Konings, Ad

Ad was born in Roosendaal, Netherlands, lived most of his life in Rotterdam, and currently resides in El Paso, Texas.  He has a degree in medical biology and has studied molecular biology as well.  Although his interest in cichlids began when he was just 12 years old, it was not until 1986 that he moved…

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Biggs, Chris

Chris hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  He is a devoted father of three, and court Jester to his lovely and tolerant Queen, Dayna. A life-long Aquarist, his father thrust him into the hobby at a very young age, with a small tank they kept in their family den and Chris has never looked back. He…

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Peragine, William Chance

Programs: Breaking Glass With Style (an overview of cutting glass and repairing broken glass tanks) Starting a Planted Tank Keeping Apistogramma & Blackwater Tanks Dwarf Cichlids Apistos

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Boruchowitz, David

Programs: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Now, and Where Are We Going? David’s Adventure with Cichlids and Some thoughts on the Future of the Hobby

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Silvestri, Sal

Programs: Dwarf Cichlids Breeding and Maintaining Dwarf Cichlids What ‘s New in My Fishroom Viewer’s Choice: Bettas or Fish in My Fishroom A Journey into Sal’s Fish Keeping Experience. Everything You Wanted To Know- But Were Afraid To Ask! Care & Breeding of Apistogramma At Home with Apistos Home Aquarium Tour of Four Club Members…

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Staeck, Wolfgang

Dr. Wolfgang Staeck studied biology at the free University of Berlin. After graduation he worked as a research assistant and lecturer at the Technical University of Berlin for ten years where he got his PhD. For several years he taught biology at a high school, later he was a trainer of student teachers. His main…

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Chiappetta, Joe

“Jersey Joe” has a Bachelors degree from Allegheny College in Biology and Environmental Science and Master’s Degree from Florida Institute of Technology. He has been in the hobby for over 20 years, keeping mostly Cichlids (New and Old World), Catfish, US native fish and predatory tetras. He has been breeding fish for over 15 years…

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Lucanus, Oliver

Oliver Lucanus, explorer, videographer, fish importer and exporter, and one of the world’s leading experts on the Xingu and it’s ecology and endemic fish, speaks about the history and the future of this amazing and threatened river system in South America. Programs: The Xingu: Past, Present, and Future Discus in their Home Waters Keeping and…

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George, Peter

I’ve been involved with tropical fish essentially from birth. My grandmother, who immigrated to the US in 1923, always had a fish tank in our apartment in The Bronx. I kept at least one tank with me when I went to college and have been keeping fish on a more significant scale for close to…

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Perrenod, James

James has been a hobbyist for 30 years and in addition to operating a 5000 sq. ft. Discus and tropical fish showroom (Discus R Us), James is the President of the Jersey Shore Aquarium Society and sits on the Board of Directors of the North American Discus Association (NADA). Programs: The Myths of Discus (and…

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