What Goes Into a TFCEC Auction

What goes into running an auction? I am so glad you asked … Planning – Planning the date, time, and venue is a good place to start. Then gathering people and setting up committees to help organize the many things that need to be addressed helps divide the workload. By assigning groups of people to… Continue reading What Goes Into a TFCEC Auction

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Breeding Telmatochromis vittatus

Background Information: A Lake Tanganyika cichlid, Telmatochromis vittatus are an open water species, usually found at depths of 16-65 feet, in the vicinity of rocky areas. Although shy, they can be a territorial species, but they can be kept successfully with other small to medium-sized Tanganyikan cichlids as long as the tank is large enough. Ideally,… Continue reading Breeding Telmatochromis vittatus

Breeding Skiffia francesae

Skiffia francesae were listed online as “a New Species of Goodeid Fish from Western México” by KINGSTON, D.I. in 1978. Their common English name is the Golden Sawfin Goodea. Their natural habitat is a quiet, thermal and clear to murky water environment with only a slight current. The substrate is a deep mud with a… Continue reading Breeding Skiffia francesae

2015 OCA Extravaganza

  In mid-November the Ohio Cichlid Association held its annual “Extravaganza” at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville, Ohio. People came from all over the region and many came from much farther out to meet and mingle with other fish enthusiasts who specialize in keeping cichlids and catfish, including a growing number of TFCEC members. The… Continue reading 2015 OCA Extravaganza

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Pittsburg Fish Room Tours

Somewhere in our travels, Peter and I met Joe Doyle, a member of the Greater Pittsburg Aquarium Society Inc. (GPASI) and what a pleasure it has been. He heard we were going to be in the area for their fish auction and offered to take us on a “Shop Hop” the day before. There were… Continue reading Pittsburg Fish Room Tours

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