Federation of Texas Aquarium Societies

2012 Annual Convention

Hosted by the Texas Cichlid Association

Celebrating 63 Years 1952 – 2015

September 25 – 27, 2015

Hilton Garden Inn DFW South

2001 Valley View Lane, Irving, Texas 75061

(972) 313-2800

Special room rate of $99 per night for convention attendees

Schedule of Events:

Friday, September 25th

9:00am         FOTAS Show, IBC Betta Show, CARES Show, Discus Show Set Up

5:00pm         Registration Opens

7:00pm         Pizza Party – Gerald Griffin  “Betta Genetics”

9:00pm         Smackdown!  Old World vs New World moderated by Steve Edie

Saturday, September 26th

8:00am        FOTAS Board Meeting

9:00am        Laif Demason “What’s new in the hobby?”

10:30am       Ad Konings “Collecting in Lake Tanganyida”

12:00pm       Kids Tank Decorating Contest

2:00pm         Greg Steeves “Victorian Cichlids & CARES”

3:30pm         Jim Powers “The Botiidae and Hillstream Loaches”

5:00pm         Awards Ceremony – Spencer Jack “Confessions of a Cichlaholic”

Sunday, September 27th

10:00am       Registration begins

11:00am       Auction begins

Convention cost:         Total package, includes Day 1 and 2, and auction $45.00

Day 1 only, includes pizza party $25.00

Day 2 only, includes speakers and auction $20.00

Pre-registration:         Contact David Andrews 4318 Basswood, Granbury, TX 76049

Register by 9/01/2012 Save $10 on total package


FOTAS Show entries must be pre-registered by 9/10/2012.  Contact Page Ullman at

The CARES Show consists of single species displays which may or may not include live fish.  Displays may be in the form of tri-fold displays, aquariums with live fish, posters, or videos.  The species being depicted must be reserved in advance.  Contact Greg Steeves at  Criteria judged include presentation, educational value, and extra points for a CARES species.

Contact Gerald Griffin for information on the IBC Sanctioned Betta

Contact John Nicholson for information on the Discus

All plants will be sold at the silent auction on Sunday.  Seller split is 75% to seller, items over $30, 80% to seller.  The seller will not receive a split for items selling for $1.00.

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