Announcing the American Cichlid Association Convention 2017, Cruisin’ for Cichlids. Come experience the infamous yearly gathering of cichlidiots, cichlidophiles, and fans of all things cichlid. Speakers include, Pam Chin, Larry Johnson, Juan Miguel Artigas Azas, Ted Judy, Jeff Michels, Dale Ernst, Chris Carpenter, and Dominic Cergnul who will provide top notch lectures throughout the convention on relevant and hot topics in cichlid husbandry and habitat. Along with the biggest and best cichlid show of the year, you’ll enjoy a nightly hospitality suite, great vendors’ showroom, large dry goods auction, multiple silent auctions, a huge cichlid and catfish auction, and all of the great attractions and landmarks Detroit has to offer.
This year, the Michigan Cichlid Association is hosting the festivities from July 13-16, 2017. We are holding the convention at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel and hope you will come cruisin’ with us!!!
We have two exciting tours planned for this year- a tour of the Belle Isle Aquarium and Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Thursday and Henry Ford Museum on Friday. Other area attractions include Detroit Downtown, Motown Museum, Detroit Casinos, Detroit Historical Museum, Michigan Science Center, Comerica Park, Twenty Local Fish Shops within one hour, and many more.
The Ohio Cichlid Association's Extravaganza is the largest celebration of cichlids and catfish on the planet. This three day event happens the weekend before Thanksgiving each year. Each year, cichlid enthusiast of all ages and experience, make the trip to Strongsville, Ohio (10 Miles Southwest of Cleveland), to enjoy a weekend of all things cichlid and catfish. Registered attendees can expect to see world class speakers, manufacturer booths, vendor booths, a large fish show (with 150+ entries), and fish being sold throughout the hotel. In addition, we offer a hospitality suite for registered attendees.
Saturday features a huge swap meet, informal awards dinner, and an auction, featuring brand new goods donated by prominent manufacturers within the aquarium hobby.
There will be a silent auction of fish and tanks, including a 75-gallon and two 40 gallon set-ups. The family-friendly weekend culminates in an awesome fish auction on Sunday, when over 1,000 bags of cichlids and catfish are sold. http://www.ohiocichlid.com/extravaganza/extravaganza-info