ACA News, Volume 3, #8

ACA News



Volume 3, #8 August 2017 


Editor: Alan R. De Angelo

Contact: [email protected]


Tardy greetings and salutations!


If this August newsletter does not arrive in the month of August, it is not our esteemed Publisher’s fault. I have been too busy having fun to write it. And, if you believe that, I have some swamp land to sell …

August is a pretty slow time of year for a lot of people. The summer is winding down. The kids are getting ready to be shipped off to school and the fishing rods are beginning to gather dust after the annual pilgrimage to your favorite body of water. You may even begin to pay a little more attention to the fish, giving them a bit more TLC. Whatever your routine, the colder weather is coming.

It’s also the start of hurricane season and our hearts and prayers go out to those people in the Houston area, experiencing such devastation. If you look back in history, the town of Galveston was wiped out in 1900 by a hurricane. I’ll take the MidWest, a little cold, a little snow but nothing devastating.



🎏 Trading Post


The new on-line Trading Post should be arriving in your In Box under the heading “Active Cichlid Offers”. The only way to get this system up and running is with utilization by YOU! Please list your “Haves” and “Wants.” The cool thing is that you can find a photo of the fish for sale in the CRC and use it in the ad. If you have a type or variant that is not listed, please mention that in the comment section.



πŸ‘ͺ Membership


The ACA is growing! Our membership numbers are steadily growing.

Things take time. One of the reasons this issue of the AN is so late is that I was hoping to bring you the news about our new Membership/Donation schedule. Life Membership is back (see below), as well as a way to easily help contribute to cichlid research and conservation. It is still in the works so I would be premature if I told you about. The next issue of the ACA News will contain this information. It will also provide you with a list of the new conservation projects and research projects that the ACA is involved with.

Keep the people of Houston in your thoughts.

All for now.



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BB submissions pay (or funds can be directed to Conservation/Research projects in your name)! Authors/photographers please contact the Editor at [email protected] for details.

You do not need to be an ACA member to submit material for publication.

NB: ACA does not assume copyright of images, neither are they added to a database without permission. In the event that we desire to re-use an image in other projects, permission would be sought and supplementary payment is guaranteed.


πŸ‘Ά πŸ‘± πŸ‘΄ Life Memberships/Donations
You can very easily give your friends/family an ACA Gift Membership, bringing them all the benefits attendant thereto. A lasting gift that has flow-on beneficial effects via the ACA’s research and conservation
programs, etc.
To organise an ACA Gift Membership, please:
1) Send payment(s) of $35 per gift membership to the ACA PayPal account at [email protected].
2) Send an email to ACA Treasurer, Tim Hovanec, at [email protected] with a CC to ACA Membership Coordinator, Claudia Dickinson ([email protected]), stating that you have just
sent money for a gift membership/s and the names and email addresses of the recipients.
3) Each ACA Gift Membership recipient will then receive an ACA Gift Member email with a copy to the
gift-giver, followed by email welcome letters from the ACA and CRC.



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Send your cichlid-related news/events to the AN Editor at [email protected] and we will be happy to spread the word for you. Allow six weeks lead time. Thank you.

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Check/edit your Contact Details on CRC yourself when you move or change your e-mail address. It’s so simple … try it.

Go to and click your username in the Welcome Panel
Select the Edit Tab and make changes
Click Save


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