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

Rathbun’s tetra in the wild

In the Pantanal wetlands of Brazil, the wet season is the time of plenty. As rivers rise and spill into the surrounding…

The World's forgotten fishes

Freshwater fish the world over are facing a desperate struggle to survive but the aquarium hobby can help...

How to set up a low maintenance aquascape at home

Daunted by fertilisers and carbon dioxide? Danny Verboekend suggests it needn’t be so difficult to set up an algae-free,…

How do fish get from rivers into your aquarium?

How do the fish get from rivers into your aquarium? They don’t magically appear in stores, after all. Daniel Konn…

Getting the greens in the catfish

What are you feeding your suckermouths? Rebecca Bentley knows a thing or two about catfish diets, and she has some…

Black phantoms in the wild!

The Black phantom tetra, Hyphessobrycon megalopterus, is actually red in the wild! The reasons for it being bred into…

Understanding territories

Living in a confined space means that fish are in each other’s faces all the time. Tim Smith looks at the troublesome…

Understanding water hardness

Water hardness — not the most exciting of subjects to try and fully understand. The extensive amount of terminology…

The Danger Of Cyanide

Cyanide is harmful to the fish and the reefs where it’s used and almost impossible to detect. Tristan Lougher explores…