Welcome to the American Cichlid Association
We are a group of cichlid hobbyists, organized as a 501c3 charitable organization. The main goals of the American Cichid Association established in our Mission Statement are:
To gather, organize, and disseminate knowledge of fish in the family Cichlidae;
To encourage and further the study and conservation of cichlids in their natural habitats, and in the hobby;
To encourage the study and preservation of cichlids by awarding grants for research and conservation;
To further the conservation of the natural habitat of cichlids;
To provide a means for individuals to acquire and distribute cichlids;
To promote fellowship amongst the members.
This page is the main source of all the information you need about the ACA, and includes the following documents:
Services provided by the ACA to members, clubs and researchers:
To our members:
Our publication: The Buntbarsche Bulletin.
Our gossips gazette: The ACA News.
Our information source: The Cichlid Room Companion.
Our organizational support: Local Show Sanctioning.
Our speakers support: Speakers Program.
Our research fund: Guy Jordan Research Fund.
Programs and support in cichlid conservation:
Our list of species in need of help: C.A.R.E.S. conservation program.
Our financial support for conservation: Paul V. Loiselle Conservation Fund.
Our 2016 Convention: Novi, Michigan — July 13-16, 2017.
Organize our annual event: Guidelines for organizing a convention.
American Cichlid Association community:
Trade your cichlids.
Cichlid discussion forum.
ACA facebook feed.
ACA facebook page.
ACA facebook group.
American Cichlid Association documents:
Guy D. Jordan Retrospective Award.
Ross Socolof Award.