Wed, May 17, 2023, 7:00pm
Speaker: Jessica Bullock
Topic : An Introduction to Dwarf Cichlids
Jessica studies at the University of Toronto in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She works as a lab manager maintaining multiple fishrooms of Trinidadian guppies for behavioural ecology work. She began her journey with cichlids as a child and gained momentum after her first collecting trip to the Peruvian Amazon at age 16. Jessica specializes in blackwater fishes but has an interest in all species, especially those with complex reproductive behaviour.
Guests are welcome, simply email us at PeelAquariumExec (at) gmail.com to get the link.
ALL PRAC Meetings are Now Virtual on Zoom during COVID-19
Emails are sent to all current members. Non-Member? We encourage drop-ins to our zoom meetings, please visit Our PRAC FaceBook Page for the Zoom link or email us directly for the link: PeelAquariumExec (at) gmail.com
Zoom is a most well-received collaboration tool that allows virtual meetings by video or voice on your computer, mobile device or even your home phone! This tool has brought people closer together and it was a real success at our last meeting.
When are PRAC aquarium club meetings held?
Peel aquarium club meetings are generally held every 3rd Wednesday of each month (in December possibly 2nd Wed). We have a total of ten monthly 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 Fish Auction usually in the first week of November. See the chart below for past club meeting dates, topics & events.
|Date||Topic - Event||Speaker||Bowl Show 1||Bowl Show 2|
|Sep 21-2019||DIY Filters||Jay Oliver||Guppy||Open Class*|
|Oct 17-2019||Freshwater Stingrays||Frank Aguirre||Killifish||Open Class*|
|Oct 28-2019||PRAC Auction & Show||Held Annually||Betta, Guppy, Killifish||Specialty Show|
|Nov 20-2019||Heater Tape||Morgan Ruttle||Plants||Open Class*|
|Dec 11-2019||Christmas Party-RSVP||Invertebrate||Open Class*|
|Jan 15-2020||Guppies||Haydn Pounder||Catfish||Open Class*|
|Feb 19-2020||Modern Bettas||Peter Desouza||Betta||Open Class*|
|Mar 18-2020||Cyprinids||Open Class*|
|May 13-2020||Barbs||Michael Beat|
|Jun 10-2020||Wild Bettas||Gerald Griffin|
|Summer -2020||Member BBQ|
*Any Aquatic Fish / Invertebrate / Plant type
Want to see more results from previous years? Past Meetings / Show Results
Hope to see you out at our next meeting!
What happens at a PRAC Aquarium Club Meeting ?
Club Meetings consist of a speaker or a presentation, information about aquarium events, a social break, a bowl show, club affairs & our much anticipated Monthly Mini - Auction. There is sometimes a sales table with great bargains and we feature prizes & raffles occasionally. 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. In the past we have even gone to Buffalo, N.Y., Local Fish Stores, Toronto Zoo. Or possibly we could arrange a trip to the New Ripley's Aquarium in Downtown Toronto.Monthly Meeting Mini - Auction
Members can bring 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 BUCK A BAG* fee per item auctioned & the remainder will go to the seller. So, if your item goes for $20, then the club gets $1 (members) or $2 (non-members & you get the rest. Another reason to join!). 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.
*BUCK-A-BAG (members $1, non-members $2 seller fee)
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 Fish Show Results 2019-2020
|Date||1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place|
|Sept 2019 - Guppy||Yellow Tiger Guppy Male, Jay Oliver||Metallic Guppy Male, Jay Oliver||Red Double Sword Guppy Male, Scott Vanderfleet|
|Open||Labidochromis caeruleus, Jay Oliver||Killifish Fp. Scheelii, Scott Vanderfleet||Desmopuntius hexazona, Michael Beat|
|People's Choice||Red Double Sword Guppy Male, Scott Vanderfleet|
|Oct 2019 - Killifish|
|Nov 2019 - Aquatic Plant|
|Dec 2019 - Invertebrates|
|Jan 2020 - Catfish|
|Feb 2020 - Cichlids|
|March 2020 - Cyprinids|
|April 2020 - Betta|
|May 2020 - Swordtail Platy Molly|
|June 2020 - Characins|
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Where are PRAC Club Meetings?
VENUE for 2023 is IN PERSON and on Zoom APP on your desktop, tablet or Phone.***Emails are sent to all current members***
Non-Member? We encourage drop-ins to our meetings, please email us at peelaquariumexec(at)gmail.com for the Zoom link.
MEETING VENUE 2023:
Save Max Sports Centre (Youth Room)
1495 Sandalwood Pkwy E
Brampton, Ontario, L6R 0K2 Canada
(Corner of Dixie Rd & Sandalwood Pkwy E)
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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 venue availability it may sometimes change.
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 (or 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.