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Anableps anableps

As the picture of some of our Anableps might suggest, we are, and have been, enthusiastic tropical fish hobbyists for the past thirty 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.
The new editor is Lee Routhier and we wish her all the best in that endeavour. Our club now has its own web site called Feel free to pay it a visit.
Last year the Durham Aquarium Society took charge of the CAOAC Convention. This year C.A.O.A.C. will host the Convention. For more information check the CAOAC website and look for details.

Our next meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 3rd, 2014, at our regular meeting place, the Teamsters Union Hall, 70 St. David St E in Thorold (map) at 7:30 p.m. sharp.
Our club put on a successful ****Fish Auction**** on Sunday, November 10th, 2013, at the Teamsters Union Hall. We'd like to thank all those who took part and invite you back for this year's auction Nov. 9th, 2014 at the same location.
For our November meeting we have a seminar on DVD by Ad Konings on "Malawi Cichlids Feeding Behavior". Ad Konings might well be the foremost expert on Rift Lake Cichlids and the video is both beautiful and informative. If you love these colourful cichlids, you'll want to see this one. There will be a jar show this month featuring "Cichlids of any type" as Fish Of the Month. Hopefully there will be many entries.
There will be a door prize draw for those who sign in and wear their name tags. We will have our mini-auction, as usual, a variety of healthy plants,(lately, some of the best I've ever seen), fish and other aquarium related items. Refreshments may be available and there will be lots of good fellowship and great chances to 'talk fish'. Our library books should be available this month. All those interested in tropical fish are, as always, most welcome. It will be a pleasure to see you there.
Couple of (Ricola macrops?) catfish If you'd like to join the St. Catharines & Area Aquarium Soc. you can obtain a membership form and instructions here.

To read the June SCAT, (my last issue) click here

Coming and (perhaps)already happened Fishy Events:

Watch this space for more information on coming fishy events.


Ricola macrops eggs
A BIG thank you to all who attended and supported our Nov. 10th, 2013 Auction --See you Nov. 9th, 2014!

If you care to visit a very interesting fish site, try The Minnesota Aquarium Society Aquazine.

Breeding Discus

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.

Juvenile Sturisoma

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 Oct.'99 Nov.'99 Dec.'99 Jan.'00 Feb.'00 Mar.'00 Apr.'00 May'00 June'00

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Latest update - Nov. 3, 2014.