Yellow and red cherry shrimp

MEETING LOCATION

Attend our free meetings!

 

MEETING SCHEDULE

NOTE: The San Francisco Aquarium Society has temporarily paused in person club meetings. We will instead be hosting an online program each month featuring guest speakers, member fish room tours and more!

Next SFAS Online Program: 7:00 PM, Friday, July 2nd, 2021

We USUALLY meet on the first Friday of each month, subject to holidays and speaker availability.

See actual dates below. Doors open at 6:30 PM for the 7:00 PM presentation. Stay for the auction!

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SFAS PRESENTS: "BREEDING AND CARE OF FRESHWATER SHRIMP!" WITH JOE CHANG

Friday, May 7th, 2021

7:00 PM

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/QXfYZz3MYFg

Joe Chang, Owner and Operator of JoeAqua.com.

SFAS PRESENTS: "WOODCATS!" WITH JEREMY BASCH

Friday, April 2nd, 2021

7:00 PM

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/9Z0RSnW1wCc

Jeremy Basch, Owner and Operator of AmazonTropics.com

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Election Day

CHRISTMAS PARTY, ELECTION, AUCTION

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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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

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

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

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

K.I.S.S. CORYS

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

Matt Schauer

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Flier Cichlid (Archocentrus centrarchus)

CENTRAL AMERICA – BREEDING CICHLIDS IN THE HOME AQUARIUM

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

Willem Heijns

THE CICHLIDS OF MADAGASCAR – A LAND IN CRISIS

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

Jim Cummings

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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.

SPECIAL MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT

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

Confidential

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Mbu puffer (Tetraodon mbu)

FRESHWATER PUFFERFISH

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

Cory McElroy

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

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SQUEAKERS AND THEIR CLOSE RELATIVES

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

Birger Kamprath

DUTCH PLANTED TANKS

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

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

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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.

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

CIRCLES OF INTEREST

Friday, January 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Frank Choy, SFAS President

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