St. Catharines & Area Aquarium Society

Dear SCAAS Members,

Meetings will be held using ZOOM virtual meetings until further notice. An email is sent out with meeting information the week prior to the meeting. 

Good evening fellow aquarists,

I hope that everyone is doing well in these challenging times.

The last meeting of our 2020-2021 season, before we will go on summer break, will be this coming Monday, June 7, at 7:00 p.m. Our speaker will be Dr. Teresa Bousquet fromPark Veterinary Centre in Sherwood Park, Alberta. The title of her presentation is “Aquatic Veterinary Medicine.” Dr. Teresa Bousquet will begin her presentation with an explanation of the “Responsible Use of Medically Important Antimicrobials” federal legislation, why it was needed, what it means about accessing antibiotics for pet fish, and what a veterinarian needs to be able to dispense antibiotics for fish. Then she will discuss the role of the fish vet, what they can do, etc. Finally, she will go over general tips to avoid some of the common issues we see in fish keeping.

Dr. Teresa Bousquet is a small and exotic animal veterinarian. She graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007, and has been practicing at Park Veterinary Centre in Sherwood Park, Alberta ever since. Dr. Bousquet is passionate about Exotic Animal Medicine. She is a member of The Association of Avian Veterinarians, The Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians, The American Association of Fish Veterinarians, and The World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Bousquet lives in Edmonton with her husband, Peter, and their two dogs, three cats, and two guinea pigs.

The link to the Zoom meeting is

I hope to see you on Monday evening,


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Jar Show Information

Each meeting features a specific fish.  If you happen to have a healthy specimen in that category, please bring it for our jar show!  Winning entries receive a plaque and a ribbon each month.  The member with the most wins at the end of the year receives a trophy!  For more information about how to successfully show a fish, click here  

February Jar Show Data & January Results: For the February Jar Show, the feature category will be loaches and sharks. Every month is also open choice (this includes plants). Auction to follow.

The jar show categories for the balance of this season will be March (Swords, Platies, Mollies); April (Anabantids, including Gouramis and Bettas); May (Guppies); June (Corys and Catfish, including Plecos). Best of Luck!

 Jar Show Results - see our Scat Newsletter each month 

Dates & Jar Show Categories:

 Meeting Date/programFish Of The Month 
OctoberDanios, Barbs and Tetras
NovemberCichlids (any type)
December Open to all types of fish 
FebruaryLoaches and Sharks 
March  Swords, Platies, Mollies
AprilAnabantids, including Gouramis and Bettas 
JuneCorys and Catfish, including Plecos

Did You Know?

Interested in a Club Patch?  Get yours at the next meeting for only $6.50!  


Click for auction forms

Link to auction flyer

A section for sponsors is available on the links page.

Thanks to Member Ry Koch for the banner pic.