Become member

The primary objective of the Goodeid Working Group is to preserve extant populations and naturally-occurring forms of all Goodeid species. While group members are not required to maintain and breed these fishes personally a demonstrable interest in their long-term conservation is essential in order to participate.

Due to the fact that we are a non-profitable working group it was decided that membership and participation should be voluntary, therefore membership is free. We are however approachable for funding and donations from private individuals, institutions and enterprises interested in assisting us with our work.

One of our principles is that individual breeders will not be pressured to give fishes away no matter how rare the species or population, with our networked breeding program providing an open platform for species exchange on a discretional basis. That said we aim to work towards a model in which the majority of surplus stock is retained within the GWG and made available to its members. Mandatory joining requirements are that participants must contribute breeding experiences, tips and advice while demonstrating the will to collaborate and share knowledge with other Goodeid keepers regardless of experience.

The GWG includes the chapter and a number of regional groups and one way to get involved is to contact the designated Regional Group Coordinator (RGC) for your area. Of course it is also possible to join as directly through our website; the administrator will then approve or deny the application. Once new members have chosen an username and password they are able to sign up our database with open access to Goodeid literature and species data, they are required to upload and manage their own data and they are allowed to enter the forum.