The Grand List of Aquarium Hobbyist Clubs and Societies

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Aquarium hobbyist clubs and societies can provide incredible learning experiences with the vast number of hobbyist veterans willing to help you out. Many are closer to you can you think. We encourage anyone who keeps freshwater or saltwater aquariums to join an aquarium club. They can provide many learning opportunities, mentorships, and a great way to make new friends. The tank tours alone are worth stopping by!

Since many of these clubs do not market themselves, Aquarium Store Depot  has provided a list so that you can find the closest one to you. There are aquarium clubs popping up throughout the States all the time so if you have one that we have not listed, please e-mail us at [email protected] or contact us and we will get the list updated:

AlabamaMobileMobile Bay Reef
ArizonaPhoenixArizona Frag
ArizonaPhoenixDrywash Aquarium
ArizonaPhoenix/TucsonArizona Aquatic Plant
ArizonaTucsonDesert Aquarist
ArkansasLittle RockRazorback Reef Marine Aquarium Society (RRMAS)
CaliforniaCosa MesaCoast Fish
CaliforniaFresnoCentral Valley
CaliforniaHaywardBay Area
CaliforniaHollisterCentral Coast Aquarium
CaliforniaLos AngelesLos Angeles Reef
CaliforniaNorthern CaliforniaCalifornia Betta
CaliforniaRiversidePan Pacific Guppy
CaliforniaSacramentoSacramento Aquarium
CaliforniaSan DiegoSan Diego Tropical Fish
CaliforniaSan DiegoSan Diego Marine Aquarium
CaliforniaSan FranciscoSan Francisco Aquarium
CaliforniaSan FranciscoSan Francisco Bay Area Aquatic Plant
CaliforniaSan JosePacific Coast Cichlid
CaliforniaSanta AnaSouthern California Marine Aquarium
CaliforniaSouthern CaliforniaSouthern California Aquatic Plant
ColoradoArvadaColorado Aquarium
ColoradoColoradoMarine Aquarium Society of
ColoradoDenverRocky Mountain Cichlid
ColoradoSouthern ColoradoSouthern Colorado Marine Aquarium
ConnecticutConnecticutConnecticut Area Reef
ConnecticutHudson ValleyDanbury Area Aquarium
ConnecticutNorwalkNorwalk Aquarium
DelawareDelawareChesapeake Area Killifish
DelawareNew CastleDelaware Reef
District of ColumbiaDCCapital Cichlid
District of ColumbiaDCPotomac Valley Aquarium
District of ColumbiaDCWashington DC Area Marine Aquarist Society (WAMAS)
FloridaBrevardBrevard Area Reef
FloridaMiamiFlorida Marine Aquarium
FloridaOrlandoOrlando Reef Caretakers
FloridaPalm BeachPalm Beach Marine Aquarium
FloridaSaratosaCoastal Aquarium
FloridaSouth FloridaGold Coast Aquarium Society of South
FloridaTampa BayTampa Bay Aquarium
FloridaVariousFlorida Reef Aquarium Group (FRAG)
GeorgiaAtlantaAtlanta Area Aquarium
GeorgiaAtlantaAtlanta Reef
GeorgiaAtlantaAtlanta Southeastern Marine Aquarium
HawaiiHonoluluHonolulu Aquarium
IllinoisBloomingtonCentral Illinois Tropical Aquarium
IllinoisChicagoChicagoland Marine Aquarium
IllinoisChicagoGreater Chicago Cichlid
IndianaIndianaIndiana Marine Aquarium
IndianaIndianapolisCircle City Aquarium
IndianaNorth Central IndianaNorthwest Indiana Marine Aquarium
IndianaNorthwest IndianaNorthwest Indiana Marine Aquarium
IowaIowaGreater Iowa Reef
IowaMarionEastern Iowa Aquarium
KansasKansas CityHeart of America Aquarium
KentuckyLouisvilleLouisville Marine Aquarium
LouisianaLouisianaLouisiana Reef
LouisianaSoutheast LouisianaSoutheast Louisiana Aquarium
MarylandChesapeakeChesapeake Marine Aquarium
MarylandMarylandChesapeake Guppy
MarylandSouthern MarylandSouthern Maryland Marine Aquarium
MassachusettsBostonBoston Aquarium
MassachusettsNew EnglandNew England Fancy Guppy
MassachusettsSpringfieldPioneer Valley Aquarium
MassachusettsWorcesterWorcester Aquarium
MichiganDetroitMichigan Guppy
MichiganDetroitMotor City Aquarium
MichiganLansingMid-Michigan Marine
MichiganMichiganMarinelife Aquarium Society of
MichiganNorthern MichiganUpper Peninsula of Michigan Marine Aquarium
MichiganSouthwest MichiganSouthwest Michigan Aquarium
MinnesotaNorthern MinnesotaNorthern Minnesota Reef
MinnesotaRosevilleMinnesota Aquarium
MinnesotaSt. PaulTwin Cities Marine Aquarium
MissouriMaryland HeightsMissouri Aquarium
MissouriSpringfieldSaltwater Enthusiasts Association of
MissouriSt. LouisSaltwater Enthusiasts Association of St.
MissouriSt. LouisSt. Louis Area Saltwater
NevadaLas VegasLas Vegas Marine Aquarium
New HampshireNew HampshireNew Hampshire Aquarium
New JerseyFreeholdJersey Shore Aquarium
New JerseyNew JerseyNew Jersey Reefers
New JerseyNew JerseyNew Jersey Aquarium
New YorkAlbanyCapital District Marine Aquarist’s
New YorkBrooklynBrooklyn Aquarium
New YorkBuffaloUpstate Reef
New YorkCentral New YorkCentral New York Aquarium
New YorkHudson ValleyHudson Valley
New YorkLong IslandLong Island Aquarium
New YorkLong IslandLong Island Reef
New YorkManhattanManhattan
New YorkNassau CountyNassau County Aquarium
New YorkOleanAllegheny River Valley Aquarium
New YorkQueensGreater City Aquarium
North CarolinaCharlotteReef Aquarium Society of
North CarolinaRaleighTriangle Reef Aquarium
OhioAkronGreater Akron Aquarium
OhioCentral OhioCentral Ohio Reef
OhioCincinnatiCincinnati Reefkeepers
OhioClevelandGuppy Association of Greater
OhioClevelandCleveland Saltwater Enthusiasts
OhioColumbusColumbus Area Fish
OhioLorain CountyLorain County Aquarium
OhioMedina CoutyMedina County Aquarium
OhioMiddleburg HeightsOhio Cichlid
OhioYoungstownYoungstown Area Tropical Fish
OklahomaOklahoma CityCentral Oklahoma Marine Aquarium
OregonOregonPacific Northwest Marine Aquarium
OregonEugeneWillamette Valley Aquarium
PennsylvaniaChurchvilleBucks County Aquarium
PennsylvaniaDelaware ValleyDelaware County Aquarium
PennsylvaniaDelaware ValleyDelaware Vallery Reef
PennsylvaniaLancaster CountyAquarium Club of Lancaster
PennsylvaniaNorthern MarylandMason Dixon Reef
PennsylvaniaPittsburgGreater Pittsburgh Aquarium
PennsylvaniaPittsburghPittsburgh Marine Aquarium
PennsylvaniaPittsburghPittsburgh Area Killifish
Rhode IslandCranstonOcean State Reef Aquarium
Rhode IslandCranstonOcean State Reef Aquarium
South CarolinaCharlestonCharleston Reefers
South CarolinaColumbiaColumbia Marine Aquarium
South DakoaSioux FallsSioux Fallas Area Aquarium
TennesseeKnoxvilleMiddle Tennesse Reef
TexasAustinAustin Reef
TexasDallasDallas Marine Aquarium
TexasDallas/Fort WorthDallas Fort Worth Marine Aquarium
TexasDallas/Fort WorthNorth Texas Reef
TexasHoustonGreater Houston Aquarium
TexasHoustonMarine Aquarium and Reef Society of
TexasLubbockLubbock Reef
TexasSan AntonioHill Country Cichlid
TexasSouthern TexasMarine Aquarists Association of South
TexasWacoSaltwater Club of Central
UtahSalt Lake CityGreat Salt Lake Aquarium
UtahSalt Lake CityWasatch Marine Aquarium
VermontVermontVermont Marine
WashingtonSeattleGreater Seattle Aquarium
WashingtonSpokaneSpokane Reef
WashingtonWashingtonPacific Sound Aquarium
WashingtonYakimaYakima Salt Water
WisconsinMadisonMadison Area Reef
WisconsinMadisonMadison Area Aquatic
WisconsinMilwaukeeThe Milwaukee Aquarium
WisconsinWisconsinWisconsin Reef

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  1. Hi Mark, I have a fish store in Texas. I’ve been in business for 20 year and am looking to expand my business and be more profitable. Do you know of any professional associations that help with making good business growth decisions in this industry? Can’t seem to find anything online.

    • Hello Grubbs,

      My best advice would be to go to tradeshows to network with some of the top vendors. There is actually a tradeshow coming up in Dallas in August (Aquashella). I’m planning to head over there. If you want we can get connected and we can network together.

      The end goal for local fish stores in my mind is to venture out into tank maintenance services and online if possible. I’m not sure what your specialization is, but reefing and specific freshwater specializations tend to be pretty lucrative. One of my biggest frustrations in the industry is the lack of knowledge and sharing that folks are willing to do when it comes to marketing. There is enough of the pie to go around. There is a scarcity mindset in the industry because brick and mortar has been hit really bad due to online sales.



  2. Im looking to rehome a large plecostomus. It is way too big for my tank now and its being a bullie to my bala shark and i need to get it out of the tank asap. Do you know who i can contact in Spokane Washington about taking the pleco. Thank you

    • Hi Terri. I’m not sure who in Spokane would. I would try calling up some local fish stores in your area. That’s usually the best place to start.

  3. If you want a live active online community, you can also join our chat room on discord. Here is the link for those interested – It’s all fish all the time 🙂

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