Sacramento Aquarium Society

Bringing Aquarium Hobbyists of the Greater Sacramento Valley Together Since 1952


The Sacramento Aquarium Society (SAS) is a local fish club that meets at 5:00 pm on the first Saturday of each month. We are a non-profit organization with an objective to encourage and further the interest of the care and breeding of tropical fish and to promote the exchange of information between amateur aquarists. Meetings typically include a guest speaker, bowl show, raffle, attendance prize, and an auction which includes fish, aquatic plants, and aquarium supplies. Many of the auction items go for less than wholesale prices.

Next Meeting - December 4th

Program: Eric Bodrock - "Cory Breeding Made Easy! "

Eric Bodrock

Discusses the set-up, conditioning, spawning techniques and triggers to successfully spawn Corys. Good beginner and advanced hobbyist information included. Bring your notebook; you'll surely pick up a few good ideas to try for yourself!

Eric Bodrock is the Owner of All Oddball Aquatics, a tropical fish hatchery and independent online retailer located near Pittsburgh PA. Along with his fiancé, Regina Spotti, they currently maintain about 250 aquariums in their home-based hatchery and are working with many species of fish. Eric has been active in the aquarium hobby since age 10 and has worked in the retail, wholesale/distribution, installation, and hatchery aspects of the industry. In addition to his accomplishment of successfully spawning over 500 species of freshwater fish, including more than 130 species of catfish, he has published articles, judged dozens of fish shows and has given countless presentations. In addition to covering much of the United States, he has traveled to aquarium related events in Canada, Germany, Norway, Peru, and the United Kingdom.

Eric has been an active member of the Greater Pittsburgh Aquarium Society, which he has been a member since 1976! He considers himself as a “Lifer” in the hobby and continues to promote the aquarium hobby in every possible way…you’ll often hear him say: “There’s always room for one more tank!”


Test Charts

10/06/2021 - New SAS Article - "Ammonia Test Result is More than Ammonia" - By Tony Griffitts

04/28/2021 - In July 1955 the First Tropical News was Published

July 1955 Tropical News Cover Here is a link to the July 1955 Tropical News

03/07/2021 - Zebra Mussels are being found in "moss balls" (aka marimo balls)

Zebra Mussel Photo By Vitalii Hulai

Zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha). Photo by Vitalii Hulai

The invasive and highly distructive zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) are being found in moss balls that are being imported from Ukraine. If you have bought any moss balls in the last few months check them closely for zebra mussels. Check out this article from our sponsor Amazonas.

06/27/2020 - SAS Store

SAS Store

06/10/2015 - Historic Tropical News Online

Modesta Moréy has digitized historic Tropical News going back to 1955 and they are now available via Google Drive for those members that have a Google account. If you have a Google account and you do not see the Tropical News in your "Shared with me" folder send me (Tony Griffitts) an email and I will share it with you.

"Members Only" Web Pages

The Members Only section is available to members of the Sacramento Aquarium Society. It currently contains articles, current and past digital issues of the Tropical News newsletter, email addresses for club members, contact information for club officers and committee chairs, a list of sales table products, and Board of Directors meeting schedule.

Contact Tony Griffitts (SAS Webmaster) for access.

Website Design

Please send content ideas, usability suggestions, or problems with this site to the SAS Webmaster Tony Griffitts.