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 7:00 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 - October 6th

Mega Auction

Mega Auction

Mega Auction begins at 6:00 pm. Check-in for auction items begins at 5:00 pm. This is a big fund raiser for the society that is open to the public. Please see the Auction Rules for more detail

Auction Rules

  1. All items must be checked in with the Auction Chair between 4:00 and 6:00 pm.  No items may be removed from the auction once checked in.
  2. Each item shall be numbered with a sequential (unique) number beginning with seller's initials (e.g. AB101).
  3. Juvenile fish should be of sufficient size to insure positive identification.  Three quarters of an inch (3/4") is recommended as a minimum size.
  4. Fish and plants must be bagged (preferably double bagged) in fish bags (Ziplock bags will be turned away for rebagging).  Deflated or leaking bags will be charged a $1.00 rebagging fee.
  5. Sellers must (properly) fill out an auction check-in form.  Speed up your check-in by clicking here to download the Auction Registration Form.
  6. Equipment should be labeled with its condition (working order, broken, etc.).
  7. Each bag of fish or plants shall be label with:
  • Species (if known) and/or common name
  • Number of fish or plants in the bag
  • Sexes (if known)
  • Minimum bid (if any)
  • Item number
  1. Each seller is limited to a maximum of five (5) bags per species, unless approved by the Auction Chairperson.
  2. Each seller will be entitled to a split of the selling price for each item registered as follows:
  • The sale price of all non-donated items will be split 70% to the seller; 30% to the Society (members) for items less than $20, 80/20 split for items between $20 and $50, and 85/15 for items over $50, and 50%/50% for non-members.
  • 100% of the selling price of donated items will go to the Society. Sellers are encouraged to donate at least one item to the Society.
  1. Sacramento Aquarium Society members in good standing are entitled to run a charge account (tab) for items purchased in the auction.  All tabs must be settled at the end of the auction.  Bidder cards for tabs can be obtained from the Auction Chair.
  2. Non-SAS members may purchase items for cash at the time of their winning bid.  "CASH" bidder cards can be obtained from the Auction Chair.
  3. All sellers will be paid at the end of the auction.  Sellers not in attendance at the end of the auction will be mailed a check for their sales, provided they supply a valid mailing address.

Have questions please email Joshua Black.


08/05/2018 - SAS Video - Interview with James Krause, Rivers to Reef

02/01/2017 - General Meetings

General Meetings start at 7:00 pm. Socializing times are between 4:45 and 7:00 pm. Auction check in is between 6:00 and 7:00 PM. No auction Items will be checked in after 7:00 pm. Click here for Monthly Auction Rules. Also keep in mind that we now ask for membership cards to be shown when checking in.

02/18/2016 - Google+ Community - Sacramento Aquarium and Pond Hobby


Bringing together aquarium and pond hobbyist of the greater Sacramento area. Some of our sponsors and many SAS members have already joined. A great place to share information with other hobbyist in the area.

A link has been added on the left side menu of this home page for you to find it quickly.

Have you joined yet?

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.