If you didn't have an opportunity to attend this year's ACA Convention, you can still get your cichlid social fix in a big way. The Ohio Cichlid Association's (OCA) annual Extravaganza is November 17-19 in Strongsville, Ohio (just outside Cleveland). Celebrating 23 years of cichlids and catfish, this year's event boasts a top-notch lineup of speakers, in addition to the enormous fish auction on Sunday. Furthermore, I've heard expert fish photographer Morrell "Mo" Devlin will be giving a photography workshop at the event. If you're really wanting to learn how to take expert quality photos of your tank's inhabitants, Mo can teach you. See the interview I did with Mo a couple of years ago.
Plan now to attend. The registration cost is a small price to pay to see more cichlids and catfish than you'll probably ever see in one place. On top of that, you get to meet many other people who share your interest in and passion for the hobby. Go ahead and make your reservations now to be sure and get a room at the convention hotel.
More information about the Extravaganza can be found on here on the OCA website.
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