The OVAS 2023 Auction

An in-person auction, created by admin


  1. Each vendor must fill out auction entry form. Vendors do not need to be a member of OVAS.
  2. PLEASE Limit of 4 lots per species per vendor.
  3. No minimum bids can be set unless authorized before the auction starts.
  4. All entries must be registered by 11 am on the day of the auction.
  5. Lots should be marked with contents and the assigned entry number. Labels will be provided if you are unable to print them yourself.
  6. Entries for breeder program should have breeder credit forms submitted with Lot Registration.
  7. Buyers must fill out auction bidder form to get a bidder number.
  8. The auction is open to the public, anyone can enter lots for auction . Non-members are welcome and encouraged to participate in the auction.
  9. All used equipment should be clean and in good working order.
  10. All fish must be doubled bagged, fish not bagged properly will be re-bagged at a charge of $2 per bag.
  11. Lots can be bumped to the front for $2 per lot.

Bowl Show Rules

  2. Limit 2 fish per entrant.
  3. Entrants may set up from 9am-11am. All bowls will get a number.
  4. Entrants supplying their own bowls, need at least one flat side. There will be some bowls available for those who need one.
  5. BARE TANKS ONLY. No decor. (Air Only.)
  6. Bowls will be labeled with the scientific or common name.
  7. VOTING from 11am-2pm. Winners will be announced at 2:30 pm.
  8. Entries may also be put into the auction, if you choose to do so.
  9. No Hybrids’ or Mutant fish.
  10. No Native fish.

Silent Auction Plant Table

  1. Your choice to put your plants in the regular auction or on silent auction table.
  2. Silent auction begins at 11:30am and goes until 1:30pm. There will be a 15 minute alert before ending.
  3. Same split as the live auction: pre-registered plants will receive the 60/40 split. 50/50 when registered on day of auction.
The following rules will be automatically enforced by this site:
  • This is an in-person auction
  • You can submit lots starting May 1, 2023 noon EDT
  • You can submit lots until May 21, 2023 11 a.m. EDT
  • You can submit up to 40 lots. Additional lots accepted only as a donation.
  • You will be charged 50% of the winning price per lot you sell
  • Pre-registration discount: Your selling fees will be reduced by 10% of the winning price per lot, for lots you submit yourself

Location: The OVAS 2023 Auction
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May 21, 2023 noon EDT

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