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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  • Next Meeting
  • Christmas Tree

    Christmas Party at
    Worlds Under Water!

    Food • Fish Talk • Fun

    December 13th, 2014
    6:30 PM Central

    There’s something fishy going on at the December meeting. It’s the NWAAS Christmas party, hosted by Worlds Under Water in Fayetteville. NOTE: We will not be meeting at our usual location this month!

    Food: Don’t bother eating before the meeting. We’ll have plenty of food and beverages on hand. It is a party, after all.

    Fish: Nothing goes with a hot party like cool fish. There will be no formal program for this meeting, but Worlds Under Water has plenty of fish and they are offering discounts and door prizes.

    People: There will be plenty of time to socialize. Chat with other members about fish, family, or whatever. It’s a great chance to make friends and learn about our many new members.

    WUW logo

    Worlds Under Water
    2115 Main Dr., Suite F
    Fayetteville, AR 72704
    (479) 521-7258
    Click HERE for map.

    Christmas Stocking

  • Election Results
  • New Officers for 2015

    Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 NWAAS election! This will be the new officer slate for the upcoming year:
    Clapping Hands


    Vice President:



    Denny Rogers

    Michael Gaines

    Corey Mohrhauser

    Will Weber

  • Featured Fish
  • Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus)

    Sunburst Tuxedo Platy Pair

    Vital Statistics




    Origin: Mexico to Central America

    Size: 2.25 inches female; 1.75 inches male

    Temperament: peaceful

    Sociability: loose shoals

    Breeding: livebearer

    Sexing: females are larger; males usually more colorful, anal fin collapsed to a tube called gonopodium

    Diet: omnivorous

    Water Chemistry: pH 6.8–7.8; dH 9–19

    Temperature: 72–80°F


    Above: male and female sunburst tuxedo platies

    A hardy, peaceful, community fish that adds lots of color, platies come in many color varieties. The wild fish is primarily gray, with a reflective blue overtone. It has a crescent-shaped black spot at the base of the tail, which led to the original common name of "blue moon." You may still, sometimes, see platies labeled as moons.

    Many more-colorful tank-raised strains have since been developed. Wag platies have black fins. Tuxedo platies have black flanks. Crescent platies have a black crescent at the base of the tail, while Mickey Mouse platies have three spots, resembling Mickey's head and ears.

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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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