SWMAS began in 1978 to support the study, culture, exhibition and education of hobbyists in all forms of aquatic life.
The SWMAS Advertisement Display Board is presently on display at PET SUPPLIES PLUS, located at 1791 W. Columbia Avenue in Battle Creek, Michigan. Take a look at our display board, grab a flyer, and mark your calendar for our next meeting! We look forward to seeing you. PET SUPPLIES PLUS carries all of your aquatic needs. Stop in and say hello to Chris and his staff, they'll be happy to see you.
Photo- Chris, (on the left) proprietor; and store associate, Brooke.
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New 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
Meeting on Friday, May 1, 2015
Keeping Shrimp by Steve McDonald
Bio: Stephen McDonald, Western Michigan University graduate and licensed social worker, began in the hobby as a broke college student who couldn’t have pets in his apartment but a fish tank was ok. After seeing angelfish breed in the community tank, his now 30+ year journey keeping and breeding fish began.
He is a 20+ year member, Master Breeder, and frequent board member in the Kalamazoo, Michigan-based Southwest Michigan Aquarium Society. He is also one of a handful of founding members and Master Breeder helping to start the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Grand Valley Aquarium Club.
He maintains a fish room of approximately 30 tanks of various sizes and many different types of fish, crustaceans, and live foods.
Steve has been married for 36 years, is the grandfather of 4, and thankful for a family who tolerates and accepts the hobby (obsession or addiction as they might call it).
New Fry Raising New
Black Neon Tetras
Started at the April meeting.
Fish should be returned at the August meeting.
The winner’s prize is $30 after writing an article explaining how you raised the fish.
Chair: Chase Klinesteker
are held at the
now called the
, 3640 East Cork Street, Kalamazoo on the first Friday of each month. Meetings begin at 8:00 PM after a half hour social period.