Hey all, I'm returning to the hobby. I had them for years as a kid and adored them! I always dreamed of getting a fancy fish from Dandy Orandas, but I couldn't afford them. I'm passionate about Ranchu and other dorsal finless fish. Growing up in Hawaii we had a nice stock of lionheads--but here in Portland I honestly never seem them around in pet stores. TL;DR I currently don't have any more goldfish. I'm tentatively researching my way back into the hobby. I have a lot of stuff to learn. Back home our water has hardly any chlorination or fluoride, so I got away with no water testing. I'm really interested in this pond thread is where I can get more information on the traditional way of keeping goldfish in shallow ponds. I know Japan and China have moderate winters, probably similar to my own climate (zone 6), but their water was so shallow I can't imagine how these fish survived. My main goal would be to have a large stock tank as a decorative pond for less than awesome fry, and for pets. Then several small ponds for hobby breeding, and a tank inside. This is the long game... Are there any online resources about a yearly seasonal cycle with traditional ponds?