TFCB 2014 Schedule

TFCB meetings are held at the VFW Hall in Essex Junction, on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30PM

Jan 9 – TFCB meeting, members presentations

Feb 13 – TFCB meeting, 25th anniversary party

Mar 13 – TFCB meeting, video, Cristel Kasselmann, new plants ( 2005 NEC conv )

April 10 – TFCB meeting, Peter Izzo, Uraguay

May 15 – TFCB meeting, Les Wilson, topic TBA

June 6-8 – TFCB 25th Anniversary Event, Holiday Inn, South Burlington.
Speakers include: Eric Bodrock, Regina Spotti, Stephan Tanner, Rachel O’Leary
more details

Sept 11 – TFCB meeitng, Steve Lundblad

Oct 9 – TFCB meeting, TBA

Nov 13 – TFCB meeting, Paul Loiselle

Dec 11 – TFCB Holiday meeting, location TBA

Thank You !!

Thank you to the following for their support of TFCB:

Thanks for your support for our 25th Anniversary!!

Repashy Super Foods – Speaker Sponsor, Thanks!
Xtreme – Speaker Sponsor, Thanks!
Kingfish services: Omega One, Aqueon, Amazonas, Eastern Aquatics, Cichlids Press, Discus Brief, Discus Hans, Swiss Tropical
Cichlid Press
Lifeguard Aquatics
South Central Cichlids

Omega Sea
South Coast Scientific Aquarium & Animal Care Supplies & Books
Florida Aquatic Nurseries
Aqua Ultraviolet
Doctors Foster and Smith
Zen Gardens

Blue Paddle Bistro
Vermont Aquatics
San Fransicso Bay Brand
Ocean Nutrition

2013 and previous

The Pleco Feeder
New Era
Cichlid Press
Tropical Science Biolabs
Ecological Laboratories, Inc
Amazonas and Coral Magazine
E G Danner Manufacturing
North Jersey Aquarium Society
Kingfish Services
Chuck Davis
Sera, USA
Florida Aquatic Nurseries
San Fransicso Bay Brand
Ocean Nutrition
Cobalt International, Inc.
United Pet Group (Tetra, marineland, Perfecto, and others)
Drs Foster and Smith
The Pet Advantage

Please support them!


Check out this new web site that Amazonas and Coral magazine published, and it is right here in Vermont!  This looks like it will be agreat resource.


Pet Store Discounts

Pet Advantage is offering members a 15% discount. Details here.
Thanks to Pet Advantage for supporting TFCB by offering this discount!

NEW.  10% discount at Petco on Williston RD, Burlington.

Show your TFCB membership card when shopping to receive your discounts.  Please support these stores.  Both stores are willing to special order fish for you.

TFCB mailing list

There is an email mailing list on Yahoo Groups that we use to send meeting announcements and the newsletter. You can also use the mailing list to ask questions or share any news that you have.

To join, simply go to the Yahoo Groups website and sign up for the TFCB list (you may need to create a free account on Yahoo Groups first) or simply send an email to

TFCB T-Shirt Design Contest

At the last meeting the club decided we should print our own TFCB shirts.  We need some designs to choose from, please submit your designs by April 1 and we will pick one at the April 10th meeting.  Rules are HERE.  Winner gets a FREE shirt!

Feb 13th TFCB meeting party

Our February 13th meeting will be our actual anniversary and will be a celebration meeting.  We hope to have many past and present members attend to help us eat cake and enjoy lots of great friendships we have all formed over the years.  We will also have lots of prizes and a short presentation on the history of the club.

Meeting starts at 6:30, but we will be there early.  Thursday Feb 13th at the VFW in Essex Junction, 73 Pearl St behind Northfield Savings bank, to the right of Rite Aid.

NEC 2014 Convention

Convention 2014

The dates for the convention have been set!  Our convention will again be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cromwell CT from March 28 – 30, 2014.

Convention registration is now open, see web site.

See NEC newsletter for updates and details.  If you do not receive the NEC newsletter, please let TFCB president David Banks know and he can get you added to the mailing list.


THANK YOU to everyone that participated; bidders, vendors, those that donated products, and all those that helped out.  Speacial thanks to Doug Patac for auctioneering!  A successful event with lots of great fish, plants and products, thank you everyone!

All Day auction of tropical fish, plants, aquariums, new and used equipment and many other fish related items!

Sunday Nov 3, 2013 starting at noon, viewing opens at 10AM.
VFW hall, 176 South Winooski Ave, BURLINGTON, VT

All are welcome, free door prizes, no admission fee!

See those that have supported us below:  Thank You Page
Their products will be available at the auction!


vendor form – Word doc   PDF

auction rules

TFCB Fall 2013 Schedule

September 12, Russ McAndrews, “Cichlids of Africa, East vs West”
October 10, Gary Elson, “Tanks Without Heaters”
November 3, TFCB Auction
November 14, Larry Jinks, “New World Cichlids”
December 12, TFCB holiday meeting

Meetings are held at the VFW Hall in Essex Junction starting at 6:30.
Free door prizes, bowl show ( warmer months ), auction, fish discussions and a good time!