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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 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.
May 2021 SCAT
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 T.B.A. and we wish he/she all the best in that endeavour. Our club now has its own web site called 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, December 6, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
(the link to the Zoom meeting is here .

Our speaker for Monday, November 1,now, due to illness. postponed to December 6, will be Jim Cumming. He maintains a highly active YouTube channel with around 700+ videos, highlighting the fish he keeps or has kept. The title of his presentation is "Keeping Cichlids in Northern Ponds: Strategies for Success".
The presentation "Keeping Cichlids in Northern Ponds: Strategies for Success" was created to give tropical fish hobbyists a feasible plan to keep tropical fish outdoors for a substantial period, in a climate that is anything but tropical.
The Nov. 1 meeting will be held on Zoom to discuss the possibility of holding an auction and any other hobby related stuff.
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 .

Couple of (Ricola macrops?) catfish
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.


Ricola macrops eggs
A BIG thank you to all who attended and supported our Nov. 3rd, 2019 Auction!

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 -Oct 30, 2021.