Carpenter, Chris

Chris Carpenter, has been a board member of the Grand Valley Aquarium Club in Grand Rapids Michigan for many years, and has recently been elected Vice President. Chris has won awards, such as Breeder of the year, Aquarist of the year, Master Breeder, Old World Cichlid Specialist, and Master. Chris became serious about the world of fish when he gave up drugs, and alcohol almost 11 years ago. Chris has learned a lot in the last ten years and has focused a great deal of time in the hobby on the cichlids from Lake Tanganyika, particularly the Shell Dwellers. Chris has kept, and bred many of these species, and is honored to have the chance to share what he has learned with us. Programs: Shell Dwellers of Lake Tanganyika