This year, the Aquatic Experience is thrilled to offer more than 61,000 square feet of saltwater and freshwater exhibits and displays. As part of our robust program offerings, we will be hosting numerous live interaction contests, including the American Cichlid Association Fish Competition.
This event is sponsored by Aqueon, a true aquatic hobbyist company that provides a broad array of aquarium solutions to help maintain healthy and life-sustaining aquatic environments.
The contest is composed of twenty classes, nearly all new and old world cichlid groups will be judged. Cash awards in the amount of $25 will be given to all first place winners with a $500 grand prize award and an $100 prize for best in show.
With over a hundred expected entries of cichlids ranging form the smallest dwarf size of 2” or less in length to the monster cichlids from Central America ranging up to two feet in length, the competition’s entrants will showcase the great range in personality and looks of this particular species. For example, several of the larger varieties will approach the glass and flare gills when interacting with spectators. This lively fun event is a must attend, great for the whole family.
All competitors will receive a free two-day admission pass to attend the Aquatic Experience. For more information regarding rules and regulations, please visit here. Entries are open to the public and there are no limits on the amount of entries per person.
What are you waiting for? Either sign up an enter your cichlid or come learn more about these beautiful fish specimen alongside other aquatic enthusiasts.