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First Friday - Monthly Meeting!!!
Friday, October 3, 2014  7:30pm

"Intro to Killifish & the AKA" with Guest Speaker Gary Haas
followed by Auction: 75% seller / 25% club split

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Gary first got into fish keeping in the 70's, as a lonely transplant to northern Virginia. He bought an aquarium for his apartment and joined a fish club, and then things snowballed. Working as a furnace repairman, he kept encountering abandoned aquaria cluttering up people's basements, and when he inquired, he would be invited to “Take it home. Free. Just TAKE it!” His fish room grew by leaps and bounds. He encountered killifish (exotic in those long-ago times) at the fish club, and was hooked when he entered a regional fish show (his first) and took home trophies for both killis he entered. He joined the American Killifish Association (AKA). His expanding fish room took over his life.

Then tragedy struck. He went to college, started a career, got married, and raised children. With only one aquarium. Or less.

Fortunately, nothing lasts forever. The kids grew up and moved out. Gary retired. His bride of 30 years, the lovely Ellen, said “Find something to do!” So Gary cleaned out and painted the basement, set it up as a fish room, re-joined AKA, and became active in the local fish club and the local AKA affiliate, the Keystone Killi Group. As a wandering minnow returned to the school, Gary has become a proselytizer for killifish. 


Welcome to the Delaware County Aquarium Society (DCAS), where fish-keeping hobbyists and professionals of all ages meet to promote and learn more about care, culture and propagation of all forms of underwater life. In the belief that a social approach to the aquarium hobby can bring new dimension of depth and appreciation and open a door to new friends and possibilities, the club has available a whole host of proven programs open to your participation. We hope to see you at a meeting in the very near future.

Delaware County Aquarium Society is incorporated under the Nonprofit Corporation Law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the following purposes:

  • To educate the general public in, and promote a better understanding of, all forms of underwater life and their habitat, both natural and artificial
  • To advance the avocation of the care, culture, keeping and propagation of all forms of underwater life and their habitat, both natural and artificial
  • To promote the husbandry of all forms of underwater life and their appropriate habitat, both natural and artificial
  • And further, to engage in ancillary activities, lawful for a not for profit corporation, designed or intended to further its ability to pursue these stated purposes

Upcoming Meetings!

September 5, 2014

Carol Ross,
"Peru Adventure"

October 3, 2014 - 7:30pm

Gary Haas,
"Intro to Killifish and the AKA"

November 7, 2014

December 5, 2014

January 9, 2015 second Friday

February 6, 2015

March 7, 2015 - 10am (Saturday)
      Annual Auction

April 3, 2015

May1, 2015

June 5, 2015

All Meetings are FREE and
OPEN to the Public

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