The Northwest Arkansas Aquarium Society is an organization formed to bring together the aquarist community in Northwest Arkansas and the Ozark region. Our members range from new hobbyists to long time breeders, and we keep a large variety of fishes.

Come to a meeting! Learn about fish and make friends with fellow hobbyists.

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Our nwaas.com website is free for use by all aquarists, even those who are not members of our in-person club. Please consider donating to us to help defray the costs of maintaining the domain and server for everyone. The transaction is secure.

To join or renew membership, please use the "Join or Renew" button elsewhere on this page.

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  • NWAAS Auction
  • Snag some bargains!
    Sell stuff and make money!
    Open to everyone!
    Spring Auction Poster

    Click HERE for auction location and map.

    Click HERE for auction rules.

    Click HERE for first-time bidder and buyer tips.

    Click HERE for seller registration information.

    Click HERE for buyer registration information.

    Click HERE for further details and late-breaking information.

    Click HERE for a downloadable poster that you can print and distribute to help make this the best auction ever!


  • Featured Fish
  • Rosy Barb (Puntius conchonius)

    Male Rosy Barbs

    Vital Statistics




    Origin: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh

    Size: 5.5 inches

    Temperament: peaceful

    Sociability: schooling

    Breeding: egglayer

    Sexing: males have much brighter color in breeding season

    Diet: omnivorous

    Water Chemistry: pH 6.0–7.8; dH 5–19

    Temperature: 65–72°F


    Above: Male longfin rosy barb and male neon rosy barb

    Rosy barbs were one of the first fishes kept by aquarium hobbyists. They are hardy, colorful, and active. Though often kept in tropical aquariums, this fish is actually a coldwater species, and prefers cooler temperatures.

    Both males and females are silver with a touch of olive, but males develop a bright cherry flush in breeding season. The scales are highly reflective. Many tank-raised strains, which tend to hold their colors year around, have since been developed. They include neon rosy barbs (whose colors envelope more of the body) and albino rosy barbs. Gold rosy barbs reflect gold instead of silver. Blushing rosy barbs have transparent gill covers.

2014 Auction Donors

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Join the Club or Renew Membership (Pay Dues)

The Northwest Arkansas Aquarium Society is not just a free online forum. We are a REAL aquarium society! We meet in person every month to talk about fish.

Click HERE to view the benefits and details of NWAAS membership. New members can use that page to join our society. Existing members can use it to renew membership.
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2014 Program Schedule

SEP 13th
“DIY Roundtable; Mini Talks”
Various Speakers

OCT 11th
“Killifishes Overview”
Speaker: Michael Gaines

NOV 8th
“Collecting in Uruguay”
Guest Speaker: Dave Whitcraft (MO)
Election of 2015 Officers
DEC 13th
Christmas Party

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