Welcome to the
Columbus Area Fish Enthusiasts

What is CAFE?

CAFE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of the aquarium hobby. CAFE hosts a number of events and meetings throughout the year sure to interest novice and veteran aquarists alike. If you have more questions, need advice, or just want to chat with fellow hobbyists, CAFE is the place to be! More information on who we are and what we do is available here on the site, and of course, don't forget to visit our Forum.

CAFE Membership

The cost of a CAFE membership is $15/person or $20/family. This is a steal if you look at all of the benefits that the club membership provides…





The Spring Swap Meet
The Spring Auction
Native Fish Collection Trips
The CAFE Menu – Our Quarterly Club Newsletter
Fish Room Tours
The Summer BBQ Party
The Fall Auction
The Winter Holiday Party
…and we are striving to add even more value to a CAFE membership!

Upcoming Events


March 26th, 2022

CAFE Spring Auction

Join CAFE for our first auction since Spring 2019! (wow!) If you are looking to add high quality, locally bred/cultivated fish and plants to your aquarium this is the place to be! The auction is also an excellent opportunity to find that unique and rare fish or plant you have been hunting for at great prices! Auctions are free for anyone to attend.

Sellers please review the Auction rules and register prior to the auction!

Buyers please review the Auction rules prior to the auction!

Rope Fish

April 22nd, 2022

CAFE April Member Meeting

Speaker: Hayley Cox

Topic: Breeding Rope Fish

See the Events page for details

CAFE hosts speakers every other month to give a presentation on aquarium related topics.  Members and non-members are welcome to join.  If these topics bring value to you please consider joining CAFE at the meeting!

Collecting Trip

May 21st, 2022 (Tentative)

CAFE Collecting Trip

This is a CAFE paid members only event!  If you are not a member and would like to participate you can join here!

CAFE members please join us for a field trip to explore Ohio's waterways and collect Ohio native fish!  If you would like to keep any of the fish collected please purchase an Ohio fishing license prior to the trip.

The date of the trip may change pending weather, so please check for updates as we get closer to May 21st

Rivers to Reefs Square


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CAFE: A great club for fish enthusiasts!