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The Fishroom Diaries- Make Room for Daphnia

January 12th, 2017 By Rob Crosby All experienced goldfish breeders are familiar with the challenge of keeping young fry adequately fed with live food throughout the first 6-8 weeks of life. Newly hatched brine shrimp (sometimes referred to as bbs for short), are the usual favorite amongst breeders as a first food, and an essential part… Continue Reading →

The Fishroom Diaries-Culling fry (part 2)

In my last post, I reviewed the reasons and general methods for culling fry, and as a follow up post, I want to raise some important considerations about fry density, and best culling practices under different circumstances. Certain, breeds or types offer the advantage of having distinctive traits that can be selected for at a very… Continue Reading →

The Fishroom Diaries-Culling fry

December 16th, 2016 By Rob Crosby In this episode, I would like to discuss the reasons and early criteria for culling baby goldfish.  First off, it is important to realize that the fanciest goldfish varieties are not so easy to produce in great quantities, simply because the characteristic trait combinations will only occur in a… Continue Reading →

Canadian Eh?

Welcome! Over the years, I have kept and bred many breeds and colours of goldfish. My two favourite breeds are tosakin and crown pearlscale goldfish. I have lived in the Greater Toronto Area (Toronto, Guelph, Mississauga, Burlington), as well as in Ottawa and Calgary. Over the years, I have been fortunate to have travelled extensively… Continue Reading →

News for December 2016

The Goldfish Council sales and auction page will be open for business the first two weeks in January. Auction Master, Bao Gia Dang and a group of associates have been chugging away at getting the sales effort up and running. We are starting out with a fixed price sale and the page will gradually develop… Continue Reading →