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 February 11, 2017


Bri Valdez – True Confessions of a Local Wholesale fish Manager

Bri started life as a Gilroy native, finished her degree in history from San Jose State and then moved on to Portland Oregon where she discovered her love of tropical fish, both marine and freshwater. Her own leanings in aquaria have been fish of West African origin with a plan to build out a large Tanganyikan community tank.

Bri has worked in both retail and wholesale settings with most of a decade of experience with caring for the fish in those settings. She currently is in charge of the care of 300 tanks with close to 500 species of plants, inverts and fish at any given time being in the warehouse.

She is also in charge of receiving fish at the warehouse. When a fish has been in a bag for 48 hours (or more) there are often a number of tricks needed to keep the fish alive. Receiving 10,000 fish a week has a host of specific needs and Bri has been succeeding at this task for years.

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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