Pam Chin has been replying to cichlid questions for over twenty years. Highly respected and experienced aquarist, Pam has visited cichlid habitats around the world, and bred in her's and her husband Gary fish house hundreds of cichlid species. Besides her job, she still devotes time to help any person with a cichlid question!
Pam loves cichlids! She has been a tropical fish enthusiast for many years and cichlids are her passion. Along with her husband Gary, they currently maintain over 100 aquariums in their fish house filled with cichlids from Lake Tanganyika, Lake Malawi and Central America.
Pam is an Honorary Life Member of the Pacific Coast Cichlid Association (PCCA) and past editor of the PCCA's award winning publication; Cichlidae Communique. She has been a long time member of the American Cichlid Association in the past she has served as Secretary and Chairman for the Board of Trustees and was recently named an ACA fellow, it is the highest honor the American Cichlid Association gives to members for their support of this national organization.
Pam is an avid writer her cichlid articles and “Ask Pam” column have been published in the Buntbarsche Bulletin, Cichlid News and aquarium societies from Australia to Sweden. She has received numerous writing awards from the ACA and FAAS, including “Best Continuing Column” and “Author of the Year.”
Pam is a founding member of “Babes In The Cichlid Hobby” where they try to make a difference in cichlid keeping, by raising money (Near $100,000.00 to date) for cichlid research and cichlid conservation.
Pam loves to travel with cichlid friends to fish events across North America. These friendships have led to expeditions and opportunities to visit fascinating places like Lake Malawi, Lake Tanganyika, South America & Mexico to observe cichlids in their natural habitats.
Her real job is working as a purchasing agent for a large mechanical contractor in Sacramento, Ca.
Travel Programs: Cichlid Safari - Lake Malawi, Cichlid Safari - Lake Tanganyika, African Safari – Land Animals, birds, reptiles, South America – Exploring the Rio Negro.
Cichlid Programs: Tropheus, Lake Malawi, Tanganyikan Substrate Spawners, each include; care, maintenance and breeding strategies