Carolina Aquarium Workshop XXXI
in Raleigh, North Carolina,
at the
Ramada RALEIGH and
North Carolina State Fairgrounds
March 18-20, 2016


The Raleigh Aquarium Society (RAS), now in its fourth decade of operation, invites you to attend our 31st annual Carolina Aquarium Workshop, one of the oldest home aquarium conventions in the country. We offer a series of events, including a piedmont North Carolina native fish collecting trip, a guest speaker "Meet & Greet", a full day conference hosting several notable personalities, a banquet, and a large auction of aquatic animals, plants, supplies, and equipment. Our workshop offers you the unique opportunity to share information, ideas, and enjoyment with like-minded professional and amateur individuals in the home aquarist hobby. Recent workshops have numbered over 250 people from across the globe. Many aquarium shops and vendors will also be there, providing those "hard-to-find" items. Mark your calendars now for a memorable time - we hope you can join us!


Workshop Schedule

Friday, March 18, 2016

1:00 pm: Native fish collecting trip
7:00 pm: Guest speaker "Meet & Greet" at the hospitality suite in the Ramada Raleigh

Saturday, March 19, 2016

 9:00am  Workshop Registration at the Ramada Raleigh
10:00am  Keeping Small Central American Cichlids by Sam Borstein
11:00am  Visit to Tropica, the Legendary Aquatic Plant Nursery by Ghanzafar Ghori
12:00pm  Lunch
 1:00pm  IUCN-HAFSG: Protecting the Aquarium Global Fish Trade by Lonnie Ready
 2:00pm  Carolina Natives for Aquariums by Gerald Pottern
 3:00pm  Break
 3:30pm  Lake Victoria Extinction by Sam Borstein
 4:30pm  Cryptocoryne: Emergent and Submersed Culture by Ghanzafar Ghori
 5:30pm Break
 6:00pm  Social Hour at the Ramada Lounge
 7:00pm  Banquet at the Ramada Restaurant & Buy Fish, Save Forests - Project Piaba by Lonnie Ready

Sunday, March 20, 2016

9:00 am: Auction Registration at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, James Martin Building
11:00 am: Auction


                                                                              follow these links:

native fish collecting trip
speaker bios


Please contact RAS with any questions about this event