As the picture of some of our Anableps might suggest, we are, and
have been, enthusiastic tropical fish hobbyists for the past forty
years. We're strictly amateurs but we've had some good luck from time
to time and we hope to use this site to share a bit of information and a
few pictures related to this beautiful hobby. If you're new to tropical fish or just want a basic refresher course, be sure to read Pat's Basic Guide to a Successful Aquarium.
We're members of the St. Catharines & Area Aquarium Society (SCAAS) where Pat held the position of Editor of The SCAT newsletter for 9 1/2 years. Perhaps the most famous issue was the colour edition from April 1998 because we had 500 copies and we could afford to spread them around. Whenever possible, Pat added a bit of colour to The SCAT just to emphasize the part it plays in our beautiful hobby. The June 2000 edition was her last.
|May 2021 SCAT
The new editor is T.B.A. and we wish he/she all the best in that endeavour. Our club now has its own web site called scaas.info. Feel free to pay it a visit.
Last year's C.A.O.A.C. Convention was to be hosted by the Durham Region Aquarium Society. It was to be held on May 1st - 3rd, but has been postponed because of the Covid-19 virus. For more information check the CAOAC website and look for details.
Because of Covid-19, our next meeting will be held over Zoom on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
(the link to the Zoom meeting is here .
Our speaker for Monday, September 13 will be Frank Aguirre (www.acuaprof.com). He will talk about Tridacna Clams - some of the most beautiful invertebrates in the world, which have become very popular among marine aquarists. Tridacna Clams display all kinds of colours in their mantles making them attractive additions to the marine aquarium. In his presentation, Frank will discuss the care and maintenance of Tridacnas.
There should be lots of good fellowship and great chances to 'talk fish'. All those interested in tropical fish will be, as always, most welcome. It will be a pleasure to see you.
If you'd like to join the St. Catharines & Area Aquarium Soc. you can obtain a membership form and instructions here
To read the 2014 June SCAT, (my last issue) click here
(Sadly, because of the Pandemic), already happened Fishy Events:
Watch this space for more information on coming fishy events.
A BIG thank you to all who attended and supported our Nov. 3rd, 2019 Auction!|
|This site will change to reflect what's happening in our hobby and what's going on at the St. Catharines club. We hope
some of it will be useful or, at least, interesting. We'll feature
more fish pictures and interesting aquatic information in the future. In
the meantime keep your fish wet and warm and don't forget to take pictures.
To find out about lots of other excellent Tropical Fish Clubs and upcoming events click on
CAOAC 'Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs' and/or FAAS
'Federation of American Aquarium Societies'.
The Calgary Aquarium Society has a site still well worth a visit by those who love fish.
For a great source of tropical fish info and pics try
FISH LINK CENTRAL
Also check out Cichlid Fishes of Lake Malawi, Africa - an excellent resource.
An article from 'The Scat' - April '98 issue - on Breeding Sturisoma
An article from 'The Scat' - May '98 issue - on Breeding Whiptails (Rineloricaria)
An article from 'The Scat' - September '98 issue - on Breeding Alfaro huberi (livebearers)
From 'The Scat' - November '98 issue
Yet Another Photo Op! pictures from our show.
An article from 'The Scat' - January '99 issue - on Breeding Ember Barbs
An article from 'The Scat' - February '99 issue - on Breeding Chapalichthys pardalis
An article on breeding Discus from 'The Scat' - April '99 issue - Our Fascination with Discus
An article on breeding Apistogramma steindachneri from 'The Scat' - June '99 issue - Our First Apisto
An article on Anableps anableps from 'The Scat' - Oct '99 issue - Anableps anableps Part I
An article on Anableps anableps from 'The Scat' - Nov '99 issue - Anableps anableps Part II
An article on Anableps anableps from 'The Scat' - Dec '99 issue - Anableps anableps Part III
An article on Anableps anableps from 'The Scat' - Jan '00 issue - Anableps anableps Part IV
An article on Farlowella acus from 'The Scat' - Mar '00 issue - Stick Cats - Farlowella acus
An article on Labidochromis caeruleus & Melanochromis chipokae from 'The Scat' - Nov '00 issue - Two Easy Malawians
An article on breeding the Bumblebee Goby from 'The Scat' - Mar '01 issue - Bee Keeping
An article on Showing Fish - Six Steps to Showing Fish
The Contents of the 'Scat' for Sept.'99
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