Meeting on Friday, September 4, 2015

Ben Slocum

Hot Livebearer Trends: P. wingei and reticulata 

  • Originally started in the hobby as a teenager in the late 70's, but had to walk away for military service. Re-entered the hobby in 2008.
  • A member of MAS, SWMAS, and the ALA.
  • Recently achieved the Master Level breeder award from the ALA.
  • I have bred over 70 different live bearer species.
  • Presently have 35 aquariums and 12 ponds set up.
  • Buyer and seller of aquatic critters on eBay and Aquabid.
  • Work at Michigan Works  in Dowagiac, MI
  • Married 35 years, 3 daughters, one grand-daughter

  • Bowl Show

    The 2015 contest has just started. Show off some nice fish.  Possibly win and make buying those impulse fish easier.  Click here - Bowl Show - Click here
      Chair: Ron McNeil

    SWMAS began in 1978 to support the study, culture, exhibition and education of hobbyists in all forms  of aquatic life.

    Monthly Meeting

    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.


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    Meetings are held at the Best Western Hospitality Suites, Same building and room

    now called the 

    Clarion Inn

    , 3640 East Cork Street, Kalamazoo on the first Friday of each month. Meetings begin at 8:00 PM after a half hour social period.

    Best Western