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Practical Fishkeeping brings you inspirational and informative articles from some of the top experts in fishkeeping.

What caused this snail die-off?

Expert Jeremy explains the possible reasons why a readers' tank snails have suddenly died...

Why does my common goldfish have a swollen abdomen?

One of our readers has noticed his common goldfish has a very swollen abdomen. Dr Peter Burgess explains why this may…

Are water changes really necessary?

If a tropical tank tests okay, the water is clear and the fish and plants are healthy, is there really any point in…

How do I feed these tricky gobies?

A reader is looking to keep Valenciennea sleeper gobies but has been advised they can be quite difficult to keep. Expert…

Why don’t my plants stay red?

A reader asks fish expert Jeremy how to keep the red plants in her tank looking their best...

Should I add sand for my Rams?

Would a mix of gravel and sand work in a tank that houses rams? Fish expert Max advises...

How to set up your Christmas tank

With the festivities just a couple of weeks away, let’s investigate some of the pitfalls of Christmas and aquaria, for…

The brightest pupils

Ever noticed how some catfish have eyes that are starkly contrasted to their bodies? Steve Grant explores the reasons…

Dealing with egg ‘fungus’

There’s nothing worse than having a spawn of eggs blighted by the appearance of fuzz. Here’s how to deal with a…