The Fishroom Diaries- Hedging Your Bets and Accidental Experiments

  One of the first axioms of goldfish keeping is, “don’t keep everything in the same place”, by this, it is meant that if you want to avoid disaster, spread your stock out among different tanks, tubs and ponds. The first corollary to this might be “Don’t subject everything to the same treatment”. Whether you … Read more

Ted Tai – 2017 YTD Breeding Projects

It’s hard to believe that we are already in the month of May. The weather here in the Greater Toronto Area has been unseasonably cool. I’m hoping that the weather warms up soon so that I can move most of my goldfish into the outdoor pond. This year, I’ve had quite a few spawns and … Read more

SAVE THE DATES! West Coast Goldfish Event Coming Soon

Today we announce our first scheduled educational and competition events at Genki Koi in San Jose, California.  Initial joint partners are Genki Koi, Coast Gem USA and The Goldfish Council LLC. Registration will begin on or before June 1st. The program will include fish sales, seminars and a unique bowl competition. Please mark these dates … Read more

Blog 2017 – 10: Food, Floating, Fry, and Future by Gary Hater

  Above, baby Ranchu from my TOKS line that became free swimming on Valentine’s day, after hatching two days earlier. Many people fail to realize, that until the fry are free swimming you feed nothing. Also, at this stage, try never to use a net, they are just too tender. For many of us, breeding … Read more

Happy Anniversary! 11 April 2017 President’s Blog

On April 22, 2017, The Goldfish Council will be one year old. We are a United State’s IRS regulated non-profit. We are regulated as a 501(c)3 charity. Our Treasurer Matt Lyon, is filing our first tax returns with the IRS this week. Yes, we have a few dollars. If you read our by-laws (found here), they … Read more

05 April 2017 President’s Blog

Something new! There will soon be articles posted here on the website. Articles will be more detailed and a little longer than a blog. Our VP of Programs, Robert Crosby, has a new piece upcoming as do I with an article coming out later today. For my article I have been doing trials on steamed chicken … Read more

The Fishroom Diaries-Shipping Goldfish on a Small Scale in the USA

By Rob Crosby As all hardcore goldfish enthusiasts will attest, sooner or later, you will have more fish than you can handle, and you will likely be looking for an outlet to offload some extras. Back in the day, we could always take these fish to the local fish store and trade them for store … Read more

MAKING A NEW LINE- WHATS INVOLVED

Well, I have looked at black fish for many years and yes, they are my favorite, but what about having some fish with the same bodies and broadtails as the moors, but in a different color? I have been intrigued by this for some years, but when I tried it a couple of times, the … Read more

Central Florida Koi and Goldfish Show 2017

  It’s February and my outdoors ponds are 58-60F, my koi pond has fish looking for a meal. It’s an odd winter in Ohio, my tulips are up and six inches tall and the crocus are blooming. The bee hives are alive with activity. Indoors, two lines of Ranchu are just busy making babies, seven … Read more

The Fishroom Diaries-Back to the Lowly Box Filter

  Have you ever noticed how for some people, the aquarium hobby is as much about filtration as it is about the fish? I can remember my first aquarium- a five gallon metal framed tank with a small corner box filter. The filter media were “angel hair”, or spun glass, and charcoal. At that time, … Read more