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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 1-7-2024

Tropical Fish Swap Meet 1-7-2024

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 10 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
Lucy'sFish by The Rivers, fish and More.Lucy's Tropical Fish by The RiverVendor Ad(s)Fish
ArunHariVendor Ad(s)Discus and other fish
TerryTankersleyVendor Ad(s)Fish Aulonocara turkis Aulonocara jacobfreibergi Belonesox belizanus(Pike livebearer)female I will have some of each fish on my table. Driftwood Shells 1" flexible tubing(50'/25') Check classifieds for availability If your interested in anything I have text me. (Text me since I have not been receiving emails) Tank (847)912-6404
SteveBottsVendor Ad(s)Equipment, fish, tanks and stuff
SairAliVendor Ad(s)Discus fish and discus fish food
JoshuaStahlJRK's AquaticsVendor Ad(s)Numerous strains of guppies, plecos, supplies and misc items.. purple,red,blue,blk moscow. tiger, eltigre, blonde, silverado, sky blue, red chili endlers.... tuxedo, panda, full red, 24k guppies... 815 5438 844
DeniseEricksonVendor Ad(s)New and old world cichlids
LeonidFlimanVendor Ad(s)Electric Blue Rams, A.Cacatuoides ‘triple red’, A.Cacatuoides ‘orange flash’, A.Agassizii ‘fire red’, long and short fins blue eyes bristle nose plecos, BOD, black veil angels, plants. Preorders welcome. Text @ 847-542-0658.
SteveHopmanVendor Ad(s)Corydoras- Pygmy, Albino LF Aeneas, Corydoras sp. “Black”, Weitzmani prs. Fish - Black Lyretail Molly, Full gold guppy, Koi Snakeskin guppy, Platys, Girardinus metallicus, Alfaro cultratus, G. falcatus, Least killifish (Heterandria formosa), Endlers Livebearer (Original strain) Sparkling gourami, Fundulopanchax gardneri (gold) killifish, and others. Plants - Anubias, Java fern and more. Newts -Blue Tailed Firebelly (Cynops cyanurus) - unsexed trio. finchop4@gmail.com
MichaelSchilliVendor Ad(s)Large Assortment of Aquarium Plants, Shrimp, Snails, & Long Fin Blue Eye Lemon Bristlenose Plecos L144A
MonicaBoesterVendor Ad(s)Fish
BailinShawChicago Aquatic Plant SocietyVendor Ad(s)plants
JamesDoyiakosVendor Ad(s)Fish, Plants and Live Food~
AaronWeinkeThe fish empireVendor Ad(s)Livebearers, plants, shrimp, plecos, ricefish
ScottervinSupreme cichlidsVendor Ad(s)African cichlids. Plecos.south american cichlids
MorganKruegerZen Aquatics WiVendor Ad(s)Bettas
AlanSchahczinskiA-Team FishVendor Ad(s)Fish
MartinOrdunaVendor Ad(s)Fish, plants, shrimp,rainbows, guppies,plecos.
AngelMeridaFancyfinsVendor Ad(s)Fish corydoras, plecos, etc. fancyfins on facebook for stock list
BOBNESNIDALBOB NESNIDALVendor Ad(s)Ken's pellet and flake foods, Hikari frozen foods, Fang Gel foods, Hygger LED lights, filters, heaters, air pumps, variuous decorative wood. 3tripel@gmail.com
MikeSchadleVendor Ad(s)Aquarium Literature
CathyDurkinVendor Ad(s)Fish
GabeShaferVendor Ad(s)BIG African Cichlids, house blend pellets, 55 Gallon aquarium trim rings.
MattCann2 Cann's tropicals Vendor Ad(s)Fish
LarryGreningVendor Ad(s)Discus , Angels , and Apistos.and Misc.
MichaelShuffVendor Ad(s)Fish
DanielOvertonVendor Ad(s)Pre Orders Welcome - text 219-286-0888 Pleco List L280 Dwarf Spiny Cactus - $35 L052 Atabapo Butterfly - $20 L200 Green Phantom - $25 L200a High Fin Green Phantom - $30 L476 Black Phantom - $40 L387 Tangerine Tiger - $25 L239 Blue Panaque - $25 L190 Royal - $20 L235 Flyer Cat - $30 L257 Tiger Flyer - $30 L199 Yellowhead Zebra - $30 L340 Mega Clown - $25 L201 Orinoco Angel aka snowball - $20 Cowboy Whiptail - $30 spatuloricaria caquetae - $40 Geophagus Dicrozoster - $20 Apistogramma Alacrina - $10 Dicrossus Maculatus - 5 for $40 Dicrossus Filamentosus - 5 for $25 Cardinal Tetras - $1 Brown Pencilfish - $1
JasonAdamsPrime Time AquaticsVendor Ad(s)Please see primetimeaquatics.com for fish available for preorders about 4-5 days before the swap. Rasboras, cory cats, siamese algae eaters, loaches, tetras, roseline sharks, apistogramma, rainbowfish, Northfin food and more!
CharlesSteeleVendor Ad(s)Fish
EddieBansfieldEddiebCichlids Vendor 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 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.
DavidWebbDekalb African CichlidsVendor Ad(s)Adult and juvenile African Cichlids, plecos, frozen foods, Flakes, Pellets, Veggie Wafers along with assorted equipment and accessories. Pre Orders on frozen foods suggested
VarunKamatVendor Ad(s)Shrimp, Dwarf Crayfish, Ramshorn Snails, mixed starter culture of freshwater isopods and amphipods.
EricJohnsonVendor Ad(s)Tank raised aquarium plants, plants on rock and wood, filters, heaters, wood, food, shrimp and aquarium goods.
MikeHellwegGCCAVendor Ad(s)Community fish, nano fish, assorted oddballs, flake and pellet foods
BenniCesarB’s Colony & Aquatic BuddysVendor Ad(s)Fish
fishyfishysimonVendor Ad(s)Fish apisto
SamsonYangYang's Bushido AquaticsVendor Ad(s)High quality rare properly graded fancy goldfish of different types, Rare Japanese pedigree rice fish from Japan authentic lineages, dither fish, loaches, exotic fish, nano fish, live foods, and misc. items.
MikeChristesenVendor Ad(s)Bulgarian Green Sealpoint Angelfish - all sizes - including proven pairs / Assorted angelfish all types / Dwarf Polar Blue Parrot Cichlids / Assorted Guppies. Text with Questions: 773-251-0926
PhilSalantPhilthys Fine Fish EmporiumVendor Ad(s)Philthy's Fish - Red Empress, Python Island Pundamilia, Crimson Tide Pundamilia, Red Top Lwanda, Ruby Red, Blueberry Marmalade OB Trewavasea, ZRock/Sulphurhead German Crosses, Eureka Red. Have some Males, may have some females. Possible breeding groups. Have food, LED lights, Heaters. Phil 608-576-7555 Pre-order as limited supplies.
MarkSchmidtVendor Ad(s)Fish and related items
RicPerezR & K TropicalsVendor Ad(s)Fish
JorgeDe leonJorgeandpets Vendor Ad(s)Fancy goldfish and exotic fish
RobertGeorgeGuppy Associates Intl. Chicago (GAIC)Vendor Ad(s)New and used equipment, plecos, cory cats, IFGA award-winning guppy strains
JamesVogelVendor Ad(s)-Aquaria -Equipment -Supplies
TristanWatsonTristan's Tropical FishVendor Ad(s)www.tristanstropicalfish.com
DavidHerringAfrican Adventure HatcheryVendor Ad(s)Loads of rare, beautiful, and extremely high quality African Cichlids from Malawi and Tanganyika! Along with some oddballs like the illusive Freshwater Tiger Moray Eel (Gymnothorax polyuranodon). Full list of cichlids coming soon!
MarkHuffmanMark of Excellence AquaticsVendor Ad(s)Plants Plants and More Plants
DanielWegrzyniakVendor Ad(s)Fish Discus
BruceBakkenAbbvieVendor Ad(s)Black Marble Angels Red Tuxedo Koi Guppies Black Metal Lace Guppies Metal Zebra Guppies Dragon Mosaic Firetail Guppies Red Metalhead Guppies Assassin Snails Naja Grass
corneliusanolingj4 FlowerhornsVendor Ad(s)Exotic Fishes
Neptune Aquarium SupplyMarlo Obedoza JrNeptune Aquarium SupplyVendor Ad(s)Fish, Shrimp, Rice Fish, Rice Fish Eggs, Exotic Aquatic Plants, Exotic Aquatic Floaters, Drift Wood, Nets, Moss, Fish Medicine, Almond Leaves And Much More!
JohnRobertson Community farms aquatics Vendor Ad(s)Fish,plants,decor
JorgeGarcianation wide aquaticsVendor Ad(s)Fish


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 01-07-2024 10:00 am
Event End Date 01-07-2024 1:00 pm
Cut off date 01-07-2024
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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