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Jersey Shore Aquarium Society



The Jersey Shore Aquarium Society meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at the South Wall Fire Rescue Company 2605 Atlantic Ave. in Manasquan, NJ.
Each meeting typically features an interesting presentation related to tropical fish topics. Our presenters are often professionals in their respective fields or experienced hobbyists.
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  • Monthly Meeting

    Andreas Tanke

    Breeding Plecos

    Sept 12th 2022

    Our meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. sharp and are held at the South Wall Fire Rescue Company 2605 Atlantic Ave. in Manasquan, NJ.

    About Andreas

    From his web site

    Already in my youth I had my first contacts with aquaristics through my parents. At about 10 years old, I got my first own aquarium and started to gain my first experiences with this exciting hobby. In the 1990s, due to my studies in mathematics / computer science and the founding of my IT company, other things came to the fore. However, I returned to the aquarium in 2002.

    After the first beginnings in the Usenet newsgroup de.rec.tiere.aquaristik (d.r.t.a) I developed my social network of aquaristic acquaintances and friends more and more. For years now, I have been a member of the German Cichlid Society (DCG), the VDA Zwergcichliden (AKZ) and the International Community Barben-Schmerlen-Salmler-Welse (IG BSSW), or their predecessor, the BSSW working group in the VDA.

    My interests are clearly in the underwater fauna of the South American continent, especially in the dwarf cichlids of the genus Apistogramma and the Harnischwelsen. In the meantime, I have cared for more than 25 different Apistogramma species, most of which I could multiply. My biggest passion, however, are the catfish and especially the genus Panaqolus, of which I currently hold about 10 species and increase.

    In 2008, for the first time, I had the opportunity to experience my fosterlings live in the wild. I traveled with some friends to Suriname and the Brazilian state of Roraima. Meanwhile, I also went on expeditions to Peru, others to Brazil and with the company JBL I accompanied as a guide a tour group to Venezuela.

  • Annual Tropical Fish and Dry Goods Fall Auction!

    October 9th, 2022

    Featuring rare and exotic tropical fish, a wide selection of aquatic plants, and free goodies and door prizes all day long! Snacks and refreshments will be available.

    • To be held on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at the South Wall Fire Rescue Company at 2605 Atlantic Ave. in Manasquan, NJ
    • Live goods registration: 9 to 11 a.m.
    • No guarantee that items registered after 11 a.m. will be auctioned.
    • Viewing of items: 11 a.m. – 12:00 noon
    • Auction starts at noon sharp!
    • Any person may bring quality live fish and aquatic plants to enter into auction.
    • 60/40 split when preregistered by October 8th 4:00 p.m. or 50/50 split when registered at the auction.
    • There will be a $5.00 fee for any lots that need to be re-bagged
    • There is a limit of 10 used dry goods per person. Once that limit is reached all additional forms will be rejected

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2022 Speaker List

  • JANUARY - Cancelled
  • FEBRUARY - Dr. Paul Loiselle - New Tetras
  • MARCH - Matt Wickey - Fish Nutrition
  • APRIL - Kevin Carr - My Cichlids Will Eat Yours: The Big Boys of Central America
  • MAY - Sam Tucker & Cait Maxfield - Betta Breeding and Care
  • JUNE - Joe DeRosa - Ponds and Tubs
  • JULY - Mark Denaro - Collecting Marine and Freshwater Native Fishes
  • AUGUST - Bowl Show and Picnic
  • SEPTEMBER - Andreas Tanke - Breeding Plecos
  • OCTOBER - Joel Antkowiak - Rainbowfish and Blue-Eyes
  • NOVEMBER - Jenkinson's Behind the Scenes Tour
  • DECEMBER - Holiday Party


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