Join us for our Taco Picnic on Sunday, September 8

CLS is joining with the Greater Chicago Cichlid Association for a joint members-only picnic at the home of Rick Borstein, CLS President.

Members-only Taco picnic at Rick Borstein's Lake House

We hare having a joint picnic with members of the Greater Chicago Cichlid Association and Chicago Plant Society on Sunday, September 9.

The picnic starts at Noon and we serve lunch at 1PM.

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Rare Livebearer Auction on October 6

Our club meets after the Chicago Cichlid Association swap meet from 2PM to 3:30PM. GCCA Swap Meets are a lot of fun to attend and we meet immediately afterward.  |  Swap Details from GCCA

Rare Fish Auction

For our October meeting, we are working with top breeders around the country to bring in rare and unusual livebearers.

We will have a curated auction. For each fish to be auctioned, we will have a descriptive slide with a picture and care instructions.

In order to bid on fish, you need to be a member of the Chicago Livebearer Society. Join our Club online! It's only $10 per year.

Watch our Video to learn more.

Rare Fish Auction List (subject to change)

We will start populating a list of fish here about two weeks prior the auction.

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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Return your Stealth Heaters

In case you haven't heard, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has recently ordered the recall Marineland's Stealth series of heaters.

The Stealth heaters are pretty easy to identify...  they are black plastic.

I've heard from hobbyists that have had heaters explode and cause damage to tanks. The plastic sheath of the heater will distort and crack allowing water to come into contact rapidly with the heating element. In my case, a "zit" appeared on the side of the heater and when I put my hand in the water I received a shock.

I had four, 25 watt Stealth heaters to exchange.

Fortunately, the exchange process is pretty easy.

Last week, I called Marineland at 800-338-4896. You'll need to know the model number of the heaters and the wattage of the heaters. You can find the model numbers in the official Marineland Recall Notice.

The call took about ten minutes and the agent on the line was very pleasant.

I was very pleased to yesterday when I received four, brand new Visitherm glass heaters which are definitely superior.

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Inaugural Meeting

The Chicago Livebearer Society's initial meeting will be on Friday, June 3rd.

We hope all tri-state area livebearer hobbyists will join us to here Ted Coletti of Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine speak on the topic "Livebearers Unlimited".

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