September 2003


The Goldfish Report editors have a page on this site to communicate important information about the GFSA's premier print publication. The May-June issue came out in August (and was another excellent, colorful, information packed magazine!). The July-August issue should be out this month or by early October. Go take a look here.

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 editor Matt Lyon, 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 events calendar covers 2003 events and activities; take a look as the late summer/fall show season is now in full swing.

Seasonal Advice

If you choose to show your fish this season, review the information on this site about showing goldfish. Showing goldfish entails risks and stresses for the fish. To minimize these, the fish should of course be vibrantly healthy to start with. They should be fasted for a minimum of 4 days (a week is better) prior to the show. And they should be acclimated to the type of container they will be exhibited in (bowls, 10 gallon tanks, whatever).

After the show, you need to take proper care of the fish as well. At the very least, the fish should be quarantined for several weeks. Some hobbyists will do a salt dip even, after the show, to try to address any external parasites that may have been acquired in the show environment. In general, a well run show should be a low risk activity for your fish (and the show chairman are always looking for volunteer help to ensure this is true! Consider volunteering ...). But prudent caution is always a wise course of action.