March 2001


The next US goldfish-related event is the All Florida Koi and Pond Show, in Orlando, Florida. This show will be held March 17 & 18, 2001. Following that, there are several British open shows in June. These are on the events calendar.

An effort has been made to update the events calendar to reflect the US events in 2001. Please provide any new events or corrections using the form at the bottom of the calendar page.


The March-April Goldfish Report is in preparation. Please provide any articles, news items, photos, comments and requests to the editor, Chuck Miro, for inclusion in this or subsequent issues.

There are rumors of a special edition Report. Stay tuned!

There have been a number of new links added to the links page. Be sure to check these out!

Seasonal Advice

March "comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb". For the fish keeper this means longer days that vary from reminders of winter to previews of summer. Sometimes within hours. For those of you with shallow outdoor ponds in sunny spots, this can mean big temperature swings. Keep an eye on the fish and consider light feedings if they show signs of activity, with water temperatures venturing into the 50F range.

Covering your outdoor pond (if you don't already do this) with a transparent or translucent material can help slow all forms of heat loss and reduce temperature swings. Make sure that whatever you do, you have a decent thermometer in the pond and monitor the temperature.