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YATFS
WE ARE ALL ABOUT THE AQUARIUM HOBBY
YATFS is a non-profit hobby organization composed of local
aquarists and dealers. It was founded in the spring of 1972 for the
express purpose of promoting the science of exotic freshwater
and saltwater fish and plants, assisting new hobbyists,
encouraging the breeding and displaying of all aquatic life, and
acquiring and dispensing aquatic knowledge and literature.
All persons with an interest in the aquarium hobby are welcomed
and invited to attend two meetings before making any decision on
membership.
Our meetings are held the 3rd Friday of each
month (unless announced otherwise).
At the Mineral Ridge Presbyterian Church on Rt
46.
Doors open at 7:30pm & we start at 8:00         
3654 Main St, Mineral Ridge, OH 44440
Enter through the side door.
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YATFS HAS 2 NEW CONTESTS COMING SHOW UP AT THE MARCH 17 MEETING FOR MORE INFO
1. A FISH GROW OUT CONTEST
2. A FISH BREEDING CHALLENGE
for more info please look at
BOWL SHOW & CONTEST  PAGE
NEXT YATFS MEETING
JAN19, 2018
Doors open at 7:30pm & we start at 8:00
3654 Main St, Mineral Ridge, OH 44440
Youngstown Area Tropical Fish Society
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SPEAKER FOR
JANUARY
DAVE WILLIAMSON
ON LIVEBEARS
It all started with a promotion by a detergent company offering a gold fish when
you bought their product. Of course my grandmother bought a years supply of
the stuff to get me a group of them. After that came a series of bowls smaller
tanks and even a fourth grade science project of a 5 gallon community tank. I’ve
never been without at least one tank from the time I was in the 7th grade.

Fast forward to 18 and my interest in the hobby really began to take hold and
that’s when I found out about the organized end of the hobby. I joined the
Greater Akron Aquarium Society and became interested in BAP and showing.
Over the years, I’ve met many people through the hobby that have become
some of my best friends.
Also through this time I took a roughly 20 year detour into the pet trade.

Presently I maintain around 50 tanks of assorted types of fish (I’ll try keeping
about anything I might get to spawn-I guess I’ve become a BAP slut!) I’ve also
been the editor for GAAS for more years than I care to remember.

I can see no reason to not keep at it for the foreseeable future!
2018 YATFS AUCTIONS
MARCH 11 & OCTOBER 21
SEE AUCTION PAGE FOR INFO