November 2007


The Goldfish Report publication is back on track; everyone should have received up through the September/October 2007 issue. Look for the final 2007 November/December issue next month. For info and general 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. This page is updated as information is provided to the Webmaster.

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 continues 2007 with a focus on ensuring 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! Only $10US gets you a year of informative, timely color issues of the GFSA's Goldfish Report, sent directly to your email inbox.

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:

Remember for holiday travel that your fish can be quite healthy for a week with no food. The risks from having unsupervised helpers feed your fish while you are away is often far greater than any risk from their going hungry for a few days. Things like water quality problems and filter malfunctions are less likely to happen if there is no chance of an accidental mass-overfeeding. Timed automatic feeders can be used, but again be sure you are confident in how they operate with your particular food. Don't set them up for the first time just before you go out the door!