Founded in 1923, the San Francisco Aquarium Society is one of the nation’s esteemed aquarium hobbyist organizations. Incorporated in 1948 as a non-profit by the State of California, it operates for the express purpose of promoting the hobby through education and comraderie while spilling as little water as possible.

We meet the first Friday of each month. A speaker headlines each gathering. Past guests include reefmaster J. Charles Delbeek, cichlid authority Ad Konings, discus pros Dick Au and Jack Wattley plus aquatic plantheads Luis Navarro and Erik Leung. From reef tanks to cichlids, aquaplants and killifish, we’re a unique group of individuals. Many of us contribute to aquarium hobbyist periodicals, while others speak at aquarium societies across the nation!

Meetings are free and open to everyone. If you’ve enjoyed them, we urge you to become a member. You’ll become a welcome part of our community, and your dues help defray the costs of speakers and other special things that show up at every meeting.

Past Speakers

2007
March – Mega Auction
February – Rich Little, Basic Planning and Maintenance of Koi Ponds
January – Danielle Gilbert, A Summer Spent Diving in Lake Tanganyika: A Case Study of Two Cichlids, Petrochromis polyodon and Tropheus brichardi.

2006
November – John Boylan, Collecting in Panama. A collaboration between the aquarium hobby and the scientific community
October – Bob Allen, Travel by Aquarium to Lake Tanganyika and Beyond!
September – Mega Auction
August – Steven & George Lo, Aquascaping with aquatic plants
July – Robert Tucker, Nuts & Bolts Killifish keeping
June – Dick Au, Breeding your favorite cichlids
May – Joshua Levy, Livebearers
April – Mega-Auction 2006
March – David Cripe, Jellyfish
February – Dick Au, Selecting Discus for Showing
January – Steve Lyon, Building your own fishroom

2005
September – Mega-Auction
August – Mike Wise, Apistos For Fun and Profit
July – Jim Atkinson, Live Foods
June – Lee Newman, Demonfish
May – Stephen Lundblad, Peacock Cichlids (Aulonocara)
April – Bruce Watts, Seahorse Breeding
March – Mega-Auction
February – Jim Forshey, Fish Collecting in the Amazon
January – John Boylan, Fish Collecting in Panama

2004
December – Jim Ellenberger, Fishroom Building
November – Edward Ramirez, Clownfish Breeding
October – Frank Chang, Fancy Guppies
September – Tom Barr, Marine Planted Aquaria
August – Luis Navarro, Planted Aquaria Workshop
July – Wendy McKenna, Betta Show Adventures
June – Ron Coleman, Cichlids of Costa Rican Rivers
May – Carmen Carrouche, Breeding Marine Angelfish
April – Grant Fujita, Koi
March – Mega Auction
February – Chuck Rambo, Lake Malawi for Rookies
January – Dick Au, Aquarama

2002 – 2003
Bob Jenkins, Paul Loiselle, Beverly Dixon, Erik Leung, Rich Birely, Joshua Levy, J. Charles Delbeek, Gene Lucas, Grant Fujita, Tom Barr, Dick Au, Carmen Carrouche, Ron Coleman, Frank Chang, Vinny Kutty, John Boylan.

Board of Directors

Jason Stone…………………………………………………………………………………..President
Jim Gomes…………………………………………………………………………………….Vice President
Frank Choy…………………………………………………………………………………….Treasurer
Wilfred Fong…………………………………………………………………………………..Programs
Kip Chin…………………………………………………………………………………………Secretary
Dick Au…………………………………………………………………………………………..Ex-Officio
Larry Bolick…………………………………………………………………………………….Ex-Officio
Alan Brignetti………………………………………………………………………………….Ex-Officio
Carmen Carrouche………………………………………………………………………..Member at Large
Bill Colquitt……………………………………………………………………………………..Member at Large