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Rare Fish Auction - New Date

Rare Fish Auction (Moved to Feb. 25)

About the Rare Fish Auction

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.

Curated Auction

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.

Purchasing Fish - Members Only

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.

Fish List

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
Apistogramma cacatuoides
Apistogramma hongsloi
Apistogramma shishita
Cichlasoma festae
Cichlasoma pearsei
Cichlasoma tetracanthus
Crenicichla regani
Cryptoheros nanoluteus
Cryptoheros sajica
Electric Blue Jack Dempsey
Exochromis anagenys
Geophagus caqueta
Geophagus pelligrini
Herichthys bartoni
Julidochromis regani "bujumbura"
Julidochromis regani jet black
L128 Pleco
L199 Pleco
L200 Pleco
L201 Pleco
Labidochromis caeruleus
Lamprologus occelatus Gold
Longfin Panda Corydora
Nandopsis haitiensis
Neolamprologus leleupi
Parachromis dovii
Red Shoulder Severum
Red/Gold Severum
Theraps irregularis
Tropheus moori bemba
Tropheus moori chimba
Tropheus moori ikola
Various Pleco fry

Meeting Agenda

  • Presidents commentary and business affairs - (~10 minutes)
  • Discussion & overview of upcoming events ( ~5 minutes )
  • Introduction of any new members (~2 minutes )
  • Short Break (10 minutes)
  • Rare Fish Auction(~ 1 to 1.5 hours)
  • BAP Auction (~15 minutes)
  • Members Auction (Did you know you can auction your fish off any meeting for a fee of $2 per bag to the club, max three bags)
  • Dry goods raffle (2 minutes)
  • After meeting networking and questions (unlimited)
  • Food / Dinner after meeting at Portillo's (30 minutes)

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 Properties

Event Date 02-25-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date 02-25-2018 9:00 pm
DoubleTree Hotel Downers Grove
2111 Butterfield Road
DoubleTree Hotel Downers Grove