Twice each year, GCCA works with top breeders and importers from around the world to bring in rare and hard to find cichlids.
We generally get acknowledgement of the list of fish about a week or two prior to the auction and post a list on our website.
The Rare Fish Auction is held in curated format. The auctioneer will show a slide for each group of fish to be auctioned which will include a picture, care instructions and suggested retail price. This helps inform bidders about the potential purchase.
You must be a member of GCCA in good standing to purchase at our auction. Please go to Join GCCA if you would like to join prior to the auction.
The list below is subject to change, but here's what we expect to have available.
Altolamprologus calvus (Black)
Altolamprologus compressiceps orange
Altolamprologus compressiceps redfin sunset
Electric Blue Jack Dempsey
Julidochromis regani "bujumbura"
Julidochromis regani jet black
Lamprologus occelatus Gold
Longfin Panda Corydora
Red Shoulder Severum
Tropheus moori bemba
Tropheus moori chimba
Tropheus moori ikola
Various Pleco fry
Meetings generally are at 6PM on the second Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noticed, so please check our Events Calendar.
Each meeting is attended by 25-50 people typically. The meeting starts with a welcome from our President and some business affairs may be discussed. We usually ask if there are guests present, raise your hand and tell us what kind of fish you keep!
Following business, there is a short break when you can meet other attendees, take a look at the fish that are available for sales, buy raffle tickets for aquarium goods and see the fish in our Bowl Show.
Following the auction, we announce the raffle winner and begin the auction of BAP Fish.
If you like fish or cichlids, you should come to the next meeting.
Doubletree Hotel Downers Grove
2111 Butterfield Rd.
Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515
1-630-971-2000 | Map and Directions
|Event Date||02-25-2018 6:00 pm|
|Event End Date||02-25-2018 9:00 pm|
|Location||DoubleTree Hotel Downers Grove|
The Greater Chicago Cichlid Association — GCCA — is a not-for-profit, educational organization, chartered in the state of Illinois, dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of information relating to the biology of the fishes in the family Cichlidae, with particular emphasis on maintenance and breeding in captivity. We are simply cichlid hobbyists who love cichlids.