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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

Tropical Fish Swap Meet 12-3-2023

Tropical Fish Swap Meet 12-3-2023

GCCA's Tropical Fish Swap has the largest selection of fish in the Midwest.

This is the farmers market for tropical fish keeping and is the largest source in the midwest to buy fish, plants, food, equipment and more!

Buy directly from the breeder and find fish that you can't find at any local fish store.

Take a look at our classifieds to see a preview into some of this the vendors are bringing.

Arrive early for the best selection!

What will I find at the swap meet?

  • Cichlids - New World, Old World
  • Catfish and Plecos
  • Bettas
  • Shrimp
  • Guppies, Swordtails and other livebearers
  • Discus
  • Angelfish
  • Tetras, Rainbowfish and oddballs
  • Plants, equipment, food and more!

Sunday from 10AM to 1PM

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

Admission

$5.00 for everyone
Kids under 15 free with an Adult admission

Beat the crowds! Early Admission at 9:30AM is only $10!

First NameLast NameOrganizationClassified Ads For VendorVendor Table NumberSwap Items
AaronWeinkeThe Fish EmpireVendor Ad(s)Livebearers, bristlenose plecos, shrimp, plants, ricefish.
AlanSchahczinskiA-Team FishVendor Ad(s)Fish
AndyHudsonNarwhal's TropicalsVendor Ad(s)Albino Hoplo cats, Fisheri cats, Gold Laser Corys, Julidochromis, Guianacara stergiosi, Albino Bristlenose
AngelMeridaFancyFinsVendor Ad(s)Corydoras, Plecos, Rainbowfish, neo shrimp (Yellow,Orange, Red , Red Rili, Blue Dream, Blue Jelly, Peacock Gudgeons, Otocinclus, Dwarf Crayfish, Dwarf Crabs. Plants, botanicals, Accessories and More! (Facebook: FancyFins) For Pre Orders.
ArunHariVendor Ad(s)Fish
BailinShawChicago Aquatic Plant SocietyVendor Ad(s)Fish
BOBNESNIDALBOB NESNIDALVendor Ad(s)Kens fish foods (flake and pellet), Hikari frozen, Fang Gel foods, Hygger LED lights, filters , heaters, air pumps, cholla woods and many other items for the aquarium hobby...preorders on the frozen encouraged . 3tripel@gmail.com
BrianLuiVendor Ad(s)Fish
CathyDurkinVendor Ad(s)Fish
CharlesSteeleVendor Ad(s)Fish
ChrisBitnerVendor Ad(s)Electric Blue Acara, Florida Flagfish, Moscow guppies, Assassin snails, various plants
DanielOvertonVendor Ad(s)L200 Green Phantoms L200A Hi-Fin Green Phantoms L128 BLUE Phantoms L239 BLUE Panaque L201 Snowball L052 butterfly L091 3 beacon L235 Flyer Cat Adult M/F pairs Lda072 Bristlenose LDA31 Mustard Spot L190 royal DICROSSUS FILAMENTOSUS Adult Male Red Empress/Redfin Boreyli Swordtails Electric Blue Mollies
DavidHerringAfrican Adventure HatcheryVendor Ad(s)African Cichlids
DavidWebbDekalb African CichlidsVendor Ad(s)African Cichlids, Plecos, Hikari Frozen Foods, Flakes, Pellets, Wafers and assorted equipment
DeniseEricksonVendor Ad(s)Fish
EddieBansfieldEDDIEBCICHLIDSVendor Ad(s) I will have African Cichlids Colored up males Lwandas, Ruby Reds, Iceberg fryeri, Taiwan Reefs. I will be bring fry bags of Taiwan Reefs and White knights. I am also bringing a few bags of albino Flavescent first time brining them. I will also have my house blend food $10 for 1 pound of food. Pre order fish at EddiebCichlids@gmail.com or message me on Facebook @ EddiebCichlids SWAP Special Pre-order a $100 worth of fish, get a free 1lb bag of food.
GabeShaferVendor Ad(s)African Chilids Fish food 55 Gallon trim rings Filters
HenryChanHank’s TanksVendor Ad(s)Bucephelandra, Neocaridina shrimp (skittles; fire red; blue dream; 24k goldenback yellow; orange sunkist; green jade; bloody mary), caridina shrimp (PRL Crystal Red; shadow panda, fancy red tiger), amano shrimp, various plants, and mosses.  Call or text 856-524-3850 for pre-orders.
JamesDoyiakosVendor Ad(s)Fish
JamieSmithFreshwater ExoticsVendor Ad(s)Wild Caught Plecos and Cichlids
JanetBottsVendor Ad(s)Cory catfish, pleco's, Discus, rams, maybe some others. Tanks and equipment.
JasonAdamsPrime Time AquaticsVendor Ad(s)Please primetimeaquatics.com about 4 days before the swap for preorders. Rasboras, cory cats, tetras, shell dwellers, barbs, loaches, siamese algae eaters, Northfin Foods and more!
JayAJ4 AQUATICS Vendor Ad(s)Fish
johnmalavoltiVendor Ad(s)heaters and filters maybe fish
JorgeDe leonJorge and pets Vendor Ad(s)Cichilds
JoshCunninghamCunningham Tropicals, LLCVendor Ad(s)Variety of fish food (pellets, wafers, sticks, and flakes) and livestock
JoshStahlVendor Ad(s)Several strains of guppies, and Endler's, supplies, dry goods... albino sky blue, albino full red, Blue Moscow, Red Moscow, Purple Moscow, 24 k, tuxedo,... el tigre , Silverado, tiger, blonde, blue star,
KyleKlassKlassic HobbiesVendor Ad(s)African cichlids, dwarf bristlenose plecos
LarryGreningVendor Ad(s)Discus and misc.
LeonidFlimanVendor Ad(s)Electric blue rams, otopharynx Lithobates Black Orange Dorsal, blue eyes bristle nose plecos long and short fins different size, apistogramma Cacatuoides orange flash, apistogramma Agassizii Fire red , adult black angels veil fins and standard. Preorders welcome. Email ‘phebeland@yahoo.com’
Lucy'sFish by The Rivers, fish and More.Lucy's Tropical Fish by The RiverVendor Ad(s)Fish
MarkHuffmanMark of Excellence AquaticsVendor Ad(s)Plants Plants and More Plants Pre-orders welcome at bxdragon1@hotmail.com
MarkSchmidtVendor Ad(s)Fish and related items.
MattCannVendor Ad(s)Fish
MichaelSchilli Vendor Ad(s)Assortment of Plants, Shrimp & Snails
MikeSchadleSCHADLEVendor Ad(s)Aquarium Literature - Will have the new books "Below Water - Xingu" and "Freshwater Fishes of Cameroon"!
MonicaBoesterVendor Ad(s)Fish
MorganKruegerZen Aquatics WiVendor Ad(s)Bettas
PhilSalantPhilthys Fine Fish EmporiumVendor Ad(s) Carl Dunkovich - Angelfish Connection! Wholesale prices on all fish! Angels, Cory's, Red Frontosa, Electric Blue Jack Dempsey And Red Shoulder Severums! Call Carl at 262-200-1831 or see me at the swap!
RafalAugustynRafal's Guppy EmporiumVendor Ad(s)Fish (Guppies)
RicPerezR & K TropicalsVendor Ad(s)Fish
RichardBorsteinChicago Livebearer SocietyVendor Ad(s)Livebearers, Plants, Dragon Stone, Spirulina Flake and more.
RobertGeorgeGuppy Associates Intl. Chicago (GAIC)Vendor Ad(s)IFGA quality guppy strains, plecos, corys, fishfood, new and used equipment
ScottervinSupreme cichlidsVendor Ad(s)African cichlids of all kinds
SteveHopmanVendor Ad(s)Fish - Corydoras- Pygmy, Habrosus, Albino LF Aenus. Livebearers - Black Lyretail Molly, HiFi Marigold variatus, Alfaro cultratus, G. falcatus, Least killifish (Heterandria formosa) normal and gold strains, Endlers Livebearer (Original strain) Other cool fish - Pearl gourami, Croaking gourami, Sparkling gourami, Fundulopanchax gardneri (gold) killifish, . Plants - Anubias, Java fern and more. Newts -Blue Tailed Firebelly (Cynops cyanurus) - unsexed trios. “Gold Dust” Swordtail Firebelly (Cynops ensicauda popei) unsexed trio. Alpine newt trio 2M/1F finchop4@gmail.com
StevenBorsiniVendorVendor Ad(s)Fish
TerryTANKERSLEYVendor Ad(s)Aulonocara turkis Aulonocara jacobfreibergi Driftwood Shells 1" flexible tubing(50'/25') Check classifieds for availability (Text me since I have not been receiving emails) Tank (847)912-6404
ToddRaysbyVendor Ad(s)Shells, guppies, N. cylindricus, decapsulated brine shrimp eggs, bristlenose, live plants, etc.
TristanWatsonTristans Tropical Fish LLCVendor Ad(s)Check out our available fish: www.tristanstropicalfish.com
XavierOntiverosXzotic AquaticsVendor Ad(s)Xzotic Aquatics will have numerous varieties of Easy-to-grow aquarium plants and mosses. Angelfish Discus fish Guppies And more Including dry goods High protein foods and other Discus essentials.


All sales are exclusively between buyer and seller. Ask sellers about their refund policy.

Fish for Sale at GCCA Swap Meet

Event Properties

Event Date 12-03-2023 10:00 am
Event End Date 12-03-2023 1:00 pm
Cut off date 12-03-2023
Individual Price $5.00
Location Hilton Chicago Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook , IL

Venue Information - Hilton Chicago Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook , IL

Hilton Chicago Northbrook,

2855 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062

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