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GCCA Swap Meet March 22nd

Greater Chicago Cichlid Association is having a Swap Meet!

Sunday, March 22nd
10:00am-2:00pm

Best Western Plus
4400 Frontage Rd
Hillside, IL 60162

GCCA's Swap Meet is a great place to buy fish, plants, food, equipment and more!

Buy directly from the breeder and make your best deal!
Four times a year these fish swaps have the largest selection of fish available in the Midwest
Find fish that you can't find at any local fish store.
This is the one biggest selections of fish in the United States
Most vendors sell fish that they raise themselves.
Take a look at our classifieds to see a preview at what the vendors are bringing
Arrive early for the best selection!
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Please add another room i saw a lot of people leaving the vendors are losing sales because there is not enough room
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Bigger venue is needed !
Not much fun feeling like a sardine.
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Don't tell us, you have to tell the GCCA. We have no control over where they hold their Swap Meets.

We just post the information here for all to see. If you have any issues or concerns, please go to their Ask A Question page and contact them through there


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This is why I prefer the Greenwater swaps in Alsip, a few of the chichlid vendors are there and you can actually move around the gymnasium. Granted if your going for something unique the GCCA is the more diverse swap.
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+1 for the bigger venue. this past one was my first and will likely be my last. i couldnt even make it up to many tables
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+1 for the bigger venue. this past one was my first and will likely be my last. i couldnt even make it up to many tables
Email them and tell them. Saying that on the forum here is not going to change what venue it is being held at


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I've never been to a GCCA swap before, considering going this time around. You guys ever see shrimp at the shows? Going to be looking for some in the near future and this may be the deciding factor.
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I've never been to a GCCA swap before, considering going this time around. You guys ever see shrimp at the shows? Going to be looking for some in the near future and this may be the deciding factor.
There is a Shrimp breeder who usually shows up. ShrimpUSA is his vendor name. It's usually hit or miss if he's there, but if he is, you'll know (crowd of people around his table)


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Side note on the shrimp guy. Get there early! He moves his show specials very quickly!
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One of the key rules of business is that it is far better to have a small crowded place than a large empty one. The GCCA has no intention of moving to a different venue.
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Another key rule would be make it as easy as possible for your customers to get to your product !
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There is a Shrimp breeder who usually shows up. ShrimpUSA is his vendor name. It's usually hit or miss if he's there, but if he is, you'll know (crowd of people around his table)
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Side note on the shrimp guy. Get there early! He moves his show specials very quickly!
Thanks guys! Might have to swing by and see
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I've never been to a GCCA swap before, considering going this time around. You guys ever see shrimp at the shows? Going to be looking for some in the near future and this may be the deciding factor.
I have seen more than one shrimp breeder there on many occasions.
Like 2-3 at least. Varieties of shrimp.

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