Peel Regional Aquarium Club – Next Meeting – Wed June 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM

When are PRAC aquarium club meetings held?

Peel club meetings are generally held every 3rd Wednesday of each month. We have a total of ten meetings a year, with the first meeting held in September and the last in June where we hold our elections for the upcoming year. PRAC also hosts the GTA's Largest Annual Aquarium Auction usually in the first week of November. See the chart below for upcoming club meetings.

Date Topic - Event Speaker Bowl Show
Sep 21-2016 WBC Vienna Guppy Adventure Anne Daniels & Haydn Pounder The Guppy
Oct 19-2016 How to Show Tropical Fish & Aquatic Plants The PRAC Executive Team Plants
Nov 6-2016 PRAC Auction 2016 Held Annually All Welcome
Nov 16-2016 Tropheus, are they really that scary? Klaus Steinhaus Cichlids
Dec 14-2016 Christmas Party for Members & Families Santa Open Class
Jan 18-2017 Aquarium Management...A day in the Life of a Professional Aquarist Frank Aguirre Open Class
Feb 15-2016 Breeding Better Aquarium Fish Peter DeSouza Killifish
Mar 15-2016 European Fish Keeping Tips & Tricks Udo Rohmann Swordtail Platy Molly
Apr 19-2016 Live Foods, Culturing & Collecting Haydn Pounder Betta
May 17-2016 Filtration Zenin Skomorowski Catfish
Jun 21-2016 Breeding Strategies for Cichlids & Catfish
& Club Elections
Haydn Pounder Open Class
Any fish / invertebrate / plant type
Summer -2016 BBQ date tba

What happens at a PRAC Aquarium Club Meeting ?

Club Meetings consist of information about aquarium events, a speaker or other program presentation, a social break, guess the fish game, a bowl show, club affairs & our much anticipated Mini - Auction. There is sometimes a sales table with great bargains & perhaps even a raffle too. The December meeting is a family Christmas Social. We also encourage member events, from time to time, such as trips or tours to Members Fish Rooms, Buffalo, N.Y. or Local Fish Stores, Toronto Zoo or possibly the New Ripley's Aquarium in Downtown Toronto.

Monthly Mini - Meeting Auction
Members can bring to a meeting any surplus fish, invertebrates, plants, tanks, equipment, books or other aquarium related items to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. All live items must be in good health & all used equipment must be in working order. PRAC club will retain a $1 fee per item auctioned off & the remainder will go to the selling member. So, if your item goes for $20, then you get $19 & the club gets $1. And likewise, if your item sells for $3 you get $2 & the club $1. Auction Rules are similar to Our Annual Auction, except a little more casual with no pre-registration required. We may occasionally use the MyGroupAuctions.com system from time to time.

Auction Rules       My Group Auctions Website      

Our Elections are held each & every year at our June meeting where all members have a chance to vote for the Executive positions in the PRAC Aquarium Club. Nominations for the executive positions are accepted starting at our May meeting.

Non-Members & Guests are encouraged to come to any our meetings. And, of course, first meeting is free. Come on your own, with a friend or a group & see how great it is to join with other like minded Aquarium Hobbyists. Membership is open to all Aquarium Enthusiasts and Hobbyists in the Greater Toronto Area or GTA, Golden Horseshoe or even abroad. Our members are not only from the Region of Peel (including, Brampton, Caledon, Mississauga), but also as far away as Barrie, Collingwood, Huntsville & the GTA. Anyone can become a member who wishes to share the excitement of fish keeping and the aquarium hobby.

Our biggest event of the year is our Annual Auction which attracts fish hobbyists, both buyers & sellers, from far away as Montreal. All are welcome at our Annual Giant Aquarium Auction held in Early November.

PRAC Club - Monthly Bowl Show Results 2016-2017

Date 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Sept 2016 -
Guppy
Scott Vanderfleet
Red Delta
Guppy Male
Kristina Mikloska
Green Moscow
Delta Guppy Male
Kristina Mikloska
Blue Glass
Delta Guppy Male
Oct 2016 -
Aquatic Plants
Scott Vanderfleet,
Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba'
Scott Vanderfleet
Microsorum pteropus sp. 'Trident'
Scott Vanderfleet
Echinodorus tenellus a.k.a. Pygmy Chain Sword
Nov 2016 -
Cichlid
Scott Vanderfleet,
Steatocranus 'Brown Pearl'
Scott Vanderfleet
Aulonocara 'Lemon Jake'
Dec 2016 -
No Show
Jan 2017 -
Open Class
No Entries
Feb 2017 -
Killifish
Haydn Pounder,
Chromaphyosemion splendopleure moliwe
Haydn Pounder,
Fundulopanchax nigerianus makurdi
Ashley Rezka,
Fundulopanchax gresensi takwai
Mar 2017 -
Swordtail Platy Molly
Scott Vanderfleet, Xiphophorus nezahualcoyotl a.k.a. Nezzy Swordtail
Apr 2017 -
Betta
Scott Vanderfleet, Crowntail Betta
May 2017 -
Catfish
June 2017 -
Open Class

PRAC Club - Monthly Bowl Show Results 2015-2016

Date 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Sept 2015 -
Guppy
Anne Daniels,
Double Sword Guppy Male
Scott Vanderfleet,
RREA Albino Red Delta Male
Scott Vanderfleet,
Blue Glass Delta Male
Oct 2015 -
Cichlid
Savannah Atha, Amatitlania
nigrofasciatus or Convict
Scott Vanderfleet,
Rondonacara hoehnei
Nov 2015 -
Betta
Ashley Rezka,
Pastel Longfin male
Anne Daniels, Dumbo Ear
Halfmoon Salamander female
Ashley Rezka,
Marble Plakat male
Dec 2015 - No Show
Jan 2016 -
Pleco
Scott Vanderfleet,
Bristle Nose Brown Pleco
Scott Vanderfleet,
L-201 Inspector Pleco
Scott Vanderfleet,
Red Lizard Whiptail
Feb 2016 -
Barbs
Cyprinids
No Entries
Mar 2016 -
Swordtails
Brian Glazier,
Albino
Scott Vanderfleet,
Xiphophorus
nezahualcoyotl
Nezzie
Scott Vanderfleet,
Black
Apr 2016 -
Open Class
No Entries
May 2016 -
Catfish
Scott Vanderfleet, Corydoras metae
June 2016 -
Open Class

PRAC Club - Monthly Bowl Show Results 2014-2015

Date 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Sept 2014 -
Plants
Haydn Pounder
Bolbitis heudelotii Fern
Scott Vanderfleet
Fern Microsorium pteropus
sp. 'Trident'
Oct 2014 -
Plecostomus
Denise Antler
Hypostomus plecostomus
Scott Vanderfleet
L144 Ancistrus Blue-Eyed
Scott Vanderfleet
Long-Fin Green Dragon
Nov 2014 -
Chiclids
No Entries
Dec 2014 - No Show
Jan 2015 -
Sword Platy Molly
Scott Vanderfleet
Xiphophorus nezahualcoyotl
a.k.a. Nezzy Swordtail
Scott Vanderfleet
X. helleri lyre tail Swordtail
Scott Vanderfleet
X. helleri 'Pineapple'
Swordtail
Feb 2015 -
Killifish
Scott Vanderfleet
Fundulopanchax walkeri
Kutunse GH2/74
Haydn Pounder
Chromaphyosemion
bitaeniatum ijebu ode
Haydn Pounder
Chromaphyosemion
poliaki bolifamb
Mar 2015 -
Guppy
Scott Vanderfleet
Delta tail Male
Scott Vanderfleet
Doublesword Male
Scott Vanderfleet
Blue Female
Apr 2015 -
Tetra
Scott Vanderfleet
Phenacongrammus interrutpus
- Albino Congo Tetra
May 2015 -
Invertebrates
No Entries
June 2015 -
Open Class
Glen Smith
Red Grass Guppy
Denise Antler
Black Dragon Betta
Glen Smith
Fundulopanchax amieti

We hope to see you out at our next meeting!

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Where are PRAC Club Meetings?

Loafer's Lake Recreation Centre,
30 Loafers Lake Lane, Brampton, Ontario,
Canada L6Z – 1X9

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When are PRAC Club Meetings?

Our Aquarium Club Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm. However, depending on availability it may sometimes change - please see above schedule for confirmed dates for 2014-2015

PRAC … Aquarium Club Membership Benefits:

• Great Speakers & Presentations at Meetings
• Fish Room Tours & Annual BBQ
• Member arranged trips to Aquatic Shops, Zoo, Conventions etc.
• Monthly 'Mini Auctions'
• Bowl Shows (bring your best fish to show)
• Preferred Pricing at LFS's (Local Fish Stores)

PRAC … Aquarium Club Membership Fees:

• $ 25 individual / $ 30 family
• SEPT to JUNE
• Join anytime, at any meeting.

PRAC … Aquarium Club Guests & Non-Members:

• Guests & Non-Members always welcome, anytime
• 1st meeting is FREE
• $5ea meeting thereafter or join PRAC Club
• Great Value for quality speakers!

PRAC … A Little Club History:

A Fish Club was born in 1970 / 71 as The Brampton Aquarium Club. Over the years we've attracted many Aquarium enthusiats from other municipalities such as Caledon, Mississauga, Etobicoke & elsewhere.

In early 2008, we changed our name from Brampton Aquarium Club to Peel Regional Aquarium Club to better reflect who we are and the community in which we meet.

Most of our Aquarium Club members are from the Region of Peel, Brampton, Caledon, Mississauga, but we also attract member hobbyists from as far away as Barrie, Collingwood, Guelph, Huntsville & even Toronto. Anyone can become a member who wishes to share in the excitement of fish keeping, Whether you're a 'newbie' or a veteran hobbyist.

Got A Fish Question?

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 the experts. Our friendly environment has attracted many new & experienced aquarium hobbyists. We hope you may be our next member.