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 Hody Bar & Grill 1914 Aurora St., Middleton, Wisconsin 53562
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 upstairs at the Hody for food and drinks with the speaker after the event.
Starting In August Meeting Location Change.
We will be meeting in the basement meeting room at the
Hody Bar & Grill
1914 Aurora St, Middleton, WI 53562
August 19, 2017 | The Gymnogeophagus of Uruguay by Spencer Jack
Welcome to the dog days of summer! Take a break and join us on Saturday the 19th for the August Madison Area Aquarium Hobbyist’s meeting. We will be hosting Spencer Jack all the way from Winnipeg.
— NEW MEETING LOCATION
— HODY BAR & GRILL
— 1917 AURORA ST. MIDDLETON WI
Spencer Jack has been active within the aquaria hobby since the age of five. A true “cichlidiot”, he had worked exclusively with cichlids for over twenty years. He has since expanded his horizons to include all types of tropical fish.
He now owns and operates a tropical fish wholesale business, The aFISHionados, and is an avid fishkeeper and breeder.
Spencer will be presenting on the Gymnogeophagus of Uruguay.
A closer look at the gorgeous genus of Gymnogeophagus from Uruguay. Like their Rift Lake cichlid counterparts the Gymnogeophagus species here almost all express a wide range of geographical variation and a fantastic kaleidoscope of colour varieties. This presentation will give a closer look at just the members of this genus from the country, many of which have never been imported for the hobby before.
There will be lots of fish and plants in the auction following the presentation. Also it’s the start of new BAP and GARP seasons, are you going to to work for Breeder of the Year?
Dinner and drinks with Spencer after the auction at the Hody!
September 22-24, 2017 | Join us for Cataclysm!
No general meeting in September. Come join us at our biennial catfish extravaganza! See the link in the main menu for more information on this fantastic event!
October 21, 2017 | Mike Hellweg: Bettas (not Betta Splendens)
November 18, 2017 | TBD
December 16, 2017 | Member Holiday Party