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

Get to grips with hardscape

Considering it’s the most obvious furniture in our aquaria, you’d have thought more people would pay attention to décor.…

A trip in time: the cichlid hunters of Caquetá

A historic cichlid-seeking visit to Colombia came up trumps when a new species was uncovered.

Women in fishkeeping

Women are making an increasingly visual presence in the world of aquatics, and the hobby has a long history of female…

A blackwater breakdown

The blackwater biotope is all the rage in hobby circles, but is there more to it than just staining the water? Chris…

Happy fish, healthy fishkeeper

It’s said that aquariums are good for you, but is there any rational basis to this claim? New contributor Heather…

The Commitment

Jack Heathcote learnt a thing or two about tankbusters from owning one of the largest private aquarium in Britain. Here…

A trip to the Zoa

Once viewed as cheap fillers, zoanthids have become a cult collectible in their own right. New contributor Felicia…

The Rainbows of Wapoga

Rainbowfish are stunning, but many need too much space for the typical aquarist to house them. Gabor Horvath explores a…

Get a greener start with plants

Many of us are threatened by greenery, yet attracted to the lush growth of other peoples’ aquascapes. Pete Cookson…