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 - September 3rd

Dr. Jack M. Craig - "Electric Knifefish in the Home Aquarium: How to Keep Some of the Hobby’s Most Elusive Oddballs."

Dr. Jack Craig

Jack will discuss the diversity of the South and Central American knifefish which can generate weak electric currents to communicate with one another, how these fishes are collected and identified in the wild, how they make it to your tanks, and most importantly, how you can keep them healthy and happy for years to come. He'll draw on his decades of fishkeeping experience to give you the tools you need to establish and maintain a fantastic habitat for some of the most interesting oddballs in the hobby His presentation will be livestreamed on the SAS YouTube channel:

Jack Craig has been keeping aquaria for over 20 years now, including everything from 0.5 gallon planted vases up to 100-gallon monster tanks. He managed fish rooms in two different university labs. He earned a Ph.D. in systematics and taxonomy specializing in the South American electric knife fish Gymnotus, and has published descriptions of 10 species/subspecies, five subgenera and two subfamilies new to science in peer-reviewed academic journals. He has taken five yearly trips to the Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon where he collected hundreds of new Gymnotus specimens for his taxonomic work, as well as visited several collectors and exporters working in the aquarium trade.

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Ichetucknee River

04/09/2022 - Google Photo Library of Five Florida Springs taken between 03/26 - 03/27/2022. Click on the Info icon (three verticle dots upper right corner on mobile phone) to see information about each photo. By Tony Griffitts

Trichromis salvini

02/22/2022 - New SAS Article "Breeding Critically Endangered Rainbowfish - Melanotaenia ajamaruensis" - By Amaru & Travis Gillmor

Trichromis salvini

02/22/2022 - New SAS Article "Melanotaenia picta - Painted Rainbowfish" - By Amaru & Travis Gillmor

Trichromis salvini

12/19/2021 - New SAS Article "Trichromis salvini, The Yellow Belly Cichlid" - By Richard Griffiths

Test Charts

11/23/2021 - New SAS Article and Tool- "Aquarium and Pond Log" - By Tony Griffitts

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

SAS Store

Visit the SAS Store for SAS branded products.

SAS Store

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.