CCAC January 4th, 2024 MEETING – Mike Wise – Breeding Apistos

Mike has been a fish hobbyist for over 40 years and has kept dwarf cichlids almost from the beginning. Presently, Mike is a moderator for the web site. He was technical editor for The Apistogram, the journal of the Apistogramma Study Group for more than 20 years. Mike has articles published in several magazines and received writing awards from the ACA and FAAS. He also translated three German language books as well as many scientific and hobby related papers on dwarf cichlids into English. He is one of the contributors to the German/English book South American Dwarf Cichlids a “Special Publication” (Sonderheft) published by the German magazine, DATZ. Among his many experiences are three, 4 week-long collecting trips to the Amazon where he lived, ate, and collected fish with native collectors in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. Mike has given programs at national conventions for the American and British Cichlid Associations, as well as to many local, regional, and international fish clubs on the various aspects of collecting, identifying, keeping, and breeding dwarf cichlids. Mike’s program is “Apistogrammas and me: a 40+ year obsession”


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What to expect:

A typical meeting we start setting up about 7:00 pm and will official start around 7:30 pm. At the start of the meeting all club business and announcements are made.

Next is our speaker/presentation. Typically they last about 1 hour. Topics have a very broad range as far as a hobbyist can see.

After that a brief intermission.

The Conclusion consists of door prizes, a members-only raffle item donated from one of our many proud sponsors/supporters, and a members-only mini-auction of fish and aquarium related goods.  Meetings usually last until 9:30 or 10:00 pm