ACA News, Volume 5, #7

ACA News 5:7

Volume 5, #7, July 2019


Editor: Alan De Angelo

Contact: [email protected]



Greetings and Salutations,

I hope that everyone had a safe and relaxing Fourth of July. This month’s ACA News will be short as we all have a lot going on, I’m sure.



ACA-CON 2019

It’s convention time. Man, oh man! Have you been following the FB site for the convention? Some really rare and really cool fish are going to be available. NECA, our host club, has the motto “we get the fish” and they have sure kept their promise. But, the only way to get your hands on these fish is to attend the convention. So, look at the convention ad in this issue of the AN and get to Cromwell, CT next weekend. It’ll be a great time of fish, friends and fun!


BOT ELECTIONS BOT ElectionBOT ElectionBOT ElectionBOT ElectionBOT Election

The ACA is looking for a few good men or women to step up to run for the ACA BOT. Send a short bio to me at: [email protected] to be included in the running. Not sure of what the BOT does? Speak to any of our current BOT members at the convention or contact me at [email protected] and I’ll answer your specific questions.

ACA SALESACA Sales BBUSB Socolof book

The word on the street is that our good friends at ZOO MED have once again printed the most recent four editions of BB and that they will be on sale at the convention. If you are like me, a collector of aquarium literature, you will not want to miss out on these issues. If you have not yet gotten your copy of the early BB collection on USB or Ross Solocof’s book Confessions of a Tropical Fish Addict they should be available, too.




Don’t forget to donate to, or attend the BABES auction (see below for details). It’s always a lot of fun and for a really great cause.



Aquatic Experience 2019


That’s all for now. Have a great convention!

– Alan



Babes In The Cichlid Hobby are seeking donations for the famous Babes In The Cichlid Hobby Silent Auction.

It will be held this year at the ACA Annual Convention in Cromwell, CT, July 18-22, 2019.

It is all for a worthy cause! All of the money (100%) will go to the Guy D. Jordan Endowment Fund, Paul V. Loiselle Conservation Fund and Stuart M. Grant Conservation Fund; you pick where you want your donation to go.

Please bring your donations to the convention. If you can’t make it, and you are willing to donate, please send your donations to us at the hotel. Cut-and-paste the address below. And remember if you don’t have anything to donate, you can always bid high on something that catches your eye or make a cash/check contribution. All donations are tax deductible.

Pam Marsh – (Guest Arriving 7/17/19)
Red Lion Hotel Cromwell
100 Berlin Road, Cromwell, CT 06416

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Cichlid Power!

Pam Chin



FaceBook - Members Only

Buntbarsche Bulletin #1-296 is now available on an updatable/re-usable, 32GB USB via BB Back Issues for





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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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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