The Capital Cichlid Association, Inc., located in Maryland, is a group of cichlid enthusiasts dedicated to the accumulation and distribution of information encompassing the family Cichlidae.
Our purpose is to educate, entertain and enlighten those interested in all aspects of Cichlid husbandry. Which includes the conservation of endangered Cichlids and the species of fish associated with their husbandry.
CCA is also devoted to encouraging comradery and lasting friendships with all peoples regardless of their cichlid-keeping experiences in order to develop a network of individuals from every aspect to perpetuate the hobby and the keeping of cichlids.
We meet the second Saturday of each month, 2 pm at the Saddlebrook Park Police Headquarters Training Room, 12751 Layhill Road, Silver Spring MD 20906. Directions
On Sunday, July 22, 2001, Joe Szelesi, Lorne Williams, John Burns, and Francine Bethea met at the home of Joe Szelesi in Temple Hills, Maryland with the intention of establishing a cichlid oriented club centered in the Washington, DC area. After a brief discussion, they formed the Capital Cichlid Association and agreed on the bylaws. The rest, as they say, is history.
Part two of our history has been our first year of existence and our maturing in to a club we wish to be for the future. Our future is bright, and we have some wonderful members and times as a club. I hope you all will consider joining us.