Rare Fish Auction

Rare Fish Auction

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.

Auction Prospectus

View or Download our Auction Prospectus to see a helpful slide of each fish including a picture.

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Fish List

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

Apistogramma opal

Apistogramma panduro

Apistogramma trifasciata

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 lemairii 

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 demasoni 

Pseudotropheus sp red top ndumbi F1 

Synodonits eupterus featherfin catfish 

Synodontis 'angelicus' network type 

Synodontis decorus 

Synodontis nigriventris true UD cat 

Synodontis ocellifer 

Xenotilapia sp. yellow princess bathyphilus

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.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Chicago North Shore Suites
1400 Milwaukee Ave,
Glenview, IL 60025

(847) 803-9800 


Event Properties

Event Date 08-11-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 08-11-2019 9:00 pm
Location Delta Hotel by Marriott - Glenview