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 6:00 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 - June 6th

Program: Larry Shankle - Online Fish Room Tour/Q&A

For the health and safety of our members and guests, the Sacramento Aquarium Society will not hold in-person general meetings until it is deemed safe to again gather in groups of 100 or more people. In the meantime, starting in June, we will host monthly ONLINE General Meetings, each streamed live on our YouTube channel ( and narrated by our own YouTuber, Michael Pohl of #BayAreaAquatics. These online General Meetings will be held at the same dates and times as our regular general meetings, 6pm on the first Saturday of each month.

We will kick off this new adventure on June 6th at 6pm with a VIRTUAL TOUR of Larry Shankle’s fish room, followed by a live Q&A. Larry & Mary Shankle have become familiar faces at SAS meetings for the last couple of years. Their enthusiasm and dedication to the hobby and the club are readily apparent to all who meet them. In their home they maintain a bewildering array of aquaria, fish racks and home-made fry keepers. They often bring fish to the monthly auctions, especially their variety of high quality rainbow fish. We'll take a virtual tour of their fish tanks, led by Larry to explain all that they have going on.

On Saturday June 6th at 6pm, join us on YouTube ( Gather your family together around the screen. Get comfy on your couch; grab your dinner, your drinks and snacks, and enjoy a really cool fishroom tour, and join the live-Q&A after. Everyone is welcome to join us online.


04/02/2020 - ACA 2020 CANCELED

01/03/2020 - New Article

A new article has been posted on the SAS website from Jeremy A. Rich - My 2019 Asian Thanksgiving

08/12/2019 - Monthly Auction Rules Updated

General Meetings start at 6:00 pm. Auction Lists are Limited to 20 items and must be checked in by 5:30pm. Click here for Monthly Auction Rules.

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.