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.


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!