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Rusty Wessel maintains over 8,000 gallons of freshwater aquariums in a state of the art fish house constructed specifically for fish. The 90-plus aquariums predominantly contain cichlids and livebearers, which he successfully raises and breeds.
An active hobbyist for over 40 years. It all started with one goldfish won at a carnival. This one bowl eventually grew to a 55 gl tank which housed two 14 " Oscars. Even though he has kept and bred a variety of fish "Cichlids" are still his favorite.
Sal's tanks grew along with his breeding skills, and 40 years later he currently has 17 running tanks, which range from 10 to 125 gallons. Four of the tanks is devoted to communities of Lake Tanganyikan Cichlids, and five house several varieties of Apistogramma species, Sal's favorite. The remaining tanks contain a variety of cichlids from West African to tetras, bettas and a new found love “fancy plecos”.
Sal joined and became very active in the Norwalk Aquarium Society in 1975, where he has held every position in the club and presently serve as the program chairperson. Sal's notoriety has spread far and wide, as he has generously shared his knowledge and wisdom during many speaking engagements throughout the Northeast and Europe. He has also written many articles and honored with reprints in ACA's Buntbarche Bulletin and society magazines across the country and abroad.
Illinois has mandated masks for indoor gatherings. Please wear a mask at this event.
All guests are welcome, but if you attend more than twice we ask that you Join or Renew Membership in our club.
Chicago Hilton Northbrook
2855 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062
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|Event Date||06-12-2022 6:00 pm|
|Event End Date||06-12-2022 9:00 pm|
|Location||Hilton Chicago Northbrook|