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American Cichlid Association Come join in the largest and most distinguished national organization of the cichlid hobby! Your membership in the American Cichlid Association (ACA) entitles you to six issues per year of our highly acclaimed Buntbarsche Bulletin and access to our online Trading Post, and each July the ACA hosts a fabulous convention not to be missed! Your membership in the ACA will offer so much more, such as participation in the Paul V. Loiselle Conservation Fund, cichlid research through the Guy D. Jordan Endowment Fund, hands-on cichlid conservation through ACA C.A.R.E.S., a speaker program, a Club Liaison Program, special awards, and an up-to-date, informative ACA website at www.cichlid.org

American Killifish Association The American Killifish Association (AKA) is dedicated to the propagation, study, and conservation of killifish. Enjoy the benefits as a member. Membership is $26 per year and includes six issues of the Journal of the American Killifish Association and monthly issues of the Business Newsletter, which gives members the opportunity to obtain and sell killifish. Members are also given access to the members-only section of the website. The AKA hosts many events during the year, including the big Memorial Day Weekend convention and affiliate club shows, which occur all year long. Log on to www.aka.org for more information.

American Livebearer Association The American Livebearer Association (ALA) offers bi-monthly publications, species maintenance programs, access to various types of livebearers, an annual convention, special publications, slides, and more. For more information, visit www.livebearers.org

The Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs The Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs (CAOAC) is a non-profit association of aquarium, herptile, and pond clubs from across Canada and New York State. Some of the things we offer are: a national awards program to honor those in member clubs who have achieved success in breeding, plant propagation, or other endeavors related to the hobby; a Fish Rescue Program to help those hobbyists with large or unwanted fish to find new homes for them; and a chance to become involved with people who share similar interests. Please visit our website at www.caoac.ca for more information.

East Coast Aquarium Society The East Coast Aquarium Society is the largest and fastest-growing aquarium club in Atlantic Canada. ECAS actively promotes and encourages aquatic education of freshwater and marine aquaria, aquatic plants, and other related livestock in a fun and informative learning environment. Benefits and privileges of joining include discounts from sponsors and local vendors, auctions and fish shows, and shopping nights at local fish stores. Members also join programs such as the Breeders Award Program (BAP) and the Horticulturalist Award Program (HAP), which offer hobbyists rewards for species breeding and plant propagation. Also held are monthly socials and chat nights. For more information, visit www.eastcoastaquariumsociety.ca

East Coast Cichlids East Coast Cichlids is an active and friendly group of hobbyists who support each other in the breeding, raising, and care of all fish (not just cichlids). Fun, monthly events are held and online support is always available. Come see what the "buzz" is about! FREE membership! Join us for fish, fun, and friendship! www.eastcoastcichlids.org

Great Lakes Cichlid Society Join one of the Midwests top cichlid clubs now celebrating its 20th year in progress. Members come from all states surrounding the Great Lakes area and throughout the nation. The club meets on the fourth Friday of every month, excluding July, 8 p.m. at the Masters Church (771 east 260th St. Euclid, Ohio, 10 minutes east of downtown Cleveland). There are local and national speakers monthly, raffles, breeder award programs, refreshments, and great fish talk. For more information visit www.GreatLakesCichlidSociety.net

International Betta Congress Founded in 1966, the International Betta Congress (IBC) is a nonprofit worldwide organization promoting the breeding, raising, and study of bettas. IBC actively promotes the selective breeding of various color and finnage strains of bettas through the Sanctioned Show program, where fish are exhibited and judged in pre-defined classes. Our bi-monthly bulletin FLARE! contains articles written by our members and is geared toward the beginner as well as the advanced hobbyist. We have a June Annual Convention hosted by one or more IBC chapters (smaller local groups of betta hobbyists within IBC). As a member of IBC you can join our members-only forum, a free service where you can send and receive group messages, share photos, access IBC-related files, and much more. For further information visit the IBC official website, www.ibcbettas.org

International Fancy Guppy Association The International Fancy Guppy Association (IFGA) is an organization for guppy breeders and hobbyists interested in breeding and showing fancy guppies. A monthly publication is available and many shows with over 40 color/tail-shape classes are held throughout the country yearly. For more information visit www.ifga.org

The Midwest Cichlid Association The Midwest Cichlid Association (MCA) is a new and exciting organization, dedicated to the promotion of keeping, breeding, and specialization of the cichlid fish hobby. We eat, sleep, and breathe cichlids! If you would like more information about The Midwest Cichlid Association, please email us at Contact@MidwestCichlid.com or visit www.midwestcichlid.com

North American Discus Association The North American Discus Association (NADA) is a non-profit organization of discus enthusiasts, hobbyists, and breeders. Our goal is to educate the general public, encourage new members, provide information on the hobby, and promote discus at fish shows. We offer a quarterly newsletter. Please visit our website at www.discusnada.org for more information.

Northeast Council of Aquarium Societies The Northeast Council of Aquarium Societies is a group of aquarium societies in the northeast, where we share information about running an aquarium society and generally bring all members of each of our clubs together. The NEC sponsors an annual general tropical fish convention in March or April each year. www.northeastcouncil.org/nec/

Northwest Killies Club The Northwest Killies Club (NWK) is an affiliate club of the American Killifish Association. Our intent is to represent the interests of killifish keepers of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Membership is open to all. Our members are widely scattered, living in various parts of Oregon, Washington, and as far away as Utah. For that reason, we call ourselves a virtual club, using e-mail to keep in regular contact and meeting physically only four times a year. We also publish a quarterly newsletter. For more information, visit http://nwk.aka.org

The Pacific Coast Cichlid Association Now celebrating its 20th year, the Pacific Coast Cichlid Association (PCCA) meets in San Jose, CA the second Saturday of each month. Meetings feature a presentation (past speakers have included Dr. Paul V. Loiselle and Ad Konings) with an auction and raffle following. For more information, write to: PCCA P.O. Box 28145t, San Jose, CA 95159-8145 or visit www.cichlidworld.com

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