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 January 14, 2017

Jennifer O. Reynolds

Jennifer O. Reynolds with leopoldi

Jennifer O. Reynolds with leopoldi

Jennifer O. Reynolds – Journey to Lake Tanganyika

Jennifer travelled to Zambia to assist McMaster University researchers with research on social behaviour of cichlids, especially the popular aquarium species Neolamprologus pulcher. Learn about how researchers study these fish in the wild environment, what it is like to live on the shore of Lake Tanganyika for two months, and hear stories of fascinating fish interactions one can only witness underwater in the wild in this underwater-photo heavy talk.

Jennifer O. Reynolds has worked as a Senior Biologist in the public aquarium industry for over a decade. Her lifelong passion for fish has resulted in her broad range of experience with many aspects of the industry, including underwater fieldwork in Lake Tanganyika, breeding rare tropical stingrays, opening new aquarium exhibits, and working with wolf eel aquaculture. As an avid photographer and writer, she has published a number of articles in popular aquarium literature including Aquarium Fish International, Cichlid News, and Amazonas, and contributed to several scientific manuscripts.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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