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Potomac Valley Aquarium Society

Potomac Valley Aquarium Society The Potomac Valley Aquarium Society is a not-for-profit educational and social organization for the purpose of furthering the aquarium hobby by the dissemination of information and advice and the promotion of good fellowship among the members.

PVAS meets the first Saturday of the month from 1 - 5 pm at the Green Acres Center in Fairfax, VA. Exceptions are the Spring and Fall All-Day Auctions in April and October which are held on Sundays, and the July Bowl Show which is held the second Saturday.

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PVAS is asking its members to write to their state senators asking them to remove the Lacey Act Amendments from the COMP...
03/17/2022
URGENT: Oppose Amendments to Lacey Act in House COMPETES Act HR4521

PVAS is asking its members to write to their state senators asking them to remove the Lacey Act Amendments from the COMPETES Act before it goes to a vote in the US Senate. The club is not expressing an opinion about the COMPETES Act itself. Each member's political opinions are their own private business. The club's position is limited to the Lacey Act Amendments which would greatly alter the aquarium hobby and severely curtail fish club's ability to hold auctions or any other activity where wet pets are bought or sold.

PIJAC (Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council) is a great place to get up-to-date, accurate information about the Lacey Act Amendments and how their passage will affect the pet industry as a whole. If you're a subscriber to Amazonas magazine, you've been getting regular updates from the editorial staff.

The Lacey Act Amendments would:
--Prevent interstate transport of species listed as injurious
--Create a whitelist of approved species that can be imported, where any animal not listed is treated as an injurious species by default and banned from importation into the U.S.
--No species of fish could be imported unless it were demonstrated to not be injurious in any state in the continental US. Yes, that means from Florida to Minnesota.

How can you take action right now? PIJAC has made it incredibly easy and fast. Go to the PIJAC website. Go to Legislative Action Center under Government Affairs. Click the Take Action button which will take you here: https://cqrcengage.com/pijac/app/write-a-letter?3&engagementId=513850

The link takes you to an easy online form to fill out with your name, address, email, and phone number (required by the offices of the state senators). Click the submit button. Another window will pop up with your State Senator's names. In MD, I was given an opportunity to write a brief note to my senators. Then I clicked submit. It took me no more than 5 minutes.

If you love your fish and shrimp, if you love this hobby, if you love your fish club, then you will take the 5 minutes required to let your state senators know that you do not support the Lacey Act Amendments impacting the pet industry.

Thank you for your attention, Patchin Curtis
President, Potomac Valley Aquarium Society

URGENT: Oppose Amendments to Lacey Act in House COMPETES Act HR4521 Take action now UPDATE: The COMPETES Act bill (H.R. 4521) passed the House on Friday, February 4 and it is now headed to the Senate for consideration. Use the form below to contact your Senator and oppose today! Download Fact Sheet...

03/17/2022
Federal Bill Now in Senate Would Severely Restrict Aquarium Hobby | Potomac Valley Aquar

https://www.pvas.com/forum/news-events/federal-bill-now-in-senate-would-severely-restrict-aquarium-hobby

Hi all, I wanted to make you aware of a rider on the COMPETES Act, H.R. 4521, which would amend the Lacey act and severely restrict our hobby as well as captive breeding/conservation efforts. I have included a couple links to more information. If you are concerned about this, please contact your sen

Come to tomorrow’s presentation by tub pond master Ted Coletti and learn how to breed fish in back yard tubs.
03/04/2022

Come to tomorrow’s presentation by tub pond master Ted Coletti and learn how to breed fish in back yard tubs.

You won’t want to miss this Saturday’s presentation on raising fish and plants in summer tubs.
03/03/2022

You won’t want to miss this Saturday’s presentation on raising fish and plants in summer tubs.

Learn about keeping fish and plants outdoors at this Saturday’s presentation by Ted Coletti.
03/03/2022

Learn about keeping fish and plants outdoors at this Saturday’s presentation by Ted Coletti.

Don’t miss this Saturday’s feature presentation— Ted Coletti will speak on raising fish and plants in summer tubs.
03/03/2022

Don’t miss this Saturday’s feature presentation— Ted Coletti will speak on raising fish and plants in summer tubs.

02/26/2022

See web site for all details. Hope you can join us.

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02/25/2022
Amazon indigenous community restores giant freshwater fish and thrives

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Amazon indigenous community restores giant freshwater fish and thrives Through control of their territory, the Deni people keep fishing of pirarucu at sustainable levels, boosting stocks 425% in 11 years Published on 18/02/2022, 2:00pm By Fabiano Maisonnave Camped on the banks of the Xeruá river, a...

02/17/2022

• GUESS WHO •

If you guessed Buffalo Darter, you'd be right!

With their gorgeous colors, these darters are an easy favorite.

Buffalo Darters are found in the Duck River, which is the most biologically diverse river in North America with 151 species of fish and over 50 species of freshwater mussels.


Buffalo Darter, Etheostoma bison (Least Concern per IUCN)

Never propagated at CFI

📸: @JoelSartore

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02/11/2022

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The Potomac Valley Aquarium Society was founded in 1960 for the purpose of furthering the aquarium hobby by the dissemination of information and advice, and the promotion of good fellowship among the members by organized activities and competitions.

Our club meets every month the first Saturday of the month except for the Spring and Fall All-Day Auctions which fall on Sunday. Sometimes the dates, like the July Bowl Show, are pushed to avoid a holiday so always check the Program.

Meetings are free and open to the public. People who attend more than one or two meetings per year are asked to join the club. The annual membership fee for individuals is only $20/year and helps us pay for the meeting room.

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Anyone looking to rehome some oscars or plecos? I have some for free rehoming as well.
Check out this crazy aquarium someone is selling! Idk if I'd trust that. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1216806848744501/
Can someone tell me the date for the October Fish Tailgate please?
2021 Keystone Clash convention and aquarium fish show event. Held on September 24-26 2021 at the Morgantown PA Holiday Inn. Www.keystoneclash.com For those new to the event, this is an annual event that happens each fall, roughly in the south east portion of Pennsylvania. Aquarium fish keepers, hobbyists, presenters, and vendors all congregate on this event weekend in order to celebrate aquarium keeping, excellence in husbandry, and of course the fish themselves! Viewing of the fish show, vendor area, and live fish auction is open to the public for free. (We are not responsible for how much you spend in the auction though) Paid registrants to this event get access to even more goodies. A whole host of renowned aquarium hobby speakers will be brought in for the event and registrants will be able to attend a multitude of presentations of varied topics within the aquarium hobby. You must also register in order to enter fish (Fish show entries are now closed. No walk-in entries allowed) into the competition itself and participate in the many raffles (thank you to our sponsors!!!) and to enter your children into the "Give A Kid A Tank" contest. Some sponsor donations are saved for your registrant goodie bags as well 🙂 More perks may be announced as well, join the Keystone Clash Facebook Group and follow the Keystone Clash page in order to get the latest and greatest Clash event updates - including speaker announcements Be sure to register properly through the www.keystoneclash.com website when registration opens for this event. Some items, such as limited edition Keystone Clash t-shirts and merchandise may run out if we get too many last-minute registrations. All aquariums are pre-set up prior to the event, so there will be no space for fish-entry walk-ins. Pre-register of fsh is closed now. Re:Covid and will announce any changes to the event if they occur. Safety will be our top priority, so please be prepared to comply with any local Covid safety mandates such as face masks or occupancy restrictions.
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Moving and rehoming a 120g planted Walstad aquarium. Seeking experienced aquarist and preferably someone with RO as that is what the system is used to. Hand raised these angels and love them dearly. Currently located in Falls Church. Send me a message!
CCA Club May Meeting is here!!! Link to join in will be open at 1:40pm for all CCA paid and non paying members. Topic: CCA May 8, 2021 - Zoom Invite: Topic: " Small and unusual freshwater fish: How to care for and succeed with delicate and specialized animals in aquaria" Time: May 8, 2021 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Speaker's Bio: Heather Burke is a 28-year-old aquarist from Charlotte, Michigan. She has kept and bred fish for most of her young life and harbors a keen interest and passion for the aquarium hobby. She has been active in aquarium societies since the age of 14 and has witnessed some 50 spawns of freshwater fish and invertebrates spanning two clubs. Her interests in fish are broad and range from nano species of cyprinids to wild-type livebearing fishes and dwarf cichlids. She obtained a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University in May of 2016. She has previously been employed with Preuss Pets in Lansing and worked for the University of Michigan as a fishroom tech for a zebra danio lab. Heather currently works in the budding aquatics department at Josh's Frogs, an online pet retailer. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/99300995685?pwd=cktXM3NnRVpvQmMyVDIyMXV1K2dlUT09 Meeting ID: 993 0099 5685 Passcode: 405783 One tap mobile +13017158592,,99300995685#,,,,*405783# US (Washington DC) +16465588656,,99300995685#,,,,*405783# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) Meeting ID: 993 0099 5685 Passcode: 405783 Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abZdy5KW9L
Hello: Does anyone know where I can get a large, 100+gal , bow front/corner fish tank? Used is preferred.
Fat carp on at the harbor today while trawling for GMU research.