WPA’s Aquatic Experience – Chicago to Host Aquascaping Live! and Cichlid Contests
The World Pet Association (WPA) announced it will host the inaugural American Cichlid Association Fish Competition and the return of the Aquascaping Live! Contest during its fourth annual Aquatic Experience – Chicago, November 4-6.
The American Cichlid Association Fish Competition is composed of 25 classes in nearly all new and old world cichlid groups, with cash awards given to first place winners in each class, plus a $500 Grand Prize and $100 Reserve Best of Show. All competitors receive free three-day admission to the Aquatic Experience show floor at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill. Entries are open to the public with no limit on the number of entries. The deadline for online registrations is Oct. 15, 2016. For more information, visit aquaticexperience.org/fish-competitions.
The third annual Aquascaping Live! Contest is sanctioned and presented by the Aquatic Gardeners Association (AGA) and sponsored by Fluval. Contestants compete in two categories (Small or Large Tank) for $3,900 in prize money. Registration for individual Small Tank entries will be accepted until the 25 spaces are filled; the Large Tank category is an AGA Team Invitational, with eight final entries chosen from all submissions. For more information, visit aquaticexperience.org/fish-competitions.