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!

NEC 44th Annual Convention – April 12-14, 2019

by on Sep.19, 2018, under Announcements

Official Info Music Video for the All-Species All-Hobbyist Extravaganza celebrating the non-profit Northeast Council of Aquarium Society’s 44th Convention!   Speakers, vendor & hobbyist sales, IGEES Guppy Show, Silent & Live Auctions, Hospitality Room, 3 Full Course Buffet Meals, Prizes, Raffles, Freebies, MORE! Come for a day or stay the weekend. ALL WELCOME! http://northeastcouncil.org See […]

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Earn 50%* on donated livestock in April 2018

by on Apr.06, 2018, under Announcements

The Brooklyn Aquarium Society will have a 50/50 auction split for all livestock at our April event. You must inform the BAS officer at the donation table that you want to participate in the 50/50. The limit is 10 bags per member and it must be either fish, plants or coral in healthy condition. We […]

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GREAT Opportunity For Aquarium Aficionados

by on Apr.01, 2018, under Announcements

New York Aquarium has a GREAT opportunity for Aquarium Aficionados. New York Aquarium is seeking volunteers to help share its new exhibit Ocean Wonders: Sharks as it prepares to open this summer! We are looking for volunteers to be part of the education department and fulfill roles as Ambassadors and WCS Now Interpreters. Ambassadors act […]

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President’s Message – February 2018

by on Feb.22, 2018, under President's Message

  BAS President, Steve Matassa with our speaker John Coppolino   Dear Aquarist, Our February 2018 event marked another milestone for BAS – our 107th Birthday! Happy Birthday to all of us! We are strong and prosperous thanks to you. We all know that February is a cold and bleak month, but we had a […]

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President’s Message – January 2018

by on Jan.18, 2018, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, We hope that everyone will have a safe, happy and healthy 2018! Our January meeting was a cold and rainy night, but never the less a packed house. We had Joey Mullen from Canada as our speaker, a.k.a. King of D.I.Y. Joey’s plane was delayed in Boston, and we had a large crowd […]

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President’s Message – December 2017

by on Dec.19, 2017, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, Our December Holiday Party at Mama Rao’s Restaurant on 11th Avenue in Brooklyn was fantastic. The food was great and the waiter service was spectacular. They made a beautiful holiday cake for our dessert (see pictures of the event). We handed out awards for the past year’s recipients and certificates for Officers and […]

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BAS Holiday Party – It’s Not Too Late

by on Nov.27, 2017, under Announcements

All members, If you act now and you can still make it to the Holiday party dinner. Call Marie Licciadello our 2nd VP at 718-377-7749 and tell her you want to attend the dinner and how many are in your party. The cost is $41 per person. You can bring your payment, either check or […]

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President’s Message – November 2017

by on Nov.22, 2017, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, Our November event was on a cold night, as low as 23 degrees F., but it was red hot at our BAS meeting with the great Joe Yaiullo as our guest speaker. Joe spoke about his 20,000-gallon Bonsai Reef aquarium. He always provides a great talk and stays after his presentation to answer […]

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President’s Message – October 2017

by on Oct.17, 2017, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, October is our Giant Auction. As always we had close to 300 items for your aquatic pleasure. We had tropical plants, and because of Victoria, we had house plants. We also had marine and freshwater fish species, corals and an extensive array of aquarium products and supplies. The place was rocking and everyone […]

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President’s Message – September 2017

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

Dear Aquarist, The start of our new fiscal year was a great success. Our guest speaker was Joshua Wiegert of Batfish Aquatics. Joshua’s topic for the evening was “Brackish Water Species.” It was a terrific power point presentation on the various types of species, how to care for them and what would be possible tank […]

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President’s Message – June 2017

by on Jun.29, 2017, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, Our final event for our fiscal year ended with great success. We had Ruben Lugo as our guest speaker. I think Ruben is the “pied Piper” of breeding pleco, cory and other types of catfish. His presentation was on “My Adventures Keeping & Breeding L-Number & Other Fish That Suck.” It was a […]

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President’s Message – May 2017

by on May.22, 2017, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, May’s flowers also brought in our Giant Spring Auction. We had hundreds of items on our tables, from fish to plants to corals to equipment and supplies, including aquariums, stands and nano systems. If you could not find something that you could have brought home, then you are not a tropical fish hobbyist. […]

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President’s Message – April 2017

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

Dear Aquarist, The April event brought back a great friend, Todd Gardner. Todd has been a mainstay speaker for our club for almost two decades. He also donated marine fish babies that his school and business venture breed in-house. Truly unbelievable! Todd spoke on very rare and very expensive imported fish that his group is […]

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Membership Specials – Take Advantage Now!

by on Apr.07, 2017, under Announcements

Dear all, Here is a special we’ve never done before.   Between today and June 9th, 2017 if you sign up or renew your membership we will extend your membership length two-fold. Example you sign up or renew and pay for a year; we’ll give you two! Sign up or re-new for 2 years and […]

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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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