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

April 12, 2014 Meeting: Matthew McGee ‘A New View on Lake Victoria’

Matthew_McGeeMatt McGee is a PhD student with Peter Wainwright at UC Davis. Matt works with stickleback and recently, Victorian cichlids. Matt will talk about the Victorian cichlid extinction, including new evidence on why some cichlids have recovered, why others have not, and what this means for hobbyist cichlid conservation programs. He will also share some Victorian breeding tips from the legendary Seehausen lab, and talk about some rare, peaceful, and colorful species that shatter some common myths about Victorian cichlids.

Join us on January 11th, 2014Harry’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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