Next Zoom Meeting: Wed, Jun 16, 2021, 7:00pm EST
Speaker: Malik King
Topic: Intro to Plecos
Guests are welcome, simply email us at PeelAquariumExec (at) gmail.com to get the link.
Please join us for a special discussion on both special Plecos & the inside scoop on how he shares his knowledge using the YouTube Platform.
Bio: Malik King began his fish keeping at around 3 years of age while still in his country of birth, Sri Lanka. Fish were a part of both parents and it seemed that most of his relatives also kept fish at the time. There was no shortage of inspiration for a young boy. Seems as though fish keeping was just expected. From fish keeping it became fish breeding and would only expand from there. At age 7, he was already breeding angelfish very successfully and fancy goldfish by 10 years old. Malik has been breeding fish his entire life since childhood. At about age 15 years, Malik moved to Canada and is now settled in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and it didn't take long to become reestablished with fish tanks again. In around 1997/1998 Malik was breeding and selling many German Blue Rams in order to expand his fish room. During the years 2000 to 2010 his large fish room was in his parent's basement. However, later after moving to a smaller place and then once more to his current location, Malik has maintained a small fish room for the past 10 years.
Malik offers years of experience with breeding discus, angelfish, and now speciality plecos among an endless variety of other endeavors. With the growing phenomena of sharing such experiences with others on the YouTube platform, Malik now maintains his own YouTube Channel and invites any to join in him in live discussions about his plecos twice a week. His YouTube Channel can be found at https://www.youtube.com/c/AquaMalik/
Non-members 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)
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 2021 is ALL VIRTUAL on Zoom APP on desktop, tablet or Phones.***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.
Professor's Lake Recreation Centre
1660 N Park Dr,
Brampton, ON Canada L6S 5S8
( between Bramalea Rd & Torbram Rd)
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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 / $ 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.