A non-profit organization to promote the Tropical and Marine Fish keeping hobby with an emphasis on education and fellowship.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020. 7:00 pm
Info on how to join the meeting will be emailed to all EIAA members 2 or 3 days before the meeting. All others wishing to attend the zoom meeting, send an email request to: Eiaafinflap@gmail.com to register.
See below for current speaker:
Tuesday , January 12, 2021 7:00 PM
EIAA Zoom Membership Meeting
Speaker: Mike Hellweg
Presentation: Culturing Live Foods
Mike has been fascinated by fishes all his life, and has had various fishes as pets since he could barely reach the top of the goldfish bowl.; he has been successfully breeding and trading fish with local shops since he was 9 years old. Over the past four decades plus he has specialized mainly in the miniature fishes, and has had successful spawns from various miniature fishes totaling over 450 species from 33 families of fish. He currently owns a small fish hatchery and maintains about 3,000 gallons divided into 100 tanks.
Mike is the top ranked breeder of all time in the Missouri Aquarium Society, Inc. (MASI) BAP and the top ranked aquatic horticulturist of all time in MASI’s HAP with over 300 submissions from 50 families, including more than a dozen by seed. He is an ALA Century Breeder, with nearly 150 species of Livebearers spawned. He credits his success to large regular water changes, keeping live plants in every tank and culturing and feeding an assortment of live foods daily for feeding his breeding stock and for growing the fry of these diverse fish.Over the past three plus decades, Mike has given nearly 350 talks to classes, clubs, groups and conventions all over the USA and Canada, has documented many of his keeping and spawning successes in over 375 articles published in hobby publications around the world, and he has written two books on live foods published by TFH Publications.Culturing Live Foods
Mike’s description of his presentation: “This talk is based on my book Culturing Live Foods (TFH 2008) and covers all of the commonly available live food animals and their easiest culture and harvest methods—or at least, what works best for me. I also cover other methods that other hobbyists have found to work well for them. Even though the book is now over 10 years old, I update the talk before each talk with new methods and information, and sometimes even new culture critters. It includes things that are easy to culture and easy for the average hobbyist to find.”
Since 1982 The Eastern Iowa Aquarium Association has worked to disseminate helpful information throughout the fish keeping community. EIAA is for everyone with an interest in fish keeping.
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Our general meetings are on the second Tuesday at 7pm. (Right now they are on Zoom.)
The EIAA Fall October 3, 2020 Auction has been cancelled COVID-19 restrictions are in place.
(Updated Dec. 2, 2020)
Show has been officially cancelled until next year (2021)
EASTERN IOWA AQUARIUM ASSOCIATION The annual EIAA Tropical Fish Show is held on Easter weekend at the Noelridge Park Greenhouse in Cedar Rapids Iowa. Viewing is free to the public from 11 am to 5 pm. Saturday and Sunday along with the other open house displays.Show has been officially cancelled until next year (2021).
We exchange newsletters with aquarium clubs across the United States and Canada each month. They are kept on file for members to view.