Virtual 26th Extravaganza

November 20 - 22, 2020

Ohio Cichlid Association Virtual Extravaganza 2020: Registration now open! 

The Ohio Cichlid Association Extravaganza is the best known, and by far the longest running, multiday regional aquarium event in the US. The event was first held on the weekend before Thanksgiving, at the Strongsville, Ohio, Holiday Inn, in 1995. Last year, we celebrated our 25th consecutive Extravaganza, still at the same location and on the same weekend. Many aquarists from across the country and Canada say it is their favorite event of the year.

The OCA will be holding an online version of the Extravaganza for 2020, on the traditional Extravaganza weekend. This event is sponsored by Zoogari Pets, in Norton, Ohio. Here’s a bullet-point list of all we have planned.


Dates and Sessions

  • Friday, Nov 20, 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, Nov 21, 7:00 PM
  • Sunday Nov 22, 1:00 PM
  • All to be streamed live on the private OCA Virtual Extravaganza Facebook Group. If you are not on FaceBook, email .
  • During each session, there will be “Vendors’ Spotlights”. These will be short video messages from cichlid, catfish, dry goods, and equipment dealers, and will include information on how to get generous online discounts that are exclusive to Virtual Extravaganza registrants.


  • $7, with email confirmation sent within 2 days.
  • To register:
  • Includes membership to the private OCA Virtual Extravaganza Facebook Group.
  • Includes participation in the Donors’ Award drawing (see below).
  • Includes 1 year free electronic subscription to Amazonas magazine, a $15 value!
  • OCA Virtual Extravaganza T-shirts are available for $16-18, which includes shipping. The deadline for ordering T-shirts is November 1, 2020.
  • After Friday, Nov 13 (one week before the event), the registration fee will go up to $15. Timely registration allows us to make sure that you get added to the OCA Virtual Extravaganza FB Group.

Donor’s Award Drawing

  • Drawing on Sunday for a $100 Prize.
  • You must be registered for the event to be eligible. Registration automatically gives you 2 chances
  • Each $5 in donations directly to the JSF earns 3 more chances, and there is no limit.
  • Donations can be made on the registration page, while registering or any time afterward. Deadline for late donations to earn chances in the drawing is 30 minutes after the end of the Saturday evening session.
  • The number of chances you have will be reported in your registration email confirmation.
  • Drawing will be held during Sunday’s session, along with the announcement of the 2020 JSF grant winner.


Virtual Cichlid and Catfish Show

Rare Fish/Dry Goods Raffle

  • Groups of juveniles will be donated by some of the best-known online fish dealers.
  • The fish will be professionally shipped from the dealers directly to the buyers. In most cases, fish will be shipped to the continental US only.
  • Tickets will be drawn and winners announced on Sunday afternoon.
  • More details to follow.
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