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 May 5th

Program: Dr. Jenessa Gjeltema - "Fish Medicine"

Dr. Jenessa Gjeltema

Summary of presentation:  This presentation will discuss how to recognize and avoid health problems in fish and will also provide information about some of the most common diseases that may occur in home aquaria.  The presentation will also discuss techniques that veterinarians use to diagnose and treat fish disease.

Biography:  Jenessa Gjeltema, DVM, Dipl. ACZM is currently an Assistant Professor of Zoological Medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine.  After receiving degrees in Business Administration, International Business, and Philosophy from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, Jenessa continued her education at North Carolina State University to obtain a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Following veterinary school, she completed a veterinary internship at Coral Springs Animal Hospital in Florida before returning to North Carolina State University to complete a Residency in Zoological Medicine.  Following completion of her residency, she became a Diplomate in the American College of Zoological Medicine, a board-certified specialist in her field.

She has received professional training in the diagnosis and treatment of fish diseases and also has personal experience managing both freshwater and saltwater aquaria.  Her clinical experience has included small pet aquaria, large exhibit tanks, wildlife research projects, and educational labs involving both fish and invertebrates.  Jenessa currently provides medical care for the diverse animal collection at the Sacramento Zoo and also provides didactic and clinical instruction to veterinary students and residents through the veterinary curriculum and advanced training programs at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine.


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.

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.