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About the American Livebearer Association (ALA)

Mission Statement:

The exclusive objectives of the American Livebearer Association (ALA) are to advance the science of ichthyology by stimulating interest in and encouraging study of freshwater livebearing fishes, including the families Poeciliidae, Anablepidae, Goodeidae, and Hemirhamphidae; to gather information concerning livebearers; to publish a journal on a regular basis containing original and other educational articles covering livebearers and their maintenance and breeding; to provide a means for exchange of information among individuals; to further the preservation of livebearers through both conservation of their natural habitats and an ongoing program of breeding and maintenance of individual livebearer species and varieties; and to provide a means for the purchase, sale, and exchange of livebearers by individuals.

Member Benefits:

Membership in the ALA is open to any interested club, individual or household on a yearly or multi-year basis, and is non-transferable. Benefits of ALA membership include: our new full-color magazine, Livebearers, shipped to your door, the ability to advertise in e-Trader, purchase items from the various committees, receive all special publications, receive one of each election ballot issued, and the right to vote and hold an official position - either appointed (committee) or elected (Board of Directors) - in the ALA during the time their membership is in effect.