SWMAS began in 1978 to support the study, culture, exhibition and education of hobbyists in all forms of aquatic life.
Each meeting centers around a topic for the tropical fish hobbyist presented by club members or outside speakers. In addition, the meetings include a bowl show, a mini-auction of fish and plants, and a raffle.
Spring Auction, March 8th
An auction of fish, plants and equipment from our club members and supporting organizations. It’s the right place to find the perfect plant or that hard to locate fish. Held at the Plainwell Community Center.
Fall Work Shop & Auction
On the first day speakers and demonstrations are held on many various subjects relating to tropical fish. Day 2 is an auction of fish, plants and equipment from our club members and supporting organizations. It’s the right place to find the perfect plant or that hard to locate fish. Held at the Krum Center in Schoolcraft.
Saturday, Date TBA, 2014. Held at the Krum Center in Schoolcraft.
Meeting, Friday, March 7, 2014
Scott Tetzlaff, Vice Chairman of the American Livebearers Association (ALA) Board of Directors and a past President of the Southwestern Michigan Aquarium Society (SWMAS), will be speaking on “Livebearers I have Known”. Scott has over 40 years in the hobby, operates 300 plus tanks in his fish house and he has spawned more than 400 species of fish.
Meeting Door Prize
Each member attending the March meeting will be eligible to win a 40 gallon breeder aquarium with glass tops. The aquarium comes with a Hamburger Mattenfilter donated by Stephan Tanner of Swiss Tropicals.
You must be a member to win and you must be present to win. If you join SWMAS at the meeting or renew your membership at the meeting, you will be eligible for the door prize.
Meetings are held at the Best Western Hospitality Suites, 3640 East Cork Street, Kalamazoo on the first Friday of each month. Meetings begin at 8:00 PM after a half hour social period.