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

Steamed Eggs for fry and young fish With the additives like dried blood worms

By Gary Hater Introduction In North America and much of the EU, raising fry has become a regiment of hatching brine shrimp and gradually converting to gel food, frozen food, or micro pellets. Recently on Facebook I saw a video on raising young fry with steamed chicken eggs in the Chinese tradition. After searching the … 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

Blog 2017 – 9: Food, Floating, Fry, and Future by Gary Hater

  Ryukins, above need high protein, high fat pellets once they get 2-2.5”, breeders must also push the pellet size to 1.0mm-1.5mm. Without maximizing the size, the fish never get optimum in size and shape We established in the previous blog, the key categories for measuring food contents by major subgroups; protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, … Read more

Blog 2017 – 8: Food, Floating, Fry, and Future by Gary Hater

  Above, Veiltails must be fed enough pellets to develop a deep body before the age of one, or they cannot manage their tail weight. Prepared foods are used by almost all fish keepers. We have a few ambitious fish chefs making gel food their dominant feed of choice, most of us are using pellets … Read more

Blog 2016 – 7: Food, Floating, Fry, and Future by Gary Hater

Fresh protein and vegetables must be better than canned materials. Today we discuss fresh turnip Greens, above are typically available all year round and they are loaded with fiber, Vitamins A, C, and K. If you google the nutrients you will be surprised and pleased. Turnip greens are easy to grow, but you can get a … Read more

Blog 2016 – 6: Food, Floating, Fry, and Future by Gary Hater

Variations in the gel food recipe Once you have the basic gel food recipe and procedure down, you must try and test the flexibility of the recipe. Over the decades of making this I have found out a lot of interesting stuff about what works and what is not worth the time and ingredients. My … Read more

Blog 2016 – 4 & 5, Food, Floating, Fry, and Future by Gary Hater

Making the Pantry Classic: Last week we sent you all shopping for the ingredients. Be sure to review them in this post. This week, a two-step mix and assembly. Since this is a big picture show with so much info, I have labeled it for double blog status. First take four cups of hot water … Read more