New recommended reading added

With Thanks to Graham Turner for the latest additions to the clubs recommended reading list,  we have 2 additional titles to suggest to members as worthy additions to their personal libraries. 

Fancy Goldfish: A Complete Guide to Care and Collecting

Johnson, Erik L.; Hess, Richard E.

  • Publisher : published by New Holland & Weatherhill (2001)
  • ISBN-10 : 0834804484  
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0834804487

Fish veterinarian Dr. Johnson writes extensively on goldfish health and disease, including microscopy techniques, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the full span of goldfish diseases. In a helpful and accessible “frequently asked questions” format, Richard Hess provides a general introduction to all aspects of the hobby, from selecting the best fish, aquarium setup, maintenance, feeding, sexing and breeding, and keeping fish healthy. Jackie and Louis Chan, major exporters of fancy goldfish from China, discuss the tradition of goldfish appreciation in China, and a chapter on Japanese goldfish describes the history and standards of uniquely Japanese varieties and the techniques and secrets of Japanese breeders. Izhak Kroshinsky, a leading breeder of Ranchu in America, describes his methods for cultivating a superior strain over the last twenty-five years. With over 100 colour photographs of beautiful specimens and rare varieties by Fred Rosenzweig, this book is a stunning visual reference as well.

Kingyo: The Artistry Of Japanese Goldfish

by Kazuya Takaoka

  • Publisher : Kodansha (3 Sept. 2004)
  • ISBN-10 : 0793800900
  • ISBN-13 : 978-4770023032

This book is a highly unique art book that reveals goldfish both as an element of Japanese culture and as an influential design motif over the last 500 years. Goldfish -Kingyo- were originally brought to Japan from China in 1502, and raised exclusively by the rich and the noble as highly prized, rare pets. It was not until the 1800’s that goldfish became popular among the general public. Yet in no time they were raised as common pets, and depicted as motifs in art & crafts and on common household items, ultimately forming an unique Japanese kingyo culture

Why not check out the other titles on this list on our Recommended Reading page