February 2009


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  .

How about saving money? One good reason to join clubs and meet others with similar interests is the idea of the "group buy". This is the idea of purchasing things in quantity, either from a wholesaler or with a quantity discount from a retailer. This can work for fish food, for aquaria, and for big ticket items like aquacultural air pumps and artemia hatcheries. Even odd things, like irrigation drip valves that can be used for fish room water drip or air systems go from $3 or $4 each to a dollar in a bag of 50. The best versions of this group buy make it a benefit of the club, with the club getting publicity and a small cut of the money.