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!
1st Annual Photo Contest Sponsors:
Aqueon, Coralife, Hikari, Kent Marine, Seachem
We will once again be having a 50/50 split on donated livestock only (corals, fish and plants in good health) for members only. Members must sign in at the donation desk that they want 50% of whatever their livestock items are auctioned for (no reserves). The total of all donations must be greater than $5 [...]
Our own member, Robert Debonis (Big Thanks!) donated a brand new HAGEN GLO T5 36-inch light which will be auctioned at our June 8th event. You don’t wanna miss it! http://www.hagen.com/uk/aquatic/glo/index.cfm
This BAS meeting was hosted at the New York Aquarium on May 11, 2012 Title: GIANT SPRING AUCTION Event Flyer: Download / View Here Event Photos Event Donors Individuals Bernard Deren, Louis Beltran, Louise Bergstresser, Bonnie Biancardi, Matthew Bronsnvag, Joe Caparetti, Anthony Denicola, John Fox, Lita Goldberg, Joe Graffagnino, Marty Karfinkel, Gene Kogan, Kay Martin, [...]
This BAS meeting was hosted at the New York Aquarium on April 13, 2012 Title: “Setting Up A Fish Room” by Larry Jinks Event Flyer: Download / View Here Event Photos Event Donors Individuals Bill Amely, Norman Benjamin, Walter Chow, John Fox, Joe Graffagnino, Brian Goldstein, Mike Gallo, Abid Ikram, Larry Jinks, Marie Licciardello, Kay [...]
This is another reason why you should never release your aquarium fish into the wild. Read More Here…
What’s In A Name? Much Confusion! by Joseph Graffagnino As Chairperson of the Breeders Award Program, I must research fish species to determine that the hobbyist who has bred that particular species, registers all of the particulars of that species onto the breeder form, accurately and truthfully. On rare occasions I must question the [...]
This BAS meeting was hosted at the New York Aquarium on March 9, 2012 Title: “Successful Reef Aquariums Around The World” by Tony Vargas Event Flyer: Download / View Here Event Photos Event Donors Individuals Ray Camacho, Anthony Denicola, Michael Gallo, Joe Graffagnino, Joe Magnoli, Kay Martin, Steve Matassa, Joe Morra, Dan Puleo, Charles Ridgeway, Dan Smith, [...]
This BAS meeting was hosted at the New York Aquarium on February 10, 2012 Title: “Visits to Various City & State Aquaria” by Peter Warny Event Flyer: Download / View Here Event Photos Event Donors Individuals Bill Amely, Stephen Chen, Walter Chow, John Fox, Demmi Jay Coxe, Gene Kogan, Kay Martin, Steve Matassa, Scott Peters, Dan Pulea, [...]
This BAS meeting was hosted at the New York Aquarium on January 13, 2012 Title: “Nutrient Control in 20, 000 Gallon Reef Tank” by Joe Yaiullo Event Flyer: Download / View Here Event Photos Event Donors Individuals Benjamin Basile, Louise Berelstresser, Matt Bronshwag, Nick Caputo, Anthony DeNicola, Bernard Deren, Ray Downs, Joe Graffagnino, Jim Hanna, Gene Kogan, [...]
Our holiday parties are not to be missed; see for yourself. Photography for this event has been provided by our own member Abid Ikram. Many thanks.
“Black Eggs” By Joe Graffagnino I have bred many species of fish, but I have never seen black eggs. I was amazed when I saw them and from a West African cichlid no less. I obtained a breeding pair of Tilipia snyderea from fellow fish breeder Vinny Babino. Vinny informed me that these are very [...]
Mekong Rice Killies By Joe Graffagnino I was recently at the latest meeting of the Northeast Council of Aquarium Societies in Connecticut and had no intention of purchasing any new fish, since my aquariums were already very well stocked. As I wandered around, I came to Frank Greco’s sales table. Frank has the most interesting [...]
Happy Holidays to all our members, family and friends. We have much to be thankful for this past year, such as our celebration of the Society’s 100th Birthday. We have had a great array of guest speakers from seasoned veterans such as Pat Donston of Absolutely Fish and Richard Ross of the Steinhart Aquarium, to [...]
The New York Aquarium is hosting a TOY and FOOD DRIVE during the holiday season. Contributors will receive a complimentary ticket to the NYA in exchange for donations of new, unwrapped toys or bags of food containing 10 items. We will be collecting items until 12/31/11 Please click on the below link for details. THANK [...]
Threadfin Rainbows By Joe Graffagnino The Latin name for these beautiful fish from New Guinea and northern Australia is Iriatherina werneri. These nervous and sensitive fish thrive in slow moving streams with heavy vegetation. According to the Master Index of Freshwater Fishes, they enjoy a pH of 6.0 – 8.0, with a designated hardness from [...]