Rare Livebearer Auction on October 6

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 October 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.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the North American Goodeid Working Group. Our last auction raised $1000 for the group!

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Rare Fish Auction List (subject to change)

This is our preliminary species list. We expect to have more, so watch this space!

Alfaro cultratus
Allodontichthys polylepis "Rio de las Bolas"
Allodontichthys tamazulae "Rio Tamazula"
Ameca splendens Rio Teuchitlan
Blue Grass Guppy Fry
Blue Hawaiian Guppy Fry
Brachyraphis roswithae
Carlhubbsia kidderi, Rio Subin
Chapalichthys encaustus "Lago de Orandino"
Chapalichthys pardalis "Aquarium Strain"
Characodon lateralis "Los Berros"
Chracodon lateralis –“Guadalupe Aguilera”
Cnesterodon decemmaculatus
Gambusia nobilis "Dead Man's Canyon Spring"
Girardinus metallicus
Goodea atripinnis - Blackfin Goodeid
Heterandria Formosa Flamingo Park
Illyodon whitei "Rio Huamita"
Ilyodon furcidens "Aquarium Strain"
Lime Green Endler (Reverse Trio)
Limia dominicensis
Limia melanogaster - Black Bellied Limia
Limia perugiae - 2018 ALA Winner
Limia perugiae "Rio Azufrada"
Limia sp. "Lake Miragoane" (Limia Tiger)
Neoheterandria elegans
Neotoca (Skiffia) bilineata
Phallichthys tico
Phallicthys quadripunctata 4 Spot Merry Widow
Poecilia obscura - Hidden Guppy
Poecilia salvatorae - Liberty molly
Poecilia sp. El Salto (orange line guppy)
Poecilia sp. Rio Coatzocalos
Poecilia wingei - Bumblebee Endlers
Poecilia wingei (Blackbar Endler; from AdrienHD)
Red Lace Guppy
Skiffia francesae
Taiwanese Green/Orange Double Swordtail Guppy
Xenophallus umbratilus - Golden Teddy
Xenotoca melanosoma "Rio Ayuquila"
Xenotoca variata "Jesus Maria"
Xiphophorus alverezi - Chiapas swordtail
Xiphophorus alverezi (red) - Delores
Xiphophorus clemenciae - Rio Carolina
Xiphophorus continens
Xiphophorus continens "El Quince"
Xiphophorus continens "El Quince"
Xiphophorus couchianus Huasteca Canyon
Xiphophorus Helleri "Wild Guatemala"
Xiphophorus kallmani
Xiphophorus nezahualcoyotl - Northern Mountain Swordtail
Xiphophorus signum XGSC
Xiphophorus sp- Spotted Marigold Swordtails
Zoogoneticus tequila "Rio Teuchitlan"

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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