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.
View or Download our Auction Prospectus to see a helpful slide of each fish including a picture.
Here is a tentative list of fish being brought in for the GCCA members only auction
Peruvian Altum Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare)
Apistogramma agassizi double red
Apistogramma agassizi fire red
Apistogramma cacatuoides orange flash
Apistogramma hongsloi red
Apistogramma macmasteri gold
Apistogramma macmasteri red
Aulonocara maisoni Chitimba
Copadichromis kawanga white blaze Makonde Wild
Copadichromis sp Chingata yellow fin F1
Cyphotilapia frontosa Mpimbwe Reef blue Wild
Cyprichromis leptosoma blue zebra Kerenge F1
Enanthiopus melanogenys Kipili Wild
Enanthiopus melanogenys Kipili F1
Eretmodus sp. wide yellow bar Lusingu Congo
Eretmodus sp. yellow bar Kipili clown
Geophagus sp. red head Tapajo
Julidochromis transcriptus Zambia
Lamprologus caudopunctatus red fin
Lamprologus signatus (shell dweller)
Lamprologus tetracanthus lyre-tail
Lamprologus ventralis Chituta F1
Ophthalmotilapia nasuta Kipili orange
Ophthalmotilapia ventralis orange Kapampa
Ophthalmotipalia boops Kipili neon streak
Ophthalmotipalia ventralis Chituta powder blue F1
Ophthalmotipalia ventralis Kasanga orange cap F1
Ophthalmotipalia ventralis Mpimbwe silver streak F1
Phenacogrammus bruseghemi blood cap tetra
Poecilia half veil black Fancy Guppy
Procambarus alleni native Florida blue crayfish
Protomelas fenestratus Magunga fire Wild
Protomelas taeniolatus imperial Nsis Wild
Pseudotropheus sp red top ndumbi F1
Synodonits eupterus featherfin catfish
Synodontis 'angelicus' network type
Synodontis nigriventris true UD cat
Xenotilapia sp. yellow princess bathyphilus
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.
Delta Hotels by Marriott Chicago North Shore Suites
1400 Milwaukee Ave,
Glenview, IL 60025
|Event Date||08-11-2019 6:00 pm|
|Event End Date||08-11-2019 9:00 pm|
|Location||Delta Hotel by Marriott - Glenview|
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.