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 - January 4th

Program: Charlie Mueller - "Experiences and Breeding of Whiptail Catfish"

Charlie Mueller

BRIEF SUMMARY OF TOPIC: Discussion of his personal experiences with maintaining and breeding some of the “whiptail” catfish of South America.

Charlie Mueller has been keeping fish for over 20 years around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Focused almost exclusively on South American fish over the years, he has recently narrowed down a focus to catfish with sucker mouths, from cave spawners to lip brooders. Being a member of GPASI, Greater Pittsburgh Aquarium Society, has only enabled the addiction to grow even larger, currently focusing on breeding members of the Apistoloricaria/Rhadinoloricaria, Planiloricaria, Pseudacanthicus, and Pseudohemiodon genera. The presentation will focus on firsthand experience with maintaining, breeding, and raising different species of suckermouth catfish from South America.


11/30/2019 - ACA 2020

ACA 2020

08/12/2019 - Raffle


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.