Dean’s Fish at GPAS

Dean Tweeddale is an accomplished breeder of aquarium fish and long-time member of the Greater Seattle Aquarium Society. Dean is well known for “Dean’s Fishroom” segments on social media and his speaking engagements at a variety of aquarium conferences and events. Coming to us from the Seattle area, Dean is like our cousin from up north! Be sure to catch Dean’s talk on August 13th at our regular club meeting time of 1200 at the Moose lodge. He has a “system” for breeding and raising fry that he will discuss and he might allow some question and answer time to share even more of his vast experience with attendees. We look forward to seeing Dean.

Hans Georg Evers esteemed guest for June GPAS Meeting

GPAS is excited to welcome Hans Evers to speak to our club, on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at the Moose Lodge. Hans’ topic for our Club Meeting has yet to be determined. Please take a peek at this bio from biopequariumproject website. Find link is below.

Hans-Georg Evers lives in Hamburg, Germany, and he has been an aquarist at heart since his first days. His passion began when he was a child, and growing up he specialised in African cichlids. In the early 1980s, his main interest switched to catfish, while today the Corydoradinae and Loricariidae are his favourite fishes, followed by the rainbow fish, tetras and any other imaginable freshwater fish. So far, Hans bred and raised more than 450 different species of freshwater fish in his tanks. He is now taking care of more than 50 aquariums in his house.

Hans Evers is a busy traveller, giving talks on fish and collecting species. He fluently speaks English, Portuguese and a bit of Spanish and Bahasa Indonesia, and he has already visited many tropical countries in search of new and interesting fishes and invertebrates species for his aquariums. He undertook countless journeys to the Amazon, mainly to Brazil, where he collected fish in all the bigger affluents of the Amazon river. He also worked in Peru, Colombia, Venezuela and the countries of the Paraguai-Parana-drainage, and he has often visited also some Asian countries, mainly Indonesia, Thailand and India. During the last 10 years, he concentrated on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, where he collected fish and shrimps all over the island, and on the Indonesian
side of New Guinea. As a result, he has been able to scientifically classify new species: Oryzias eversi from Sulawesi and Corydoras eversi from Brazil are named after him.

Hans published 12 books about his experiences and findings, e.g. “Mergus Atlas vol. 6”, the two volumes of “Mergus catfish atlas” together with his good friend Ingo Seidel, and the “Identification Guide to Corydoradinae Catfishes” with Ian Fuller, and worldwide more than 1000 articles in hobbyist magazines and scientific papers. He has also written more than 1000 articles published in hobbyist magazines and scientific papers. From 2005 to 2008, he was the chief editor of the German aquarium magazine AMAZONAS. Today, he works for the American issue of AMAZONAS as an editor.

Hans Evers simply loves the aquatic nature. He decorates his personal aquariums as nature taught him to do. There is no other way to do it right.

Andreas Tanke

Sunday, September 10th 2023.

Andreas Tanke (Andy) began keeping fish at the tender age of 10 and is a member of several aquarium societies based in Germany. Andy has made multiple trips to South America for fish adventures and has kept dwarf cichlids extensively; particularly the Apistogramma. His current infatuation is with the Panaqolus catfish of which currently, he maintains about 10 species. In addition to his adventures in Surinam, Brazil and Peru, he has guided a tour group to Venezuela with the company JBL. Andy will speak to the club starting at 3pm on September 10th at The Moose Lodge. His presentation is entitled Northern Brazil-Origin of Ornamental Fish. We look forward to seeing Andy and hope you all can join us.

Fishtoberfest 2023

Watch this space for updates to Fishtoberfest 2023. We will begin adding names of participants and speakers as they become available.

If you are interested in being a Vendor, Sponsor or Participant please contact:

Current Sponsors Include:

  • Wet Spot Tropical Fish
  • The Cichlid Exchange
  • Swiss Tropicals
  • Amazonas Magazine
  • Shrimp Envy
  • Pisces Aquaria
  • Sera Ornamental Fish Foods