ACA News, Volume 4, #8-9




Volume 4, #8-9, August-September 2018



Editor: Alan De Angelo

Contact: [email protected]


Greetings and gateway to Autumn Salutations!

The party’s over my friends. The summer is calling it quits as cold fronts and storm fronts begin blowing through. Time to hunker down in the fish room and get busy again.

Not too much has been happening since the convention. Speaking of the convention, another set of kudos to the gang that put on the Houston convention. The Houston Aquarium Society and the Houston Cichlid Club were gracious hosts. I heard that it was a lot of fun.

ACA 2019 is coming and will be here before you know it so start making plans now. See the ad in this issue of the AN.


BB in print

A hearty Thank You to Gary Bagnall of Zoo Med who has again donated the printing of the latest five issues of BB. Order these through BB Back Issues.

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The AE is coming soon to the Meadowlands in Seacaucus, NJ. When you attend, please stop by the ACA booth. Special thanks to Cobalt Aquatics who paid for the new booth tablecloth and background display. Be sure to say “Hello!” to Scott, Liz, Rusty and Tim who will all be there amongst a host of others.

The ACA is also sponsoring a Cichlid Show at the AE. I believe that there is still time to register and enter your best finny charges. The show is sponsored by Aqueon, Dr. Tim’s Aquatics and Estes.


Due to some Technical Difficulties, we had to reboot the election. If you have not yet voted, please do. Please check your e-mail (including the Junk Folder) to find the new ballots.

If you can’t find it, e-mail [email protected] for a replacement.

ACA Photo Contest

The ACA is looking for a new person to run the ACA Photo Contest. If you are interested, please contact me at [email protected] and I will put you in touch with Scott McLaughlin who can explain the duties of the position to you.

That’s about it for now.

Have a great day!

– Alan


Jan Fellow

The 2019 convention is in Connecticut. Please check out the link to get more information about our annual convention.


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Buntbarsche Bulletin submissions pay!

Authors/photographers please contact the Editor for details: [email protected].

You do not need to be an ACA member to submit material for publication (you are welcome to put part of your payment toward a membership).

ACA does not assume copyright of images, neither are images submitted for publication 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.
Funds can be redirected to Research or Conservation projects in your name if you prefer.






New Membership Structure:

$35 Annual ACA Membership.

Life Memberships β€” build your membership levels incrementally and move up in rank. All memberships above the basic Life Membership will be published annually in an ACA publication to recognize your contributions to Conservation, Research and Education.

$1000 LIFE Membership β€” all current Life Memberships still honored, no increase in dues. This and all higher-level memberships receive a Life Membership to the ACA.

Higher levels of donation/membership:

$1250 Patron Member;
$1500 Endowment Member;
$1750 Benefactor Member;
$2000 Conservation Member;

$2500 Legacy Member;
Chairman’s Circle (individual donations of $5000+)

You can also include the ACA in your estate plan as several members have already done. Please visit the link below.

General Donations

You can also donate smaller or larger increments, make personal or corporate donations, etc at the link below. It is only by your support that the ACA can maintain its leadership in Cichlid Conservation, Research and Education. Remember, it is tax deductible. Please find out more at the link below:

Life Memberships/Donations


Gift Memberships

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 e-mail 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 e-mail welcome letters from the ACA and CRC.


Gift Memberships



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