Next Meeting: Wed June 19th 2019, 7:00pm
Topic: TBA
Speaker: TBA

Last Month's Meeting
Topic: Swordtail Fish Care & Breeding
Speaker: Brian Glazier

Brian, is a life long fish hobbyist with a passion for under water life that spans well over 60 years. He started, like many of us, young, 6 years old with guppies given to him by a family friend. Brian's main interests are Livebearers & Killies. His home club is the LAS London Aquaria Society. PRAC May 15, 2019 speaker, Brian Glazier Swordtail Fish Talk in BramptonHe holds a Judges Certificate, Livebearer Senior Merit, Killifish Intermediate & Intermediate Breeder Awards from C.A.O.A.C., along with several certificates & awards ( Hobbyist of the Year, Service Award, Champion of Champions (twice) & 25 Year Service Award).
Brian has also held executive positions with C.A.O.A.C. & many club positions with H.D.A.S., O.V.A.S., W.A.S., M.B.A., & C.K.A. He's also a member of the ALA American Livebearer Association & holds a Century Breeders Award (breeding 100 different livebearers).

Meetings at Cassie Campbell Community Centre, Rm 3 (by Main/Police Entrance off Sandalwood)

All are welcome! Guests** & Non-members** too … so get out & come to our next PRAC Meeting
Our Monthly Mini Auction is quite popular, so bring in some of your extra aquarium equipment, fish, shrimps or other hobby related items.
2 Bowl Shows at Every Meeting in 2019:  May
Swordtail, Platy & Molly    & an Open Class*
  *Any fish/invertebrate /plant

When are PRAC aquarium club meetings held?

Peel aquarium club meetings are generally held every 3rd Wednesday of each month(December 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 upcoming club meeting dates, topics & events.

Date Topic - Event Speaker Bowl Show 1 Bowl Show 2
Sep 21-2018 Photographing Your Fish Zenin Skomorowski Guppy Open Class*
Oct 17-2018 Dwarf Cichlid Biotopes, Care & Breeding Jessica Bullock Killifish Open Class*
Oct 28-2018 PRAC Auction & Show Held Annually Betta, Guppy, Killifish Specialty Show
Nov 21-2018 Killifish & The Red Dace Dr. Andy Turko, PhD Plants Open Class*
Dec 12-2018 Christmas Party-RSVP - Planted Tank Mike Davies Invertebrate Open Class*
Jan 16-2019 Biotope Aquarium Habitats Frank Aguirre Characins Open Class*
Feb 20-2019 Ghana Collecting Peter DeSouza Cichlid Open Class*
Mar 20-2019 Altum Angels Frank Aguirre Cyprinids Open Class*
Apr 17-2019 Axolotl Care Garry Chan Betta Open Class*
May 15-2019 Swordtail Fish Talk Brian Glazier Swordtail Platy Molly Open Class*
Jun 15-2019 Annual PRAC Dinner/Talk/Mini-Auction Speaker Josh Cunningham Breeding Oddball Cichlids
Jun 19-2019 Club Elections tba Catfish Open Class*
Summer -2019 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 other 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 regularly. 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 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 $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 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 Fish Show Results 2018-2019

Date 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Sept 2018 -
Blue Grass, Kristina Mikloska Green Moscow, Kristina Mikloska Top Sword Gold Lace, Scott Vanderfleet
Open Fundulopanchax Amieti, Scott Vanderfleet
People's Choice Blue Grass, Kristina Mikloska
Oct 2018 -
Fundulopanchax Jos Plateau, Scott Vanderfleet Notho Korhausae Mafia, Denise King Fundulopanchax Nigerianus, Denise King
Open Eriocaulon King Crimson, Scott Vanderfleet Betta Splendens,
People's Choice Betta Splendens,
Nov 2018 -
Aquatic Plant
Eriocaulon King Crimson, Scott Vanderfleet Utricularia graminifolia, Scott Vanderfleet Java Fern, Kristina Mikloska
Open Top Sword Gold Lace Guppy, Scott Vanderfleet Lyretail Swordfish, Ranji Mahibar
People's Choice Top Sword Gold Lace Guppy, Scott Vanderfleet
Dec 2018 -
Amano Shrimp, Scott Vanderfleet Cherry Red, Kristina Mikloska CRS-Crystal Red, Ashley Rezka
Open Lower Sword Blond Metallic Guppy, Scott Vanderfleet Betta Spendens, Ashley Rezka Red Albino Guppy , Kristina Mikloska
People's Choice Betta Spendens, Ashley Rezka
Jan 2019 - Characins Moenkhausia pittieri, Diamond tetra, Scott Vanderfleet
Open Aphyosemion australe orange, Scott Vanderfleet Betta Splendens yellow, Ashley Rezka
People's Choice Moenkhausia pittieri, Diamond tetra, Scott Vanderfleet
Feb 2019 - Cichlid Lethrinops Yellow Collar, Lee Davison
Open RREA HiFin Lyretail Swordtail, Ranji Mahabir Notho Capriviensis Killifish, Denise King Green Moscow, Kristina Mikloska
People's Choice RREA HiFin Lyretail Swordtail, Ranji Mahabir
Mar 2019 -
Brachidanio tinwini, Scott Vanderfleet Pethia conchonius, Rosy Barb, Scott Vanderfleet Pethia conchonius, Rosy Barb, Lee Davison
Open Swordtail Red Lyretail, Ranji Mahabir
People's Choice Swordtail Red Lyretail, Ranji Mahabir
Apr 2019 -
Half Moon Betta, Jay & Jenny Oliver Half Moon Betta, Jay & Jenny Oliver
Open Golden Axolotl, Kristina Mikloska
People's Choice Golden Axolotl, Kristina Mikloska
May 2019 -
Swordtail Platy Molly
Xiphophorus nezahualcoyotl, Scott Vanderfleet
Open No Entries
People's Choice Xiphophorus nezahualcoyotl, Scott Vanderfleet
June 2019 -
People's Choice

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Where are PRAC Club Meetings?

*** MEETING VENUE CHANGED Effective JAN, 2019 ***

Cassie Campbell Community Centre
1050 Sandalwood Parkway West (at Chinguacousy Road)
Brampton, ON Canada L7A 0K9

Room 3 (by Main Door Entrance off Sandalwood)

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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 2018-2019

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
• 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.