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 October 10, 2015

Rich Bireley

Rich Bireley – A Hobby Run Amok

Rich Bireley has a passion for fish. He’s kept them most of his life. He may have been born with a Scleropages formosus in his hands. His first wife asked him to get rid of some of his tanks. Following the divorce, he made a better choice and has been happily married for more than 25 years. The Bireleys are on their 3rd fish room. The first was a modest 240 square feet. The second was about 600 square feet. The current iteration is 2,000 square feet. Rich keeps catfish, Tanganyikan cichlids, catfish, Malawi cichlids, catfish, other cichlids, rainbows, killis, catfish, Barombi m’bo cichlids, catfish, goodeids, plecos, and odds and ends not previously listed. Rich has an 8 year old daughter, Anjuli, who helps him in the fish room. The Bireleys live on a ranch in the Sierra Nevada foothills along with dogs, horses, lots of wildlife, Anjuli’s pet snakes, and lots of fish.

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

Membership Dues: PCCA Membership Form

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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