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This is the second ParadisE-Press.  The Paradise Press 
is a monthly publication of the Long Island Aquarium 
    If you have any comments or if you wish to be removed 
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by using the reply function in your e-mail software. 
December 17, 1999	Holiday Meeting	Holiday Party
January 21, 2000	Sal Silvestri	Apistograma
February 18, 2000	Jerry Smith	KOI
March 10, 2000*	Jeff Cardwell (Tetra)	Florida Fish Farming
April 14, 2000*	John Benn	South American Collecting
May 19, 2000	Jeff DeGeorge
Also a rep from Fancy Publication	Fish Jeopardy
May 21, 2000	ANNUAL LIAS AUCTION	Babylon Town Hall 
June 16, 2000	TBA	TBA


I want to start off this issue by thanking all those 
members that pitched in for October’s meeting during our 
absence. From what I understand, they even enjoyed the 
tasks they volunteered for. Now, there are a few people, 
having had the exposure that realize. Hey, this can be a 
fun thing to do. I guess the next step would be to try 
attending a board meeting to see if that could also be 
something enjoyable. The least these people could do, is 
tell someone else they had a better time being involved for 
the evening than just sitting in a chair. Speaking of 
chairs I called the park and mentioned the shortage of 
tables and chairs. There were adequate numbers of both 
available for the night. Thank you Linda and Ralph. 
Our guest speaker, Rosario La Corte brought along a great 
set of slides to compliment his wonderful presentation on 
killifish. There are so many of these colorful gems to 
choose from. There is even one for you African fans that is 
a stunner. Many of the fish are easy to breed and do not 
require a large tank. As with all these fish please keep 
the strains separate, lest you interbreed, and ruin all 
your efforts. Breeder award points should be easy to obtain 
and you will enjoy the fish even more. Rosario stressed the 
importance of a varied diet with as much live food as you 
can manage. He even collects his from a kiddy pool in the 
backyard. We had a pool in our yard years back and I used 
to harvest creatures to feed in the fall and spring when 
the cover was on. 
This month is the holiday party. Someone will be going home 
with a new tank, Eclipse style. Tickets will be $1.00 or 6 
for $5.00 for this prize. There will be a bowl show and 
regular raffles will also be sold. Please bring a fish 
related grab bag gift of between 10 and 15 dollars. Have a 
safe and enjoyable holiday season. I look forward to seeing 
you in the year 2000.

   EDITOR'S NOTE                     BOB BAKOFEN  
Well it is just about time to say farewell to 1999.  Was it 
a good year for you and your loved ones?  I mean your 
family and friend, not your fish.   Hopefully the fish did 
well also.
	When I look back on ’99 in terms of the club, I see 
a lot of things happened.   We lost a good friend and 
member, John Lundgren.  We gained a few new members and 
friends.  We had some great meetings and some good ones.  
And…..  OK, maybe one that was just not terrific.  
	This year was the year I became Editor of the 
Paradise Press.  When I looked back at the first Editor’s 
Notes I wrote I noticed that I said that the only reason I 
took the job was to keep the Paradise Press going.  Glen 
Peterson needed to drop the job of Editor off of his “to do 
list”.  No one else wanted it , so rather than let the 
Press laps for months, I took the job.		
	In looking back over the past year, in terms of 
being the Editor, I noticed a few things.  One is that I 
appreciate the efforts of our club leaders more than I did 
in the beginning of the year.  As the Editor, I guess I 
payed more attention to their efforts.   I also noticed 
that as jobs came open more and more people have been 
standing up and taking on the responsibilities that others 
just needed a break from.
	The last thing I noticed is that from the beginning 
of the year till now, one thing has not changed.  It is 
still difficult to get enough articles from you all to fill 
the Paradise Press each month.   Some of you have the 
article ready each month on time and ready to go. Others, 
well let me just say, it more difficult to get an article 
from you.
	As far as articles go, next year I would like to 
see more participation from more people.  I would like to 
see more “how to” articles.  How did you make a stand for 
your tanks.  How about some info on filtration or a simpler 
way to do those all important water changes.  Any simple 
suggestions will be appreciated, and your article does not 
have to be long or technical.  
	So as we enter the New Year let’s try to ….-----
Join in, participate.   
Have a safe and happy holiday season.

LIBRARY                          GLEN PETERSON
I) Baensch Aquarium Atlas Vol I, II, III
Author: Dr. Rudiger Riehl & Hans A. Baensch
II) Tanganyika Cichlids
Author: Ad Konings
III) Malawi Cichlids in Their Natural Habitat
Author: Ad Konings
IV) Tanganyika Secrets
Author: Konings & Dieckhoff
V) Malawi Cichlids in Their Natural Habitat (2nd Edition)
Author: Ad Konings
VI) The Reef Aquarium (Vol I)
Author: J. Charles Delbeck & Julian Sprung
(Donated by Michele Romeo)

LIAS Members can call Glenn Peterson [586-3893] and request 
any book to be brought to the following general meeting. 
Books are intended as reference material for all members, 
therefore no books will be “loaned” outside of the general 
Any members who wish to donate books, videos or old club 
newsletters (LIAS or others) should contact Glenn at the 
above number. Due to space constraints, magazines can not 
be accepted at this time. Arrangements for these 
periodicals are being considered, so don’t throw them out 


Many of you are aware that we are planning to have our 
annual auction on May 21, 2000.  We need this auction to be 
a huge success.  This is our major method of fund raising 
for the year and our success here determines the shape of 
the 12 months that follow for the club.  A successful 
auction determines the quality of our guest speakers and 
the nature of the programs we can present.  We need it to 
be a success.

So how can you help?  Sign up at the December meeting to be 
a part of the Auction Committee.  People with many talents 
are needed.  If we start planning now we can have a well 
organized , profitable show.  Vinnie will ask for 
volunteers at the December meeting. Stand UP


Aquarium - Nouns = Marine museum, vivarium. This is the 
description given by the electronic dictionary in my 
computer. Of course, the same dictionary defines the plural 
as AQUARIA (which is correct) but also as AQUARIUMS, which 
is incorrect and proves you shouldn’t trust the electronic 
dictionaries either. My Webster’s II New Riverside 
University Dictionary  (which is an old fashioned book) 
defines Aquarium as: (1) A water filled container in which 
fish or other aquatic animals and often plants are kept. 
(2) A place for the public display of aquatic animals and 
plants. The Gian Padovani Unaccepted Unpublished Dictionary 
defines an aquarium as: An often rectangular glass 
container for the purpose of keeping aquatic life, and 
where an aquarist (which see) pours most of his money.  For 
the benefit of those who are burning with curiosity I am 
also citing the word Aquarist: the formally accepted title 
for a human being who keeps fish but should be classified 
as a nut.
When I was a little boy a fish was a red animal with fins 
and was kept in a bowl filled with water. Whenever I 
remembered or my mother reminded me, I changed the water. I 
would dump the entire contents in a sink, fill the 
container with fresh water from the top, grasp the fish, 
and dump it back in the bowl. Occasionally I would forget 
to put the stopper on the sink and the fish would end up in 
the vast labyrinth of the plumbing! 
As I grew older I saw people who actually had rectangular 
glass containers, which they referred to as tanks.
The word Aquarium was reserved for large institutions or 
wealthy individuals who could afford to keep gigantic 
enclosures, made out of different materials but with at 
least one viewing glass pane. One of the most famous 
aquariums was locate in Principality of Monaco, but many 
large aquarium were located in England (Plymouth), France 
(Nice), Italy (Naples), and Germany (Berlin).
Here in the United States the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago was 
a landmark, as well as the defunct New York Aquarium. Today 
there are many outstanding public edifices like the 
relatively new  New York (Brooklyn)  Aquarium, the New 
Jersey Aquarium, the National Aquarium (Baltimore), the 
Monterey Bay, the Shedd Aquarium (Chicago),  the Scripp 
Institute Aquarium,  the New England Aquarium (Boston), the 
Steinhart Aquarium (San Francisco), the Marinelands of the 
Atlantic and Pacific and many other smaller, modest 
aquariums. I live in the western portion, but North 
Carolina has at least three marine aquariums in the eastern 
section of the state, which are vivarium, since they 
include local reptiles, as the Alligator. 
The combination of fish, plants and other aquatic creatures 
has been the formula for all public aquariums located by 
the seashore, bays or estuaries. My honeymoon in St. 
Augustine, Florida, warranted a visit to the Seaquarium in 
Marineland, where the public could view giant marine 
denizens through convenient windows and portholes below the 
surface, and delight at the antics of Flipper and other 
One of the newest aquariums, established in 1992 is the 
Chattanooga Aquarium in Tennessee. This particular 
establishment should be of particular interest to “home” 
aquarists,  since it emphasizes the freshwater fishes. In 
fact, (as in the National Aquarium) it has a section 
devoted to the fishes of  the Amazon area .
As Long Islanders, you may be interested in making a visit 
to the Cold Spring Harbor Hatchery & Aquarium. Emphasis is 
placed on game fishes, especially Salmonids, but there are 
also ornamental cold water species. The Hatchery has been 
declared an Historic Site, and is maintained by private 
concerns. Its niche to fame comes from the fact that it was 
the first American hatchery to receive from Europe the 
first shipment of eggs of the Brown trout.  To conclude, 
and since this is the last issue of this millenium, let me 
wish you  a Happy New Thousand Years! 


	This month I will be writing about everyone's 
favorite cichlid with the most pugnaciousness and 
personality.  When you hear those two words, the 
name "Oscar" comes to mind for most of you, or at least it 
does with me.  I will give you the basics on how to train 
your Oscars!  That's right kids!  For the next few weeks, 
your house will be an aquatic circus, or at least it will 
for those of us who keep Oscars.
	What do I mean exactly by training Oscars?  Well, 
of course I am not talking about teaching him to go fetch 
the morning paper or better yet, clean the algae with a 
scouring pad inside the tank.  What I mean is, you can 
easily train your Oscar to learn to "know you" and even 
perform simple tricks for you or any of your house guests.  
	First let's start by me adding that the best way to 
start out to a fully tame and puppy-like fish is to start 
when they are young.  The smaller the better is what I 
always say.  I found that it works best with just one 
Oscar.  If you have about 4 or 5 in the tank and you try to 
train it to eat from your hand, one of them will swim over 
quickly and assertively and then the others get all crazy 
about getting it all to themselves and you just wind up 
with a bunch of little Oscars trying to nibble at your 
finger.  When they get about a foot long, those little 
nibbles can turn out to be strong bites of a big jaw.  So 
try to start out on the right track.
	You are looking to show your little guy the 
difference between your finger and food.  Hold your finger 
in the tank for a while.  Let the little guy nibble and 
explore it.  He will loose interest within a few minutes 
once he realizes there is no way to consume your finger.  
Then try holding a small pellet, piece of krill, or even a 
small guppy or feeder fish.  He will go right to that most 
likely and just to that, not try to nibble your finger like 
he did before.  
	After a while, he will know the difference between 
you and the food.  He may get all excited and dance around 
like a clown when you come up to the tank or put your 
finger in, but that is what you want.  You want him to put 
on a show for you.  
	This serves as a good lesson for when they get 
bigger.  They will be able to take food from your hand and 
just the food.  Start them off on the right track and you 
will have quite a specimen.
	The next thing you could do is teach your Oscar 
what the can or bag of cichlid pellets looks like.  Anytime 
he sees that bag in your hands, he will go nuts!  Trust me, 
it's quite a sight!  This is very simple.  Once he gets 
excited with you, he will already be very giddy when you 
are feeding him.  Each time, hold the container in which 
the food is in front of the tank and then toss the food 
in!  After a while, he will know the red from the cichlid 
food container or the green from the cichlid food container 
will look like gold to him and he will let you know he 
wants to eat!  This is definitely very funny to watch with 
a larger Oscar.
	Now, I will talk about how you can make your Oscar 
a true pet!  Remember, it will almost always work as long 
as your start out small.  With getting him to learn the 
difference between you and the food, you are already a step 
ahead.  After that, try touching his head lightly.  You 
will be able to stroke his head time after time of getting 
him used to your touch.  Do this every day if you can.  
Stick with it.  It's just like a rabbit or a furry 
creature; the more you handle it, the more tame it will be 
to your.  Of course you don't really want to handle your 
Oscar, at least not out of the water.  You will like this 
trick the most when he is really big.  Then it is the most 
fun petting him and even shaking his fin!  It is also a 
good idea to reward him whenever you are doing that.  This 
way, he won't care what you do with him as long as he's 
getting fed!
	The final little trick that I will talk about is my 
favorite.  That's right, I am saving the best for last!  I 
am also explaining it last because you need to have all of 
the above accomplished before you attempt this, especially 
with a large Oscar.  The trick is to have him jump out of 
the water and grab a piece of food from you hand!  It is 
loads of fun and will keep you and your kids entertained 
for hours, or until he is full at least!  
	This is also the easiest little thing you can teach 
him to do, because there really isn't any teaching 
involved!  When the Oscar is all caught up in his 
excitement waiting for food, he will do anything to get 
it.  If you have him all wound up and going then just hold 
a large piece of food, preferably krill because he can see 
it better, over the top of the tank and hold your breath!  
If you are more of the sensitive one or your Oscar is more 
of the "try to fir your whole hand in his mouth in mid air" 
type, then just used some kind of plastic grasping tool or 
tongs to hold the food.  Just make sure that it isn't 
anything sharp or could hurt him.
	These are only a few of the things that you can 
teach your Oscar to do.  I am sure there are loads of other 
things too.  Experiment for yourself.  I am sure you could 
accomplish a lot!  Have fun and be sure to always keep the 
tank covered with something heavy when you're not around!  
Happy oscarkeeping!

	Visit Emmett’s web site “Oscars on the Web,” at 
http://aquafish.webjump.com. or contact him by e-mail at   
Gourami007 at aol_com


Yes, pleco fans, there is yet another tiger pleco on the 
market.  Like the Peckoltia sp. Vittata from the Rio Xingu 
in Brazil(L15 for you hardcore Aqualog fans!), the Panaque 
sp. “Tiger” from Cameta, Brazil (L002) and the Panaque 
sp. “Gold” also from Brazil (LDA 01), this species achieves 
a relatively small size.  However, the pattern of theis 
fish will undoubtedly label it as the most outstanding of 
all the so-called tiger plecos.
	This species was collected at the Rio Tapajos near 
the city of Santarem in Northern Brazil.  It is noteworthy 
to mention here that many of the species collected at this 
locality, both of chichlid and catfish origin, possess a 
brilliant yellow and/or red hue throughout the body.  This 
was recently seen in shipments of Geophagus sp. of the 
Surinamensoid type and also in specimens of Apistogramma 
Agasizzi.  The pattern of the newest tiger pleco is one of 
wavy brown lines on a background of brilliant yellow.  The 
fins are opaque with typical tiger striping, but the lines 
on the head and body do not connect.  These wavy lines 
depict a pattern that might have been a deliberate attempt 
at randomness by the artist!
	The yellow pigmentation of the species from this 
region can be explained by cells called chromatophores 
which contain compounds known as carotins which absorb the 
red, yellow, or orange spectrum of sunlight.  And yes, 
these are the same compounds known as carotenoids from red, 
yellow and orange vegetables.  In humans, these compounds 
function as antioxidants to scavenge potentially harmful 
substances known as free radicals.  In fish, carotins are 
simply color containing, fat soluble compounds.  It is also 
interesting to note that the background color of the Rio 
Tapajos is yellow to beige in color.  So, perhaps this is 
an evolutionary adaptation to provide the smaller species 
protection (by camouflage) from predation by the larger 
	These compounds also help to explain the dramatic 
color changes many fishes undergo in times of stress:  the 
carotin compounds in the chromatophore cells are fat 
soluble and can therefore pass through the membrane of 
otherwise colorless cells known as iridocytes.  These cells 
contain guanine granules which appear as silver.  In times 
of stress, such as courtship rituals, jaw locking or even 
poor water conditions, hormones are released which act as 
chemical messengers to release carotins from 
chromatophores.  The carotins are taken up by the silver 
iridocytes.  I have had many fish appear to loose their 
color or to change color during spawning time or even when 
defending a territory against a challenger.  It would be 
interesting to do a study on the effect of diet and 
modification of color.  Studies are already underway to 
study the effects of supplementation of fish foods with 
essential fatty acids, but I’ll leave that for another 
	Getting back to the Tapajos Tiger pleco – I 
mentioned earlier that this fish attains a small size.  I 
have had my current specimen for over two years and it has 
not grown beyond three and a half inches!  It has proved to 
be a fairly hardy species; the water parameters are 80 
degrees Fahrenheit, Ph 6.8 and soft.  The tank is 
aquascaped with many branches of driftwood because this 
fish appears to have the same spoon shaped teeth as that of 
the dwarf panaques and their larger cousins, the blue-eyed 
pleco and the royal pleco.  All of these species rasp wood 
due to the requirement for lignans in their diet.  Lignans 
are the main non-carbohydrate component of fiber and form 
the structural components of plants.  Lignans are not 
digested by intestinal bacteria humans of animals.
	These species as well as the Tapajos Tiger pleco 
will accept other foods – mine particularly loves Tetra 
Bits and algae wafers.  It does not possess a belligerent 
nature like its larger cousins and will kindly relinquish 
its territory to others.
	There are many beautiful species coming out of the 
Rio Tapajos system and hopefully collections will become 
more frequent.
1. Aqualog Reference Book – The “L” Numbers
2.   Mayland, H. & Bork, D. – “South American Dwarf 
Chichlids”, Verlag, Gmblt, Germa
  SHIPPING FISH- ROBERT RICE                          
 Ok, OK you have done it .You have just collected the 
hidden, secret  spot of your favorite fish  and shockingly 
have  too many  excellent  fish. Maybe you have done even  
better  and your  favorite fish has spawned and you have 
fry coming  out your  ears. Great , at first you panic then 
you  dig  out  a Native fish wish list  trading  post 
(avaliable at htt://nativefish.interspeed.net/ ) and decide 
I want to send  my  fish to a Miss.  Jones in Portland 
Oregon ! Sounds good so far.  Miss.Jones being a trusting 
sort sends you a box full of aquatic plants  that you have 
wanted for years. You are in heaven!  Suddenly you realize 
you have a problem you owe Miss.  Jones some fish but do 
not have the foggiest idea how to get them to her ! Relax 
your friendly host (me) will walk you through the whole 
You need to ship fish ? Well first off you need to get a 
box and  some bags. Here is the place where a friendly pet 
store owner  can  make your life easier. Let’s say  you  
ask  your local pet store owner Hans “Sir, do you have any 
extra boxes or  bags  I  need to ship some fish”. Hans 
looks at  you  in disgust  and says “ Why do you need to 
ship fish, you  don’t buy  fish  here so where did they 
come from? You are  a  bad person get out of my store.” So 
you slink away vowing  never to return. On your way home 
you get a CO2 to the air  mix wich is not good. If not your 
air is better than no air. Now be carefull, if you blow 
your plastic bags up too much , brainstorm and stop at the 
local Piggly Wiggly grocery store and purchase a box  of 
Glad  freezer bags for $1.29. Not the ziplock kind  but  
the cheap  old  reguar freezer bags.You also notice CHEAP  
styro coolers for $1.99 and snag one of those too. On your 
way out you  talk  them into giving  you a cardboard box  
that  once held Pampers diapers. OK , fine you are in 
Or what if instead old Hans had said “Boxes ? You want 
Boxes ?  Yeah  I got a pile of them in the back help 
yourself  and buy  something will ya? “ So you purchase 
some bags from him at  a  nickel a piece and vow to buy all 
your hardware  from your  new  buddy Hans. Who by the way 
loves to collect,  and tries to talk you into taking him 
with him next time you  go (that is a different story 
though !)
So, either way you are heading home with the right stuff  
in your  car  and a grinding fear in your heart about  
shipping those  fish. You wonder how can fish survive in 
this  little box for the long trip to Oregon. A tear wells 
up in your eye, when you think “I could be sending my 
babies to there DOOM , whoa is me.” Relax fish are not 
people and they can tolerate a box very easily and with 
little stress.
You have picked your fish out and are ready to start 
packing .  First  rule of packing is less water equals 
more  fish!  That  means put the absolute minimum amount of 
water in each bag.  Fish do not breath water they breath 
air. If your  bag is  full of water and not air you will 
have a very heavy box of  stinky  water arriving in Oregon 
and a very angry  Miss.  Jones  opening them. So put about 
an inch of water  in  each bag sometimes more , sometimes 
less depending on the size of the fish. I like to put just 
enough to fully cover each fish and  never  any more. Then 
I blow the bags up to  a  squishy soft consistency. If you 
are lucky and have bottled O2 or  a tire  pump  use  that 
instead of blowing  em  up  with  your mouth.  When you 
exhale it adds a bit of  the pressure change while on an 
airplane can burst the bags open .  Rule number two is, 
more bags equals more fish. What this means is it is far 
better to have 15 small bags with 1  fish in  them than two 
large bags with 8 fish in them. If a  fish dies  you  will 
limit the damage to his buddies if they  are not in the bag 
with him !
So  now  you have packed up these fish just so and have  
all these  cute little bags on the floor what now? Simple, 
place them  in  the  Styrofoam box and put a bit of  
newspaper  in there  to cover any gaps and tape the box 
closed.  I  use  2 inch  wide packing tape as it adds 
support to the box.  Then place the whole thing inside a 
suitably sized cardboard  box with a bit of newspaper to 
cover the gaps label it and write live fish on the sides of 
this box. Tape it shut and you are ready  to  go  to  the 
post office. Maybe Hans  gave  you  a cardboard and styro 
all in one if so skip a step and head to the post office!
The  post office you say ! Why not UPS, Fed Ex or one of 
the other carriers? Because they often do not allow the 
shipping of  live animals and they are always more 
expensive. So  you lug  your  large ugly box up there, all 
labeled up  and  the postal  clerk says “ I am sorry but we 
can’t ship LIVE  fish .”  You however have read this 
article and are prepared  and reply   “  Ma’am in the 
domestic mail manual section 124.632 it states you can ship 
non venomous cold blooded animals via the post 
office.” “Oh “she says, looks it up and says “Never 
mind  !” and your fish are on their way. Wait you say,  
what if  I  was shipping to another country, say London  
England, is that legal? You would recite the same sentence 
except add “the international mail manual states in 
section  139.1 that  the  shipment  of non........” You 
get  the  picture. Anyway  she  says  “oh”  and ask  “how  
would  you  like  it shipped?” The correct answer is 
priority mail. Most packages are there in 2 days and it is 
so cheap you can’t beat it. So you cough up about 10-12 
dollars and head home and wait. The best  thing is next 
time you ship fish, the postal employees will  all know you 
are the fish person and will be  glad  to help.  See those 
postal service coffee breaks are  good  for something
Two  days  later you get a call from Miss. Jones  in  
Oregon thanking  you  for your cool fish and all is well.  
You  are happy, your fish are happy and Miss. Jones is 
happy. Life is good.  You think you might want to trade 
again and  dig  out your Fish Wish List  again. Yes life is 
I have used the same setup to send fish all around the 
world with  waits  as  long  as 14 days with  a  higher  
that  80% survival rate. So do not be afraid to ship fish , 
be  afraid of  taxes  ,  death , environmental apathy but 
not  shipping fish. Until next time good luck and good 
All Men are equal until the point of exertion
Help Preserve our Aquatic Heritage join the NFC
Check out our Exotic Removal Program and Breeders Program 
at our website http://nativefish.interspeed.net/
The author is involved with the NFC  (Native Fish 
Conservancy http://nativefish.interspeed.net/) and 
regularly speaks about native fish to various groups. e-
mail Robert Rice at Juno_com



Convention March 17-19, 2000.   Held at the Hartford 
marriot in Farmington , CT.  Contact Janine Banks 802-372-
8716 or via e-mail dbanks at together_net

Northeast Council of Aquarium Societies presents Tropical 
Fish Showcase 2000 hosted by the Norwalk Aquarium Society, 
Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2000, at the Nature Center,  10 Woodside 
Lane, Westport,  Ct.  The first ever NEC all species mega-
show.  Hugh auction Sunday, Oct. 1 starting at 10:00 a.m. 
Free admission.  All show entries and auction lots must be 
pre-registered by Sept. 
15, 2000. (Due to the large turnout expected no walk-in 
entries will be 
accepted).  Forms are available online at 
www.norwalkas.org/nec2000 or email 
dfh at compuserve_com


The North Jersey Aquarium Society proudly announces that 
they have been selected as the host club for the American 
Cichlid Association’s 2001 convention. 
“ACA 2001: A Cichlid Odyssey” as we’re calling it will be 
held July 11th-15th at the Parsippany Hilton, home of this 
year’s immensely successful and widely attended Tropical 
Fish Weekend Extravaganza ‘99. Situated in the New York 
City metropolitan area, and close by to major breeders and 
wholesalers, it should prove to be a memorable event. 
We will keep you posted when our official NJAS ACA 2001 
Website is launched.
This will be your one-source for information and 
registration materials. 
We invite all our fellow hobbyists to mark their calendars 
NOW for an event of a lifetime: 
ACA 2001: A Cichlid Odyssey
Hosted by the famous, original North Jersey Aquarium Society

Brooklyn Aquarium Society
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The Greater City Aquarium Society
78th Anniversary Fish Show and Aution
WHEN: 	May 6th, 7th, 8th   2000
WHERE: Queens Country Farm Museum
Between the Grand Central Pkwy and Union Tpke

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