- Published: Monday, 19 June 2017 22:54
Sal Silvestri presents "Breeding and Maintaining Apistogramma and other South American Dwarf Cichlids"
Sal Silvestri has been an active hobbyist for over 40 years. It all started with one goldfish won at a carnival. This one bowl eventually grew to a 55-gallon tank which housed two 14" Oscars. Even though he has kept and bred a variety of fish, Cichlids are still his favorite.
Sal's tanks grew along with his breeding skills, and 40 years later he currently has sixteen running tanks, which range from 10 to 75-gallons. Two of the tanks are devoted to communities of Lake Tanganyikan Cichlids, and four house several varieties of Apistogramma species, another of Sal's favorites. The remaining tanks contain a variety of cichlids from West African to tetras, loaches, catfish and a new found love, bettas. Sal joined and became very active in the Norwalk Aquarium Society in 1975, where he has held every position in the club and presently serves as vice-president and program chairperson. He traveled the show circuit extensively, his fish winning many awards. He then went on to become a certified NEC judge, for which he is high in demand during the show season.
Sal's notoriety has spread far and wide, as he has generously shared his knowledge and wisdom during many speaking engagements throughout the Northeast and Europe. He has also written many articles and honored with reprints in ACA's Buntbarche Bulletin and society magazines across the country and abroad.
If you like dwarf cichlids, you should come to the next meeting.
Sunday, July 9 | 6PM
Doubletree Hotel Downers Grove
2111 Butterfield Rd.
Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515
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