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by LewC
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Extravaganza News
Topic: Anton Lamboj Returns
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Views: 1108

Anton Lamboj Returns

Lamboj Photo 2a.jpg Anton Lamboj submitted Anton Lamboj was born 1956 and has been an aquarist since the age of ten. Around 1980, he began to take a special interest in the cichlids of West and Central Africa. This interest led, in 1988, to the beginning of his academic education at the University ...
by LewC
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: October 6th: German Catfish Expert to Visit OCA
Replies: 0
Views: 1291

October 6th: German Catfish Expert to Visit OCA

Program Preview October, 2017 ANDREAS TANKE Profile Courtesy of the Greater Pittsburgh Aquarium Society Andi close-up.jpg Andreas Tanke was born in 1971 in Langenhagen, near Hanover, Germany. His parents had aquariums, and he got his own 1st tank at about 10 years of age. However, in the 1990s, his ...
by LewC
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: September BAP
Replies: 2
Views: 1448

Re: September BAP

H. temporalis "Chocolate Cichlid"
by LewC
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Extravaganza News
Topic: Extravagana 2017 Schedule
Replies: 1
Views: 1333

Extravagana 2017 Schedule

Here it is, folks, all finalized and board-approved: OCA Extravaganza 2017 Schedule Friday, November 17 2:00 PM Registration, Show Room (including Manufacturer/Vendor area) open. 6:00 PM Wolfgang Staeck : “Underwater Observations in Bolivia and Brazil” * 7:15 PM Daniel Konn-Vetterlein : “Cloudy and ...
by LewC
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Sept: Nick Zarzeczny reports on his Tanganyikan expedition.
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Views: 1045

Sept: Nick Zarzeczny reports on his Tanganyikan expedition.

NickZ.jpg Nick Zarzeczny was born into fishkeeping. His dad, Steve, is one of the founders and owners of RMS Aquaculture in Middleburg Heights, and Nick has had aquariums for as long as he can remember. For the past 5 years, he has concentrated on keeping and breeding African cichlids, particularly...
by LewC
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: August 4th: Kevin Carr Speaking About Large Neotropicals
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Views: 1179

August 4th: Kevin Carr Speaking About Large Neotropicals

Kevin Carr photo.jpg (Submitted) Kevin Carr has been in the organized hobby since he was 16 years old. He is an Honorary Life Member of the North Jersey Aquarium Society and a Life Member of the American Cichlid Association. He has held every position in the North Jersey Aquarium Society, including...
by LewC
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Extravaganza News
Topic: Mo Devlin Added to Extravaganza Line-up!
Replies: 1
Views: 1239

Mo Devlin Added to Extravaganza Line-up!

A fifth speaker has been added to the Extravaganza slate for this year! Mo Devlin , America’s premier aquarium photographer, will be giving a workshop on aquarium photography at 10:15 on Extravaganza Friday night. We’ll set up a tank for him, stocked with a photogenic cichlid, and he’ll demonstrate ...
by LewC
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Extravaganza News
Topic: Extravaganza 2017 Update
Replies: 1
Views: 1335

Extravaganza 2017 Update

There has been a change in our plans for the 2017 OCA Extravaganza. We are sad to announce that Luiz Tencatt, who was very excited to be coming to our event, had to cancel. It seems that, because the closest consulate is over 600 miles from where he lives (Brazil is a big country), and the process w...
by LewC
Sat May 06, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: June Speaker: Cichlid hobbyist and collector Ken Davis
Replies: 1
Views: 1288

June Speaker: Cichlid hobbyist and collector Ken Davis

KDavis Photo.JPG I'll let Ken introduce himself: I started keeping fish when I was 6 years old, catching introduced exotics in the creek behind my house when we lived in Tampa--mostly livebearers, but it was a start. Little did I know where this would lead! My parents bought me a 10 gallon tank to ...
by LewC
Tue May 02, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BAP for May 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1542

Re: BAP for May 2017

Hap. sp. "Chipwa" Adrian Indermauer brought these here in November. I'm not positive, but this might be a 1st US Spawn. Greg Steeves doesn't think there are any others in the country. Adrian wrote the CRC profile: http://www.cichlidae.com/species.php?id=2766 They look better in the tank than in the ...
by LewC
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Photographer/Cichlid Hobbyist Mo Devlin visits in May
Replies: 0
Views: 1276

Photographer/Cichlid Hobbyist Mo Devlin visits in May

Bio Submitted Mo Devlin Photo.jpg Mo “Aquamojo” Devlin has two genuine passions, photography and enjoying his cichlid fish. The two dovetailed nicely and for over thirty years he has shared aquatic photos with the online community. His website, Aquamojo.com, and Aquamojo Facebook page continue his p...
by LewC
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Scott Myers to Speak for his Home Club in April
Replies: 0
Views: 1302

Scott Myers to Speak for his Home Club in April

Scott photo.jpg Scott Myers was born in Cleveland, and grew up in Shaker Hts. His dad, Keith, had a few tanks of large Central American cichlids around the house, and Scott’s favorite was a big Red Devil. Keith often brought the very young Scott to OCA auctions, and many of us veterans remember Sco...
by LewC
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Jim Smith Fund for Education and Conservation
Topic: 2016 Grant Report from Melanie Stiasnny
Replies: 0
Views: 1622

2016 Grant Report from Melanie Stiasnny

Note: Melanie Stiassny, of the American Museum of Natural History, in New York, received a $1200 grant from the Jim Smith Fund, at the 2015 Extravaganza. On her next expedition to the Congo River, she planned to use the money to fund attempts to collect live Teleogramma obamaorum , a species she ha...
by LewC
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Extravaganza News
Topic: 2017 Extravaganza Speakers
Replies: 1
Views: 1252

2017 Extravaganza Speakers

While still savoring the memories of the 2016 Extravaganza, we’re deep into preparations for Extravaganza 2017. In fact, we’ve already booked our full slate of speakers for this year’s show! Of course, Ad Koning s will be on hand. Ad continues to make trips to Lakes Malawi and Tanganyika, and graces...
by LewC
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Mike Drawdy, of Imperial Tropicals, to visit in March
Replies: 0
Views: 1162

Mike Drawdy, of Imperial Tropicals, to visit in March

Mike Drawdy , our speaker in March, is a 3rd generation fish farmer. His family started Imperial Tropicals, in Lakeland, Florida, in 1970. After serving 4 years in the United States Marine Corps, Mike began working full time for the family business. According to Mike: As a young boy, I was fortunat...
by LewC
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Introducing Feb. speaker Dr. Suzanne Gray
Replies: 3
Views: 1816

Re: Introducing Feb. speaker Dr. Suzanne Gray

Yes, I do.

Thanks for the question. I will be more specific in the future.
by LewC
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Introducing Feb. speaker Dr. Suzanne Gray
Replies: 3
Views: 1816

Introducing Feb. speaker Dr. Suzanne Gray

GrayS.jpg Dr. Suzanne Gray grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada. She developed an interest in fish, not from fish-keeping, but from fishing, which she started as a 3-year-old. As an undergraduate at the University of Guelph, in Ontario, Dr. Gray studied local sticklebacks, but then had an insight: “(I) r...
by LewC
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Big change for OCA meetings!
Replies: 1
Views: 1229

Big change for OCA meetings!

Message to OCA members: For the Christmas party, as those of you that attended know, we had the partition between our normal room and the next room opened so we’d have enough space for all the round tables. Well, we liked that so much that we’ve rented the double space for all of our 2017 meetings! ...
by LewC
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2017 OCA Board
Replies: 0
Views: 1151

2017 OCA Board

With the OCA Board's approval of the appointed board postions, we can now announce the entire 2017 Board. We welcome Carole Doerr to the Board, who will fulfill the duties of the Apparel Chair. We're also excited about the return of a former long-term Board member and OCA President, Jeff Natterer. H...
by LewC
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Jeremy Basch visits in January
Replies: 0
Views: 1202

Jeremy Basch visits in January

[P]Jeremy photo.jpg Jeremy Basch lives in Columbus, OH, but is originally from Westlake, OH. He started keeping fish over 22 years ago when his father took him to a pet shop. Just short of his 17th birthday, Jeremy started working at one of the local fish stores and started to acquire various sized...

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