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

Fish Shop Etiquette

Visiting your local trop shop isn’t like taking tea at the Savoy, but even so, there are ways to show good manners!

What is the Peruvian Altum?

Pick up any decent tropical fish encyclopaedia and you’ll see three species laid out fair and square: the Common…

What can I keep with shrimp?

Colourful centrepiece or expensive snack? The fish you house with your shrimp need to be carefully chosen if you want to…

How to know when your fish needs a professional vet

It’s okay to admit you’re out of your depth. We ask a fish vet for advice on when to call in the professionals…

What are the long-term implications of fishkeeping?

We love our hobby. We often hope to keep all that we can as fast as we can. But isn’t it time that we stopped and…

Why do people strive for the absolute minimum when keeping livestock?

Why do so many folks strive for the absolute minimum when keeping livestock? Nathan Hill shares his theory.

Six tropical fish of value to breed at home

Lots of people have the idea of breeding fish to sell on, financially some are aiming to supplement their hobby. Some…

Five ways for you to achieve crystal-clear aquarium water

Crystal-clear water isn’t a target that we all strive for with the rise of the Biotope aquarium and blackwater tanks.…

Have you kept these five underrated barbs?

In general, barbs are undemanding and active aquarium fish, but with so many suitable for aquaria you can’t keep them…