Trip to Moores

Just a reminder that our trip to Moores Water Gardens in Port Stanley is tomorrow Sun. June 2. Meet at my place @ 9:30 am. Need directions email me at president@hdas.ca


By | June 1st, 2013|Categories: Event|

May Program

Our May 9th program will be a presentation on “Import regulations” concerning aquarium fish by Edward H Creighton D.V.M.

Hope you can join us.


By | April 25th, 2013|Categories: Event|

Dinner Speaker

Hamilton and District Aquarium Society is pleased to announce that Mark Denaro will be our Guest Dinner Speaker on Saturday November 16th at the Waterdown Legion. He will be presenting 2 programs. Hope you can join us. For more information please check the dinner speaker feature on the website.


By | April 19th, 2013|Categories: Event|

Show Rules

1. $2.00 per entry for the first ten entries and $1.00 for each additional entry over ten. The first entry for every Junior registrant (16 years or younger) is free.
2. Provisions will be made for the well being of fish, however HAMILTON AND DISTRICT AQUARlUM SOCIETY accepts no responsibility for losses or damage sustained during the show.
3. All entries will be under the jurisdiction of the show chairman until tear down (approx. 5 pm.) and may not be removed from the show until conclusion of the auction, unless authorized by the show chairperson.
4. HAMILTON AND DISTRICT Aquarium Society will provide the main air supply.
5. Entrants will provide their own tank, air stone and valve. No open ended air lines will be allowed.
6. Tanks must have a cover that can be removed for judging.
7. Anyone is eligible to enter. You need not be a member of a fish club.
8. No entry may be entered in more than one class.
9. Fish which display any disease or deformity may be disqualified.
10. The show will be judged by C.A.O.A.C. certified judges and/or apprentice judges. Their decisions will be final and not subject to appeal at the show. If in their opinion the entries in a class do not come up to show standards, a non-contest may be called. If there are only two entries that are satisfactory then any combination of 1st, 2nd and 3rd may be awarded.
11. In any case of dispute the show chairperson’s decision will be final and binding.
12. Family classes: each entry will consist of one spawning pair and at least 10 young from the pair, under three months old. Tank dividers and pots may be used if necessary
13. No snails or ornaments, etc. may be present in a tank (excepting invertebrate class and novelty class).
14. It is the responsibility of the entrants to make sure their fish are in the correct class. The show chairperson will help upon request.
15. No aerosol sprays or mist type cleaners will be permitted in the show area.
16. All accessories and equipment (i.e. pails, nets, etc.) must be kept out of sight.
17. All show fish to be auctioned after the show must be labeled as such by the owner and registered prior to the show. lt is also the responsibility of the owner to bag the fish for auction after the awards presentation has taken place.
18. No Coloured water will be allowed.
19. No moving other peoples show tanks without the approval of the show person first.
20. Junior class is any variety of fish owned and kept by someone 16 years of age or younger.
21. Photography prints must not be larger than 81/2”X11” and must have been taken by the entrant in the past 12 months.
22. People’s Choice will be decided by the votes of those attending the show. Each person entering the show room will be asked to sign in and will receive a ballot at that time.
23. Registration will open at 8:00 a.m. and all fish must be registered by 9:30 a.m. All entries must be benched by 10:30 a.m. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 9:30 AND THE SHOW ROOM WILL BE CLOSED AT 10:30 FOR JUDGING
24. There will be cash prizes and certificates for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each of the 31 classes. There will also be permanent awards for Best of Show, People’s Choice, High Aggregate, Best Egglayer and Best Livebearer

For more info call Catherine Salmon 905-978-2076

There are 31 Classes
1. Anabantids (other than Betta splendens)
2. Betta splendens Half Moon male
3. Betta splendens, All other forms, male
4. Betta splendens female
5. Guppy male
6. Guppy female
7. killifish
8. Corydoras, Brochis, Aspidoras, Scleromastyx
9. Suckermouth Catfish
10. A.O.V. Catfish
11. Characins
12. Minnows and Rainbowfish
13. Barbs
14. Sharks and Loaches
15. Swordtails
16. Platies and Variatus
17. A.O.V. Livebearer
18. Goldfish and Koe
19. Any Other Variety
20. Angels and Discus
21. Dwarf Cichlids (not rift lake)
22. Rift Lake Cichlids
23. A.O.V. Cichlids
24. Invertebrates/Aquatic Animals
25. Junior Class
26. Family Class Egglayer
27. Family Class Livebearer
28. Plants
29. Novelty
30. Arts and Crafts
31. Photography Prints

Major Awards

Best in Show
Best Livebearer
Best Egglayer
Best Aggregate
People’s Choice

By | January 29th, 2013|Categories: Event|

Red Maple

Hi Everyone
Our food drive and fishy table event for Neighbour to Neighbour was very successful. Thank you all. Everyone is welcome to meet at the Red Maple on Thurs Dec 20 @ 6:30pm for a buffet dinner. It’s at Upper Middle and Appleby Line.

Hope to see you there!
Merry Christmas


By | December 14th, 2012|Categories: Event|

Spring Auction – Same venue, different day!

The Spring Auction is approaching, and we are gearing up!

This year, the auction will take place Saturday (NOT Sunday), March 17 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 551.

In addition to the change from a Sunday to the Saturday, we want to remind you of a few differences from our previous auctions:

  • with HST in effect, there will be no sales tax charged
  • the auction (and all foreseeable auctions in the future) is CASH only
  • we now accept lightly used equipment, including tanks up to 40 gal (if you can’t carry it in by yourself, don’t bring it!).  All equipment must be in working order

For more details, check out our Spring Auction page.  Don’t forget to get your seller’s number in advance by contacting Albert (avanmont@shaw.ca).

By | February 11th, 2012|Categories: Announcements, Event|Tags: , |