The next meeting of the Chatham-Kent Aquarium Society will be on May 13 at Chatham Chrysler at 11 am. It features Josh Cunningham and his program ""How I became a Fish Alcoholic"".
Josh Cunningham has been keeping and breeding African Cichlids for almost 20 years. He started with African Cichlids from Lake Malawi and a couple for Lake Victoria in an 400 sq ft basement. During this time he was mainly breeding four to five different kinds of cichlids and trading the fry back to the pet store for food and filter media. At some point a decision was made to move to a different area and a bigger house. Once the move was completed he was without cichlids for a couple of years and then acquired a 55 gallon tank. Once the tank was setup and stocked, multiple tank syndrome kicked in again. He then expanded on some different species and kept a few tanks on the main floor of his house. At this point, he decided he wanted a fishroom in the basement. Designs were made and tanks and fish purchased and a 'Fish Alcoholic" was born. Today he has spawned over 100+ kinds of African cichlids and have achieved master breeder status in the Michigan Cichlid Association and Ohio Cichlid Association. He was also named Grand Champion breeder of the American Cichlid Association in 2015 for most spawns in a year. He spends his time in the fishroom doing more changes and working with different species. In addition, he also run a business called Cunningham Cichlids, LLC https://www.cunninghamcichlids.com/ and is also the President of the Michigan Cichlid Association and Co-Chairmen of the 2017 American Cichlid Association Convention taking place on July 13-16 in Novi, Michigan.
Bowl show is Livebearers and Killifish. Don't forget that bringing a bowl show entry gets you a free raffle ticket. We will have a raffle and mini-auction (if people bring items for it!)
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Good presentation by Josh!