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by LewC
Mon May 21, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Our old friend Lee Newman visits in June
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Our old friend Lee Newman visits in June

Newman Photo.jpg Lee Newma n, of Vancouver, Canada, has been keeping freshwater fish for over 40 years, and for many of those years has been working with Neotropical cichlids. Specifically, he spent many years studying the husbandry of cichlids of the genus Satanoperca. He has collected cichlids in...
by LewC
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: May 4th: Charlie Mueller on breeding Loracariids
Replies: 2
Views: 134

May 4th: Charlie Mueller on breeding Loracariids

OCA Program Preview May, 2018 Submitted Mueller photo cropped.jpg Charlie Mueller has been keeping fish for over 20 years now, and lives in the Pittsburgh area. Specializing almost exclusively on South American fish over the years, he has recently narrowed down his focus to catfish with sucker mouth...
by LewC
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Extravaganza News
Topic: Extravaganza 2018 Speakers Announced
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Extravaganza 2018 Speakers Announced

Not this year. He did promise he'd be back next year, though.
by LewC
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Extravaganza News
Topic: Extravaganza 2018 Speakers Announced
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Extravaganza 2018 Speakers Announced

We have finalized the roster of speakers for the 2018 Extravaganza! The specific topics of some of the talks, and the times of the individual presentations, are not yet determined. Willem photo.jpg Willem Heijns , an Extravaganza veteran from The Netherlands, has made it his mission to learn all he ...
by LewC
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Extravaganza News
Topic: Extravaganza 2018 Hotel Room Bookings Now Available
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Extravaganza 2018 Hotel Room Bookings Now Available

There is now! Thanks for the nudge, Jim.
by LewC
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Extravaganza News
Topic: Online Hotel Booking for Extravagazna 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 127

Online Hotel Booking for Extravagazna 2018

In response to a request, we finally have something we've needed for a long time: A way to book Extravaganza rooms on-line. Follow the link below. The 1st screen won't say anything about the Extravaganza, but after putting in your dates, the next screen will have the OCA code already entered, and yo...
by LewC
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: April Meeting All About Shell-Dwellers
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: April Meeting All About Shell-Dwellers

Yes, they are, and they had a vendor table at last year's Extravaganza.
by LewC
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: April Meeting All About Shell-Dwellers
Replies: 2
Views: 223

April Meeting All About Shell-Dwellers

CarpenterSm.jpg (Profile Submitted) Chris Carpenter , has been a board member of the Grand Valley Aquarium Club in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for many years, and has recently been elected Vice President. He has won several awards, such as Breeder of the year, Aquarist of the year, Master Breeder, Old ...
by LewC
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DCG Informationen
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: DCG Informationen

He was a pleasure to have here!

I hope things are going well for you, Frank.
by LewC
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Extravaganza News
Topic: Extravaganza 2018 Hotel Room Bookings Now Available
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Extravaganza 2018 Hotel Room Bookings Now Available

The Extravaganza is always the weekend before Thanksgiving. This year, it's November 16-18. If you're not familiar with our event, here's a link. There's a lot of information yet to be determined or announced, and Jeff is no longer the event chairman, but other than that, it'll give you an idea of w...
by LewC
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Extravaganza News
Topic: Extravaganza 2018 Hotel Room Bookings Now Available
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Extravaganza 2018 Hotel Room Bookings Now Available

Room reservations for the 2018 Extravaganza are now available. Call the Holiday Inn, Strongsville, at 440-238-8800, then dial “0” to get the front desk. Tell them you want someone on-site that can make reservations for you. Please be aware that the special $71 Extravaganza rate is only available to ...
by LewC
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Sell
Topic: A couple things available for the 2/10 Auction
Replies: 0
Views: 270

A couple things available for the 2/10 Auction

I just have a couple things I can bring to the Feb 10 OCA Winter Auction. If interested, PM or email lewcarbone@gmail.com . I’m in Norwalk, if you’d rather stop by.

Chiapaheros (Ex-Cichlasoma) grammodes: 1.25” 6/$20, 18+ available

Coptodon (Tilapia) snyderae 1.25” 6/$15, 28+ available
by LewC
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: March Speaker: Dr. Richard Kraus, USGS Biologist
Replies: 0
Views: 260

March Speaker: Dr. Richard Kraus, USGS Biologist

KrausWithFish.jpg Dr. Richard Kraus Submitted My current position is with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as a Research Fish Biologist and Station Supervisor of Lake Erie Biological Station in Sandusky, Ohio, where I conduct ecological research on Great Lakes fishes in support of natural resource...
by LewC
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Victorian expert Matt McGee visits in February
Replies: 0
Views: 350

Victorian expert Matt McGee visits in February

McGee LoRes.jpg Matthew McGee received his PhD from the University of California, Davis. He then did post-doctoral work at the University of Bern, in Switzerland. At Bern, he worked under Dr. Ole Seehausen, the world authority on Victorian cichlids. (Seehausen’s Lake Victoria Rock Cichlids, publish...
by LewC
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Birger Kamprath to speak about Synodontis
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Birger Kamprath to speak about Synodontis

Birger Kamprath has been keeping fish of one form or another since the age of ten. Fifty years later this childhood hobby persists as strong as ever, and you will find many aquariums in his home. Most are dedicated to the Mochokid catfishes of Africa (which include Synodontis), a fascinating group ...
by LewC
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Sell
Topic: Available for the Extravaganza
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: Available for the Extravaganza

The list has been updated.
by LewC
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Extravaganza News
Topic: Extravaganza 2017 T-Shirt Honors Felipe Cantera
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: Extravaganza 2017 T-Shirt Honors Felipe Cantera

Sorry, there's nothing like that in the works, and at this late a date, it would be impossible. Thanks for your interest, though.

We're looking forward to seeing you next weekend!
by LewC
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Extravaganza News
Topic: Showing Fish at the Extravaganza
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Showing Fish at the Extravaganza

The Cichlid and Catfish Show, at the Ohio Cichlid Association Extravaganza, may be the biggest show of its kind in the U.S. We make the process so simple, however, that we haven’t thought about publicizing the procedure. We’ll fix that now. One of the goals is to make sure the show-person has flexib...
by LewC
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Sell
Topic: Available for the Extravaganza
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: Available for the Extravaganza

TheFishGuy wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:06 pm
If you have the breeding pair of Thorichthys elliot I would like to offer to purchase them, if not I would ten fry.
I'll save them for you, Jonathan.
by LewC
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Sell
Topic: Available for the Extravaganza
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: Available for the Extravaganza

The acara are from a fairly large group that I'm thinning down for breeding. There were only 2 females, and I want to keep them both.

These fish are much better looking in the tank than in photos!

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