Every so often, I write a post encouraging cichlid keepers to join the American Cichlid Association (ACA). It’s been a while since I wrote something about the association, so I thought I would take a minute to do so.
What is the ACA? It is the OFFICIAL cichlid-focused organization in the Unites States. It promotes and encourages cichlid keeping and conservation, activities that apply both to the hobby and to science.
Membership benefits are numerous and come with a nominal, annual fee. If you enjoy being a part of the wonderful world of cichlids, become a member. I’ve been one for years, and it has provided me the opportunity to meet some of the most committed and knowledgeable cichlidophiles in the hobby. In fact, the annual convention, a four day event, is the perfect place to meet fellow hobbyists, cichlid breeders, and other cichlid experts from around the world. Furthermore, the convention is the place to be to see hundreds of species of cichlids in one place. You even have the opportunity to purchase fish, either from other attendees or via the auction.
Visit the ACA website and see for yourself all that membership has to offer. I can’t encourage you enough to join. I promise you won’t be disappointed.