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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

Rare Fish Auction

Rare Fish Auction

Members-only Rare Fish Auction

Twice each year, GCCA brings in rare and hard-to-find cichlids from top cichlid breeders around the world. 

Our Rare Fish Auction allows you to bid on over 100 bags of fish, learn more about them, and take them home with you!

NOTE: You must be a paid GCCA member to bid on fish.

Enjoy our Curated Auction!

Each lot will be awarded to the highest bidder.

Bid confidently!

GCCA experts will review the bags of fish for sale via a slide show such as the one below.

Our speakers will share pictures, suggested retail price and care details for each fish. 

rare fish slide example 2023

 List of Fish and Auction Prospectus (note this list is tentative and subject to change)

View our Auction Prospectus / Slide Deck (New Window)

1. Acarichthys heckelii - Approx. 2 inches in size
2. Apistogramma cf. alacrina "D18" Columbia wild
3. Apistogramma opal
4. Apistogramma trifascata
5. Astronotus ocellatus Colombian Wild Oscar – 2 inches
6. Aulonocara kandeensis - Blue Orchid
7. Aulonocara lwanda Red Top - ˜2 inches
8. Aulonocara maylandi Sulferhead - Approx. 4 inches in size
9. Aulonocara ngara Flametail ˜2 inches
10. Aulonocara saulosi Green Face - Approx. 4 inches or larger
11. Buccochromis leptura Green - Approx. 1.5 inches or larger
12. Copadichromis chrysonotus White Blaze Mumbo - Approx. 4.5 inches in size
13. Copadichromis sp mloto Gold Crest - Approx. 4.5 inches in size
14. Crenicichla lepidota pike cichlid - Approx. 4 to 6 inches in size
15. Geophagus altifrons "Rio Negro" - Rio Negro Cichlid
16. Geophagus Rio Caetei - Rio Caetei Cichlid
17. Geophagus sp - Geophagus Sveni Parana Cichlid
18. Geophagus sveni - Geophagus Sveni Araguari Cichlid
19. Gymnogeophagus sp - Gymnogenys' sp. "Rio Yi"
20. Haplochromis sp. Fire Hap Uganda - Approx. 1.75 inches or larger
21. Protomelas sp. "Spilonotus Insignus Orange Belly Tanzanian
22. Lamprologus tretocephalus - Approx. 1.5 inches in size
23. Livingstoni Malombe Blue
24. Microgeophagus ramirezi Colombian – Wild Rams Approx. 1.5 to 2 inches in size
25. Mylochromis ericotaenia Manda - Approx. 1.5 inches or larger
26. Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatus
27. Ophthalmotipalia nasutus Chimba Tiger - Approx. 4 inches in size
28. Ophthalmotipalia ventralis Zongwe Orange F-1 - Approx. 1.5 inches in size
29. Ophthalmotipalia ventralis Zongwe Orange F-1 - Approx. 4 inches in size
30. Otopharnyx lithobates Red Top Aristo - Approx. 1.5 inches or larger
31. Protomelas fenestratus steveni Yellow Chin
32. Pseudotropheus avanti Yellow Tail Zebra - Approx. 1.5 inches or larger
33. Pseudotropheus elongatus Likoma - Approx. 1.5 inches or larger
34. Pseudotropheus flavus Yellow Dinghani - Approx. 1.5 inches or larger
35. Retroculus lapidifer - Rapid eartheater
36. Sciaenochromis fryeri Electric Blue Ahli Iceberg
37. Tetraodon miurus teapot puffer - Approx. 3 inches or larger
38. Tetraodon schoutedeni Leopard Puffer - Approx. 3.5 inches or larger
39. Tropheops macrophthalmus Albino Red Hood - Approx. 4 inches in size
40. Tropheus moorii Ikola
41. Tropheus Canary Cheek - Blue Eyed Tropheus
42. Uaru fernandezyepezi Colombia - Large
43. Xenotilapia ochrogenys Jumbo Kipili F-1 - Approx. 2.5 inches in size
44. Xenotilapia singularis Kekese F-1 - Approx. 1.5 inches or larger

A list of fish and Auction Prospetus will be posted about 7-10 days prior to the event.

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Auction Location Time

Chicago Hilton Northbrook @ 6PM
2855 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062
Map and Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/jhan4BvCgttD64ms8

Event Properties

Event Date 08-13-2023 6:00 pm
Event End Date 08-13-2023 9:00 pm
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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