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”
We have teamed with the Dayton Koi club to form a really great event again this year. We have moved to a indoor facility in Xenia, Ohio. Two shows, fish sales, a koi and goldfish auction, and some lectures. Join us! Source Continue Reading →
ELECTIONS IN MAY! THE GOLDFISH COUNCIL is a 501(c)3 charity – non profit. We have a large board of directors that includes people from all over the United States and Canada. We intend to add hobbyist from additional countries also. Our elections are in May 2019, we are looking for a few experienced goldfish people… Continue Reading →
See you in Toronto! Ted Tai has been on our Board of Directors since The Goldfish Council began, this year he texted me one day and says, ” you coming up for a petshop tour and hang out?” and I said yes. “When you come up could you give a talk” and I said sure.… Continue Reading →
Time to plan for the West Coast Goldfish event of the year. Mark Rausa is event chair again this year, with Gage Harford as operations manager. Time to plan to come and volunteer Friday night February 1 I am talking at the local San Francisco club meeting and on Saturday February 2 in Sacramento. Hope… Continue Reading →
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Good afternoon, Here in Ohio, the world is grey, rainy, icy, snowy and indoors, full of fry! The fry keep me going on miserable days like today. Fry raising in North America has changed abruptly since early 2017. Since the 1980’s and before, most serious hobbyist hatched and raised baby brine shrimp for feeding to… Continue Reading →
beautiful oranda just in at aquuaworkz, get them wahile they last !! Source Continue Reading →
A belated Happy New Year! As we enter a New Year, it is always nice to do some planning about the spring and summer just around the corner. I find it helpful to list the pond and tub projects you intend to do in 2019. After you have a list, I generally like to plan… Continue Reading →
Happy Saturday! I just left the fish room, more than 20 tanks of young fish and fry, and it is the full moon. Several of the brood stock tanks look ready to go. When you have a line of fish for more than a decade is always fun as they get ready to spawn, because… Continue Reading →
Merry Christmas! ( just practicing) Below is a pair of Lavendar Ranchu We are working on spawning. We have had these for about 14 months and while they are nudging and dancing no eggs recently. Seems they are waiting for Christmas. Talking about breeding, over the last several months several people asked where do you… Continue Reading →