Login

Join GCCA

Subscription Plans

Individual Member

Single (Adult or Minor with sponsor).

 

 

Why you should join?

  • Monthly Meetings featuring expert speakers (10 per year)
  • Participation in our Breeders Award and CARES programs
  • Priority registration for Swap Meets (5 per year)
  • Ability to buy fish at our Rare Fish Auction (2 per year)
  • Participation in Bag Exchanges (during Covid)
  • Members-only events such as Holiday Party, Picnic, hobby tours and more
  • Our award-winning website which includes hundreds of articles, a cichlid classifieds allow you to find local fish for sale and special members-only sections
  • Show your support for the top cichlid club in the USA
Duration: 1 Year
Price: $20.00
Family Member

Family (Spouses and children under the age of 18 & all under one roof) - roommates, relatives, in-laws, adult siblings, etc will need to get individual memberships

Single (Adult or Minor with sponsor).

Why you should join?

  • Monthly Meetings featuring expert speakers (10 per year)
  • Participation in our Breeders Award and CARES programs
  • Priority registration for Swap Meets (5 per year)
  • Ability to buy fish at our Rare Fish Auction (2 per year)
  • Participation in Bag Exchanges (during Covid)
  • Members-only events such as Holiday Party, Picnic, hobby tours and more
  • Our award-winning website which includes hundreds of articles, a cichlid classifieds allow you to find local fish for sale and special members-only sections
  • Show your support for the top cichlid club in the USA
Duration: 1 Year
Price: $25.00
Lifetime Member

Lifetime Member

A Lifetime Memebership entitles you to all the benefits of GCCA for your entire life. 

Single (Adult or Minor with sponsor).

Why you should join?

  • Monthly Meetings featuring expert speakers (10 per year)
  • Participation in our Breeders Award and CARES programs
  • Priority registration for Swap Meets (5 per year)
  • Ability to buy fish at our Rare Fish Auction (2 per year)
  • Participation in Bag Exchanges (during Covid)
  • Members-only events such as Holiday Party, Picnic, hobby tours and more
  • Our award-winning website which includes hundreds of articles, a cichlid classifieds allow you to find local fish for sale and special members-only sections
  • Show your support for the top cichlid club in the USA
Duration: Lifetime
Price: $500.00

GCCA Meeting: July

GCCA Meeting: July

Mark Fleischhauer presents "How to raise Discus and other fish artificially"

About the Talk

The talk is titled "How to raise Discus and other fish artificially" and covers topics of how to raise your Discus Artificially and best practices for artificial rearing fish.

About the Speaker

Mark Fleischhauer was coowner of Somefinsfishy with his son.

We are a family-operated breeder located in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago.  We specialize in South American Dwarf Cichlids, especially Rams, Discus, Angelfish and Apistogrammas, and as space permits, the occasional “oddball” like Plecos or GloFish.  We are not commercial breeders, but as I like to say, we are victims of our own success!  Anyone who owns a foam fractionator, ultra-violet sterilizer, or fluidized bed filter, (or even knows what those are), understands what I mean.  And yes, this is truly a family affair (even my wife helps when it’s time to make the beefheart).

I have raised fish since I was seven years old, but as a family, we began breeding fish seriously in 2007.  My “business partners” (daughter (27) and son (20)), and I started out with Bettas, and then moved to Angelfish, Rams, Apistogrammas, and Discus.  With each new species of fish, we encountered new challenges, but with each challenge, we learned a tremendous amount about each of the individual species of fish. In addition to showcasing our fish, the purpose of this site will be to pass on some of the knowledge and tips we have learned while breeding our fish.  As time permits, we will be adding articles on breeding all of our fish, especially rams and discus, as well as articles and tips on artificially hatching and raising the fry, building fish racks, culturing your own live foods for baby fish, building a fish hatchery, designing and building a central filtration system, and even information on how to package and ship fish. 

GCCA Meeting Agenda

Times are approximate.

  • 5:30PM - Pizza and Beverages. Limit 2 slices per member
  • 6:00 PM - President Jason Libasci offers his opening remarks and business meeting (20 minutes + break)
  • 6:30 PM Speaker (1 hour)
  • 7:30 PM Regular Meeting Auction of fish and BAPs

Guests are welcome!

All guests are welcome, but if you attend more than twice we ask that you Join or Renew Membership in our club.

Meeting Location

Chicago Hilton Northbrook
2855 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062
Map and Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/jhan4BvCgttD64ms8

Event Properties

Event Date 07-14-2024 5:30 pm
Event End Date 07-14-2024 9:00 pm