Look here for information about the different fancy goldfish varieties, how to keep them, and how to breed them. Our site provides the most comprehensive suite of photographs of Western goldfish varieties available either on the Internet or in books, a survey of Far Eastern varieties seldom seen in the West, and background information on the history and physical features of goldfish.
WARNING! In mid May 2022, one of the Society's breeders suffered a devastating raid by otters on his outdoor ponds where he overwinters and brings on fish, in Bristol. Fishkeepers are used to the threat from herons, but remember to consider the threat from otters as well, please.
Standard published for the butterfly goldfish:
This year, 2022, our in-person Annual Show and monthly meetings and table shows are resuming, and the AMGK and Nationwide Shows will also be 'real'. The monthly Zoom meetings (which were in place of real meetings in 2020-21) are continuing, and are open to non-members.
Frequently Asked Questions
See our Goldfish Information pages about the history of goldfish, colour, finnage, show standards and much more, including:
If you live within traveling distance of Bristol, we would encourage you to come along to our monthly meetings and join in with all the pleasures of a shared hobby: see our fish, talk with fellow fishkeepers for advice and to share your own experiences, and acquire fish from quality stock.