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June 8 CCA Meeting

***NOTE: We are meeting at the elementary school across the street.***

June 8 @ Glenallan Elementary School: 12520 Heurich Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20902

  • Meeting room opens at 12:30 pm (Meeting to start at 1:00)
  • Meeting from 1:00-4:30 pm
  • Set up at 12:30-1:00pm
  • Meeting start: socializing 1:00-1:30 pm
  • Speaker begins at 1:30 pm
  • Auction begins at 2:35 pm
  • Meeting ends promptly at 4:30
  • Meeting Topic: Exploring the Rio Tapiche: Collecting, Community & Clinics

Speaker Bio

David Snell has been a tropical fish hobbyist since 1993. Since then he has spawned and raised numerous killifish, as well as tetras, corydoras, a few cichlids and the occasional Loricariid (L-333)

He has been active in the tropical fish hobby in the Washington DC area serving in former PVAS positions to include: Treasurer & Board Member, 3 terms as President, and 1 term as VP. He's currently serving on the BOD as the club's registered agent. He's also been an avid auctioneer since the 90s.

In addition to PVAS, he is a member of the American Killifish Association (AKA) since 1996, lifetime AKA member since 2006, as well as a member of the Mid Atlantic Killifish Organization.

David is an avid photographer. He has had articles and photographs published in FAMA, Tropical Fish Hobbyist, Journal of the American Killifish Association, ACA's Buntbarshe Bulletin, and NANFA's American Currents.

He has collected fishes in Venezuela in 2002, Peru in 2007, 2013, 2017 and most recently in October 2023 collecting on the Rio Tapiche.

The presentation is a travelogue of pictures, short videos and drone images: Exploring the Rio Tapiche: Collecting, Community & Clinics (the trip that was not supposed to happen).

Recent Threads

Baby mbuna

Anybody have baby Africans ?

Juvenile Bristlenose Catfish - $1

Juvenile Bristlenose Catfish (aka, Bristlenose Plecos or Bushynose catfish), currently around 1.5 to 2 inches in size but grow to just 3 to 5 inches when full grown.

These are docile, peaceful fish that do well with other fish. They are great at keeping things tidy in the aquarium, gobbling up algae, and, because of their small size, do not require huge tanks like other pleco types. They are active and healthy. Born and tank-raised locally in Virginia.

Do well in growup tanke. Super cute and fun to watch!

1$ each. You cant beat that.

Pick up Reston VA. Can also bring to PVAS meeting this Saturday.

PM me

WTB Ancistrus ranunculus (L034 Medusa pleco) female

Can pick up in DMV area if anyone has any available.

Breeding pair of Malawi Thick lips (Chilotilapia Euchilus)

Rare pair of Malawi Haps. Very gentle unique fish, beautiful breeding colors. $90.

Live Blackworms!

Yes, you read that correctly. We FINALLY have another pound of blackworms in stock and selling them for $8 per 1 oz portions. Come by and get yours while you can and check out our amazing inventory too! We are located at:


3404 Idaho Ave NW

Washington DC 20016


We will be open 11-7pm everyday except Monday, May 27th so we can observe/ respect all the men and women who died, fighting for our country on Memorial Day. 20% off to all Military People this weekend too on all live goods this weekend only! See you soon :)

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