assassin snail, clea helena, aquarium snail
How do I deal with aquarium snails?

Nathan Hill •

Aquarium snails are considered a pest by some and a pal by others. Spotting snails in your aquarium may not cause any issue at first, but that novelty may quickly wears off and disrupt the eco-system - and when the numbers get out of hand, you’ll need to intervene.

What fish can I keep with Firemouths?

Neale Monks advises one of our readers on the best way to get moderately aggressive cichlids to tolerate tankmates...

Can I mature a new filter quickly?

Luckily, yes! The simplest way is to add things from a mature aquarium - as Neale Monks explains...

Do I need an aquarium filter
Do I need a filter for an aquarium?

Nathan Hill •

The aquarium filter is considered one of the most essential pieces of fishkeeping equipment. But are they necessary in all cases, and how do they work?

Practical Fishkeeping Readers' Poll 2023 Winners Announced

Nathan Hill •

The Readers’ Poll returned for 2023, and now we can proudly reveal the stores that you voted as the top shops for the year.

A guide to Red lined torpedo barb
A guide to Red lined torpedo barb (Dawkinsia denisoni)

Practical Fishkeeping •

Red Line Torpedo Barb are a great addition to most community, freshwater aquariums. They are good for beginners as they're a fan of cooler temperatures, but require a fast-moving water and a well-filtered aquarium with high oxygen levels. Matt Clarke explains how to keep them.

Do I need an aquarium filter
Do I need a filter for an aquarium?

Nathan Hill •

The aquarium filter is considered one of the most essential pieces of fishkeeping equipment. But are they necessary in all cases, and how do they work?

Practical Fishkeeping Readers' Poll 2023 Maidenhead Aquatics Belfast
Maidenhead Belfast is the Readers' Poll 2023 Regional Winner 

After being initially overlooked, Northern Ireland store Maidenhead Aquatics in Belfast has been nominated Regional Winner in 2023 Readers’ Poll.

AQUAH: A new UK aquatic and reptile show for 2024

A brand new aquatic and reptile show, AQUAH, is coming to the NAEC in Stoneleigh, Kenilworth on 21st - 22nd September 2024, and with a prospective footfall of up to 5000 visitors, it is set to become the UK's largest show of its kind.