Tri-county Tropical Fish society



Members and friends of Tri-County Tropical Fish Society of Peoria, Illinois

We are interested in promoting the Tropical fish hobby though education and active involvement.

Meeting Information

Meetings held at 

Immanuel Lutheran Church, 526 E Washington, East Peoria 

Meeting Information

Next Meeting

September 26th 7:00PM

Program,Running Goliad Farms - Charles Clapsaddle 

Bowl Show 


(Plants will be shown in clear plastic bags, potted or bare root

and with or without water.)

Charles Clapsaddle

Chief Scientist and Hatchery Manager

Charles began his fish-keeping career about age 7 (lots of years ago) when he won some goldfish at carnival. After growing them up, he successfully spawned them and was hooked on fish forever. Shortly after the success with goldfish, he turned his attention to livebearers, the first of which were locally collected Gambusia affinis, the mosquito fish, and Poecilia latipinna, the sailfin molly. By junior high he had graduated to fancy guppies. His fascination with livebearers continues today. The family hatchery breeds many fishes, but it’s the development of new strains and the improvement of existing strains that occupies his best efforts. Charles has spoken to aquarium clubs across the country on various topics relating to the hobby. He has a BSc in Zoology from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Swap Meet Information

Tri-County Tropical Fish Society 

 Tri-County Fish


Swap 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Auction at 12:30PM

American Legion, 4501 S Airport Rd., Bartonville, IL  61607,

On September 24, 2023


Food and beverages will not be available for purchase at the venue. You may bring your own. 

For questions or to rent a table, visit our Club Events page or contact Swap Coordinator at 

Auction questions or to register for a bidder number, contact   

Check out the video on our upcoming swap!