Recommended Reading

Fancy Goldfish Culture

By Frank W Orme

Published by Nimrod Press, 1991 

ISBN 10: 1852590076ISBN 13: 9781852590079

First published in 1979, Fancy Goldfish Culture is an essential read for the would-be Goldfish Breeder, written by AMGK founding member Frank W. Orme. While technology in the hobby has moved on in the 40 plus years since it was written, the fundamentals of Goldfish Breeding contained in the book, from care to conditioning to Line Breeding remaining the same.

Goldfish Breeding

By Grant Lord Publish Sep 22, 2017

ISBN-10:0473393441 ISBN-13:9780473393441

Discover simple techniques and tricks learned over many years of commercial Goldfish breeding by the author on how to breed Goldfish, and raised the fry (babies) successfully.

Goldfish Breeding and Genetics

by Joseph Smartt (Author), James H. Bundell (Author)

  • Publisher : TFH Publications (13 Feb. 1997)
  • ISBN-10 : 0793800900
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0793800902

Containing more than 200 individually laminated colour photographs, a goldfish breeder’s manual which provides information on gene interaction, inheritance, water quality, managing an ideal aquarium, designing facilities and goldfish societies.

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 a unique Japanese kingyo culture