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

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…

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…

Cenepa Red Pencilfish

The first photo of what was being called the ‘Cenepa red pencilfish’ showed a single, vivid red male without the…

How to reduce the costs of running a tropical tank

We’re all reeling at the current price hikes to our costs of living. While our hobby will also be affected, there are…

38 ways to make fishkeeping cheaper!

Practical Fishkeeping •

Feeling the pinch in every one of your pockets? We show you how to cut the cost of fishkeeping while still enjoying the…

Brighten up your pond

We’re paying more attention to our ponds than ever before, so why don’t we make them as colourful as possible?

Treatment basics you should be keeping to hand

The earliest stages of a disease are critical, and need to be diagnosed and treated promptly. Tom Ackrill looks at a few…

Nature wins

Away from the high energy aquascapes and sanitised community tanks, a movement for natural layouts is slowly growing.…

Making sense of the molly muddle

There’s a whole lot more to mollies than the ‘Heinz 57’ varieties that we see in stores. Neale Monks explains.