Rare Livebearer Auction on January 28!

Our club meets after the Chicago Cichlid Association swap meet from 2PM to 3:30PM. GCCA Swap Meets are a lot of fun to attend and we meet immediately afterward.  |  Swap Details from GCCA

Rare Fish Auction

For our January meeting, we are working with top breeders around the country to bring in rare and unusual livebearers.

We will have a curated auction. For each fish to be auctioned, we will have a descriptive slide with a picture and care instructions.

In order to bid on fish, you need to be a member of the Chicago Livebearer Society. Join our Club online! It's only $10 per year.

Watch our Video to learn more.

Rare Fish Auction List (subject to change)

Here is a list of species we expect to have available. Due to the vagaries of shipping, this list is subject to change. Apologies for any mispellings.

Allotoca dugesii "Rancho Molino, MX"
Ameca splendens "Rio Teuchitlan"
Black Wag Swordtails
Brachyraphis holdridgei
Chapalicthys pardalis
Characodon audax "El Toboso"
Characodon lateralis "Los Berros"
Gambusia holbrooki "Flamingo Park Melanistic"
Gambusia punctata
Girardinichthys multiradiatus "Maravatio"
Girardinus falcatus
Goodea atripinnis
Goodea gracilis
Guppies - Various types
Heterandria elegans
Heterandria formosa Gold Form
Illyodon whitei Rio "Haumita"
Ilyodon furcidens
Limia nigrofasciata
Limia perugiae
Limia sp. "tiger"
Limia vittata
Marigold Swordtails
Neotoca bilineata
Phallichthys quadripunctatus
Poecilia gillii "La Marguerita, Panama"
Poecilia mexicana "Campeche"
Poecilia salvatoris "Rio Copan, Honduras"
Poecilia sp. "c.f. obscura"
Poecilia sp. Rio Coatzocalos
Poecilia wingei "Laguna Zapato"
Poecilia wingei (original 1980s, the first Endlers)
Poecilia wingei (Endler’s from Armando Pou)
Priapella chamulae
Priaprichthys nigroventralis
Skiffia multipunctata
Xenophallus umbratilis "Arenal Valcano"
Xenotaenia resolanae "Original Miller Collection"
Xenotoca doadroi "San Marcos"
Xenotoca lyonsi "Rio Tamazula
Xenotoca sp. La Mintzita
Xenotoca variata "Jesus Maria"
Xiphophorous alvarezi "Dolores Strain"
Xiphophorus alverezi
Xiphophorus birchmanni
Xiphophorus clemencae 
Xiphophorus continens "El Quince"
Xiphophorus couchianus
Xiphophorus kallmani "Lago Catemeco"
Xiphophorus maculata "Rio Grijalva"
Xiphophorus maculatus  "Tabasco Red"
Xiphophorus mayae "Mayan Sword, Panzos, Guatemala"
Xiphophorus montezumae "Capuchin"
Xiphophorus montezumae "Ojo Caliente"
Xiphophorus nezahualcoyotl "Rio Gatos"
Xiphophorus pymaeus "Rio Axtla"
Xiphophorus signum
Xiphophorus xiphidium "Rio Purification"
Xiphophorus clemenciae "Puente Chin Luis"
Zoogoneticus tequila "Teuchitlan Springs"

Donations for our Table

The primary method we use to raise funds is through sales at the GCCA Swap Meet. We need your donations of fish and other goods to help raise money for the club. Please bring your items to the swap and the earlier the better!

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Return your Stealth Heaters

In case you haven't heard, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has recently ordered the recall Marineland's Stealth series of heaters.

The Stealth heaters are pretty easy to identify...  they are black plastic.

I've heard from hobbyists that have had heaters explode and cause damage to tanks. The plastic sheath of the heater will distort and crack allowing water to come into contact rapidly with the heating element. In my case, a "zit" appeared on the side of the heater and when I put my hand in the water I received a shock.

I had four, 25 watt Stealth heaters to exchange.

Fortunately, the exchange process is pretty easy.

Last week, I called Marineland at 800-338-4896. You'll need to know the model number of the heaters and the wattage of the heaters. You can find the model numbers in the official Marineland Recall Notice.

The call took about ten minutes and the agent on the line was very pleasant.

I was very pleased to yesterday when I received four, brand new Visitherm glass heaters which are definitely superior.


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Inaugural Meeting

The Chicago Livebearer Society's initial meeting will be on Friday, June 3rd.

We hope all tri-state area livebearer hobbyists will join us to here Ted Coletti of Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine speak on the topic "Livebearers Unlimited".

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