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Fancy Goldfish Culture: by Frank W. Orme (Author)

A comprehensive guide to the breeding and management of fancy goldfish. The author, an acknowledged expert and breeder, covers all the stages of this fascinating hobby. This detailed book covers both outdoor and indoor goldfish culture.

This book covers both indoor and outdoor goldfish and provide a guide to their breeding and care.  This is a standard work on the keeping and breeding of Fancy Goldfish, written by a foremost expert.  The contents include many and diverse topics:

1.  The building of ponds; materials to use; size of fish to be kept, landscaping and planning the site
2.  Stocking the pond and the varieties available.  Such exotic fish as the Moor, Mantail, Vielail, Comet, Lionhead and Shubunkin are described and illustrated.  Life in the pond is also examined and explained.  Crustacean such as mussels, pond snails, crayfish and shrimps are some of the inhabitants.  They live alongside frogs, toad and newts. 
3.  Plants which are vital to a health pond is also examined.  Water lilies, water plantain, yellow flag, arrowheads, water crowfoot and other species are explained within the framework of the life of the Goldfish.  

This is a remarkable book written by an enthusiast for those who wish to pursue a fascinating hobby or are contemplating setting up a commercial venture in Goldfish breeding. 

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 268 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd; 2nd edition (1991)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  Yes
  • ISBN-10: 1852590076
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852590079
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 15.4 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 662 g


1.  Introduction
2.  The Ornamental Pond
3.  Aquariums and Equipment
4.  The Aquarium Environment
5.  Maintenance
6.  Anatomy of the Goldfish
7.  The Goldfish
8.  Selection and Transport
9.  Foods and Feeding
10. Pests and Diseases
11. Breeding
12. Fish-houses and Breeding Ponds
13. Competitive Showing
14. Societies, Books and Magazines
15. Photography
16. The Goldfish Calendar
17. Useful Information