Greater Seattle Aquarium Society

Greater Seattle Aquarium Society

The Greater Seattle Aquarium Society is a non profit corporation, organized under the laws of the State of Washington. The primary purposes of the society are to promote interest in the aquarium hobby, and to provide a forum for the exchange of information among aquarium hobbyists.

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Posted on Mon, 14 Apr 2014 by Erik

May 13: Rusty Wessel - Cichlids of the Maya

Our May speaker is Rusty Wessel. His presentation is Fishes of the Maya! A photo and video presentation on the fishes that live in the area where the ancient Mayan civilization once existed. It covers Southern Mexico, Guatemala and Western Honduras.

Rusty specializes in breeding Central American fish, predominantly cichlids and livebearers, in his fishroom of over 90 tanks and 8000+ gallons. He has taken his hobby to a point where he has successfully collected fish from the Africa, Central America and South America. He has introduced many new species of fish to the aquarium hobby; if it lives in the water, chances are that Rusty has either caught it, been bit or stung by it. Theraps wesseli, a beautiful and elusive cichlid discovered during one of his expeditions, was later named after Rusty by Dr. Robert Rush Miller, emeritus professor of the University of Michigan.

Rusty is a prolific author and photographer; his writings or photographs have appeared in a wide distribution of specialized publications. He has been heavily involved with the American Cichlid Association, including being awarded the ACA Fellowship, its greatest honor. On the local level, he is currently treasurer for the Louisville Tropical Fish Fanciers. Rusty has lectured and judged numerous fish shows throughout the United States, including the annual Florida Tropical Fish Farmers show and several ACA conventions.

After the meeting, join us for our monthly auction. General meeting info available here, and information about the monthly auction here.

Posted on Mon, 30 Dec 2013 (updated Mon, 03 Mar) by Erik Olson

GSAS 2014 Winter Schedule Announced

Here are the upcoming meetings for the Winter/Spring 2014 GSAS Season:
February 11
Kat Hensch: Native Fish
March 11
Gary Lange: Rainbowfish
April 12 (Saturday!)
Big General Auction
- West Seattle
May 13
Rusty Wessel
June 10
Home Show
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