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 Online Meeting - December 5th

Video Meeting: Jeremy Basch - "The Wonderful World of Woodcats"

Starts LIVE at 6:00 pm.

SAS YouTube Channel

Jeremy Basch

Jeremy Basch lives in Columbus, OH but is originally from Westlake, Cleveland, OH. He started keeping fish over 25 years ago when his father took him to a pet shop. At around 16, Jeremy started working at one of the largest fish stores in the Midwest and was hooked! During his 12 years working at the local fish store, he learned about many fish species and met many lifelong friends.

Jeremy has kept numerous aquarium setups and finally in 2004, setup his first fishroom. Currently he is on his fourth modified fishroom design which now contains over 125 aquariums ranging in size from 2 ½ gallons to 150 gallons. Over the years, Jeremy has bred various species of fish including many cichlids, catfish, rainbowfish, killifish, live-bearers and invertebrates. Jeremy’s focus is on the catfish of South America including the families of Auchenipteridae – the Wood Cats, Callichthyidae – Cory Cats and Loricariidae – Plecos, Whiptails and other related species. Jeremy is probably best known for the first documented captive spawning event of the Jaguar Catfish, Liosomadoras oncinus. More recently, he has also raised the first juveniles of Balroglanis schultzi and Tatia gyrina.

A member and former chairman of the Columbus Area Fish Enthusiasts (CAFÉ) in Columbus, OH, Jeremy also belongs other fish associations including: the Greater Cincinnati Aquarium Society, the Ohio Cichlid Association, the Greater Akron Aquarium Society and the Catfish Study Group. He can regularly be seen attending auctions and conventions throughout the Midwest and beyond. Jeremy has written a few articles which have appeared in the Buntbarsche Bulletin, his hometown club, the CAFE Menu and even Amazonas magazine. The latter sharing his first successful breeding of Liosomadoras oncinus, the Jaguar Catfish, the first successful breeding of Balroglanis schultzi and the breeding of Tatia strigata. He hopes to continue writing for various publications sharing his knowledge.

While many people dream of the beach, Jeremy dreams of collecting fish in South America. He first traveled to South America in 2010. He now travels, when possible, to the captivating country of Colombia, where he has seen both common and rare species in their natural habitat. He loves to share his knowledge and travels throughout the United States. He hopes to inspire the next generation to not only keep fish but to also understand the complex and rich ecosystems from which they come from. Jeremy hopes this will help with the survival of the fish he cares so much for.

11/7/2020 Video Meeting : Dr. Brendan Ebner - "Freshwater Gobies"

Brendan Ebner (Ebb) is an aquatic ecologist working for TropWATER, James Cook University and CSIRO based in Far North Queensland, Australia. He specialises in researching rare and threatened aquatic species of macrofauna including fish, elasmobranchs and crustaceans. This has involved field work around much of Australia. His passions are snorkelling and photographing fauna in the wild and maintaining critters in aquaria. Ebb has published about 150 science papers and reports on aquatic ecology with several of these focussed on cling gobies and the freshwater moray in the Australian Wet Tropics and the Solomon Islands.


06/27/2020 - SAS Store

SAS Store

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.