The Goldfish Council TM
2018 Goldfish Research Roundtable ITM
January 13, 2018
Optional supplemental activities January 11 and 12, 2018
Hampton Inn and Suites Tampa Airport Avion Park
Group rate is $119.00 per night until Dec 11th 2017
Call for reservations 813-287-8500 (group code is GFC)
The Goldfish Council TM is a nonprofit charity with its purpose being research and education on the Goldfish, Carassius auratus. Breeding and line development have been in-place in North America since the late 1800’s. Over the last 15-16 decades not much is published and available to the public except for the difficult to find GFSA (Goldfish Society of America) magazine. The GFSA documents are now part of history and much of the detail is not recorded. In 2018, TGC is going to start the year off with a Research Roundtable. Gary Hater, Rob Crosby, Amy Sims-Shonka and Joshua McWilliams will host this event in warm and sunny Tampa Florida in the middle of winter. Our goal is to take some of the best Goldfish Breeders in the United States and have them share their techniques, science and know how in a round table atmosphere instead of a lecture.
This is how it works; A team of two to three people come prepared with ten to twenty slides and / or illustrations to build the subject. After the first twenty to thirty minutes the topic becomes an exercise for the participants and the presenters. The facilitators, may stop the people from time to time to update subject matter and prevent diversion of the subject matter.
An abstract of the session will be published on-line. A pod-cast may be produced.
Hampton Inn Airport
Schedule of Events: ( only 25 seats available)
Thursday, January 11, 2018
10:00- Meet at Motel Entrance and car pool to Segrest Farms for a tour.
Friday, January 12, 2018
Noon- Meet at Motel Entrance and car pool to Tampa Bay Aquarium
Saturday, January 13, 2018
8:00 -8:15 am Welcome by Gary Hater and Introductions
8:15-10:00 am Basic Genetics of color – Rob Crosby PhD and Bryan Rhodes PhD
10:00-10:15 am break
10:15- Noon Philadelphia and English Veiltails -Gary Hater and Bryan Rhodes, Greg Rau
Noon -12:45pm Lunch brought in and Presentation on the Orlando Show in March by Luanne Porter
12:45-2:30 pm Creating a Broadtail Moor and breeding eye-type fish- Amy Sims-Shonka and Joshua McWilliams
2:45- 4:30 pm Line Breeding and raising of Top View Ranchu – Rob Crosby and Gary Hater
The last sessions will be with beverages and chips!
4:45- 6:00 pm Selection of components for your line of fish- wen, tail length, tail division, anal fins and Keeping the blue- Entire Host Group- Lead by Joshua.
(Alternative Discussion Topic: The modern Bristol, keeping it blue!)