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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 YATFS MEETING OCT 19, 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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2018 YATFS AUCTION OCTOBER 21
SEE AUCTION PAGE
October BOWL SHOW
OUR LAST 1 FOR 2018

(Scary Bowl Show)
Sponsored by
Cobalt Aquatics

1. Glofish
2. Orange/Black fish
3. Scary themed fish (example
knife fish, Red Devil, Ghost
Catfish, Vampire Tetra, ect)
4. Scary themed tank (themed after
your favorite horror movie, or
halloween monster.)
5. Who ya gonna call? Tank
Busters!!!!!! (Any abnormally large
fish for its species.)

Josh Cunningham has been keeping and breeding African Cichlids for
almost 20 years.  He started with African Cichlids from Lake Malawi and a couple
for Lake Victoria in a 400 sq ft basement.  During this time he was mainly
breeding four to five different kinds of cichlids and trading the fry back to the pet
store for food and filter media.  At some point a decision was made to move to a
different area and a bigger house.  Once the move was completed he was
without cichlids for a couple of years and then acquired a 55 gallon tank.  Once
the tank was setup and stocked, multiple tank syndrome kicked in again.  He
then expanded on some different species and kept a few tanks on the main floor
of his house.  At this point, he decided he wanted a fishroom in the basement.  
Designs were made and tanks and fish purchased and a 'Fish Alcoholic" was
born. Today he has spawned over 140+ kinds of African Cichlids from all three rift
lakes and have achieved master breeder status in the Michigan Cichlid
Association and Ohio Cichlid Association.  He was also named Grand Champion
breeder of the American Cichlid Association in 2015 for most spawns in a year.  
He spends his time in the fishroom doing more changes and working with
different species.  In addition, he also run a business called Cunningham
Cichlids, LLC https://www.cunninghamcichlids.com.  Josh served fours years on
the Michigan Cichlid Association Board of Directors while holding President for
three years and was Co-Chairmen of the 2017 American Cichlid Association
Convention that took place on July 13-16 in Novi, Michigan.  Before that Josh
also served on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Cichlid Association for two
years and now serves on the Board of Directors for the American Cichlid
Association.
THIS MONTH
Josh Cunningham