Our next meeting is Sunday, March 5th @2PM

About the Meeting

CLS meets at 2PM right after the GCCA Swap Meet. NEW LOCATION

Marriott Hoffman Estates
4800 Hoffman Boulevard
Hoffman Estates, IL. 60192

Enjoy a great day at the swap meet then join CLS for a livebearer auction and a great speaker!

Speaker

Charles ClapsaddleCharles Clapsaddle is Chief Scientist and Hatchery Manager for Goliad Fish Farms. Charles began his fishkeeping career about age 7 when he won some goldfish at carnival. After growing them up, he successfully spawned them and was hooked on fish forever. Shortly after the success with goldfish, he turned his attention to livebearers, the first of which were locally collected Gambusia affinis, the mosquito fish, and Poecilia latipinna, the sailfin molly. By junior high he had graduated to fancy guppies. His fascination with livebearers continues today. The family hatchery breeds many fishes, but it’s the development of new strains and the improvement of existing strains that occupies his best efforts. Charles has spoken to aquarium clubs across the country on various topics relating to the hobby. He has a BSc in Zoology from The University of Texas at Austin.

Program

Native Livebearers

Donations for our Table

The primary method we use to raise funds is through sales at the GCCA Swap Meet. We need your donations of fish and other goods to help raise money for the club. Please bring your items to the swap and the earlier the better!

 

 

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