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

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

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

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

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Rob’s Fishroom Diaries-Introduction

By Rob Crosby Although I have been keeping and breeding goldfish for about 15 years now, I am always amazed that I can still learn something new just about every day. For most of that 15 years, I had a basement fishroom and several outdoor containers and ponds, however, I recently retired and relocated to … Read more

Issue 2016-1, Food, Floating, Fry, and Future by Gary Hater

So a couple a years ago I started a blog on a different web site, some loved it others preferred interactive threads instead. Threads to me over the years have been very beneficial but they tend to be too short, chopped up, and someone always comes in off topic. So this time it is going … Read more