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MEETING LOCATION

Attend our free meetings!

Meetings: About

MEETING SCHEDULE

Join us on the first Friday of each month for our public meetings! We meet at 7:00 PM at

475 Mission Blue Drive Brisbane CA

We try our best to meet on the first Friday of each month, subject to holidays and speaker availability. See exact dates below. Doors open at 6:30 PM for the 7:00 PM presentation, and our live auctions start at 8:00pm. Our meetings are always FREE to attend and you don't have to be a member to bid!

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KILLIFISH

​Mission Blue Center

475 Mission Blue Dr, Brisbane, CA 94005

Friday, January 6th, 2023

7:00 PM

Thuan Nguyen

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FRESHWATER PUFFERFISH

​Mission Blue Center

475 Mission Blue Dr, Brisbane, CA 94005

Friday, February 3rd, 2023

7:00 PM

Becca Goldring

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BREEDING CUCKOLDING SYNODONTIS CATFISH

​Mission Blue Center

475 Mission Blue Dr, Brisbane, CA 94005

Friday, March 3rd, 2023

7:00 PM

Kevin Thurston

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MEGA AUCTION

​Mission Blue Center

475 Mission Blue Dr, Brisbane, CA 94005

Friday, April 7th, 2023

7:00 PM

Come On In and Get Some Fish!

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FISH HOBBYIST/BUSINESSES

​Brisbane Community Center

250 Visitacion Ave Brisbane, CA. 94005

Friday, May 5th, 2023

7:00 PM

Josh cunningham

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5 AQUARIUMS THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING

​Mission Blue Center

475 Mission Blue Dr, Brisbane, CA 94005

Friday, June 2nd, 2023

7:00 PM

Joey Mullin

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TO BE DETERMINED

Mission Blue Center

475 Mission Blue Dr, Brisbane, CA 94005

Friday, July 7th, 2023

7:00 PM

SFAS

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HOBBY TO ACADEMIA

​Mission Blue Center

475 Mission Blue Dr, Brisbane, CA 94005

Friday, August 4th, 2023

7:00 PM

Alex Martin

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TO BE DETERMINED

​Mission Blue Center

475 Mission Blue Dr, Brisbane, CA 94005

Friday, September 1st, 2023

7:00 PM

Andreas Tanke

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MEGA AUCTION

​Mission Blue Center

475 Mission Blue Dr, Brisbane, CA 94005

Friday, October 6th, 2023

7:00 PM

No Speaker

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DORADIDS

Mission Blue Center
475 Mission Blue Dr, Brisbane, CA 94005
Friday, November 3rd, 2023
7:00 PM

James Robinson

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TETRAS

Mission Blue Center
475 Mission Blue Dr, Brisbane, CA 94005
Friday, December 1st, 2023
7:00 PM

Regina Spotti

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THE FOLLOWING POSTS ARE PAST EVENTS FOR THE PLEASURE OF VIEWING.

Mission Blue Center
475 Mission Blue Dr, Brisbane, CA 94005
Every First Friday Of The Month!

Enjoy!

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SFAS PRESENTS: LARISSA WILLIAMS ON "THE DIVERSITY AND BEAUTY OF BETTAS"

Friday, March 5th, 2021

7:00 PM

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/Sm6t7V11UqE

Larissa Williams, International Betta Congress (IBC) Judge

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SFAS PRESENTS: A TOUR OF GEORGE FARMER'S AQUARIUMS

Friday, February 5th, 2021

8:00 PM

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/TPc-urHkcqU

George Farmer, GeorgeFarmerStudios.com

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A FISH ROOM TOUR WITH ZENZO TAZAWA: CICHLIDS, MUDSKIPPERS, AND MORE!

Friday, November 6th, 2020

7:00 PM 

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/yRaxNwbxbY4 

Zenzo Tazawa , TazawaTanks.com

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SFAS PRESENTS: A WALKTHROUGH OF TOM BARR'S AQUARIUMS

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

7:00 PM 

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/tzRPUbL3HDI

Tom Barr, BarrReport.com

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VIRTUAL FISH ROOM TOUR AND Q&A SESSION

Friday, September 4th, 2020

7:00 PM 

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/vWO0eEie_5g

Phil Ridinger, Philthy Tanks

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CANCELLED: SPAWNING LORICARIIDS (PLECOS)

Friday, March 6th, 2020
7:00 PM to 10:30 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM.)

Barbie Fiorentino, Aquarium Solutions

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THE SECRETS OF MEDICATING FISH IN YOUR HOME AQUARIUM

Friday, February 7th, 2020
7:00 PM to 10:30 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM.)

Cory McElroy, Aquarium Co-Op

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EXPERIENCES AND BREEDING OF WHIPTAIL CATFISH

Friday, January 3rd, 2020
7:00 PM to 10:30 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM.)

Charles Mueller

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FISH IN FOCUS

Friday, December 6th, 2019
7:00 PM to 10:30 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM.)

Jimmy Nguyen
Also Christmas Party & Elections

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WILD BETTAS

Friday, November 1st, 2019
7:00 PM to 10:30 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM.)

Amber Menard

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FALL MEGA AUCTION

Friday, October 4th, 2019
7:00 PM to 10:30 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM.)

No speaker, only amazing deals

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MAGNIFICENT MORMYRIDS

Friday, September 6th, 2019
7:00 PM to 10:30 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM.)

Joe Cutler

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BREEDING THE SCATTERERS

Friday, August 2nd, 2019
7:00 PM to 10:30 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM.)

Randy Carey in the Amazon with the Poeciliocharax weitzmani he had just collected

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THE IN'S AND OUT'S OF COLLECTING FISH IN THE PERUVIAN JUNGLES

Friday, July 5th, 2019
7:00 PM to 10:30 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM.)

Dean Tweeddale

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BRINE SHRIMP

Friday, June 7th, 2019
7:00 PM to 10:30 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM.)

Andreas Schmidt

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LOACHES ARE FOR LIFE NOT JUST FOR SNAILS

Friday, May 3, 2019
7:00 PM to 10:30 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM.)

Mark Duffill

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SPRING MEGA AUCTION

Friday, April 5, 2019
7:00 PM to 10:30 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM.)

No speaker, only amazing deals

Collection of pimeolid catfish for the aquarium trade

THE DEATH OF THE AMAZON

Friday, March 1, 2019
7:00 PM to 10:30 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM.)

Anthony I. Mazeroll, Ph.D.
Photo: Collection of pimeolid catfish for the aquarium trade

Show quality Blue Philadelphia Veiltail.

FUNDAMENTALS OF BREEDING GOLDFISH & RAISING FRY

Friday, February 1, 2019
7:00 PM to 10:30 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM.)

Gary Hater 
Photo: Show Quality Blue Philadelphia Veiltail

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NATIVE FISH FOR THE AQUARIUM

Friday, January 4, 2019
7:00 PM to 10:30 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM.)

Phil Farrell
Photo: Male northern studfish

Election Day

CHRISTMAS PARTY, ELECTION, AUCTION

Friday, December 7, 2018
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

no speaker

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CRUISING PAPUA - “THE BIRD’S HEAD”

Friday, November 2, 2018
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Gary Lange
Photo: Gary in Faowi Creek, courtesy Gary Lange

Rainbow and Waterfall

MEGA AUCTION II (THE SECOND ONE)

October 5, 2018

Mega Auction II will spew forth a raging torrent of aquarium goods, flooded with rivulets of plants, fish and equipment, cascading into a waterfall of decorative alternatives for YOUR tank.

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LITTLE SPACE AND SHORT ON TIME? YOU CAN STILL BUILD A GREAT FISH ROOM!

Friday, September 7, 2018
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Gianne Sousa

Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) eggs and fry

AQUACULTURE: FISHKEEPING ON THE LARGE SCALE

Friday, August 3, 2018
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Adam Fuller
Photo: Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) eggs and fry

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NANO TANKS 101

Friday, July 6, 2018
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Mark Denaro

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BREEDING TROPICAL FISH

Friday, Jun 1, 2018
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Dick Au, SFAS Ex-Officio and Auctioneer

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NEW SFAS LOCATION

St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church
2097 Turk St., San Francisco, CA

Can you tell which doors to enter?
(Hint: not the big ones)

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THE BASICS FOR BEGINNERS

Friday, May 4, 2018
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Mark Greenspun, SFAS Vice President and Presentations Chair

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MEGA AUCTION I    (NO TAB SALES)

Friday, April 6, 2018 (Extended hours)
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

No speaker

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SHRIMP KEEPING: AN OVERVIEW

March 2, 2018
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Erik Lucas

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MODERN FILTRATION

February 2, 2018
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Stephan Tanner

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POLYPTERUS

Friday, January 5, 2018
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Stephen Paturel

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K.I.S.S. CORYS

Friday, December 1, 2017
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Matt Schauer

Flier Cichlid (Archocentrus centrarchus)

CENTRAL AMERICA – BREEDING CICHLIDS IN THE HOME AQUARIUM

Friday, October 6, 2017
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Willem Heijns

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THE CICHLIDS OF MADAGASCAR – A LAND IN CRISIS

Friday, November 3, 2017
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Jim Cummings

Vintage Cash Register

MEGA AUCTION II

Friday, September 8, 2017
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM (extended hours)

The entire meeting is dedicated to the Auction.  Expect a wide variety of flora, fauna and equipment, typically at rock bottom prices.  It is also an opportunity for SFAS members to bring in what they no longer need.

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SPECIAL MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT

Saturday, August 19, 2017
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Special Location

Confidential

Mbu puffer (Tetraodon mbu)

FRESHWATER PUFFERFISH

Friday, August 4, 2017
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Cory McElroy

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CONVENTION UPDATE

Friday, July 7, 2017
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

American Killifish Association - Gianne Souza
American Livebearer Association - Gerard Schulz
Aquatic Gardeners Association - Leon Garden

Mochokiella paynei of Africa

SQUEAKERS AND THEIR CLOSE RELATIVES

Friday, June 2, 2017
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Birger Kamprath

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DUTCH PLANTED TANKS

Friday, May 5, 2017
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Bart Laurens, aquarium artisan, teacher, entreprenuer, traveler and photographer

Auction Hammer

MEGA AUCTION

Friday, April 7, 2017
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM (extended hours)

The entire meeting is dedicated to the Auction.  Expect a wide variety of flora, fauna and equipment, typically at rock bottom prices.  It is also an opportunity for SFAS members to bring in what they no longer need.

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INDIAN NATIVE FISH AND COLLECTION TRIP TO INDIA

Friday, March 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Sumer Tiwari, IT analyst, avid traveler, writer and photographer

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THE FLUORESCENT FISH STORY

Friday, February 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Dick Au, SFAS official emeritus

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CIRCLES OF INTEREST

Friday, January 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Frank Choy, SFAS President

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THE MOST WONDERFULLY PLAYFUL FISHES NAMED AFTER PUPPIES: RESEARCH, FIELDWORK, AND MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

​Mission Blue Center

475 Mission Blue Dr, Brisbane, CA 94005

Friday, August 5th, 2022

7:00 PM

Christopher Martin

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