Amanda Wenger of CAPE (Connecticut Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts) and regular Tropical Fish Hobbyist contributer, will speak at our July 26th meeting about growing aquatic plants in her greenhouse, flowering them, collecting seeds, and other related topics. Our host, Damian Davila, will also show off his aquarium setups.
Amanda Wenger is a lifelong hobbyist who inherited a love of aquaria from her father, when he gifted her with her first fish at age two. A decade and a half later, she started putting plants in the fish tanks and was hooked.
Today, she lives in Connecticut, where she’s the current President of the CT Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts (CAPE) and, with the assistance of her family, maintains a well-planted fishroom and a hobby-sized greenhouse filled with aquatic plants. She’s also part of the moderating staff at AquaticPlantCentral.com. Aside from the aquarium hobby, Amanda is a professional illustrator and graphic designer with a soft spot for wildlife illustration. Amanda writes the monthly column “The Planted Tank” in the Tropical Fish Hobbyist magazine.