Founded in 2016, we are an international community of goldfish fanciers who endlessly delight in the beauty and amusing antics of our favorite freshwater friends. We are supporters of research into goldfish health and genetics, and generously share decades of learning as goldfish practitioners. As some of the world’s foremost breeders and exhibitors of fancy and pond goldfish, we are here to inspire and support each other.
The Goldfish Council (TGC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and research of goldfish. Our goal is to educate the Goldfish Community on care, breeding, collection, improvement, health, environmental management, and the history of the domestic goldfish (Carassius auratus) as well as to conduct scientific research related to the health, husbandry, and genetics. We do so by organizing educational events and studies internationally. These events include; lectures, blogs, seminars, research roundtables, web based research, exhibitions, and judging shows.
Please join us by registering for a Goldfish Council Membership. Our Board of Directors are all volunteers and your membership dues go directly to fund organize educational events and shows.
By becoming a member of The Goldfish Council you will receive:
- Full access to the website complete with articles, blogs, podcasts, and Breed Standards
- A TGC Goldfish Pin
- Contact information about breeders around the country
- Exclusive access to purchase fish in the TGC Breeder’s Auction
- Up-to-date information on “all things goldfish”
The Doitsu Kohaku that won The Goldfish Council’s Friendship Award at the Atlanta Koi and Goldfish Show #koi #atlantakoiclub #TGC #goldfish #fancygoldfish #goldfishunion #goldfishbreeders #goldfishkeepers #goldfishlove #TheGoldfishCouncil Source Continue Reading →
Winner of The Goldfish Council’s Friendship Award at the Atlanta Koi and Goldfish Show. This Beautiful Red and White Wakin was bred and exhibited by Gary and Joann Elmore #friendshipaward #wakin #atlantakoiclub #TGC #goldfish #fancygoldfish #goldfishunion #goldfishbreeders #goldfishkeepers #goldfishlove #TheGoldfishCouncil Source Continue Reading →
Hey everyone, check out my new article called “The Power of Purple”, or how to use Potassium Permanganate to treat and prevent common goldfish diseases. This often overlooked product is inexpensive and relatively safe when used correctly. There is a bit of a learning curve, so hopefully this article will clear up a lot of… Continue Reading →
The new 2018 fish are in at the importers, such an exciting time of year. Blue, calico and Lavender Ranchu are really great this year. Also pleasantly surprised that some importers now have some smaller fish. These are way affordable at prices between $25-$45 each. Younger/smaller fish bought in groups is my thing. you can… Continue Reading →
As summer closes and we look at all the fun and effort we had this spring and summer, it is nice to share some ideas and thoughts some of my fish friends have; it is time to look at your stock and think about all the early summer shows coming up from March through July.… Continue Reading →
The Goldfish Council continues to grow and add membership, and educational events. We had asked previously who was interested in an event with or without a show. A couple of groups made inquiries about the details and complexity. We hope todays primer gives you an idea of the options and effort. https://thegoldfishcouncil.org/2018/08/the-goldfish-council-show-program/ The Goldfish Council… Continue Reading →
The Goldfish Council Show Program Author: Gary Hater Contributors: Joshua McWilliams and Mark Rausa Editors: Amy Sims-Shonka The Goldfish Council TM is a nonprofit 501c3 charity that is designed to educate and promote the goldfish hobby. Part of our education program is having events and judging shows and workshops. In 2016, we instituted new goldfish… Continue Reading →
Our show partners in Dayton Ohio had a summer Saturday meeting yesterday in London, Ohio. Several of the TGC members now belong to this koi club. Turns out that many if the members have goldfish also. Our host Steve Gainer has goldfish in the small pond above the pond water fall. Our Dayton club is… Continue Reading →
Well, August is here and breeding is about over except for some youngsters later this fall. Here in Ohio we have about 65 days of mild weather before things start to cool off and feeding youngsters several times a day ceases. For me, one of my 600 gallon tubs were drained and the young koi… Continue Reading →