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Photo: Mature Hayashi Ranchu, courtesy of Gary Hater.

Friday, February 1, 2019

7:00 PM - 10:30 PM  (Doors open at 6:30 PM.)


2019-02-01 : Fundamentals of Breeding Goldfish & Raising Fry: Services


Gary Hater is a former professional biologist with a bachelors and a
master’s degree. His professional career was in the environmental field and
centered around water quality, air quality, bioremediation, research and
development, and waste water treatment.

He started in the aquarium hobby in the mid 1960’s and slowly moved into
goldfish in the 1980’s after breeding livebearers, South American and
African Cichlids. Over the years he has bred over twenty varieties of goldfish
and has maintained several rare lines for decades. These rare lines include
Philadelphia Veiltails, English Veiltails, Bristol Shubunkins, top view Ranchu,
and Broadtail Moors. His hobby is best described as very large with 80-90
indoors tanks and tubs and numerous (>15) outdoor ponds and seasonal


Carassius auratus (goldfish), has been breed in captivity for over 1000
years. Most hobbyist fail to understand the intricacies of line breeding the
rarer forms like Ranchu, Tosakin, Bristol Shubunkins and Veiltails. Unlike
most cichlids and livebearers rare goldfish often need manipulation of their
environment and special foods to achieve show quality stock from their fry.

For more information on goldfish, visit


Snacks will be provided.


After the talk, stay for the auction.  Only SFAS members may sell, but anyone may buy.

2019-02-01 : Fundamentals of Breeding Goldfish & Raising Fry: Projects
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