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 8th, 2016
Mark James

Mark James

Mark James: The Invasion of Florida by the King of the Reef

Mark started raising bettas at the age of 5 and has maintained aquariums most of his life. He has had two, small commercial hatcheries producing cichlids with a focus on angelfish. Mark’s love for fish from Lake Tanganyika motivated him to get into scuba diving. His long term goal is to one day dive in Lake Tanganyika. He is based in Florida, is an avid scuba diver and spear fisherman.

A this time he is only maintaining one small, planted tank with a mix of Tanganyikan cichlids and Florida native live bearers. His greatest hobby achievement is being a founding member of the Dead Fish Society.

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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