January 2005


The GFSA extends its heartfelt condolences for the losses and concern for the survivors of the enormous tsunami in southeast Asia. Through goldfish, we have come to know many people in Indonesia, Thailand and the other affected countries ... we hope that you and your families have escaped the direct effects of this terrible disaster. The GFSA encourages its members to reach out in whatever way they can to offer help to those suffering through this difficult time.

The September/October and November/December issues of the Report are completed and in production; these should appear in your mailbox soon. The January/February issue is near completion. Take a look here for info from the editor on upcoming issues of the Goldfish Report and the publication schedule.

If you have let your membership lapse or have been thinking about joining the GFSA, now is a great time - here is a form you can print. To submit material for the Goldfish Report to editor Matt Lyon, please see the updated society contact info. Articles and photos in electronic form are particularly appreciated.

The current line-up of people filling the GFSA offices is on the society officers page. 

Interested in joining the GFSA but still not sure? We have two sample Goldfish Reports available to download, to demonstrate that every issue is packed with thought provoking information and pictures available nowhere else. We are also promoting an electronic membership option that significantly lowers the cost of membership.

Seasonal Advice

New Year's resolutions:

  1. Make fresh gel food.

  2. Really change the water weekly.

  3. Quarantine all new fish, not just those I'm not-so-sure about.

  4. Write an article or send a letter to the GFSA.

  5. Join or renew my GFSA membership (become an emember).

  6. Count to 10 before responding to that chat room posting about salt in the water.

  7. Join my local aquarium society and help encourage local goldfish keepers.

  8. Spend as much time/money/attention on my significant other/children/family as I do on my goldfish.

  9. Learn to love algae in all its myriad forms.

  10. Have fun, go for a walk, enjoy life.