The Goldfish Tank is one of the world’s leading goldfish care websites.
Below, you can find out more about the people who research and write the articles you’ll find on The Goldfish Tank.
If you’d like to get in touch, please contact us any time.
Our Goldfish Writers
Lewis German – Writer for The Goldfish Tank
Lewis has been interested in animals all his life. At the age of 11, he had already kept and bred many insects and invertebrates, such as the privet hawk moth, helix snails and stick insects (which not many people had bred back then), various tropical and coldwater fish and countless other creatures.
His interest continued on all throughout his childhood and from this, he went on to study Level 3 Animal Care for two years. During this time, he gained lots of hands-on experience with a range of species, from capybara, to emus and monitor lizards.
He then went on to achieve a Higher National Certificate in Animal Science – during this study, he did a unit on aquatics and his love for fish and aquatic animals saw a massive resurgence.
Lewis went on to keep planted aquariums and breed all different tropical fish, shrimps, frogs and snails, build ponds and worked at multiple aquatics stores. In these stores, he gained even more experience with even more exotic species and became a specialist in fish, amphibians and invertebrates.
Lewis also has a side career in digital artwork, drawing animals, caricatures and cartoons.
He now writes for The Goldfish Tank website in hopes to part with some of his knowledge and help others to understand what goes into caring for some of the world’s most fascinating creatures.
Alison Page – Experienced Aquarist
Alison is an aquarist with over 35 years in the hobby. Alison began her fishkeeping odyssey as a child, starting with a basic 10-gallon tank that housed two cheap “feeder” goldfish. As the fish grew, the tank was upsized, and more goldfish of different varieties were added. Today, Alison has a tropical freshwater tank that houses a happy community of barbs, corydoras, and gouramis. She also has a large setup that’s home to two huge fancy goldfish. When Alison isn’t busy checking the water parameters, trimming plants, cleaning filters, or talking to her fish (yes, she absolutely does!), you’ll find her researching the latest fish husbandry techniques, judging dressage, and writing teen pony novels.
Sara Jane Hales – Veterinary Technician
Hey there, my name is Sara Jane Hales. I’m a Veterinary Technician who works at The University of Utah. I’ve been a Veterinary Technician since 2013 and I love this line of work. I’ve gained a ton of knowledge of various species and am also a registered Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician. I have lots of pets and am a mom of two wonderful children. I have a wonderful boyfriend who helps keep me grounded through all of the crazy times. In my spare time I adore reading, hiking, lounging on the couch watching some TV, and playing with my kids/animals.
The Goldfish Tank is created by a group of enthusiastic goldfish-keepers who, between us, have decades of experience in caring for goldfish.
Our website has been online since early 2013 and, in that time, has been visited by well over 5 million goldfish-keepers around the world.
We try to make learning about goldfish fun, with informative articles, interesting facts and a unique range of goldfish cartoons.
Of course, one of the most rewarding parts of running this website is hearing stories of how we have helped you care for your fish.
Expert advice you can rely on
At The Goldfish Tank, we recognise the importance of providing only the most accurate expert advice.
The advice you read on these pages could seriously affect the health of your goldfish, other fish in your aquarium, your aquatic plants, and the general health and well-being of your pets.
That’s why we always:
- Consult experts. This includes the team at The Goldfish Tank – such as our editor SaraJane, who is a qualified Veterinary Technician – but also vets and others in the wider goldfish-keeping community. Our contacts include knowledgeable individuals from The Goldfish Society of Great Britain and The Goldfish Society of America.
- Conduct frequent content reviews. This ensures our advice is always up-to-date with the latest thinking in the community and veterinary profession.
- Listen to your feedback. You can contact us via email, Twitter or Facebook and feedback on the accuracy quality of our advice is always welcome.
We also link to other reliable sources of goldfish information and encourage all of our readers to conduct thorough and careful research.
Have fun and thanks for visiting!