January 2006


For info and updates on the Goldfish Report, 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 our editor, 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. The GFSA Board of Directors is kicking off 2006 with a renewed effort to ensure that the society is undertaking activities and providing services that our members want. Tell us if there is something you really want (even better, volunteer to help us do it).

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.

Lessons Learned "Quick Hits"

We are soliciting short lessons-learned from hobbyists: events that possibly left you sadder, but measurably wiser. Have a good one? Please send it to the  . Here is a brief diatribe from the Webmaster:

What are your New Years' resolutions? How about to email a great idea to the GFSA to go here on our Web page? Content is king and we need your creative thoughts and insightful observations for our Web site and publication. As long as it pertains in some way to goldfish and is not blatantly commercial, we'll use it!

December's lesson learned: it is not just fish that you need to quarantine. Believe it or not, you need to take precautions with plants as well. Either quarantining them or treating them for parasites (including protozoa) or even better, do both. Many very experienced hobbyists have experienced horrific losses from introducing a pathogen on a plant because they thought it was safe to just put it directly into the pond or aquarium..