ACA News, Volume 2, #2

Editor: Alan R.De Angelo
Greetings and Salutations!

February is a time where not much happens besides getting anxious for the onslaught of Spring. So, as you kick back, relax and take it easy, your fish should be getting spoiled by you having free time to spend with them. That is, unless, you are still digging-out of the feet of snow that fell in some parts of the country. The warmer weather cannot come too fast for you. Even some folks in Florida had been complaining about the sweater weather that they call winter. We all have our burdens to carry.

I was just at the Greater Chicago Cichlid Association’s Swap Meet yesterday. Wow, what a crowd! I made my usual walk through, stopping to see friends, catch up on what’s new in their lives, piscatorial and otherwise, and looking at what’s available. Malawi cichlids are still king in this part of the country with them being the vast majority of sale items.

Speaking of Lake Malawi, I made my usual stop by Mike Schadle’s book display and picked up a copy of Ad Konings latest masterpiece The Cichlids of Lake Malawi National Park. This should be a welcome addition to your library. I have only had a chance to glance through it but I know that I will absorb it in its entirety over the next few nights. You can get a copy of it from direct or from Mike Schadle, [email protected]. Mike, as most of you know, is at most major fish events in the Midwest and beyond. Both Ad and Mike are great supporters of the ACA.

The Website is Back! (and mobile-friendly)

The ACA website has been fully rebuilt by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas with a little assistance from Daryl Hutchins on the Newsletter Archive (yes, you don’t have to search your e-mails for an old AN any more, just check on the website) and no doubt others pitched-in where required. The site is somehow blended into the Cichlid Room Companion platform for smooth and easy upkeep.

This leads us to the only Proposition brought before the BOT …

BOT Proposal

Prop 16-1: To accept Juan Miguel Artigas Azas’ proposal for website development, hosting, etc. at $1500. PASSED


Local Club Events

Please send us your cichlid-related news and events and we will be happy to spread the word for you. Allow 6 weeks lead time. Thank you. [email protected].

Greater Cincinnati Aquarium Society
February 13th Swap Meet 10AM-2PM
March 19th – Spring All Species Auction

Ohio Cichlid Association
February 13th Holiday Inn Strongville, OH
Registration 10 AM-Noon Auction begins at 11AM

Visit the above websites for more information. That’s all for now. Keep those water changes going and enjoy the time you have with your finny charges before the hectic summer creeps up on you. It will be here before you know it.

Membership Details

You can now check/edit your Contact Details on CRC yourself when you move or change your e-mail address. And it is simple … give it a try.

  1. Log-in to
  2. Click username in Welcome Panel
  3. Select the Edit Tab and make changes
  4. Click Save


As usual, don’t forget about your beloved BB Editor, send your articles, experiences and photos to Daryl Hutchins at [email protected]. [At this time, the upcoming edition is in dire need of contributions — BB Ed.]



Remember, that the Convention date and venue has changed. Please go to the website for more information or go to the convention site at

2016 Convention

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