December 2008


For general info on the GFSA publication, The Goldfish Report, and specific instructions for authors, take a look here. 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 2009 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  .

Happy Holidays!

The small plastic mesh bags that grocery produce sometimes come in (like limes or garlic) are useful for adding salt to large tanks or small ponds. A cup of rock salt can be dumped into one of these bags and then it can be clipped to the edge of the aquarium with a plastic clip or clothespin. The salt then dissolves, with a stream of salted water "pouring" down from the bag and mixing with the aquarium water (it is heavier than the fresh water, so it sinks). This keeps the fish from inadvertently eating any salt and generally seems to avoid problems with the salt sitting on some plant and burning it.