The Allegheny River Valley Aquarium Society will hold its annual Tropical Fish, Aquatic Plants and Aquarium Supplies Auction on Sunday, Oct. 13, at the John Ash Community Center, 112 N Barry Street, in Olean, N.Y.

Registration starts at 10 a.m. and the auction will start at 11 a.m. This auction is open to everyone and admission is free. Anyone can buy and/or sell items, but all items being sold must be related to the tropical fish-keeping hobby. Items being sold will include all kinds of tropical fish, aquatic plants, fish food, medications, books, and new and used equipment like tanks, lights, filters, and air pumps, etc.

Besides the more popular fish such as Guppies, Angelfish, Bettas, etc. there will be a lot of other fish that are not often found in local pet shops. Most of the fish that will be in the auction have been spawned and raised by area club members.

For anyone wishing to sell items, there is a 70%-30% split (70% to the seller & 30% to the club) and a seller’s ID number is needed. For a seller’s ID number, or more information, phone 716-373-2639 and leave a message. Refreshments such as snacks, sandwiches, and beverages will be available.

ARVAS is a not for profit organization that helps promote the development and preservation of the fish-keeping hobby. Monthly meetings are held on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church on 212 Laurens Street in Olean, N.Y.. All meetings are open to the public. Guests and perspective members are always welcome. ARVAS offers single, student, senior citizen and family memberships.