ACA News, Volume 2, #7

Editor: Alan R.De Angelo
Greetings and Salutations!

The heat is on in the Midwest and the air-conditioners are doing what they do best, keeping us cool. Thank you Willis Carrier for this most wonderful invention.

Speaking of being cool, the ACA Convention is just a few days away. If you haven’t yet made plans to get to Covington, Kentucky, what are you waiting for?

As usual, the ACA Convention brings old friends together, helps you to make new friends and contacts, is a great way to get the best information on your finny charges and lets you see, in person, some of the best specimens of the family Cichlidae available. Not to mention tank and room sales of some really cool fish.

Last time I attended the convention, I acquired six young Cryptotheros nanoluteus that have given me not only two pairs of prolific Yellow Convicts but hours of enjoyment as they protect their fry from one another and the other fish present in the community tank they are kept in.

Don’t forget the exhibitors, the giant auction and much, much more. So, if you can still squeeze the time in to attend, come on out to Covington, KY for the best in the cichlid world. For info visit:


To those of you who are collectors of aquarium literature, four new, hot-off-the-press editions of BB (#284-287) will be for sale at the convention, in print! Don’t miss out on these special print editions for your libraries! Special thanks to ZOO MED for their help in making these print editions possible.

As long as we are on the topic of BB, flex your pencils and send a contribution to our fearless Editor:


The BOT elections are right around the corner. If you wish to help keep the ACA on course and be a part of the BOT, send a short bio to


Have you been keeping up on the results of the ACA Photo Contest? Some truly wonderful entries have been sent. Show off your talents in photography, your creative eye and your fish. See the web site for entry instructions, current entries and to view past results.

That’s all for now. I’ll see you at the Convention!

Keep cool.

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Go to the convention website at for more information, to register, book your hotel room, etc.

2016 Convention


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