May 2007


The March/April Goldfish Report is out, with articles on judging and a calendar of events. 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.

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 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:

The plantlets produced by viviparous tropical water lilies can be used as aquarium plants. Taken inside and potted in small containers with a little soil (1/4 cup), they will grow as underwater plants for a number of months, looking somewhat like a sword plant. Eventually they will have pads at the surface and even flowers, but this are often very small, being dwarfed by the small container. Once placed outside in a full sized pot in the sun, there plants will rapidly progress to a full sized tropical lily. This is a great way to keep tropicals going over the winter inside in temperate climates.