Frank Aguirre

Frank has been a tropical fish enthusiast since the age of five. He began by helping his mother raise pond goldfish. He set up his first aquarium at age seven, and by the age of ten, he became an assistant at a small aquarium shop. During his teenage years, he learned the techniques and “secrets” of breeding from master breeders in Mexico City. In preparation for his career choice as a biologist, he went to the Polytechnic College in Mexico to study aquaculture. He then pursued a bachelor’s degree in Biology. 

His life has been dedicated entirely to the study of fishes, with particular emphasis on reproduction and genetics. He has authored many papers and articles in a variety of publications. 

His repertoire varies widely in topic, ranging from the common to the unusual. As the president of Acuaprof Inc. Frank is now fully integrated in to the aquarium business and supporting the hobby through his activities as member of the Canadian Association of aquarium Clubs CAOAC.

Frank lives in Toronto, Ontario and is willing to travel anywhere.  

Frank will be doing a presentation on Synodontis Catfish, origin, ecology, preservation and reproduction.