2019 Program


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.

Lew Carbone



January 4
Big Rich Price
"Ohio Fish Rescue"

February 1
Joe Cutler
National Geographic Society
"West African Cichlids"

February 9
Winter Auction

March 1
Jonathan Strazinsky
"Breeding New World Cichlids"

April 5
Ryan Greenway
Winner of 2016 JSF Grant - "Thorichthys"

May 3
Josh Cunningham
"Breeding Set-Ups for Rift Lake Cichlids"

June 7
Matt Quinn

"Adventures in Uruguay" 

"No Meeting"

August 2
Dr. John Lundberg
Drexel University, Philadelphia
"Chronicles and Thrills of Newly Found Catfishes, Present and Prehistoric"

September 6
Dr. Ron Coleman
California State University, Sacramento
"Costa Rican Cichlids"

October 4
Dave Schumacher
Dave's Rare Aquarium Fish

November 1
Brian Zimmerman
Zimmerman's Fish

December 6
Christmas Party (Details TBA)



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