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.

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Speaker for June 11, 2016
Betta splenden / photo by Jeremy Bolanos

Betta splenden / photo by Jeremy Bolanos

Jeremy Bolanos – The Betta, a fish room companion

Not every fish needs a big tank and a filter to be happy. Keeping a few Betta in your fish room is a good way to add a little color without adding the headache of setting up a tank along with all its constituent parts. Here’s an introduction to keeping and even breeding these exciting little fish that will feel at home in any cichlid fish room.

Join us for an evening as we learn about the colorful B. splendens (Saimese fighting fish) as well as an introduction to lesser know ‘wild types’ like the B. picta, B. pugnax, and the B. macrostoma.

Jeremy Bolanos has been keeping aquarium fish for the past 25 years and has bred cichlids, live bearers, and Bettas to varying degrees of success. Past President of the California Betta Society and current Vice-President of the Pactific Coast Cichlid Association, Jeremy has been active in the Aquarium Hobby clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area for the last 15 years.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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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