Welcome on our website! The "Gruppo Acquariofilo
Salentino" (G.A.S.) is a cultural and non-profit organization which was
founded on January 6, 2000. Gathering more than sixty members of the Salento
area (Apulian region, South East of Italy) G.A.S is a forum of lively
discussions about the "aquarium world". G.A.S aim consists in
promoting knowledge relating to the aquarium and, more generally to aquatic
habitats as a hobby. So far, we have been organizing monthly lectures by
famous speakers, regular member meetings, and visits to museums and
excursions to local aquatic biotopes. Inedited articles written by our
members are also regularly released on our website.
Once a year, the Gruppo Acquariofilo Salentino organizes, in the city of
Lecce, a three-day national event, known as the "Salento Acquari",
displaying numerous aquaria representing the most important marine and
freshwater biotopes of the Planet. Moreover, the Salento Acquari event hosts
national competitions of tropical freshwater fishes. Thus, in 2003, with the
support of several other associations, G.A.S organized successively Mediterranea
Discus, the International Competition of the "king" of the
aquarium, and the 1st National Contest
of Show Guppy. More than 2500 people came to attend these events.
Subsequently, more than 5000 people came from all over Italy and other parts
of the World came in Lecce to attend the fourth edition of "Salento
Finally, in 2005, there was an overhelming response from the public,
participants at the contests and professional dealers that participated at the
5th edition of Salento Acquari hosting the 3rd edition of Mediterranea
Discus (with participants from other European countries and Asia) and the
1st National Show Betta
Contest. More that 30,000 people came from all over Italy, Europe and Asia
to attend this new great event.
The Gruppo Acquariofilo Salentino announces that the 4th edition of
the International Discus Contest Mediterranea
Discus will be held in spring
2007. More detailed news will be published soon on this website!
We invite you to
contact us for any information you may need or question you may have about
aquarium management, fishes, aquatic plants a.s.o. The contact details of our
experts and their relevant area of practice can be found on our website under
Soccorso" ("Help"). Please do not hesitate to contact them even if
you are not Italian! You will get relevant answers in English too! Keep in
touch and long life to aquaria!