Sacramento Aquarium Society

Bringing Aquarium Hobbyists of the Greater Sacramento Valley Together Since 1952


The Sacramento Aquarium Society (SAS) is a local fish club that meets at 5:00 pm on the first Saturday of each month. We are a registered 501 C (3) non-profit organization with an objective to encourage and further the interest of the care and breeding of tropical fish and to promote the exchange of information between amateur aquarists. Meetings typically include a guest speaker, bowl show, raffle, attendance prize, and an auction which includes fish, aquatic plants, and aquarium supplies. Many of the auction items go for less than wholesale prices.

Next Meeting - February 4th

Program: Becca Goldring - "Dabbling in Dicrossus"

Becca Goldring

Information on keeping and breeding the two most commonly found species of Dicrossus in the aquarium trade, Dicrossus maculatus and D. filamentosus. Includes information on rearing fry, determining the sex of adult/sub-adult fish, and behavioral observations.

As one of the oldest Millennials in existence, Ms. Goldring got her start in the early 80s, when people believed things like “if you maintain your fish correctly, you won’t have to clean the tank” and people owned rotary telephones. Fascinated with fish at an early age, she eventually settled into being the weird kid. Keeping fish, looking at fish, fishing for fish, and yes, even eating them. This life-long obsession led to early employment opportunities at The Aquarium Center and Roraima Tropicals, outside of Baltimore, Maryland. She currently maintains about 30 aquariums ranging in size from 5 to 300 gallons and keeps a variety of freshwater fish, aquatic plants, and invertebrates, as well as a few outdoor ponds. She’s bred a wide variety of fish, including South American Bumblebee Cats, Splash Tetras, and Checkerboard Cichlids. Current “fish goals” include spawning Gnathochromis permaxillaris and Tetraodon schoutedeni. You can find her on Instagram, @girlsgotfisshues.

Our February speaker also has a sponsor: The store is Pleco Hotels And Accessories and he is sending a box of donated foods. Pleco Hotels And Accessories website:

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Museum of Aquarium and Pet History
Ichetucknee River

04/09/2022 - Google Photo Library of Five Florida Springs taken between 03/26 - 03/27/2022. Click on the Info icon (three verticle dots upper right corner on mobile phone) to see information about each photo. By Tony Griffitts

Trichromis salvini

02/22/2022 - New SAS Article "Breeding Critically Endangered Rainbowfish - Melanotaenia ajamaruensis" - By Amaru & Travis Gillmor

Trichromis salvini

02/22/2022 - New SAS Article "Melanotaenia picta - Painted Rainbowfish" - By Amaru & Travis Gillmor

Trichromis salvini

12/19/2021 - New SAS Article "Trichromis salvini, The Yellow Belly Cichlid" - By Richard Griffiths

Test Charts

11/23/2021 - New SAS Article and Tool- "Aquarium and Pond Log" - By Tony Griffitts

Test Charts

10/06/2021 - New SAS Article - "Ammonia Test Result is More than Ammonia" - By Tony Griffitts

04/28/2021 - In July 1955 the First Tropical News was Published

July 1955 Tropical News Cover

Here is a link to the July 1955 Tropical News

SAS Store

Visit the SAS Store for SAS branded products.

SAS Store

Historic Tropical News Online

Modesta Moréy has digitized historic Tropical News going back to 1955 and they are now available via Google Drive for those members that have a Google account. If you have a Google account and you do not see the Tropical News in your "Shared with me" folder send me (Tony Griffitts) an email and I will share it with you.

"Members Only" Web Pages

The Members Only section is available to members of the Sacramento Aquarium Society. It currently contains articles, current and past digital issues of the Tropical News newsletter, email addresses for club members, contact information for club officers and committee chairs, a list of sales table products, and Board of Directors meeting schedule.

Contact Tony Griffitts (SAS Webmaster) for access.

Website Design

Please send content ideas, usability suggestions, or problems with this site to the SAS Webmaster Tony Griffitts.