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 March 3rd

Program: Erik Lucas - Shrimp Keeping: An Overview Of The Hobby And Guide To Successful Shrimp Tanks

Erik Lucas

Erik has always been fascinated with aquatics. While growing up, there was always a minimum of one aquarium in the house. In 2009 he converted a 55 gallon livebearer tank into a shrimp tank after seeing cherry shrimp on the internet. He was addicted immediately and expanded to about 25 tanks within 2 years. Through research and guidance from some of the more experienced shrimp keepers, Erik became one of the most knowledgeable and prolific dwarf shrimp breeders in the USA. In 2014 he started his website, and in 2017 he left his job of 19 years to pursue shrimp keeping full time and to help grow the shrimp keeping hobby. In 2017, Erik and a fellow American were invited to be jury members at the German International Shrimp Contest in Dortmund, becoming the first Americans to be jury members in a shrimp contest outside of the USA. At the USA International Shrimp competition in Chicago this year, Erik’s Orange Eyed Blue Tiger shrimp group placed first in their category, and his other entry (Ghost Bees) placed second in their category. Erik has recently partnered with Ching Tung Vin Tsay (Vin), one of the most respected breeders in the world, to bring his shrimp to the USA market, as well as learn his shrimp keeping techniques. Erik is planning to visit Vin’s shop in Taiwan for a few weeks later this year to get some hands on training.



02/03/2017 - Membership Dues Change March 4th

SAS membership dues change will go up at the March 4th General Meeting. SAS offers two types of memberships, digital (email copy), and snail mail (printed copy) newsletter. Annual membership dues will go up to $30 for snail mail, and $20 for digital. You can join or renew your SAS membership now for $24 for snail mail, and $14 for digital via PayPal through March 6th.

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.

08/01/2016 - PayPal Monetary Donations

SAS has a easy way to make a monetary donation, if you wish. Click on the ad below to be redirected to PayPal's web site and enter any amount you wish to donate.

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.