We are a club for everyone interested in all aspects of the aquatic hobby: freshwater fish, marine fish, plants, invertebrates, ponds and anything else that captures our interests. We are based in Madison, Wisconsin, but have members from all over south-central Wisconsin. Our purpose is to promote the aquatic hobbies through education and fellowship through events and aquatics-related activities.
Please come join us for an event and see what we are all about!
Held on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 1pm at Dreamlanes Bowling Alley – 13 Atlas Ct, Madison, WI 53714.
Doors open at 12:30pm. Please come early if you need help entering auction items into the online system.
Dues are: $25 for individuals and $40 for a family membership.
Guest are able to attend General Meetings as well by paying door fees.
single person = $5 per event
family* = $8 per event
* a ‘family’ is defined as a person, a spouse and their under the age of 18 dependents
Plan on making a full afternoon of it and join us at the east side Great Dane for food and drinks with the speaker after the event.
Previous events can be viewed on this page.
January 21, 2017 | Chris Carpenter: Shell Dwelling fish of Lake Tanganyika
Chris Carpenter has been a board member of the Grand Valley Aquarium for many years, and have recently become Vice President. He has won a awards such as Breeder of the year, Aquarist of the year, Master Breeder, and Old World Cichlid Master. He has been a serious fish keeper for 10 years focusing a great deal of his time in the hobby on the cichlids from Lake Tanganyika, particularly the Shell Dwellers.
Mad-Town Aquascapers’ Championship
Feb 10-12, 2017 Madison Area Aquatic Hobbyists will be hosting the first annual Mad-Town Aquascapers’ Championship with the WPT Garden Expo. Details can be found at the link in the main menu.
February 18, 2017 | John : Native Fish
March 18, 2017 | Joel :
April 15, 2017 | Gadget Contest
May 20, 2017 | Rob Lupton: Fresh Water Shrimp
June 17, 2017 | Matt:
July 15, 2017 | Member Picnic
August 19, 2017 | Jack Spencer
September 16, 2017 | Cataclysm
See link in main menu for the website for this event.
October 21, 2017 | Mike Hellweg: Bettas (not Betta Splendens)
November 18, 2017 | TBD
December 16, 2017 | Member Holiday Party