2024 Program


OCA Social Meeting Programs

The Cleveland/Akron area is a hotbed of the aquarium hobby. Visitors are amazed at the number of aquarium clubs that are able to exist and thrive here. This is true not only because of the number of aquarists in the area, but also because of the diversity of the organizations. Each club has its own combination of attractions. What is the OCA’s strongest asset? The quality of the speakers we bring in. Our members have a strong curiosity about both the captive husbandry and the natural history of the various fishes that they keep. I joined the OCA in the mid-90s, and some of my earliest memories of meeting speakers include Juan Miguel Artigas Azas, Oliver Lucanus and Willem Heijns. My mission, as Program Chair, is to continue this tradition.


Meetings are held at 8:00 PM. 

Middleburg Heights Community Center
16000 Bagley Rd
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Direct questions to ohiocichlidassoc@aol.com

 Lew Carbone


January 5
Joe Cutler
Explorer, collector, field biologist,etc.
"Exploring Africa's Wild Rivers from Angola to Zambia

February 2
Eric Bodrock / Regina Spotti
All Oddball Aquatics
"A Pair in Peru"

March 1
Ben Ochart
Fishkeeping Simplified (YouTube)
"Bouncing Back from (and Preventing) Disaster"

April 5
Jim Cumming
"Central American Cichlids"

May 3
Kapil Mandrekar
"Swimming with Wild Discus"  

June 7


No Meeting

August 2
"Topic TBA" 

September 6

October 4

November 1


December 6

OCA Christmas Party
7:00 PM
- Bring a Dish to Share!!!

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