WAKO is a group of aquarium hobbyists dedicated to the breeding, maintenance and distribution of killifish. We are an affiliate club of the AKA American Killifish Association Our meetings are free and open to the public. We invite you to join us in preserving the over 700 species of this beautiful group of freshwater fish known as Killifish.

Greetings from us at WAKO

Well WAKO voted and we will be hosting our annual Egg-Laying Toothcarp Jamboree again the first weekend of Nov. 2-3, 2024. It’ll be the same great Hotel, Comfort Suites-Airport Milwaukee and we even have our featured speaker lined up; Dave Franco!!! It should once again be a great fun weekend with plenty of Killies and friends so mark your calendars!

We are sorry to say, another friend and member of WAKO has passed away. He attended several of our Shows with Bill Wolfe from Wausau, WI. Here is an excerpt from Facebook… from ACE Weston.
In Memoriam: Robin Kurth

Wausau, Wisconsin mourns the loss of a cherished community leader, Robin Kurth. Robin was a driving force in the development of the Ace Hardware Pet Department, leaving an indelible mark on the local retail landscape.

Born on August 5th 1955, Robin's passion for the aquarium hobby ignited a journey that would transform the pet community. As the visionary behind the Ace Hardware aquariums and pet section, Robin tirelessly worked to create a haven for pet enthusiasts. Under Robin's guidance, the department flourished into a hub of knowledge, offering not only supplies but also fostering a sense of camaraderie among fish keepers and pet lovers.


Our Next Meeting :

Jan-Feb. 2024

As has been the norm the past several years, WAKO will not have a formal meeting during Jan. and Feb. both due to having no host and also the unpredictable weather. We do hope that those of you who attended our past Nov. Show and auction, especially those new to Killifish, reach out to us with questions that we hope to be able to answer for you.

If you are not a member please fill out a WAKO Contact form and one of our members will contact you soon with necessary details for you to attend our next meeting....   If you are a WAKO member please login to our user/member area for contact information of our next meeting host...

We hope to see you there!

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Talented as our hosts may be, none of them have acquired clairvoyant skills. If you plan to attend; RSVP the meeting host directly by phone or email. It is a courtesy for both the host as well as others attending.

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