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 9, 2016
Jim Ellenberger

Jim Ellenberger


The PCCA is proud to bring you our very own Jim Ellenberger [pictured left] with his funny and entertaining talk “Bloopers & Blunders.”

Jim has been keeping fish since he was in college at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. Hid dad kept fish when he was a kid but he just watched them and didn’t do anything with them. When he got his first house, he also got his first big tank (60 gallon glass). After awhile, he added a 125 gallon Plexiglass tank and he was hooked.

An Honorary Life Member of the PCCA, Cichlidae Comminqua editor (the PCCA’s award winning publication), and a long time ACA member. Please welcome Jim as our first speaker of 2016.

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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