November 2013 General Meeting and Fish-O-Ramma!

The next general meeting of the Milwaukee Aquarium Society will be Friday, November 15th, 7:30 pm at Hoffer’s Tropic Life Pets.

This month’s speaker is brought to you by:

The American Cichlid Association



November will feature a talk by Mr. Mike Wise one of the worlds best experts on Dwarf Cichlids.  His talk is entitled:

“Adventures in the Amazon 2012: Tom & Mike’s excellent adventure”. Covers last year’s trip to the upper Rio Napo (Peru/Ecuador), Estrecho (Peru/Colombia border), and other locations nearer to Iquitos.


Mike Wise has been a fish hobbyist for over 35 years and has kept dwarf cichlids almost from the beginning. He’s been a member of the Colorado Aquarium Society since 1977 and the American Cichlid Association since 1982. Presently, Mike is a moderator for the Apistogramma Forum and curates Apistogramma at the Cichlid Room Companion web sites. He has had articles published in several magazines and received writing awards from the ACA and FAAS. Mike has also translated into English three German language books on dwarf cichlids, as well as many scientific and hobby related papers. He is one of the contributors to the German/English book South American Dwarf Cichlids a “Special Publication” (Sonderheft) published by the German magazine DATZ. Among his many experiences are two, month-long collecting trips in which he of lived, ate, and collected fish with native collectors in Peru , Ecuador and Colombia . Mike has given programs at ACA & BCA conventions, as well as to many local, regional, and international fish clubs on the various aspects of collecting, identifying, keeping, and breeding dwarf cichlids.


This is your last chance to sign up for (and pay for) the Christmas Party.  You must be a club member to attend, but good news, we’re accepting club dues for your 2014 membership!



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