Red Shoulder Red Empress Taiwan Reef Electric Blue Hap Ahli Z Rock - Yellow Blaze Red Fin Borleyi Neo Victorian Fulu
RicPerezreal nice fish
SeanStakeMadTown AquacultureShrimp Plecos Victorians Malawi Some other cichlids A few livebearers Check out our in stock list on Facebook/madtownaquaculture
RobertBorgerCaptain Bob's S.O.S.Fish food
JeffMichelsaquaticclarityDriftwood Driftwood Driftwood Misc. Supplies HUGE fish list to preorder from at South American and West African cichlids. tetras. killies, and catfish
bobnesnidalFish (pleco's), food (pellet and flake)
JustinDatavsDatzcichlidsBringing lots of variants of African cichlids, the best mixed flake you'll ever find, new world cichlids, and some world class bettas. Stop by our tables to see what's available.Fry need to be preordered, as well as females. All credit card and gift cards accepted.
AlanSchahczinskiwe will be bringing Ruby Red, German Red, Red Flush, Red Shoulder, Sunshine, Ahli, OB, Azure, Sulfur Head, Peacocks and other fish.
DennisVirnichPeacocks,tropheus.plecos,misc stuff


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Matt replied the topic: #37521 18 hours 3 minutes ago
GCCA Oct. 1st Vendor Table List
Thank you everyone all SWAP tables have been SOLD OUT ...

First Name Last Name Table #
Joseph Abbate F13 F14
John Antolak A3
Keith Balistreri B3
Warren Bastiani S1 S2
Jesse Below D10
Christopher Benes F4 F5
Thomas Berger A15 A16
Randy Blaszczyk B6
Rick Boester C1
Robert Borger C7
Rick Borstein F8
Steve Botts F6 F7
Josephine Christopher S6 S7
Kasey Clark F10 F9
Warren Crabtree B1 B2
Bob Crouse S4 S5
Justin Datavs C9 C10 C11 C12
Gino DiNella D11
Peter Durkin A12 A13 A14
Freshwater Exotics E1
Dave Felty D12
Leonid Fliman D9
Jo Ann Fujii D1 D2
Greenwater Greenwater A1 A2 C14 C15
Chris Hazard C6
Mark Huffman E13 E14 E15
Mugwump Jon Miller S10
Varun Kamat D15
Kevin Keith C2
Jerzy Kowal C3
Thomas Krout C5
Jerry Le F2
Jim Lehner E11 E12
Dan Lessman D14 D15
Victor Mendez F12
Jeff Michels S8 S9
William Moran B13 B14
Mike Murr D6 D7
Bob Nesnidal C13
Alex Nixon A4 A5
Jim Nottke F11
Jim Nowobielski C4
Frank O'Neill B9 B10
Ric Perez A10 A11
Mat & Jen Rehberg F3
Phil Salant A6 A7
Pablo Salinas E9
Alan Schahczinski B11 B12
Mark Schmidt B4 B5
Mike Schroeder E5 E6 E7
Dustin Shearer D4 D5
Dave Sielaff E2
Kory Smith F1
Sean Stake E3 E4
Bob Sturnfield E10
Terry Tankersley B7
Derek Van Meter S3
Dennis Virnich B13
Alee Yang D3

GCCA's Next Meeting is Sunday, October 8th

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Jonathan Strazinsky speaks on "Managing Aggression in New World Cichlids"

Jonathan Strazinsky has kept and bred new world cichlids for over 30 years. In the town he grew up in he was known as "The Fish Guy" and the name has stuck with him ever since. It's followed him on numerous forums on the web and he responds to "Fish Guy" more than his own name. He specializes in raising and breeding aggressive species from the new world but will occasionally breed the African cichlid for fun. Jonathan is very involved with his four children and is a Cub Scout Den leader. His wife Lora is a saint and should probably teach classes on how to support (tolerate) a husband who is so involved in his hobby! His profession as a contractor has spilled over into his hobby and he often builds his own aquariums, filters and stands. Jonathan has been a board member of the Ohio Cichlid Association on and off for the past seven years and is also the clubs videographer. His outgoing, fun and loud personality commands attention when he enters a room and he loves to make people laugh! His talk this month titled "Managing Aggression In Large Growing New World Cichlids" will cover everything from raising fry to keeping these brutes in a community setting. He'll also share some trade secrets on how to breed some of these species that tend to kill each other and their tank mates while spawning.

Sunday, October 8th | 6PM

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

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Matt replied the topic: #37522 18 hours 2 minutes ago
We welcome our King Cichlid to the next meeting ....

American Cichlid Association Fish Competition

Aquatic Experience – Chicago is hosting the inaugural American Cichlid Association Fish Competition, Nov. 4-6, 2016. The competition is composed of 25 classes in nearly all new and old world cichlid groups with cash awards given to first place winners in each class, plus a $500 Grand Prize and $100 Reserve Best of Show. All competitors receive free 3-day admission to the Aquatic Experience show floor at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and entries are open to the public with no limit on the number of entries. The deadline for online registrations is October 27, 2016. More details at


GCCA and Old World Exotics offers Cichlids for Sale at the Aquatic Experience Show

Visit Aquatic Experience and find a huge variety of rare and hard to find cichlids for purchase in the GCCA Booth.

Join GCCA at the Aquatic Experience show November 4-6 at the Schaumburg Convention Center.

GCCA is proud to partner with Old World Exotic Fish Farm to bring you a large selection of fish you can buy and take home!

Expected Fish for Sale

This list is subject to change. Availability is limited to stock on hand. Arrive early for the best selection.

Altolamprologus calvus black Congo
Altolamprologus calvus black F-1  
Altolamprologus compressiceps gold head Kala Island
Altolamprologus compressiceps gold head
Apistogramma agassizi double red 
Apistogramma hongsloi red  
Apistogramma macmasteri gold/ red mask 
Astatotilapia aneocolor yellow belly color!
Aulonocara baenschi Benga yellow regal 
Aulonocara jacobfreibergi Otter point 
Aulonocara maisoni Chitimba blue 
Aulonocara Maulana bicolor 500 
Aulonocara maylandi sulferhead 
Aulonocara maylandi sulferhead peacock 
Aulonocara Ngara flametail
Aulonocara red top Lwanda
Aulonocara sunshine yellow Maleri 
Champsochromis caeruleus
Copadichromis azureus Mbenji 
Cynotilapia afra Lions Cove
Cyphotilapia frontosa Moba "Zaire blue" 
Cyprichromis sp jumbo lepto blue orchid Livua
Cyrtocara moorii blue dolphin 
Dimidiochromis compressiceps 
Eretmodus blue point Malasa Island
'Haplochromis' (Pundamilia) sp. fire hap Uganda
'Haplochromis' sp. obliquidens/thick skin Kenya
'Haplochromis' sp. red fin florescent pink ~3"+
Hemigrammo caudalis yellow congo tetra 
Julidochromis dickfeldi Moliro 
Julidochromis regani Burundi 
Labeotropheus fuelleborni OB orange 
Labidochromis perlmutt
Labidochromis Ruware yellow-orange 
Lamprologus buescheri Kachese ~1.5"
Lamprologus daffodil Kantalamba F-1 
Lamprologus leleupi orange 
Lamprologus ornatipinnis (shell dweller)
Lamprologus tretocephalus  
Lethrinops intermedius 
Limnochromis auritus ~2.5"
Metriaclima estherae albino OB red zebra 
Ophthalmotilapia nasuta Kipili orange
Otopharnyx lithobates red top 'aristo' 
Paratilapia bleekeri green spot  
Paratilapia bleekeri Maralambo 
Paratilapia polleni small spot Fony
Paretroplus maculatus one spot damba 
Paretroplus menarambo pin stripe damba 
Pelvicachromis subocellatus Matadi
Placidochromis milomo VC10 
Placidochromis phenochilus sapphire
Protomelas sp "spilonotus tanazania' insignus org belly 
Pseudotropheus demasoni
Pundamilia sp. crimson tide Kenya
Tropheus brichardi Mtoto (Congo) yellow face 
Tropheus brichardi Ulwile fiery fry
Tropheus duboisi Maswa 
Tropheus duboisi Maswa F-1 
Tropheus moorii cherry spot 
Tropheus moorii Ilangi Nkamba F-1
Tropheus moorii kaiser II (Kiriza) 
Tropheus moorii Ndole red ~1.5" Sale!
Tropheus moorii orange flame Bemba 
Tropheus moorii 'Tanzania Murago' F-1

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