October 2001


The 2001 activities are wrapping up this month. The Goldfish Society of Great Britain has an open show and then there is a seminar and sale in Texas. These are on the events calendar.


Contribute something to the Goldfish Report! Please provide any articles, news items, photos, comments and requests to the editor, Vince McCarty, for inclusion in the Report. Vince has offered a set of topics for future issues, to try and get all of you to dig back in your trove of experiences and create a contribution for the Report. These are listed below, with the first on the list due for the next issue:

November/December 2001 (submit by September 2001)
Goldfish ornaments and decorations (how to make), Japanese and Chinese Goldfish art and collectibles, evaluating breeding results of the summer's breeding
January/February 2002 (submit by November 2001) 
Goldfish varieties (example: Tosakins and Celestial Pom Poms), Goldfish health management/disease control
March/April 2002 (submit by January 2002)
Buying Goldfish - How to find the best source/fish for you, what to look for, Breeding issue, culling
May/June 2002 (submit by March 2002)
Pond issue, filters, feeding, algae, pond preparation, poisonous plants, pre-show issue. Show times, requests for help, tips on judging, requests for items for auction from members and advertisers, volunteers for booth
July/August 2002 (submit by May 2002)
Tips on transporting fish, last minute show details, Fall feeding issue, preparing ponds for fall

Seasonal Advice

Holidays coming! Time to start looking for that Thanksgiving fish sitter or to start dropping broad hints about the goldfish gifts you want. Don't forget gift memberships to the GFSA (order now to be sure to get your first newsletter by December).

It's also a good time to start chatting up other hobbyists, to find out how their breeding seasons went and what worked and what didn't. Haven't spoken to someone in six months? Give 'em a call.