ACA News, Volume 10, #5

ACA News

ACA News

Volume 10, #3-4, March/April 2024

Editor: Alan De Angelo

Contact: [email protected]

Greetings and …

Sandy Moore
Sandy Moore
– 2024 Woman of the Year in Florida Agriculture

Congratulations to Sandy Moore, President at Segrest Inc. or, as we better know it, Segrest Farms, who was just recognized as the "2024 Woman of the Year in Florida Agriculture."  Way to go Sandy!  Not only does Sandy run the largest fish farm in Florida, she fights the good fight by challenging the innumerable lawsuits brought about attacking the aquatics/pet industry and our hobby. Kudos to Sandy for being … awesome!

It’s no secret that I unabashedly love convict cichlids.  I think that they are the greatest cichlid around for the study of parental behaviors.  They are feisty little bundles of energy, action and scrappiness.  What’s not to love?  I want to share a video with you shared by Willem Heijns on FB.  The original video was created by Hans van Heusden, with cichlids in the wild. Click the image below to view "The convict cichlid with many names." by Hans van Heusden on YouTube.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did:

Wild Convicts


ACA-CON 2024

The 2024 Convention speakers have been confirmed and it’s nice to see some of our favorites as well as some new faces enter the scene.  The speakers are Jeremy Basch, Sam Borstein, Melanie Stiassny, Dan Hodnett, Lawrence Kent, Rich Bierbower, Ad Konings, Ron Coleman and Gabe Posada.  What a great lineup.

2024 speakers

I hope you made your reservations as rooms are going fast. Remember, a music festival is also going on at the same time.  ACA has reserved a whole gaggle of rooms but once those run out, rooms may be hard to find. Be sure to register, too: has everything you need to have a fantastic weekend of fish, fun and friends.

Don’t forget, the fish show will contain both Catfish and Cichlids so get your finny charges entered.


Buntbarsche Bulletin needs articles, articles, articles.  The ACA even pays for them, too.  Send all submissions to Daryl Hutchins our BB Editor at [email protected].



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Until next time, be safe, be good, and change that water!



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MOAPH The Museum of Aquarium and Pet History. It’s so cool …