Christine Keys is a microbiologist that has been involved in fishkeeping most of her life. Even as a child, her parents kept a fish tank in her bedroom. She’s always kept a few fish tanks on her own since high school and would regularly haul them back and forth between home and the dorm during college.
After moving to Maryland, she started keeping fish again and quickly expanded from one to 35 tanks. During this time, she joined several of the clubs in the DC metro area and has served in several board positions with the Capital Cichlid Association.
She and her husband recently moved to a new house where she got a dedicated fish room that has almost 60 tanks. Although she has a soft spot for keeping cichlids, all freshwater fish are welcome in her fish room.