The James River Aquarium Society (JRAS) is a not-for-profit educational and social organization for freshwater and tropical fish enthusiasts in central Virginia. JRAS was created in 2011 to give aquarists, with a wide range of interests, backgrounds and skill levels, opportunities to meet, learn and share their experiences.
JRAS meetings are held monthly, typically every fourth wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Logo Advantage, 8007A Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, Va. All are welcome to attend. Most meetings feature a guest speaker, open discussion and an auction for equipment, fish, and/or plants. Refreshments are provided.
Visit our Calendar, or our forum to learn of meeting details, and our Join Us page to consider becoming a member.
Each fall we host an annual all day auction. Hobbyists from accross Virginia, and nearby states sell and buy hundreds of items - fish, tanks, plants and aqautic supplies. Many items are graciously donated by our generous sponsors. It is a great opportunity to get into the hobby and find a deal on that item you have been searching for, or find that rare fish you have never seen.