A non-profit organization to promote the Tropical and Marine Fish keeping hobby with an emphasis on education and fellowship.
December 5, 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:
Pseudomugil “Blue-Eyed” Rainbowfish
Gary has been keeping fish since he was 10 years old Has been associated with the organized hobby for the last 40 years. He is a member of the Missouri Aquarium Society (MASI) and has held various positions in the club. He is a Grand Master Breeder in MASI. In the fall of 1987 he started the Rainbowfish Study Group of North America (RSG). In 2002 he was the first to import eight new rainbowfish into North America from the world explorer, Heiko Bleher, including the Millennium rainbow, the ZigZag and the dwarf parva rainbowfish.
In 2003 he made his second trip to Australia and did some more collecting while there. In 2005 he took the rainbowfish collectors dream trip—collecting in West Papua, New Guinea. Gary made another trip back in 2008, recollecting Melanotaenia praecox. A third trip was made in 2010 and a fourth completed in 2012. He brought back Chilatherina alleni. With these trips he’s collected and brought back 9-10 different new species of rainbowfish and is currently working on their scientific articles.
With these trips he’s collected and brought back 9-10 different new species of rainbowfish and is currently working on their scientific articles. He is currently running over 90 tanks and keeping over 65 species and locations of rainbowfish and blue –eyes. Gary was first to discover the rainbowfish species: Melanotaenia garylangei in 2010. It was named in his honor. We look forward to Gary’s presentation on Pseudomugils in December.
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 at the Hiawatha Community Center. (Right now they are on Zoom.)
The EIAA Fall October 3, 2020 Auction has been cancelled COVID-19 restrictions are in place.
(Updated July 4, 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).
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