Welcome to the website for the Pacific Coast Cichlid Association


Founded in August of 1980, the Pacific Coast Cichlid Association exists to meet the needs of the west coast cichlid hobbyist. By-Laws were constructed in 1983-1984 and the PCCA was incorporated as a non-profit corporation under the laws of the state of California on January 30, 1985. Since inception, the PCCA has grown rapidly from a local society of 20 members to one of national scope, with members all over the world.

News and Updates

Speaker for November 12, 2016
Ron Coleman

Ron Coleman

Ron Coleman – Introduction to the Evolutionary Science of Cichlids

Originally from Canada, Ron Coleman has made California his home for 25 years. He is both an avid fish hobbyist and a scientist who gets to study fish. He is a Professor at California State University, Sacramento. He teaches courses on Animal Behavior, Ichthyology, Evolution and Fisheries. He and his students do research in the lab and field (typically Costa Rica) on fish reproduction and behavior, particularly New World cichlids. He focuses on how and why fish parents take care of their offspring.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Join us at Harry’s Hoffbrau, 390 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose, CA 95129.

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Single One Year: $20 (Email $15) Two Years: $35 (Email $25)
Family One Year: $25 (Email $20) Two Years: $45 (Email $35)
Foreign One Year: $40 (Email $15)

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