Next Meeting Wed, April 15th, 2015

Live Food Collecting Discussion

The Peel Regional Aquarium Club hosts a club field trip open to all members for Collecting Live Foods during the month of April. This is the best time of year to forage for live foods in the still waters located right here in Peel region. What type of live foods are available to us right in our own backyard? glassworms, mosquito larvae, fairy shrimp, daphnia & more. Would you like to see Photos of Last Year's Collecting Trip? on PRAC Facebook Page

Our Bowl Show (members only) for this meeting TBA.

Welcome to The Peel Regional Aquarium Club or PRAC

This is P R A C , The Peel Regional Aquarium Club , a progressive, non-profit organization open to aquarium hobbyists, active since 1971. Our purpose is to engage our Club Members and to inspire our community in this rewarding Aquarium Hobby. Are you into Freshwater or Saltwater? Perhaps you're into Fish, Shrimp or even Snails? What about Lo or Hi-Tech Planted Tanks? Could you be into Biotype Aquarium Setups?
Our clubs collective experience is our main asset.

Why Become a Member?

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    Membership in PRAC Aquarium Club has Benefits:

    • Great Speakers & Presentations at Meetings
    • Fish Room Tours & Annual BBQ
    • Member arranged trips to US & Local Aquarium Shops, Zoos, Conventions etc.
    • Monthly Mini Auctions & Bowl Shows
    • Preferred Pricing at LFS's (Local Fish Stores)

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    Fish Friends from Far and Wide

    Welcome to our newest members, Morgan, Ranji & Sami.
    Most of our Members are from the Region of Peel, Brampton, Caledon, Mississauga, but we also attracts member hobbyists from as far away as Barrie, Collingwood, Guelph, Huntsville & the GTA. Anyone can become a member who wishes to share the excitement of fish keeping, Whether you're a 'newbie' or a veteran hobbyist.

A Little Club History

A Fish Club was born in 1971 as The Brampton Aquarium Club. Over the years we've attracted many Aquarium enthusiats from other municipalities such as Caledon & Mississauga and elsewhere. In early 2008, we changed our name to Peel Regional Aquarium Club to better reflect the community around us.

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    Get Expert Fish Advise

    If you want to find out the latest information on fish keeping or have a problem that needs a solution, come to our meeting and ask our experts. Our friendly environment has attracted many new & experienced aquarium hobbyists. We hope that you will be the next member.

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    Fish, Aquariums and Our Community

    Giving back to your community is a PRAC priority. We have set up many aquariums in schools & hospitals. Building enthusiasm about the hobby in young people is important to us. As well, we have participated in Pet Shows, promoting fish keeping in the greater community.

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    Watching Fish Swim About

    Whether you're into Salt or Freshwater, watching fish swim around in water is extremely relaxing.

3 comments Green Guppy Male Trio

Sept 2014 Meeting — Lo-Tech vs. Hi-Tech Planted Tanks

We had an awesome Guest Speaker at the last meeting on Sept 17, 2014, Kirk Gibson, who talked & shared with our club member attendees a keynote presentation on the Pros & Cons of Lo and Hi-Tech Planted Tanks. He showed us the products & plants available & necessary for each and did comparative studies on them. Great job Kirk! Thank you.
Bio: Kirk has successfully grown and propagated 100+ species of aquatic plants, and has over 25 species of Cryptocorynes.

Bowl Show Results, Sept 2014 PLANTS
1st Place Hayden Pounder for his spotless (no algae anywhere!) Bolbitis heudelotii fern.
2nd Place Scott Vanderfleet for his Microsorum Pteropus sp. 'Trident' fern.

Oct 2014 Meeting — Pre–Auction

Members had a chance to see the inner workings of the, which we will use for our annual auction Nov 2, 2014. We used this auction system for our meeting mini auction and it worked like a charm.

Bowl Show Results, Oct 2014 PLECOSTOMUS
1st Place Denise Antler, Hypostomus plecostomus.
2nd Place Scott Vanderfleet, L144 Ancistrus Blue-Eyed.
3rd Place Scott Vanderfleet, Long–Fin Green Dragon.

Nov 2014 Meeting — Costa Rica Fish Collecting & More

Tom Mason gave us a great presentation on his expeditions into Costa Rica. He has found or collected many varieties of fish, birds, plants, reptiles & other animals.
Bio: Tom has worked in zoos for more than 30 years. 20+ years at Toronto Zoo. Traveled and collected on 5 continents. Lead tours for fish and reptile enthusiasts to Costa Rica. Worked on three recovery teams for Ontario endangered species. Have bred over 50 species of reptiles and amphibians. Worked on conservation projects in Cuba and Costa Rica.

Bowl Show Results, Nov 2014 CICHLIDS
No Entries.

Jan 2015 Meeting — Rainbowfish, Really Easy Care?

A colourful presentation by Dave Pauls at our Jan 21st PRAC fish club meeting. Dave is an active Rainbowfish breeder right here in Ontario. He also has a great Facebook Group , RainbowFish Aquarium. Very anticipated & impressive talk with a great slide show. Amazing turnout by club members. We also had 3 new visitors, whom all joined the club! Thanks for a great night Dave. Lol

Bowl Show Results, Jan 2015 Swordtail / Platy / Molly
1st Place Scott Vanderfleet, Xiphophorus nezahualcoyotl a.k.a. Nezzy Swordtail
2nd Place Scott Vanderfleet, X. helleri lyre tail Swordtail
3rd Place Scott Vanderfleet, X. helleri 'Pineapple' Swordtail

Feb 18, 2015 Meeting — Amphibious Killi? Fish out of water?

The Peel Regional Aquarium Club proudly presented Andy Turco , our February Guest Speaker. Andy is presently a PhD student at the University of Guelph and is focusing his studies on the Mangrove Rivulus, Kryptolebias marmoratus. He also holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Animal Physiology and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Marine and Freshwater Biology. Andy has also authored several publications on Killifish. Andy's talk focused on the Mangrove Rivulus. Wow! Did you know this fish is amphibious and spends up to 80% of its entire life out of water? This was a very informative presentation. Again, a great turnout by members.

Bowl Show Results, Feb 2015 Killifish, Rivulus
1st Place Scott Vanderfleet, Fundulopanchax walkeri Kutunse GH2/74
2nd Place Hayden Pounder, Chromaphyosemion bitaeniatum ijebu ode
3rd Place Hayden Pounder, Chromaphyosemion poliaki bolifamba

March 18, 2015 Meeting — Shrimp Keeping

The Peel Regional Aquarium Club proudly presented Tommy Lam , our March Guest Speaker. Tommy is presently the proprietor at Shrimp Fever & the unofficial expert on freshwater shrimps & invertebrates in the GTA. Shrimp Fever was a very generous sponsor of our Fall Auction last year.

Bowl Show Results, Feb 2015 Guppy
1st Place Scott Vanderfleet, Deltatail Male
2nd Place Scott Vanderfleet, Deltatail Male
3rd Place Scott Vanderfleet, Blue Glass Male