ALA202 Convention

FIELD TRIP VISITING FISH FARM, OUTDOOR FISH STORE, WATTLEY HATCHERY

THURSDAY OCT 21, 2021

Transportation will be provided to an exclusive tour with at least three destinations. First stop will be at a working fish farm that produces many livebearers and many other kinds of fish. There will be an opportunity to purchase fish at the farm. Also, we will visit the country’s only outdoor tropical fish store, with endless vats of aquarium fish. Finally we will stop in Wattley Hatchery.

COLLECTING NATIVES & EXOTICS

FRIDAY OCT 22, 2021

Transportation and equipment is provided for collecting in the South Florida area with competent and experienced guides. There is no other place in the USA where you can collect an aquarium fish like in this special opportunity. There is an chance to find and collect livebearers, cichlids, catfish, killies, gouramis, and some native species. In addition, you can get apple snails, aquarium plants, crayfish, and more.

THE SHOW

FRIDAY OCT 22, 2021 / SATURDAY OCT 23, 2021

All Livebearer Fish Show Classes:

  • A. Best Guppy
  • B. Best Domestic
  • C. Best Wild Molly
  • D. Best Domestic Swordtail/Party
  • E. Best Wild Swordtail/Platy
  • F. Best Goodied
  • G.Best All Other Livebearer
  • H. Best Livebearer Art
$2.00 Entry Fee. Entrants bring their own tank and air stone/filter (tank size limited to 10 gallons). Event staff will provide racks/stands, water and air. Fish can be entered on Friday 10/22 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm and Saturday 10/23 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. See registration form to enter

AQUA EXPO SOUTH FLORIDA

This event is independent of the ALA 2021 Convention, but registered ALA 2021 Convention attendees will get complimentary admission.

This is an absolutely an exceptional occasion to take part in one of the greatest assemblies of aquarium hobby vendors, breeders, manufactures displays, and distributors at the Aqua Expo. The Expo is open to the public and it is a fun event for the whole family, as well as an opportunity to see, buy, and learn about wide variety of rare tropical fish, plants, and supplies for fresh water fish keeping.

THE SATURDAY EVENING RECEPTION / BANQUET

SATURDAY OCT 23, 2021

A delicious buffet dinner together with the award ceremony, door prizes, a special guest speaker, good friends, networking, and FUN! The buffet menu includes the wide variety of meal selections, with the entrees including Asian salmon, bourbon steak, chicken marsala, marinara baked ziti. Plenty of sides such as mushroom and spinach risotto, season vegetable medley, mashed sweet potatoes, spring mix salad, following by desserts, and coffee.

AQUARIUM FISH AND PLANTS AUCTION

SUNDAY OCT 24, 2021

There will be the greatest auction to hit Florida in years, with a variety of livebearers, cichlids, catfish, killies, and much more to bid for. Auction fish are gathered from private breeders, fish farms, and importers. Numerous auction items are not even available in stores or on the internet.


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