Get qualified in fish anatomy


If you want to learn more about fish anatomy and the basics of morphological taxonomy, you can now study at home with OATA and PFK.

Practical Fishkeeping has worked with the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (OATA) to produce a number of exam courses aimed at training non-trade fishkeepers in a wide range of subjects.

We've just made the course material for the second study course in the Expert Fishkeeper Award series available FREE to registered members of the PFK website.

Study at home

You can print off the exam material, learn all about how fish are built and brush up on your knowledge of their morphology, and then, if you want, you can apply to sit the exam.

The course costs just 4.99 to sit and is available to fishkeepers in any country, not just the UK. There are no age limits, so if you're a budding fish biologist, but are still at school, you can still take the course.

If you've already sat the earlier exam, Filtration for Fishkeepers in the Expert Fishkeeper Award series, why not take this one too?

Both courses are fairly challenging and do make you think, so you'll need to make sure you understand it all before sitting down with the paper.

Update: As of 2009 these courses are no longer available.