Hi! Welcome to Brooklyn Aquarium Society.

We are a friendly, family oriented, non-profit organization which welcomes hobbyists who want to learn more about aquaria keeping, and want to share their expertise with others. The Society is multi faceted, with interests; from marine fish and reef keeping to freshwater tropical fish and plants to goldfish and ponds. See ya around!

Spawning Angels :: BAS Articles

by on Mar.28, 2017, under Aquatica Articles, Freshwater Fish

  Spawning Angels I have been keeping fish for a long time, actually as long as I can remember. I have kept many different species from reef, to salt, to fresh. I have bred many types of livebearers over the years, but never egg layers, at least not until recently. My Koi angels recently spawned […]

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Rainbow Fish :: BAS Articles

by on Mar.28, 2017, under Aquatica Articles, Freshwater Fish

  Rainbow Fish Rainbow fish are fascinating creatures. They are fast swimmers, brightly colored and it’s fun to watch a group of them traveling across long aquariums. Rainbow fish are in with many other fish species called Cyprinids. Cyprinids have Barbs, Rainbows and goldfish type fish within that grouping. Rainbow fish are in their own […]

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The Case of the Ancistrus Assassin :: BAS Articles

by on Mar.28, 2017, under Aquatica Articles

  The Case of the Ancistrus Assassin   This strange, twisted and bizarre case of murder and mayhem started about three (3) years ago. I ventured into a tropical fish auction and discovered, much to my delight, a group of five (5) bushy nose Ancistrus up for auction. The fish were approximately 3 inches in […]

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President’s Message – March 2017

by on Mar.28, 2017, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, If you missed our March event, then you missed a fantastic birthday cake. Thanks to Marie and Victoria we had a fishy and aquarium looking 106th birthday cake! Also the author of The Dragon Behind The Glass, Emily Voigt, provided a very informative presentation of her expeditions to find the ultra rare Asian […]

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President’s Message – February 2017

by on Mar.06, 2017, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Anniversary to the BAS! The cold and snow of February got a heat wave in the form of our speaker, Patrick Donston, whose topic for the evening was “Biodiversity Practices for Reef & Planted Exhibits.” Patrick has spoken here many times and always comes up big to a […]

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South Jersey Guppy Group All Species Auction – May 21, 2017

by on Jan.25, 2017, under Announcements

South Jersey Guppy Group All Species Auction – May 21, 2017 The South Jersey Guppy Group is proud to announce that they are having an All Species Tropical Fish Auction….. Sunday May 21st …. at the GriggsTown Fire House located in GriggsTown, NJ 08540  …. Free Parking  ……   For more info visit their website… […]

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Manhattan Aquariums Grand Re-Opening Sale

by on Jan.20, 2017, under Announcements

Manhattan Aquariums announces a Grand Re-Opening Sale January 21-22. Please check it out 522 West 37 Street, New York, NY  212-594-2272 https://manhattanaquariums.myshopify.com/  

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President’s Message – January 2017

by on Jan.20, 2017, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, Happy New Year to all! Our first event for 2017 was a rousing success. The snow and ice stopped to allow our guest speaker Michael Barber to present his talk without all of us worrying about the elements. Michael’s talk was titled “Tropical Fish Collecting & Wildlife Expeditions.” He has partnered with our […]

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President’s Message – December 2016

by on Dec.31, 2016, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, Our December Holiday Party closed out another calendar year at BAS with our annual holiday party at the Bridgeview Diner, and it went off very well. We handed out our awards and certificates for writing articles for our award winning publication Aquatica. We also won many awards from the Federation of American Aquarium […]

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Aquarium Bus Trip

by on Nov.21, 2016, under Announcements

In response to members’ request for a bus trip to popular aquariums, we provide this option sheet. The locations are the Boston Aquarium, Baltimore Aquarium or the Riverhead Aquarium. The location with the most votes will be investigated for costs and time factors. These are really great fun day trips, the sort of trip most […]

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2017 American Livebearer Association Convention, May 4-7

by on Nov.21, 2016, under Announcements

2017 American Livebearer Association (ALA) Convention | May 4 – 7 | St. Louis, MO Welcome to the American Livebearers Association Convention 2017.  Come enjoy the annual get together of Ovoviviparous and Viviparous fish fans. This year we will have an amazing show! The Missouri Aquarium Society and Gateway Guppy Associates have teamed up to bring […]

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President’s Message – September 2016

by on Sep.15, 2016, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, September is the start of another year at BAS, and it kicked off great. This is our 105th year, and we are still growing stronger and larger. With many familiar faces and plenty of new members joining our ranks, we had a great turn out as well as beautiful weather.  Speaking of familiar […]

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President’s Message – May 2016

by on Jun.21, 2016, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, May was a great month for us at BAS, good weather, and a great auction. We were packed to the maximum capacity allowed. The donation tables and aquatic supplies were bustling with excitement. Also, several established vendors displayed their wares at various tables. Discounted shirts, hats and patches kept the crowds looking for […]

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President’s Message – April 2016

by on May.02, 2016, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, Our April event was a great way to welcome Spring — by having a renowned speaker provide a lecture on a fascinating subject. Richard Pierce gave an in-depth talk on mysterious and controversial marine species. His topic for the evening was “Seahorses, Pipefish and Sea Dragons.” He warned our members that these creatures […]

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Inky the octopus escapes New Zealand aquarium.

by on Apr.13, 2016, under Uncategorized

The great escape: Inky the octopus legs it to freedom from New Zealand aquarium   An octopus has made a brazen escape from the national aquarium in New Zealand by breaking out of its tank, slithering down a 50m drain pipe and disappearing into the sea. In scenes reminiscent of Finding Nemo, Inky – a […]

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President’s Message – March 2016

by on Mar.16, 2016, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, Our March event was another BAS milestone –- we are now 105 years and 1 month old. To help us celebrate this unique event, we had to bring in a unique speaker. Sal Silvestri came down from Connecticut and brought with him some old Brooklyn friends that have not graced our door in […]

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President’s Message – February 2016

by on Feb.23, 2016, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, February was cold, but a warm month for BAS, since we had a great speaker, Joe Caparatta of Manhattan Aquarium, who packed the house. Joe spoke on a new marine system for reef tanks called the Triton Method. This was not Joe’s first talk at our club and, as always, he was informative. […]

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President’s Message – January 2016

by on Jan.19, 2016, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, The new year is here, and we rung it in with our speaker, Jeff Bolbach. Jeff has spoken at BAS before and this time his discussion was great again. Jeff’s presentation was about “Getting Rich Breeding Fish.” Although It was a cold night, we still had approximately 100 members show up for Jeff, […]

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Scientists Sequence Genome of Asian Arowana

by on Jan.09, 2016, under Freshwater Fish, Uncategorized

An international team of researchers from Malaysia and Australia has successfully sequenced the genome of a famous ornamental fish species called the Asian arowana (Scleropages formosus).   Read more here…  

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President’s Message – December 2015

by on Jan.06, 2016, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, Another year has come and gone in our club, and we still see so many familiar faces, and of course so many new ones, as our club continues to grow. We still maintain as the largest and oldest aquarium society in the country – thanks to our dedicated members. December’s event was our […]

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