Soberman, Mark

Mark has been keeping fish for over 44 years.  He has been a member of the Greater City Aquarium Society since 1984, and has served on its board of directors for more than 20 years.  Mark was enrolled in the Greater City’s Roll of Honor in 1998 and is one of the club’s top lifetime breeders.  Mark was involved with the formation of the North American Catfish Society as well as other catfish organizations.  He has written articles for Tropical Fish Hobbyist, Modern Aquarium, Greater City’s award winning publication, in addition to other catfish journals.  Mark was a moderator on and is now a retired “expert” on the site.  He has traveled extensively giving his programs across the country as well as to the Bermuda Fry-Angle Aquarium Society.  Although Mark specializes in breeding Corydoras and other Catfish, over the years he has also bred Cichlids, Killies, Characins and livebearers.  Mark is currently involved in a variety of projects, and maintains 35 tanks.  He is very interested in the history of the aquarium hobby and has an extensive collection of antiquarian aquarium literature and ephemera. Mark was a panelist on the Corydoras Forum at the 2004 Potomac Valley Aquarium Society All Aquarium Catfish Convention and gave a program on African Catfish at the convention in October 2006 and an aquascaping program in 2008. In 2010 Mark gave the banquet program. Programs: Keeping and Breeding of Corydoras, Aspidoras, and Brochis Catfish African Catfish: Old Favorites and New Possibilities Catfish Husbandry – Keeping Them Alive Coydoras Catfish Catfish Keeping & Breeding Corydoras Keeping and Breeding Corydoras and Related Species