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GCCA Meets on July 9: Sal Silvestri, Dwarf cichlids

Sal Silvestri presents "Breeding and Maintaining Apistogramma and other South American Dwarf Cichlids"

sal silvestri 200Sal 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
1-630-971-2000   |  Map and Directions

 

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  www.aquaticexperience.org/fish-competitions.

 

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

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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