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GCCA's Next Meeting is Sunday, November 5

Laif DeMason speaks on "Old World Cichlids"

NOTE: We will meet at 7PM after breakdown of the Aquatic Experience Show. Meeting is at Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.

Laif DeMasonLaif DeMason was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan and began keeping tropical fish in 1969. Within a year, he was breeding angelfish on a regular basis and selling the young to local pet stores. After graduating from the University of Michigan and the University of Miami with degrees in Zoology and Marine Biology, he founded Old World Exotic Fish, Inc. in 1979. Laif operates Old World Exotic Fish, Inc. from Homestead, Florida, where he farm raises African cichlids and receives imports from more than 15 countries. Laif has visited 12 East African countries during his 13 collecting trips there. He has also collected fish in Mexico, Belize, and Costa numerous times. Laif was instrumental in opening up new territories for cichlid export from East Africa, mainly the Victorian basin in Uganda, the Tanzanian coast of Lake Malawi, and cichlids from Madagascar. A well-known authority on African cichlids, Laif lectures on African cichlids frequently and has written articles for Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine, Aquarium Fish Magazine, and Cichlid News. He writes a regular column for Cichlid News entitled “What’s New Around the World?”

NOTE: This meeting will be held after the Aquatic Experience show at the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg, IL

Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center
1551 Thoreau Dr N
Schaumburg, IL 60173  | Directions

Shallow water of Kipilli Video

 

Dear Cichlid friends, thank you for your enthusiastic response on my recently posted photos of the SHALLOW WATER OF KIPILLI. For this, I edit a small movie, from that location with the same title. This recording achieved about to a depth of up to two meters. I hope you find in these images even more inspiration to decorate your aquarium as well as possible for our beloved cichlids, so that they have an optimally simulated natural habitat. I do not know if some of you have such a large aquarium to mimic in a sunken boat , but there are some shots taken at the end of the movie to give you an idea how much life around it is located. I hope you enjoy watch in HD.

Posted by Hans van Heusden on Saturday, February 7, 2015


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tony44 replied the topic: #36225 1 year 8 months ago
Very nice wish I lived closer and was not lion bait
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IndecisiveCichlidKeeper replied the topic: #36224 1 year 8 months ago
Hans does some awesome work, he has posted a lot of videos of various west African regions and lake tanganyika that do a great job showing the underwater environment as well as out of the water.
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scubadiver replied the topic: #36219 1 year 8 months ago
Very cool video of Kipilli

GCCA Meeting February 2015 -Members Only Auction

GCCA Meeting February 2015 - Members Only Auction {ebevent 102}



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scubadiver replied the topic: #35487 2 years 8 months ago
List has been updated
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IndecisiveCichlidKeeper replied the topic: #35483 2 years 8 months ago
Any update on the list by chance yet? Thanks!
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IndecisiveCichlidKeeper replied the topic: #35445 2 years 9 months ago
Sounds like I picked a good time to finally pay the membership and get the meeting nights off :woohoo:
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scubadiver replied the topic: #35437 2 years 9 months ago
Dwarf cichlids, West African and Shell Dwellers will be the theme of our February Auction. But you may never know what we may bring in. As always we are sure to surprise everyone.

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