Jeremy Basch lives in Columbus, OH but is originally from Westlake, Cleveland, OH. He started keeping fish around twenty-two years ago when his father took him to a pet shop. At around sixteen, Jeremy started working at one of his local fish stores and started to acquire various-sized aquariums and fish. He became hooked.
This continued until 2004, when he setup his first fishroom. Currently, Jeremy is on his third modified fishroom design which now contains over 100 aquariums ranging in size from 2.5 to 150 gallons. Over the years he has bred over forty species of fish, including many cichlids, catfish, rainbows, killifish, livebearers, and invertebrates. He was also the first person in the world to have the Jaguar Catfish, Liosomadoras oncinus, spawn and give viable offspring in his tanks!
Jeremy’s main foci are the cichlids and catfish from South America and the killifish from West Africa. He is a current member and the Chairman of the Columbus Area Fish Enthusiasts (CAFE). Other fish associations he has belonged to include the Ohio Cichlid Association, the Greater Cincinnati Aquarium Society, the American Killifish Association, and the American Cichlid Association. Jeremy has written a few articles which have been published in the ‘Buntbarsche Bulletin‘ (ACA’s quarterly journal), his hometown club’s newsletter the ‘CAFE Menu,’ and in ‘Amazonas Magazine,’ the latter sharing his first successful breeding of Liosomadoras oncinus, the Jaguar Catfish. Jeremy can be seen at many fish shows and conventions throughout the Midwest.