The June 2016 issue of Practical Fishkeeping includes an 11-page spotlight on common fish health problems with information to help you ID and treat them - and advice on how to stop diseases getting into your tank in the first place. Check out what else is in the June magazine...
Scleromystax are the catfish that every Corydoras owner secretly covets. Meet the golden boys of the armoured cats.
Colourful, easy to breed and reasonably undemanding, discover Geophagus — the ideal choice for your first adventure with eartheating cichlids.
Weird and mysterious, eels make interesting pets, but few are easy to keep. We look at the best choices for the freshwater tank — and a few eel-shaped fish that make great alternatives if your current set-up isn't eel-friendly.
We look at two lovely new fish in the shops, both with a blue theme running through them, and you can meet a fishkeeper who, despite working full time in an aquatic shop, still finds time for 23 tanks at home.
A trip to the Xingu reveals a plethora of plecs, trouble on the rapids, and reflection on the future of the fish that even big Hollywood names couldn’t save.
Part of the fun in setting up any tank is decorating it. Not all rocks and wood are the same, however. Follow our guide to what's what in the world of hardscape — and the effects it might have on the water in your tank. Plus essential advice on using rainwater — we live in a nation of rainfall. So take some of that bounty from the sky and put it into your tank!
Why not set-up our planted aquarium that combines colourful guppies with plants grown on wood for an eye-catching, easy maintenance display? And if you're feeling more adventurous, there's a five-minute Iwagumi aquascaping masterclass.
The June issue also includes important information on buying marine fish and invertebrates online. Some folks loathe the idea of buying fish and inverts by mail order, others swear by it. But if we accept that online sales are here to stay, what should we consider?
Plus a look at mushroom anemones — with the rare and unusual colour morphs that are coming into the hobby, there’s never been a better time to keep them!
If you have a garden pond, you'll no doubt find that they attract wildlife to the garden, but not all visitors are as welcome as others. Discover how to keep out those uninvited 'guests'.
June's gear guide includes a jellyfish breeding set-up on test and we also get to check out a brute of a pump.
All this plus your questions answered by some of the world’s top experts, visits to shops in Cornwall and Norfolk and the chance to win fish food from Vitalis.
All this and more in the June 2016 issue of Practical Fishkeeping.