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TODAY AND JOIN THE
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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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NEXT MEETING
FRIDAY AUG -19
THE NEXT
AUCTION ON OCT 23, 2016
LISA is running away with the bowl show.
59 points!!!!!!
ONLY 3 SHOWS REMAIN WILL SHE STAY IN 1st?
For more than 50 years I have had the pleasure of having at least 1 tank of fish to enjoy and look after. As
with may hobbyist I was keeping cichlids before I was aware that such things as cichlids existed. These
were the ubiquitous angels, kribs, and convicts. By the time I had left formal education I had moved in to
Discus. I enjoyed great success until I started reading the wide range of books giving advice on the
maintenance and breeding of these wonderful creatures. About this time I ventured in to searching out
cichlids of all types and environments.. This led to adventures in acquiring new and wondrous species

Eventually I got more deeply involved with the cichlid clubs in the UK, and served a number of years in the
role of Cichlidae Editor, then Technical Editor, and finally a stint as Chairman of the British Cichlid
Association. Then one year, 1996, I came over to America and fell in rapture of the ACA. And, most years I
have been able to attend their Convention. I became such a frequent attendee that I was elected to serve a
term on the Board of Trustees..

The next progression of my hobby, after becoming a club member then a writer for the clubs, and active
participant of Committees/Boards was to move to collecting fish from the wild. I have been fortunate to
collect 3 times in Uruguay, and more times than I can recall in Mexico. Each trip has been an adventure, and
made more enjoyable by the friends that I have made on each occasion.
Brian strickland
Brian strickland
Alan Rawlings
COLLECTING
URUGUAY