Keys, Christine

The Capital Cichlid Association (CCA) is sponsoring

club member Christine Keys at the 2018 Convention


Christine Keys is a microbiologist that has been involved in fishkeeping most of her life.  Even as a child, her parents kept a fish tank in her bedroom.  She’s always kept a few fish tanks on her own since high school and would regularly haul them back and forth between home and the dorm during college. 

After moving to Maryland, she started keeping fish again and quickly expanded from one to 35 tanks.  During this time, she joined several of the clubs in the DC metro area and has served in several board positions with the Capital Cichlid Association. 

She and her husband recently moved to a new house where she got a dedicated fish room that has almost 60 tanks.   Although she has a soft spot for keeping cichlids, all freshwater fish are welcome in her fish room.


  • Evolution of a Fish Room:  The Adventures of a Lazy Fishkeeper
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Speaker Topics: 
Fish Rooms, Professional Breeder Facilities

Past Speaking Events

Event Name Date
CCY Meeting Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 13:00
NEC 2018 Convention Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:00 to Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 18:00
2020 NEC Convention Cancelled Friday, April 17, 2020 - 09:00 to Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 20:00
NEC 2018 Convention news Friday, March 16, 2018 - 09:00 to Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 21:00