Welcome to the Ottawa Valley Aquarium Society (OVAS) webpage. Our club is open to all aquarium enthusiasts in the Ottawa Valley area.

Club meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month at Tom Brown Arena in Ottawa starting at 7pm. Please check our website for club information and full event details.


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OVAS is a member of the Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs.

MAY 25: Speaker and Dinner!!




An introduction to the world of dwarf cichlids, covering biotope aquaria, water chemistry, tankmates, and breeding. An overview of commonly available genera will hopefully illustrate the diversity of dwarf cichlids available in the hobby today.

Jessica has been keeping fish for more than 20 years and joined the Hamilton &District Aquarium Society in 1998. She is currently the club’s Newsletter and Exchange Editor (http://hdas.ca/executive). She caught the cichlid bug early after collecting in the Peruvian Amazon as a teenager. Jessica has focused on discus and apistogramma for years and currently keeps primarily with South American and Tanganyikan cichlids.


Lazagna, Caesar Salad, Bread, Dessert, Soda, Tea
Members: FREE
Non-members: $5

RSVP: if you hadn’t signed the sheet at our last club meeting, sign-up on this thread

May 25: Speaker and Dinner


Stussi613 with his gorgeous coral pic! Congrats! Thanks to all who participated.

Club Meeting – Betta Splendens – more than just your kid’s pet! – APRIL 27th 7:00 PM, TOM BROWN ARENA 2ND FLOOR











Speaker: Catherine Salmon, President Betta Breeders Canada

Topic: Betta Splendens – more than just your kid’s pet! Also some information on the upcoming IBC District 6 Show, which will be part of the CAOAC Convention in May.

Catherine is an experienced betta breeder and currently President of Betta Breeders Canada. She has won several shows for her prized bettas, and has sponsored betta show categories in conventions as well. She will share her knowledge and passion with us – invaluable insight for anyone interested in keeping bettas and aquarium fish in general.

Catherine will also be bringing some betta related items for sale such as Indian Almond Leaves, small heaters and sponge filters.

Hope to see you there in great numbers!